Freight Elevator Crushes NYC Worker to Death 

While an elevator can be an indispensable mechanism in a building, it can also be a serious danger when involved in an accident, especially when the elevator is not properly permitted or maintained. This was the case of the death of a 43-year-old discount worker who was crushed to death by a freight elevator on July 23th in a freak accident in upper Manhattan. Although not all elevator-related deaths can be prevented, most can be if elevator maintenance companies and building owners do not cut costs that invite dangerous conditions to exist. The Facts The unidentified victim was in...

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“America’s Top 100 Attorneys” Lifetime Achievement Honor Awarded to Senior Trial Partner Jeff Korek

Jeff Korek , Senior Trial Partner at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. (GLK), is honored to be recognized as a Lifetime Achievement member to the “America’s Top 100 Attorneys” list. This acknowledgment is only received by the top 1% of attorneys. “America’s Top 100” recognizes the most qualified and accomplished professionals by invitation only after a multi-phase selection process, including third-party research and statistical analysis of a candidate’s professional experience, achievements, significant results, community impact, peer reputation, consumer satisfaction, and other proprietary factors specific to each profession. Only the Top 100 professionals from each state in each category of...

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Fun-filled Day For The Community Youth At The Gardiner Foundation Basketball Clinic

The Gardiner Foundation held its first basketball clinic for members of the St. James Park (Bronx, NY) youth community on June 25, 2016. Sponsored by and Councilman Fernando Cabrera, this free event was a great success. The lines had formed long before the 10 AM registration opened. The first 100 kids to register received athletic tee-shirts from the clinic, but no child was turned away. More than 150 kids turned out for the event. The clinic officially started at noon, kicking off with a prayer then introduction of the elite coaches. Some of the many instructors at the clinic include former...

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Edward H. Gersowitz selected as the 49th president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association

We am pleased to announce that my law partner and close friend, Edward H. Gersowitz, has been selected as the 49th president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). As president, in addition to continuing NYSTLA’s long tradition of protecting consumer rights, Ed has vowed to focus on fighting for civil rights so that everyone can become part of the beautiful mosaic that makes us proud to be Americans. Please join us on Tuesday, June 14, 6 PM to 9 PM at Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York, New York. Details of the ceremony and cocktail reception are...

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Talcum Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Risks – GLK Accepting Cases

Talcum powder products, such as Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Body Powder, may increase the risk of ovarian cancer in women. Research suggests that when the powder is applied for feminine hygiene purposes, the talc may migrate into the fallopian tubes, uterus, and ovaries. It appears that the companies failed to provide consumers adequate warnings about the potential health risks of the use of talcum powder. Hundreds of lawsuits and class action lawsuits have been filed. One recent case came to a resolution with a $72 million jury award in February 2016. Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is currently...

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