Tag Archive for New York Post

Deadly Rodent Borne Virus Puts Yosemite Campers at Risk

The New York Post published a story about a possible outbreak of a deadly rodent borne virus that may have caused the death of two campers. According to the news report, about 1,700 people who stayed in cabins at Yosemite National Park could have been exposed to it, and according to Centers for Disease Control officials, about 30 percent of all cases are fatal.

Officials have started to spread the word about the possible outbreak among the campers. This could mean a huge lawsuit against Yosemite, if proper precautions were not taken. Even though campers are in the wild subject to a variety of diseases, the park is still supposed to have some protections to prevent these kinds of things from happening. The park’s liability will soon be in question regarding the disease if the virus starts to spread.

Written by Lulaine Compere.

Family of Teen with Cerebral Palsy Awarded $100 Million

The New York Post reported the story of Staten Island teenager Stephanie Debes, who because of a lack of attention to her mother’s symptoms by hospital nurses, was born premature and had cerebral palsy.

A jury awarded her family $100 million against St. Vincent’s, which went bankrupt in 2010. According to the news report, the hospital staff failed to act on Stephanie’s mother contractions to prevent a premature birth resulting in Stephanie and her sister being born early.

Stephanie’s sister was born without complications but Stephanie has cerebral palsy and as a result has not been able to live a full life. Read the article in its entirety at NYPost.com.

Written by Lulaine Compere.

Personal Injury Lawyer Keeps the Settlement

The New York Post published a story about John Ioannou; a personal injury lawyer who authorities say stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from his clients during the past five years.

According to the authorities, they say Ioannou stole money from his client’s settlements and did not bother to pay them. They also say he would forge their signatures on documents that would drop complaints against him by his clients for non-payments.

Written by Lulaine Compere.

Woman Hit on Head with Watermelon Files Lawsuit

The New York Post reported a story about a woman being hit on the head by a watermelon in Brooklyn. According to the story, the woman was hit on the head as she walked down the street past a truck where workers were unloading a delivery.

According to the victim, workers unloading the fruit began throwing the watermelons at each other. She was struck by a melon and hit her head on the concrete, resulting in a trip to the hospital. She has not specified how much money she is trying to get out of the lawsuit.

Written by Lulaine Compere.

Frivolous Lawsuit Tuesday

One of the biggest criticisms of lawsuit financing is that it encourages frivolous lawsuits that clog the system and prevent justice from being served in a timely manner.

That criticism, however unfounded because lawsuit financing companies thoroughly examine a case’s merits before funding, does make one thing clear. Frivolous lawsuits will never end. LawFirmFinancing.net has decided to try and bring some cases that in our opinion seem to be frivolous.

The New York Post published a well reported story about people who go pro-se (being their own lawyers) and file lawsuits in which they sometimes ask for ridiculous amounts of money, often with very weak cases. According to the story, it is relatively inexpensive to file a lawsuit. It costs $350 to launch a case in federal court.

There is one case where the plaintiff is asking for $580,000,000 over corruption charges from a hotel and casino. The story goes on to list other cases where the merits of the cases are dubious at best, and the amounts plaintiffs are looking for can be ridiculous.

Written by Lulaine Compere.

Abused Real Estate Salesman Sues Employer

The New York Post reported a story about a former employee of real estate mogul Jack Terzi suing him over his treatment while he was employed by Terzi. Albert Sultan says that Terzi fined him for being late and refused to provide vacation/sick days.

Sultan also says he was constantly berated. In addition, he claims that Terzi urinated on a piece of clothing that belonged to him. Sultan claims since leaving he was not paid wages for six months and is suing for $5 million in damages.

Written by Lulaine Compere.

Man Dies in 120 Degree Van

The New York Post published a story about charges being brought against a bus driver and a matron for leaving a mentally disabled man to die in a sweltering passenger van. Apparently the two forgot about the man who was in the back seat.

The disabled man suffered brain damage as an infant and couldn’t speak. They left the van in direct sunlight and according to the story the van reached a temperature of over 120 degrees. This is going to be a pretty big and expensive lawsuit for the van company and possibly the two drivers depending on how the litigation transpires.

Written by Lulaine Compere.

Another Celebrity Chef Gets Sued

The New York Post reports a former employee of celebrity chef Daniel Boulud sued him alleging she was not given her full time wages and overtime and was forced to split her tips with her co-workers. She is the eighth worker who worked for Boulud who has sued him over similar charges and signed on to the pending class action lawsuit.

According to the story, there are more than 50 workers who can join her case. This is the latest in a string of class action lawsuits that has ensnared celebrity chefs for allegedly not paying their workers the full pay they are entitled to.

Written by Lulaine Compere.

Lawsuit Involving Vince Vaughn Movie

An interesting lawsuit was filed concerning Vince Vaughn ‘s movie Couples Retreat. A man who was set to spend some days at the St. Regis in Bora Bora for his honeymoon was moved last minute and was not given a refund, in addition to paying a luxury travel company for alternative arrangements.

He is suing the hotel, as well as the movie production company, for aiding and abetting a fraud. This lawsuit may only have a chance because his money was not returned. Usually, there are terms in regards to putting a deposit down. But it is interesting that he is suing all the parties involved.

Read the entire article at NYPost.com.

Written by Lulaine Compere.

Crack Down on WTC Construction Workers Drinking

The New York Post published a story about the Port Authority cracking down on World Trade Center construction crews drinking. According to the news report, because of the accidents, the agency has been discouraging workers from going to the local bars.

This is understandable given the nature of the work. The handling of heavy equipment at sometimes huge heights does not need alcohol to make it even more dangerous than it already is. The accidents are probably going to lead to lawsuits which will likely be expensive to settle.

Written by Lulaine Compere.