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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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New York State Law Now Protects Victims of “Revenge Porn”

October 08, 2019

On September 21, 2019, New York’s “revenge porn” laws took effect.  Revenge porn which is also called “image-based sexual abuse” and sometimes “sexploitation,” is the non-consented dissemination or publication of an intimate image.  Revenge porn scandals have recently engulfed the United States Marine Corps, the Los Angeles Police Department, and United Airlines. While revenge...

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Owner of a Building Liable Under NYS Labor Law 240(1) in a Construction Accident

October 08, 2019

In Roblero v. Bais Ruchel High School, Inc., the plaintiff fell from a scaffold while he was doing plumbing work at a construction site owned by the defendant.  The plaintiff was not wearing a harness or a lanyard when he fell from the scaffold. . The plaintiff brought the case against the owner of the building alleging that they violated Labor Law 240(1) which states that: “owners and...

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Reza Rezvani among Top 100 Trial Lawyers

August 22, 2019

We congratulate Mr. Rezvani for being selected as a member to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who must meet strict qualifications as a civil plaintiff trial attorney, an achievement many attorneys are unable to claim. The organization says membership is...

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Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Filed in Riddell Defective Helmet Suit

July 18, 2019

Plaintiff in a case pending in Texas alleging defects in a Riddell football helmet caused brain damage in a high school suicide victim has argued that the suit does not violate the statute of limitations.  Defendant argued that the complaint was filed over a month late, but the plaintiff claims that the statute of limitations was tolled in connection with a class action filed in Illinois. ...

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Johnson & Johnson Faces $1 Billion Trial in California over Pelvic Mesh

July 18, 2019

The California Attorney General’s office has pushed its lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson falsely marketed its pelvic mesh to trial.  The complaint alleges that Johnson & Johnson intentionally concealed that its mesh devices could cause heath risks in patients.   The state is seeking nearly a billion dollars in penalties.  A successful verdict for the plaintiff could encourage other...

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Bicyclist Wins Record $110M Verdict Against NYC Transit Authority

April 11, 2019

A Brooklyn Jury’s award of $110 million to a bicyclist injured from the negligence of the New York City Transit Authority is the largest single-plaintiff, non-medical malpractice verdict in New York State.  The plaintiff, 23 years old at the time of the accident, suffered severe injuries to his spinal cord resulting in paralysis when a 10 foot rail tie dislodged during a NYCTA track...

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Family Awarded $6.5M After Baby Severely Burned at Resort

March 21, 2019

A California Jury has awarded over $6 Million to infant and her family when the child suffered severe burns at a California Resort.  The jury found the Resort almost completely liable when one of its waiters left a carafe of coffee within the infants reach. You can read the Law360 article here...

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Walmart Shopper Awarded $17M By Jury In Shoplifter Collision Suit

March 06, 2019

A West Virginia jury awarded approximately $17 million to a woman injured at a Walmart store.  The jury found the Walmart store 30 percent liable for failing to maintain their premises in a safe condition while staff was in the process of detaining a shoplifter. You can read the Law360 article here...

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N.Y. Appeals Court Rules Injured Weightlifter’s 3-Month-Late-Filed Notice of Claim Against NYC May Move Forward

March 05, 2019

New York’s Appellate Division, First Department overturned a lower court’s dismissal of a plaintiff’s claim against the City of New York.  In an action for personal injuries resulting from an incident at a city-run recreation center, the Supreme Court dismissed plaintiff’s claim for failing to file a notice of claim within the required 90 days.  While plaintiff failed to file a...

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New York High Court Sustains $6.1M Award for Woman Injured in Fall Down Stairs

February 22, 2019

The New York Appellate Division First Department upheld a Bronx Jury’s award from a verdict in favor of a plaintiff who fractured her ankle when she fell down stairs on the defendant’s property.  The $6.1 million pain-and-suffering award was upheld as well as the total award of $10.4 million, becoming one of the largest verdicts affirmed by the First Department for this type of injury....

