State Budget Agreement Impact on Rideshare Insurance and Workers’ Compensation

Important advances in New York law for consumers and patients were achieved in the State budget agreement. Additionally, several proposals that would have been harmful to the rights of New York were removed. Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Founding Partner, Edward Gersowitz, is leading the charge on these important changes on behalf of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). As president, Gersowitz will help NYSTLA maintain its vigilance and actively work to educate legislators on the importance of protecting and strengthening the civil justice system. Below are the details of the accomplishments. Rideshare – Uber, Lyft, and...

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Senior Partner Jeff Korek Co-Chairs NYSTLA 2017 Edition of“25 Trial Issues That Keep You Up In the Middle of the Night”

Jeff Korek, a senior trial partner at Gersowitz Libo &, Korek P.C., is a co-chair of NYSTLA’s 2017 edition of “25 Trial Issues That Keep You Up In the Middle of the Night.” The seminar will be a two-night event, held on Tuesdays, March 28th and April 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the NYSTLA headquarter. After last year’s success, “25 Trial Issues” is back this year with new questions and topics and an informal panel discussion that encourages audience participation. About the “25 Trial Issues” Seminar The seminar will cover 25+ trial issues that keep you...

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The 7th Annual Gardiner Turkey Giveaway was a great success.

The Giveaway, run by the Gardiner Foundation and sponsored by, was held at St. James Park in the Bronx, NY on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 8 AM – 12 PM. More than 750 turkeys and Thanksgiving fixings consisting of stuffing, cranberry sauce and fresh vegetables were handed out to families in need in the South Bronx so that they could enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving meal. Dozens of volunteers were on hand this year to help runthe event, including the girl’s JV and varsity basketball teams from Oyster Bay High School in Long Island. 193rd Street between Jerome...

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7th Annual Gardiner Foundation Memorial Turkey Giveaway

Friends, We cordially invite you to the Gardiner Foundation’s 7th Annual Gardiner Memorial Turkey Giveaway, which will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at St. James Park in The Bronx, N.Y. at 8 a.m. Sponsored by, 750 turkeys and all of the delicious Thanksgiving fixings will be handed out to families most in need. Since its inauguration, the Annual Turkey Giveaway has handed out more than 2,000 turkeys and meals to the South Bronx community. We are blessed this year to be able to hand out more Thanksgiving meals than we ever have before. The Foundation was...

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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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