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Are Barnes Dance crossing signals coming back to NYC?

Regardless of where you live, there's no denying that being a pedestrian has become a decidedly more dangerous proposition in recent years. That's because walkers must not only deal with longstanding dangerous driving practices such as speeding and running red lights, but also the emergence of distracted driving.

Home Depot murder lawsuit to proceed

New York residents may be interested in the latest development in a murder case that involves retailer Home Depot. The company is facing a lawsuit involving the 2012 murder of an employee and was denied its request that an earlier dismissal of the civil case be upheld. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit held to its decision to overturn a lower court's dismissal of the case. The lawsuit alleges that Home Depot is liable for the murder of an employee who was killed by a supervisor away from the store.

What you should know about a wrongful death lawsuit

It was the worst day of your life when you got the phone call that a car accident had claimed your husband's life. The driver had been texting and ran a red light. New York courts convicted the other driver of negligence, but a fine paid to the state and a few years in jail is not enough.

Extended doctor shifts may increase patient risk

In 2011, doctors in training, or residents, were restricted to working shifts that were no longer than 16 hours after studies revealed that their exhaustion increased the rate at which they made dangerous mistakes. In December 2016, however, news sources reported that some physician training groups were pushing for a change that could almost double the maximum shift length. If these proposals succeed, residents in New York and other states may end up working for 28 hours at a stretch.

2 dangerous pharmaceutical recalls from recent history

New York medical patients go to their doctors hoping to find relief and cures for their ailments. The last thing they expect is to get sicker because of the treatments and medicines they receive. However, two recent FDA recalls show how it is not uncommon for dangerous chemicals disguised as treatments and cures to be lurking in our medicine cabinets.

Bobbi Kristina Brown case won by default

New York residents who follow celebrity news may already be aware of the result of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the partner of TV personality Bobbi Kristina Brown. According to reports released in mid-September, the judge in the case has ruled in favor of Brown's estate, stating that Brown's partner had repeatedly failed to meet deadlines set by the court. The man's last attorney reportedly removed himself from the case in November.

Hit-and-run driver kills woman after ignoring stop sign

A car accident that took place in New York City on July 17 resulted in a 40-year-old woman's death. The deceased woman's 9-year-old daughter survived the crash but was taken to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries. A 58-year-old man who is suspected of causing the fatal car crash was arrested and charged for several crimes.

Your loved one's death demands appropriate action

Having to say goodbye to a loved one is a difficult event, especially when your loved one was taken from you too soon. Wrongful death lawsuits are one way that you can take action. The good thing about a wrongful death lawsuit is that this is a legal way for you to seek justice for your loved one's death.

Teen dies after nut exposure at school

Parents who send their children to school expect that the school will properly care for their children. One example of this occurs when a child has a known allergy, such as a food allergy. While some children will know that they can't have certain foods, other children might not realize the danger they are in if they eat a food they are allergic to. One event at PS 226 shows how important it is for all school officials to be aware of possible food allergies.

Your loved one's death deserves action

Frustration, anger and disbelief are some of the emotions that you are likely to experience after your loved one's death. All of these are part of the normal grieving process. When your loved one died without any warning or in a traumatic way, the emotional effects might be even pronounced. We know that your emotions are raw because of your loved one's death.

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