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Wisconsin Appeals Court Revives Medical Malpractice Suit

February 15, 2019

A Wisconsin appeals court revived a medical malpractice suit dismissed by a lower court finding it unclear as to the timing of the statute of limitations.  The appeals court disagreed with the lower courts determination that the one year statute of limitations had run, precluding plaintiffs suit.  The determination of when the statute of limitations began running would be a determination for...

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$7M Verdict Awarded to Injured Cyclist in Air Force Academy Sinkhole Case

February 13, 2019

The Tenth Circuit court affirmed a $7 million bench verdict awarded to a bicyclist who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he hit a sinkhole on a U.S. Air Force Academy bike path.  The court held that the sinkhole was obvious enough and that defendants actually knew the sinkhole was dangerous and likely to cause harm. You can read the Law360 article here...

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Plaintiffs’ $50m MedMal Verdict Survives as Defendants’ Request for New Trial is Denied

February 11, 2019

A Chicago judge refused the defendant’s request for a new trial in a simple decision finding no issues with the court’s rulings during the underlying trial.  The denial of defendant’s motion for a new trial affirms the jury’s $50 million verdict against NorthShore University for medical malpractice. You can read the Law360 article here...

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Truck Driver Wins $2M In Trial Over Highway Rear-Ending

February 05, 2019

Defendants’ settlement offer of $125,000 rebuffed resulting in $1.92 million verdict awarded in tractor-trailer accident. A Texas jury awarded almost $2 million to a truck driver struck by a tractor-trailer while his truck was parked on the side of the road.  Plaintiff suffered injuries to his shoulder and back which ultimately resulted in surgery. . You can read the Law360 article here...

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Case Against Expert Doctor for Refusal to Give Testimony Denied by the Courts

February 05, 2019

A New Jersey appeals court refused to revive a lawsuit brought against a doctor who would not testify at his personal injury trial.  Plaintiff’s action resulted when he settled his underlying lawsuit for less than he felt entitled to due to the fact that his doctor, the defendant, refused to testify at trial.  The court found that there was no testimony to support plaintiff’s claim that...

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NYC Housing Authority Must Face Lead Poisoning Suit

February 01, 2019

A New York appellate court reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a child’s lead poisoning suit against the New York City Housing Authority.  Testing done in the plaintiff’s apartment relied upon in NYCHA’s motion was done three years after the child’s lead levels were first detected and therefore not probative in deciding summary judgement.  The reversal of the trial courts...

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Illinois Man Obtains $19.5m Settlement in Med Mal Case

January 30, 2019

Northwestern Memorial Hospital agreed to pay $19.5m to settle a suit brought by a man who claims systemic negligence led to a failed tracheostomy, which damaged his brain and caused cardiac arrest. You can read the Law360 article here...

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Illinois Supreme Court Finds Photo Evidence of Car Accident Sufficient

January 28, 2019

The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Florida recently found that presuit investigations of malpractice suits must include expert affidavits from experts who specialize in the same field of medicine as the defendant.  Two separate cases were before the appeals court alleging surgical malpractice.  Plaintiff in one case had submitted affidavits from medical professionals from other fields,...

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Florida Medical Malpractice Presuit Experts Must Practice Same Specialty

January 28, 2019

The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Florida recently found that presuit investigations of malpractice suits must include expert affidavits from experts who specialize in the same field of medicine as the defendant.  Two separate cases were before the appeals court alleging surgical malpractice.  Plaintiff in one case had submitted affidavits from medical professionals from other fields,...

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New Jersey Appellate Division Reverses Decision Regarding Underinsured Driver Claim 

January 25, 2019

The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division recently reversed a Morris County Superior Court decision regarding a underinsured driver claim.  Plaintiff-Appellee had a Geico policy for his truck, but was involved in a motorcycle crash with an underinsured driver.  Plaintiff-Appellee argued that his Geico policy was ambiguous concerning coverage for uninsured and underinsured...

