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First lawsuit filed over Walmart shooting

Those in New York who have closely followed the El Paso Walmart shooting may be interested to hear that a couple has filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit regarding the incident. The couple claims that Walmart's lack of security measures was a factor in the August 2019 massacre that left 22 dead.

Avoiding a dog bite claim

New York residents should know that August 2019 has been a bad month for dog bite claims in some states. These claims cost insurance companies millions of dollars every year. In 2018, for example, State Farm paid out $123 million for 3,280 dog bite claims. With some 89.7 million dogs living in the U.S., dog bites are bound to happen.

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.

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.

Women injured at concert files suit against venue

On Aug. 8, 2016, at a concert in New York, a 24-year-old woman from Staten Island was violently struck by a beer bottle thrown by another concert attendee. She sustained a traumatic brain injury and reportedly suffers periodic seizures as a result, preventing her from completing medical school. Now, she is filing a lawsuit against Madison Square Garden, Live Nation, an employee and the rapper holding the concert.

Determining liability in a dog bite case

Victims of dog bites in New York and across the country may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. Damages may be paid in one lump sum or as part of a structured settlement. Structured settlements may be tax-free while an individual may be liable for taxes when taking a lump sum award. Typically, a judge will need to approve any type of settlement before it becomes official.

Possible gas explosion injures 21 at shopping center

New York residents may have heard that around 21 people were injured on July 6 at a shopping center in the city of Plantation, Fla., in what may have been a gas explosion. The roof of one section was blown off in the blast, and debris was sent out hundreds of yards, raining down on passers-by. People from miles away reportedly heard and felt the explosion.

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