BREAKING: Child Victims Act Signed into Law: What It Means for Sexual Abuse Victims

Those who are victims of child sexual abuse in New York finally have an opportunity to get the justice they deserve. The Child Victims Act passed in the state...

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Victims Catholic Church Abuse Can Seek Justice Under the New Child Victims Act

Child sex abuse victims can seek justice under child victim act in New york

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn revealed a list that names more than 100 priests who have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse allegations. This is one of the largest disclosures of names among a flood of lists recently published by the church. The list goes back to years of allegations that included priests who had served in the diocese’s vast neighborhood parishes and schools. The disclosures are used as a means to recognize failures and mend ties with Catholics whose relationship with the church has wavered due to its handling of the alleged sex abuse. New York...

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GLK Has Recovered Millions for Sexual Abuse Victims: The Fight Continues

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There has been a lot in the news lately about the Child Victims Act and what it means for abuse victims. The law opens the door for victims of child abuse to finally seek justice by filing a civil claim against the perpetrator and the institutions that harbored them. If you or a loved one is a victim of child sexual abuse, you need to hire an attorney who can fight for you. Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. fights for the rights of sexually abused children. This aggressive, yet compassionate legal team, has recovered millions for sexual abuse victims....

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How Trucking Companies Can Be Held Responsible In an Accident

New York truck accident | Holding Trucking Companies Liable

According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,317 fatalities occurred in 2016 in crashes involving large trucks. This was 5.4% increase when compared to 2015. A collision involving a massive truck can be shocking and devastating for the victim. The sheer size and mass of trucks and tractor trailers result in more serious and even fatal injuries. When a crash involving a truck is caused by the negligence of the trucker or the trucking company, they may be held liable for all of the victim’s past and future medical bills, loss of income, loss...

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New York Legislature Passes Child Victims Act: Opening Window for Child Abuse Lawsuits

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is off to an aggressive start in 2019, revealing an ambitious agenda in his recent State of the State Address. Among the list of initiatives and objectives he intends to accomplish in his new term are plans to open the window for lawsuits by child sex abuse victims. A bill to raise the statute of limitations in cases of child sex abuse, called the Child Victims Act, passed the New York legislature Assembly on Monday, January 28th. The legislation raises the age at which victims can bring both civil and criminal cases against their...

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Bus Driver Found Guilty of Misdemeanor After Killing Man Riding Citi Bike

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A bus driver who fatally struck a bicyclist in New York City was found guilty of violating New York City’s Right of Way law. He was also found guilty for failing to exercise due care and traffic violation. In June 2017, the bicyclist was pedaling to work on West 26th Street. The street had no bicycle lane, meaning bicyclists shared the road with motorists. The bus driver clearly saw the bicyclist but chose to pass him in a narrow part of the street. The bicyclist was thrown off his bike and was run over. He died at the scene....

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Jeff S. Korek Discusses Border & Immigration Issues with Congressman Gonzalez

Jeff S. Korek Discusses Border & Immigration Issues

Jeff S. Korek, senior trial partner at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. was invited to attend “An Evening with Bill Gates” on June 27, 2018. The event was part of the National Library of Congress * series of lectures. Mr. Korek and his wife Jolie joined Congressman Vicente Gonzalez at the Library of Congress dialogue with Bill Gates. They discussed the controversial issues concerning the US southern border and immigration. This was not the first time Mr. Korek has pursued immigration rights in the U.S. Jeff is active in discussing and meeting with Congressmen and others who are active...

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6 People Injured In an 8-Car Pile Up Involving an Oil Tanker

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Six people suffered bodily injuries in an 8-car pile up chain reaction collision which recently occurred on the Long Island Expressway. Traffic started to slow down after a car caught on fire around 10:30 pm. In the slowdown, two vehicles collided causing a chain crash involving an oil tanker. A minivan driver lost control, skidded and eventually got wedged under the tanker. The driver was taken to the hospital and was later arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge. Five other people were also injured and transported to local hospitals to be treated. What To Do After a Multi-Car...

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NYC Council Passes New Bill To Close Loophole for Large Commuter Vans

Large Commute Vans New Bill | New York Car Accident lawyer

The New York City Council recently passed a bill to close the loophole that had allowed large commuter vans to get around the city’s commuter law. The newly passed bill, Intro 925-A, gives a new definition of what counts as a “for-hire vehicle” which previously excluded vehicles that seated more than 20 passengers. The updated definition now allows the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to regulate these vehicles and make sure that drivers and companies follow the safety restrictions in place. “Commuter vans provide a vital service to communities in my district and around the city,...

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