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2nd Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Clinic

The Gardiner Foundation will be hosting its second annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Clinic on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at St. James Park at 193rd St. and Jerome Ave. in the Bronx. Registration begins at 10 AM, and the clinic runs from noon – 4 PM. The clinic is free and open to boys and girls ages 7-15, with the first 150 kids to sign up that day receiving a free tee-shirt. Many volunteers and coaches will be on hand, including former NBA and NCAA Division I players, to teach the community youth high-level skills to improve their game. Most...

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Attorneys Attend NYSTLA’s Lobby Day

NYSTLA President Edward Gersowitz, senior partner Jeff Korek, and the other partners and attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C., had the opportunity to attend Civil Justice Lobby Day. This New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) event provided an opportunity to discuss a variety of issues critical to the rights of New Yorkers. Over 200 NYSTLA members spent the day up in Albany where they met with assemblymen, assemblywomen, and senators to lobby for a variety of issues, including: – Auto Fairness: NYSTLA supports bills that address the need for sufficient insurance and consumer protection, such as increasing...

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New York Law Makers Approve Testing Self-Driving Cars In the State

On Wednesday, May 10th, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will start allowing companies to test self-driving car on its roads. “We are taking a careful yet balanced approach to incorporating autonomous vehicles on our roads to reduce dangerous driving habits, decrease the number of accidents, and save lives on New York roadways,”Cuomo said in a statement. The Empire State has started accepting applications from companies interested in testing their self-driving cars through a yearlong pilot program. The race to this futuristic technology has advanced despite controversy caused by a number of accidents, the idea of...

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Car Crashes Into Pedestrians in New York’s Time Square

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, a car barreled into bustling New York’s Time Square killing one person and injuring at least 20 more people. The speeding car jumped the sidewalk on the west side of 7th Avenue at 42nd Street and crashed into pedestrians for three blocks. The car finally came to a stop when it crashed at the northwest corner of 45th Street. The tragic scene started with screeching tires and ended with screams, panic and a fiery crash at one of the world’s most visited sites. The driver of the 2009 Honda Accord is Richard Rojas, 26,...

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State Budget Agreement’s 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 important changes regarding insurance requirements for Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber, workers compensation laws and other pressing legal matters 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...

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