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[09/03/19] In August 2019 Larry was able to secure a $950,000.00 settlement for a client S.F. who was injured when her kitchen ceiling collapsed on her during breakfast one morning. She ended up needing a neck surgery for the injuries she sustained. Larry the Lawyer litigated the case in Queens County. It settled shortly after the case was placed on the trial calendar.
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nytimes.com The case concerned New Jersey, but it has implications for other states eager to allow and tax sports gambling. Americans are estimated to annually place $150 billion in illegal wagers on sports.
Take Justice Back
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No family anticipates going through what the Ramirez family went through. When the unthinkable happens, you deserve access to justice. Tell your member of Congress to oppose H.R. 1215. http://takejusticeback.com/protectpatients
takejusticeback.com Congress is pushing legislation that will make lawsuits brought by injured patients, nursing home residents, and their families nearly impossible to pursue. The so-called "Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017" [H.R. 1215] will rig the system against individuals like you and tip the scales in favor…
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TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM GOVERNMENT BAN ON LAWSUITS AND DAMAGES
March 7, 2017
Responsibility and accountability – even for the powerful – are rooted into the core of our legal system. This country’s founders knew that a democracy needs a court system that empowers people to protect themselves by holding the powerful to account. That’s why the Constitution guarantees each person the right to a trial by jury. The founders feared unaccountable power in the form of the King of England against his “subjects.” 21st Century America may not have a king, but it does have billion dollar corporations touching every part of every person’s life. These corporations now seek the kind of unaccountable power our founders sought to protect against, and they’re seeking that power by destroying your constitutional right to a trial by jury.
Politicians who are in the pockets of large corporations and insurance companies have devised a plan specifically aimed at destroying our right to hold those in power accountable for their misdeeds. Their plain is to enact laws that will all but destroy your right to use the judicial system to protect yourself. They have introduced bills which, if passed, will enact arbitrary changes to courts all across the country, including:
•Limiting compensation for injuries caused by medical professionals, including doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and medical device manufacturers, to $250,000.00, regardless of how much that injury devastated your life or the extent of malfeasance by the medical professional or company.
•Eliminating class-action law suits, which would essentially destroy the ability to bring the kinds of cases that keep us safe
•Eliminate Individual States Law regarding lawsuits and forcing all cases to Federal Court
•Allowing insurance companies to make “payments” rather than paying full compensation.
Go to each link below and tell them NO!
•Lawsuit Abuse Week: www.takejusticeback.com/ProtectMyRightToFight
•Class Actions: http://www.takejusticeback.com/StopHR985
•Medical Malpractice: http://www.takejusticeback.com/ProtectPatients
takejusticeback.com Congress is pushing legislation that will make lawsuits nearly impossible to pursue. These bills will rig the system against individuals like you and tip the scales in favor of powerful corporate defendants. We need to send a strong message to Congress that these anti-civil justice bills must fail.
Happy New Year-
Below are some new laws for New York State which come into effect in 2017.
The minimum wage is increasing from $9 an hour to $11 an hour in New York City, and to $10.50 for businesses in the city with fewer than 10 employees.
On Long Island and in Westchester County, the increase is from $9 to $10 per hour; while the rest of the state's minimum wage is rising from $9 to $9.70 per hour.
The state's public health law is being updated so newborns are covered retroactively under the Child Health Plus program.
The state-run program had not made newborns eligible for as much as 30 days, creating an insurance gap. The new law will make newborns covered starting on the first day of the month they were born.
Insurers will be prohibited from charging co-pays for mammograms.
New York City public employees may take up to four hours of excused leave per year for breast cancer screening, consistent with a law on the books for public employees in the rest of the state.
The State is encouraging New Yorkers to become organ donors.
All applicants for health insurance through the state's exchange will be provided space on the application to sign up for the Donate Life Registry.
Support for Veterans
A tax credit is being extended until Jan. 1, 2019, for businesses who hire a veteran returning home from military service for a full-time job for at least one year.
The credit is equal to 10 percent of wages paid, with a maximum of $5,000 per veteran. The credit grows to 15 percent if the veteran is also disabled, to a maximum of $15,000.
The state budget approved April 1 included a provision that goes into effect Jan. 1 that allows homeowners to get a reduction on their homeowners' insurance if they take a course in natural disaster preparedness or home safety.
Also, a law that takes effect Jan. 17 will require insurance companies to include a disclosure in repair estimates that informs "insured motorists of the right to have their vehicle repaired in a shop of their choice," the state Senate said in a statement.
There's also new laws to protect police.
Starting Jan. 17, the “Move-Over Law” -- which requires drivers to slow down and move away from an emergency vehicles on the side of the road -- is being expanded to include more vehicles. The law will soon extend to any vehicle displaying a blue or green light, such as volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers who are assisting people.
