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Negligence: Smith v. Sherwood

New York State Court of Appeals Negligence Common Carriers — School Buses Smith v. Sherwood No. 20 Appealed from the Fourth Department Background: Defendant Central New York Regional Transportation Authority, also known as Centro, contracted with the Syracuse City School ...

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Negligence: Wilcox v. Perkins

Webster Town Court Negligence Animals — Owner’s Liability Wilcox v. Perkins No. 10100053.1 2011 WL 293712 Judge DiSalvo Background: On Sept. 29, 2010, the defendants’ dog, “Gomer”, a coonhound mix that had been adopted a year earlier from the Humane ...

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Negligence: Wiechec v. Dolina

Supreme Court, Erie County Negligence Settlements — Court Approval — Workers’ Compensation Insurer Wiechec v. Dolina No. 2000/2407 Judge NeMoyer Background: In March 2000, Roger J. Wiechec commenced an action against John E. Dolina to recover damages for personal injuries ...

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Negligence: Vichot v. Day

Appellate Division, Third Department Negligence Domestic Animals — Propensity for Dangerous Behavior Vichot v. Day 509920 Appealed from Supreme Court, Clinton County Background: The plaintiff was driving on a public highway when her vehicle collided with a horse owned by ...

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Engineering firms put liability on the line for work

Imagine having to pay insurance on your neighbor’s car — one you didn’t purchase, maintain or even drive. You have no say in where they go, how they drive or the risks they take on the road. Imagine the neighbor drinks too much and hits someone, then the victim sues you.

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Negligence: Beck v. Spinner’s Recreational Center Inc.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Negligence Damages — Inadequate Award Beck v. Spinner’s Recreational Center Inc. 1376 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The plaintiff commenced this action seeking damages for injuries he sustained when an employee of respondent Spinner’s ...

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Supreme Court takes up FELA causation

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether plaintiffs alleging negligence under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act must prove proximate causation, CSX Transportation v. McBride.

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