Wrongful Death Suit Tossed for Staten Island Man Killed by Pit Bulls

Recently, a Staten Island judge found that the City had no “special duty” to protect a dog bite victim and held the City not liable for damages to the family of a 90-year-old man who died as a result of injuries by two dogs. Recently, Staten Island Supreme Court Judge Thomas Aliotta dismissed a $7 million lawsuit against the City filed by the family of a 90-year-old man who was killed by two dogs in Port Richmond.  In doing so, he ruled that the City had no “special duty” to protect Henry Piotrowski from the dogs that eventually killed him, even

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Nine Aaronson Rappaport Partners Named U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 2013

August 2012 – Mark J. Aaronson – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense Jay A. Rappaport – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability Defense Robert S. Deutsch – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability Defense Robert S. Melnick – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense Nicholas J. Marotta – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense Richard V. Caplan – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense Nancy L. Pennie – Personal Injury Defense Barbara A. Ryan – Health Care Law Robert J. Cecala – Personal Injury Defense

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Social Media and the Law – Evolving and Inconsistent

As of June 2012, Twitter had over 500 million users and Facebook had 955 million active users monthly. If you’re reading this blog, you likely have an account with either these services, or any number of other social networking sites. As technology progresses, more and more individuals use these sites daily. With the growing threat of identity theft, these services adapt their privacy settings to allow users to protect and shield their activity and personal information from the public at large. But what does that mean to the Courts? Unfortunately, our judicial system has not kept up with the rapid

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Craig Fenno Obtains Fifth Defense Verdict since June 1st

July 2012 – Plaintiff claimed that the firm’s client, an orthopedist represented by Mr. Fenno, improperly treated a lateral tibial plateau fracture in a 52-year-old man resulting in in post-traumatic arthritis and a limp. As a result, plaintiff received 20-30 injections of Lidocaine into the knee and claimed he would need a total knee replacement in the near future with at least one revision during his lifetime. The defense used a surveillance video of plaintiff taking public transportation to work that cast doubt on the extent of plaintiff’s alleged damages. The case was tried in Kings County for three weeks.

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Public Tweets Can Be Subject to Subpoena

According to Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino, Jr., users of Twitter who post public tweets may find their user information can be obtained in a case against them. As reported in The New York Law Journal: “The Constitution gives you the right to post, but as numerous people have learned, there are still consequences for your public posts. What you give to the public belongs to the public. What you keep to yourself belongs only to you,” Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr., sitting in Manhattan, wrote in People v. Harris, 2011NY080152. Sciarrino on June 30 ordered the site to produce

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