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Considerations re government entities and premises liability

Property owners in New York City and across the state have a legal duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner so that third parties who come onto them are not injured. That is true of homeowners, shopping mall operators, retail store owners, amusement park owners and others.

Liability of homeowners for dog bites on their premises

Many New Yorkers are bitten by dogs each year when they visit the homes of others. When people are attacked by dogs while they are guests on the properties of others or when they are legally present for the purpose of conducting business, the homeowners may be liable to pay damages for their losses.

David Copperfield slip and fall case underway

New York fans of David Copperfield might be interested in learning that the star is currently defending against a slip and fall lawsuit. The trial in the case began on April 13 in the case against Copperfield and the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. During the first day, Copperfield was forced to reveal how one of his tricks is performed.

Indictments issued in death of boy on waterslide

Some people in New York might have heard about an accident involving a waterslide that decapitated a 10-year-old boy in 2016. The accident, which happened in Kansas City, occurred when the boy's raft flew into the air and slammed into a hoop that was holding up safety netting. The boy was the son of a Kansas state legislator, and his death has prompted stricter ride inspection laws in the state.

Why people slip and fall

There are a variety of slip-and-fall claims that an individual in New York or elsewhere may try to pursue. Those who fall on an elevator or a motorized walkway could claim that negligence occurred because an equipment failure caused them to fall. When there isn't enough lighting in a building or there are objects on the floor, a person may claim that an inadequate facility caused their injuries.

Tennis player, sports association settle premises liability case

A Canadian tennis player has reached a settlement in her liability lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association after she slipped and fell at the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament that took place at the Billie Jean National Tennis Center in New York City. Eugenie Bouchard, who was once ranked among the top five tennis players in the world, slipped and fell on a wet locker room floor, leading to a head injury that prevented her from playing the rest of the season.

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