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Let's talk about SUM insurance

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Sep 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Let's talk about insurance. I know, it's dry like an overcooked steak.  I get it. But it's also important, and in my world it can be critical. Today we're not talking general insurance, however, we're talking SUM insurance. Many of you have probably never heard this term before; and t...

Dangerous Intersection: Pedestrian Safety

Posted by Giovanna A. D'Orazio | Mar 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Today we're going to be talking about dangerous intersections and in particular, intersections that are dangerous to pedestrians. If you are a pedestrian who is hit by a car, there are a number of things you need to do after the accident in addition to just getting yourself help that's number...

TalkLex Podcast: What Makes A Good Judge?

Posted by Giovanna A. D'Orazio | Mar 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

In today's episode, Scott and Giovanna discuss the "Misleading Headline of The Week", as it relates to comments made by Fox News host Tucker Carlson relating to the Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, and discuss what attributes make a good judge (or lawyer). If you have a question...

What damages are recoverable in a discrimination or harassment case? - New York Employment Law Show - Episode 5

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Feb 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about what types of damages you mat be entitled to in the event of employment discrimination or sexual harassment. First, it's important to remember that the laws governing employment discrimination, medical leave discrimination and sexual harassment differ between federal laws and state laws. Each of these laws permits a different element of damages to a successful plaintiff. So, if you have a successful claim for sexual harassment, for example, your damages may include things such as damages for the emotional distress that you’ve endured as a result of this sexual harassment.

What to do if you were hit by a drunk driver

Posted by Giovanna A. D'Orazio | Jan 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Despite the known dangers of drunk driving, alcohol-impaired accidents continue to account for nearly one-third of all the traffic-related deaths in the U.S. In today's enlightening conversation Scott talks about what to do if you are hurt in a car accident involving a driver who was intoxica...

Our Take: Your employer’s COVID vaccine requirement is not the hill you want to die on.

Posted by Giovanna A. D'Orazio | Sep 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Mandatory vaccines in the workplace are legal, with some exceptions for individuals with disabilities and religious needs. This blog post talks about why, for most people, vaccine mandates should not be your hill to die on. There will rarely be legal recourse, and unemployment could impact you financially and personally for a long time to come.

New York Judge raises award in Wrongful Death case

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Apr 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

A somewhat unknown rule to non-attorneys is that in most cases, if a judge does not agree with a jury award, the judge has the right to modify the award as he or she deems appropriate.  The most common way for this to play out is where a jury awards a family, say, $2,000,000 in a case involving a...

7 Ways To Save Big Money On Your 2020 Taxes—Part 1

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Mar 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

2020 was a nightmarish year for many families. But thanks to recent legislation, you could see a silver lining in the form of major tax breaks when filing your income taxes this spring. First up, although it's technically not a tax break, the IRS announced this week that the deadline for filing y...

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