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Public Not Allowed in Tent Immigration Courts

Tent courts are being opened in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas, to try immigration cases under President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols program, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Asylum applicants whose cases are heard in the tent courts will be connected through video conference technology with immigration judges located in traditional courtrooms. According to the Read More

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Who Is Liable in a Limo Accident?

Limousines are associated with special occasions—galas, parties, and prom night. But should they be associated with greater danger on the street? “These vehicles are death traps. We cannot allow these vehicles to share our roads,” said Mindy Grabina at a recent hearing with New York State lawmakers. “We cannot allow these vehicles to share our Read More

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Everyone in NY Should Have a REAL ID by October 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is setting new restrictions in place for commercial air travel. In order to board a domestic flight, enter a military base or nuclear power plant, or step into other federal facilities after October 1st, 2020, you must have a valid: Enhanced driver’s license or permit REAL ID S. Passport Read More

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What Are Motorized Bicycles in NYC?

Is a motorized bicycle treated like a bicycle, or a motorcycle? At Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, we handle both types of accidents, and we can tell you: motor-assisted bikes are in a space of their own—and have limited area to roam in New York State. They’re more powerful than foot-pedaled bikes, and not Read More

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Yet Another Fan Injured by a Foul Ball. Who Is Liable?

This MLB season, there seems to be an epidemic of fans being struck and horrifically injured by foul balls. The most prominent incident took place when a 2-year-old girl was struck in the head by a foul ball during a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros. But it happens more often than Read More

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Are Apartment Complexes Liable for Injuries Suffered by Tenants?

When people move into a new apartment, they expect the premises to be safe and secure from potential dangers. For the most part, landlords keep up their end of the bargain by tending to the grounds, conducting maintenance, and making sure everything in an apartment complex is working properly for their tenants. Unfortunately, not every Read More

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Maintenance Contractor Pays $70,000 in Back Wages and Penalties for H-2B Visa Violations

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) revealed that Juan Vizcaino (doing business as Vizcaino LP in Odessa, Texas) violated provisions of the H-2B visa program for failing to properly record all hours that employees worked. Vizcaino did not count the time spent when employees loaded and unloaded equipment Read More

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Slip and Fall Accidents Aren’t Necessarily Your Fault

Falling in public can be an embarrassing experience, no matter who you are, and can at times result in injuries. Taking a fall in a place like a shop or building can be scary, but often it is not 100% the fault of the person who fell. If you or a loved one fell in Read More

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Federal Judge Blocks Public Charge Rule

U.S. District Court judges have blocked the public charge rule that was planned to go into effect on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Had it gone into effect, this rule would have drastically expanded the definition of a public charge, thus increasing the number of people who would be denied immigrant visas.  As a result of the Read More

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Construction Worker Falls to His Death Due to Unguarded Scaffolding

Giuseppe Pagano, 49, came to work on Saturday, May 18th, just like he always had. He was a long-time employee of Sciame Construction, which was in the middle of a $100 million renovation of Milstein Properties’ 335 Madison Avenue, right in the heart of Manhattan. On that day, Mr. Pagano was cleaning out some debris Read More

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