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Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Sheraton hotel leads to lawsuit

Residents of New York should know that an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has led to Georgia health officials investigating some 75 cases of infection. Of these, 12 have been confirmed. The outbreak led to the death of one 49-year-old woman as well as a lawsuit from a 67-year-old photographer who covered a conference at the hotel. All of the victims either visited the hotel or stayed there.

Tips to stay safe when walking in New York

Walking or running in New York can be a dangerous enterprise. Not only do you have to watch out for other pedestrians, but you may also have to dodge bike couriers and distracted or negligent drivers. One of the best ways you can protect yourself is to never assume that someone in or on a moving vehicle is going to put your safety first.

Wayne Newton sued over injuries from alleged monkey attack

New York fans of longtime entertainer Wayne Newton might be interested to learn that a woman has filed a lawsuit against him over an alleged monkey attack that took place in his former Las Vegas home. The incident reportedly occurred in October 2017.

The various factors in slip-and-fall claims

Slip-and-fall claims in New York can arise due to many different reasons. What they all have in common is an accusation of negligence against the property owner and the claim that this negligence contributed to the injury of a lawful entrant. After all, property owners have a duty to keep guests, customers and employees reasonably safe.

Keeping attractive nuisances under control

Without being aware of it, many property owners in New York might have an attractive nuisance or two on their land. These objects draw in kids while also being potentially dangerous. A property owner could be liable if an accident happens, so it is helpful to know what attractive nuisances are and how to keep everyone safe and avoid issues.

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