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What New Yorkers Need to Know About “Res Ipsa Loquitur”

February 14, 2019 in
Res ipsa loquitur is Latin for “the thing speaks for itself.” In legal terms, res ipsa loquitur is a doctrine of law that establishes a presumption of negligence if the individual had exclusive control over what caused the injury, even without evidence of negligence....
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Liability for Driverless Cars in New York

February 14, 2019 in
By 2025, estimates place the partially autonomous vehicle market at a value of $36 billion. Partially autonomous vehicles are those with smart, driverless features such as automatic braking and lane recovery, but that still depend on a human operator. Companies such as Google, Uber,...
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Evidentiary Standards and Burdens of Proof in New York

February 14, 2019 in
The structure of the New York civil justice system places the burden of proof in a personal injury case on the victim, or plaintiff. This means it is the plaintiff’s burden – or his or her attorney’s – to prove to a judge or...
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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in New York

February 14, 2019 in
New York, along with the rest of the country, is experiencing an opioid crisis. Opioids are drugs that contain opium, a painkilling substance that naturally occurs in the poppy plant. Prescription opioids include oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, oxymorphone, codeine, and fentanyl. Some illicit drugs are...
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Parental Responsibility Laws in New York

December 14, 2018 in
Parental responsibility laws exist in every state. These laws cover the legal implications of damage or injury inflicted by a minor or child on a person, place, or thing. The laws apply to damaged places or items, as well as to persons who are...
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