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July 2014 Archives

This isn't what we meant when we asked about adopting a highway

Over the years newspapers in New York State have reported on the state's practice of charging motorists for repairs to guardrails. The stories follow a pattern: There is a one-car accident that results in damage to a guardrail along a state highway. The driver files a police report. Months later, the driver receives a bill from the Department of Transportation for the cost of repairing the guardrail.

To err is still human - and still common - at U.S. hospitals

The American Heart Association reminds us regularly that the leading cause of death in this country is heart disease. The American Cancer Society reminds us regularly that cancer is the second most prevalent cause of death. Is there an organization out there that even tries to remind us that preventable medical errors are the third most common cause of death in the U.S.?

Pop-up fly has woman crying foul in lawsuit against ballpark p2

If you ask the average law student what negligence means, you will get a fairly simple answer: the failure to do or not to do what a reasonable person would do in the same or similar circumstances. If you ask a practicing personal injury attorney what negligence means, you will probably get a question instead of an answer.

Pop-up fly has woman crying foul in lawsuit against ballpark

While some New Yorkers believe Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, it may well be true that more of us believe that baseball season holds that spot. Major league, minor league, independent league, Little League -- baseball is not called America's pastime for nothing.

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