The MTA’s failure to make public transportation accessible to people with disabilities is not just a violation of the ADA, it is an ongoing cause of serious injury to disabled New Yorkers.
January 06, 2020
As the late Mitch Hedberg, one of the greatest comedic minds of his generation once joked: “An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an ‘Escalator Temporarily Out-Of-Order’ sign, just: ‘Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.’”. It is not difficult to imagine that Hedberg’s joke might have been inspired by the New York...
F&F’s Cassandra Rohme Obtained Jury Verdict for F&F Personal Injury Client
November 26, 2019
Cassandra Rohme obtained a jury verdict in favor of a client who was injured in a motor vehicle accident. Our client was a passenger in a cab which collided with a car making a U-turn in front of it. The plaintiff was not wearing a seatbelt and as a result of the impact was thrown forward and struck the dashboard. He injured ligaments in his wrist, herniated discs in his neck and lower back,...
F&F PI Team Settle Medical Malpractice for $1,285,000 as Trial Commenced.
November 21, 2019
Reza Rezvani and Cassandra Rohme settled a medical malpractice action for $1,285,000 during jury selection. The defendant physician performed a cervical epidural injection on our client. Epidural steroid injections allow doctors to inject medicine directly into the spinal canal around the fluid-filled space surrounding the nerve roots and spinal cord. While the defendant was inserting the...
Appellate Court Allows Sexual Abuse Claims against USA Taekwondo to Proceed
October 11, 2019
A state appeals court reversed a California Superior Court’s decision to dismiss defendant USA Taekwondo from a case alleging that the organization was negligent in failing to prevent a coach from sexually abusing minors. Former USA Taekwondo coach Marc Gitelman was convicted on sex abuse charges and sentenced to over four years in prison in connection with raping three youth taekwondo...
Trafficking Victim’s Suit Against Major Hoteliers Survives Dismissal
October 10, 2019
A federal court has denied a bid by six hotel operators to dismiss a suit brought by a sex trafficking victim who was exploited at their hotels. The plaintiff’s complaint details being trafficked for sex at Days Inn, Comfort Inn, and Crown Plaza locations in Columbus, Ohio. The case is brought under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. Defendants include operators of...
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