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Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Reacts to the Supreme Court’s Decision To Make It Harder to Obtain Cell Phone Records In Civil Litigation

Driving while talking on a cell phone is a dangerous habit that diverts drivers’ attention away from the road and causes serious car accidents. In order to prove that a cell phone caused an accident, your New York car accident attorney may need to obtain the liable party’s cell phone records. While obtaining cell phone records may be important to an argument that the defendant was negligent due to distracted driving or that the plaintiff is comparatively at fault, the Supreme Court has made it more difficult to obtain such records in a recent ruling. The Supreme Court’s Decision The …

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Jeff S. Korek and Edward H. Gersowitz Attended the 2014 Annual AAJ Convention

Jeff S. Korek and Edward H. Gersowitz, senior partners at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., attended the 2014 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention on July 26th through July 30th.The convention brought together accomplished leaders in different fields of law and provided them with the opportunity to build powerful connections, increase their knowledge, and to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest developments in the their particular practice area. About the American Association for Justice In 2000, the AAJ created a Leaders Forum to ensure that individuals have access to justice, even when up against …

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Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Investigates the General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors has issued a recall for defective ignition switches in some of their most popular cars. The recall was prompted by defective switches, which led to numerous accidents and several deaths. These deaths and injuries have also prompted congressional and legal investigation into General Motors. The experienced vehicle recall attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. are investigating lawsuits against General Motors on behalf of individuals who were affected or injured as a result of the defective ignition switch in the GM vehicle. Information About the GM Ignition Switch Recall The defective ignition switch in several popular GM models …

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Jeff S. Korek Attended the 2014 Best Lawyer’s Advisory Meeting

Jeff S. Korek, partner and senior trial attorney at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., attended the 2014 Best Lawyers Advisory Board Meeting on April 29th and 30th. This gathering is held only once every two years and brings together distinguished leaders to discuss the management of law firms and in-house legal departments. About the 2014 Best Lawyers Advisory Board Meeting The Best Lawyers Advisory Board includes attorneys from the largest and most influential law firms around the world, including Europe, South America and the U.S. It also includes general counsel from Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporations. Mr. Korek represented …

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Taking the Lid Off McDonald’s Coffee Case

More than 20 years ago, Stella Liebeck ordered coffee at a McDonald’s drive-through in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She spilled the coffee and burned over 16 percent of her body. She told McDonald’s about her injuries and requested $11,000 as a reimbursement for her medical bills. McDonald’s offered her only $800. One year later, Liebeck sued McDonald’s and the jury awarded her $2.9 million, of which $200,000 was awarded for her injuries and $1.7 million was awarded as punitive damages. The jury based the punitive damages on one day of coffee sales, pointing out that the number had to be big …

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3 Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Partners Selected to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers List

Edward H. Gersowitz, Jeff S. Korek, and Michael A. Fruhling, the three partners at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C., have been selected to the 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in New York Metro. Selection for Super Lawyers’ New York Metro top lawyer list is regarded as an honor conferred on …

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The 9th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Tournament Is Scheduled For August 16 and 17, 2014

On August 16th and 17th, the Gardiner Foundation will be celebrating the 9th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament. The event will be held in the Bronx from Noon to 8 pm. There will be free food, beverages and endless music for all spectators. This event, which is held every year at St. James Park, is proudly sponsored by the law firm of Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. (Lawyertime.com). This two-day event attracts local media coverage and is one of the Bronx’s most anticipated summer attractions. Celebrities and guest speakers are scheduled to make appearances on both days of the …

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Pharmacy Errors May Lead to Serious Injuries

When seeking treatment, patients may deal with doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other hospital staff. The last thing patients expect during their course of treatment is being prescribed the wrong medication,causing them additional injuries. Mistakes Happen While mistakes happen in all lines of profession, mistakes in the pharmaceutical profession may adversely impact the patient and result in serious injuries or even death. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, medication errors often occur due to the drugs sounding similar in name, stored in close proximity to each other, or simply looking alike. Regardless of the many factors that may lead …

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Catastrophic Truck Accident Injury

Every year, more than 8 million registered trucks are involved in numerous accidents that result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. Pedestrians, drivers, bicyclists and passengers stand little to no chance against the massive size and weight of trucks. As such, even a little impact with a truck may lead to a catastrophic injury for the victim.   Causes of Catastrophic Truck Accidents According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every 16 minutes an accident involving a truck or commercial vehicle kills or seriously injures a person. Regardless of whether the truck accident is caused by an act of negligence …

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Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Provides 30 Kids With a Memorable Opportunity at the Knicks v. Hawks Game

The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. worked in collaboration with The Gardiner Foundation to turn the dream of 30 Bronx children into reality by providing free tickets to the New York Knicks v. Atlanta Hawks game on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Madison Square Garden, “the worlds most famous arena”. For many of these kids, it was their first time attending a professional basketball game, making the experience even more special and memorable. The free tickets were not the only thing these children enjoyed. Each child was also provided with a swag bag filled with food coupons to …

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