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$2.75 Million Claim Alleging Wrongful Death Survives Summary Judgment

January 25, 2019

Gemini Insurance Co. is not excused from covering a $2.75M claim in a wrongful death suit involving a trash hauling employee, according to D.N.J.  The carrier argued they were exempted from covering the claims, suggesting that the policy's exclusion language bars claims related to suits between multiple parties insured under the same policy. As the claims in question were brought by the...

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New York Court of Appeals decides on Comparative Fault.

January 20, 2019

In another split decision in Rodriquez v. City of New York, the Court of Appeals took issue with whether a plaintiff is entitled to partial summary judgment on the issue of defendant’s liability, when a defendant has raised an issue of fact regarding plaintiff’s comparative negligence.  Plaintiff Carlos Rodriguez was employed by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DOS) as a garage...

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New York Court of Appeals Issues Labor Law 240 Decision

January 20, 2019

A divided Court of Appeals ruled in O'Brien v The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that the defendant presented sufficient evidence to defeat plaintiff’s summary judgment motion. Plaintiff O’Brien was a construction worker who slipped ono an exterior metal stairway.    The plaintiff sued, and the Supreme Court denied summary judgment to all parties on the Labor Law 240(1) claim...

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“I want to thank you for all that you did while working on my case.  Your constant attention and ability to keep me informed every step of the way, from the litigation to the trial and even during the appeal kept me at ease.  You were always there to address any of the needs I had and explained the litigation so that I could understand. This friendly approach with understanding to my needs made me feel safe.  You always responded to my calls and never left me feeling like I was on my own.  I will recommend you to anyone in need of not just a lawyer, but of a great, compassionate, determined, caring, strong-minded, extremely intelligent and fight-till-there’s-no-more-fight lawyer.”

“My wife and I were dealing with great difficulty. My accident at work was a life altering event, but you were there every step of the way supporting me and guiding me.  You always treated us with great care and understanding. You are very knowledgeable and you explained legal matters so the average person can understand. I will always recommend him to anyone who needs help. Your professionalism was greatly appreciated.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work and attention you put toward my personal injury case.  You handled himself in a professional manor and treated me with respect when explaining the details of my case.   I wasn’t just another client and this made me feel at ease when it came time to make tough decisions.  Even though my case has been resolved, I always feel comfortable knowing that I can reach out for any legal questions I may have in the future.  If you are going through a difficult time and are need of a great attorney, I recommend F&F with no reservation.”

“I wanted to express my extreme gratitude for handling my family’s case after the passing of my mother. Your compassion during a very difficult time helped each of us get through something no family should ever have to. We were always kept informed about the case from beginning to end, your consistent commitment and personal attention gave me the confidence to know that we were in good hands. You were able to force the defendants to settle the case for far more than they wanted to pay. I recommend F&F to anyone in need of a great law firm.”

“Thank you for the kindness, professionalism and help during last year. I do not know what I would have done without your firm's help and guidance. I definitely would recommend your law firm to anyone I know that needs legal help.Thank you again for everything.”

“Faruqi & Faruqi handled our case in a professional manner while being informative of the process. All questions I had were answered so I completely understood. Thank you.”

“F&F is a devoted and caring law firm, always there for their clients. F&F was able to deliver a quick and satisfying result in my case. Would love to work with F&F again.”

“First rate experience. I was kept informed at every stage, and all questions were fully answered promptly.”

“I had a great experience working with this firm. I felt our case was treated with importance and all relevant resources needed were utilized. I really enjoyed the interaction and advice from the lawyers and certainly felt well represented. I would definitely recommend the firm.”

“Faruqi & Faruqi has been representing my family and me for over a decade.  There is no one I would trust more with a legal issue than him.  He always makes himself available and his honest and upfront approach with his clients allows you to know exactly how your case is being handled.  There is no one else I would turn to when in need of a lawyer.”

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