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New war of lawsuits erupts over back pain procedure

WEST PALM BEACH — A long-standing controversy over a back procedure performed on car accident victims has sparked a new war of lawsuits between insurance giant State Farm and doctors and workers from a local surgery center. State Farm Insurance Co. filed a federal lawsuit early Tuesday against Palm Beach Lakes Surgery Center doctors Jeffrey …

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Study Says No-Fault Fraud A Major Problem in New York City

Nearly one out of every five no-fault auto insurance claims closed in the New York City area in 2010 appears to have elements of fraud, according to a new study from the Insurance Research Council (IRC). And as many as one in three claims appears to be inflated, the group said, after a review of …

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Snowblower Injuries Spike During Blizzard

Cleaning up after the blizzard that swept over the Northeast this week has proven to be difficult and dangerous – especially for some residents in New Jersey that ended up in the hospital with serious hand injuries. A dozen people in northern New Jersey were treated for hand injuries Monday, according to, from trying …

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A Slip and Fall Accident Injury on a NY Sidewalk: Who is Liable?

As snow and ice arrive in New York City, property owners must remember to keep their sidewalks, walkways and parking lots in reasonably safe condition. This helps protect pedestrians from sustaining a fall injury. Of course, not all property owners maintain their property as prescribed by premises liability law. Sidewalks and parking lot surfaces can …

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Woman sues KJ’s Ale House, Great Kills, in 2008 slip-and-fall

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A New Springville woman admittedly was drunk when she slipped and fell outside a Great Kills bar three years ago. But in a lawsuit, Ryan O’Leary contends it was KJ’s Ale House’s fault, not hers, because she allegedly was served alcohol despite being underage. Ms. O’Leary, whose Facebook page shows her …

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Filipina victims of labor trafficking in New York sue former employers

NEW YORK – Leticia Moratal and Jacqueline Aguirre spoke out together for the first time Tuesday, Jan 18 at the Bayanihan Center in Queens, to share their plight and discuss how their dreams of a better life in America were dashed when they became alleged victims of labor trafficking. While their cases are different, both women …

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New York City mayor opens the door to 401(k) for city workers

(Reuters) – New York City workers who are hired in the future might be offered 401(k) thrift plans instead of traditional pension plans that guarantee a certain benefit upon retirement, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday. The necessity of reducing the soaring pension costs for the city’s workers was a centerpiece of Bloomberg’s State of the …

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Insurers to pay NY nearly $120 mln workers comp overcharge

NEW YORK | Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:39pm EST NEW YORK Dec 31 (Reuters) – Four insurance groups have agreed to pay the state of New York nearly $120 million because their companies collected too much in surcharges related to workers compensation, the state Attorney General’s office said on Friday. Under the settlements, the ACE …

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Iron Workers Local 580 Workers Compensation Doctors

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FDNY Charging For Car Accident Help

Times are tough all over, even at the historically high-tone FDNY, where the fire poles are coated with gold, and all hoses spray Veuve Clicquot. To cope with the grinding budget crunch, the department has announced that starting in July it will start charging drivers $490 to respond to a crash or car fire involving …

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