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Below is an article written by Eric Turkewitz, attorney at law.
Opting Out of Uber’s Forced Arbitration (The Clock is Ticking)
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—Uber logo. Used without its permission.
You have until December 21st. That’s it. But you can opt out.
Here’s the deal: Uber changed its terms of service to force people into arbitrations, taking away consumers’ rights to sue the ride sharing company if something goes wrong. Like plow into another car because the driver was looking at his phone to see where his next right might come from.
That kind of thing.
And compulsory arbitration is very bad for the little guy, as I’ve discussed earlier, as arbitrators would love to have the repeat business of the companies that are always involved in disputes. There is a hidden financial motivation to arbitrators to be gentle to Uber and other large businesses so that they continue to hire said arbitrators.
That is why, for example, Wells Fargo is trying hard to force claims against it for creating sham accounts into arbitration, instead of facing the wrath of juries.
So while Big Business of all stripes can pull it’s business from arbitrators who might not be as nice as they’d like, the one-and-done consumer has no leverage. None. Nada. Zip.
Advantage: Big Biz.
So, courtesy of Marea L. Wachsman, comes this easy-peasy method of preserving your rights against Uber.
Take it away Marea:
—Marea Wachsman, of Schreier & Wachsman, LLP
If a passenger is injured in an Uber vehicle due to its negligence, passengers were required to arbitrate their claims for personal injuries before the American Arbitration Association. They were required to arbitrate pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Uber contract the passenger “accepts” when using Uber.
On July 29, 2016, however, Judge Rakoff from the Southern District ruled that the Uber arbitration terms were not conspicuous enough or did not evince the users “unambiguous manifestation of ascent” to the arbitration provision and therefore the court ruled that the arbitration provision was not enforceable.
With its forced arbitration clause tossed into the dumper, Uber tried again.
On November 14, 2016 Uber sent an email to its users to undermine Judge Rakoff’s decision, announcing it was updating its Terms effective November 21, 2016 — while everyone was scampering somewhere, or doing something, in anticipation of Thanksgiving.
In that same email, Uber instructed its users to read the new Terms and expressly stated it had “revised our arbitration agreement.” The revision is with an eye to ensuring that negligence claims by passengers must have their claims for personal injuries arbitrated, and not litigated, thereby waiving the passengers’ rights to a jury trial.
Fortunately, you can reject the November 21, 2016 Uber Terms, by providing Uber with written notice by mail, by hand delivery or by email within 30 days of November 21, 2016.
If the rejection is by email, the email must come from the email associated with the individuals account and addressed to [email protected]. The notice to reject the Terms must include the individuals full name and state your explicit intent to reject the changes to the Terms.
By rejecting the November 21, 2016 Terms, the individual continues to be bound by the Terms the individual first agreed to when the individual signed up with Uber. Thus, presumably, the individual would still have the protection Judge Rakoff provided in having the claims for personal injury for an Uber passenger against Uber heard in a courtroom and not in an arbitration hall.
You can find the information buried on Uber’s legal page, in paragraph 5, reprinted in full below:
Uber may amend the Terms from time to time. Amendments will be effective upon Uber’s posting of such updated Terms at this location or in the amended policies or supplemental terms on the applicable Service(s). Your continued access or use of the Services after such posting confirms your consent to be bound by the Terms, as amended. If Uber changes these Terms after the date you first agreed to the Terms (or to any subsequent changes to these Terms), you may reject any such change by providing Uber written notice of such rejection within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated in the “Effective” date above. This written notice must be provided either (a) by mail or hand delivery to our registered agent for service of process, c/o Uber USA, LLC (the name and current contact information for the registered agent in each state are available online here), or (b) by email from the email address associated with your Account to: [email protected]. In order to be effective, the notice must include your full name and clearly indicate your intent to reject changes to these Terms. By rejecting changes, you are agreeing that you will continue to be bound by the provisions of these Terms as of the date you first agreed to the Terms (or to any subsequent changes to these Terms).
I am proud to announce The New York State Trial Lawyers Association chose me as it's Member of the Week. There are over four thousand six hundred (4,600) attorney members of this very important organization and I am honored to have been recognized in this manner.
"NYSTLA would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank Lawrence Hoffman for his efforts on its behalf:
Since 1996, Larry Hoffman, Esq. has been successfully handling personal injury cases in the entire New York State, including Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, & Long Island. It is his intricate knowledge of personal injury law and experience that has made him successfully represent clients Reliable legal support is Larry’s top priority.
Regardless of whether your case is clear and straightforward or a sensitive matter with various complications. Larry’s personal service with motivation and reliability has been the catalyst in securing compensation deserved by his clients. He spares no expense in resolving a legal matter. NYSTLA is proud to honor such a determined advocate of the civil justice system."
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