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Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP was founded by four experienced trial attorneys in 1993. Built on a strong foundation of personal and professional integrity, legal excellence and faithful client service, they have grown to more than 80 lawyers to date.

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The majority of blog posts about automobiles concern luxury car design, 007 movies, electric cars, or NASCAR racing. Traffic law and roadway planning/maintenance, the automobile’s much less popular counterparts, are conceivably not as often discussed. However, it is these counterparts that have been responsible for the safety of human life on the roads each and every day since mass production of the automobile replaced travel by foot and animal in the early twentieth century. Recently,…
Congratulations to trial counsel, Robert S. Deutsch and Nancy L. Pennie, and post-trial motion authors, Nancy L. Pennie, Elliott J. Zucker, and Oded Burger, on a post-verdict dismissal of all personal injury claims against their client. The defense successfully established that plaintiffs’ experts impermissibly based their causation opinions on invalid assumptions and therefore lacked proper foundation. As a result, the trial judge struck plaintiffs’ experts’ unsupported causation opinions and rendered a defense judgment vacating…
The ancient parable of the “Good Samaritan” — exemplifying one who voluntarily assists a stranger (or even an enemy) in imminent danger without expectation of reward — remains a powerful and honored concept and one that has been statutorily codified within the New York Public Health Law to protect volunteers who render emergency medical assistance.…
The Court of Appeals, in a 6-1 decision arising from a certified question from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has held that an upstate health clinic is not liable for the confidentiality breach that occurred when one of its nurses revealed to a patient’s girlfriend, via a text message, that he had a sexually transmitted disease.  However, it should be noted that in Doe v Guthrie Clinic the nurse at question was the sister-in-law of…
Within a recent decision, Judge George Silver of Supreme Court, New York County, held that since not all asbestos plaintiffs are created equal, the joint trial of several, bundled asbestos lawsuits is not axiomatic — as the plaintiffs’ bar would have it — but rather needs to be established in each individual case. In doing so, the judge struck a balance between the policy in favor or judicial economy and the defendant’s right to a fair…
In Cleghorne, et. al. v. The City of New York, et. al., 2012 NY Slip Op. 06648 (1st Dept., October 4, 2012), the Appellate Division, First Department, dismissed Plaintiffs’ claims, granting summary judgment to the Board of Education of the City of New York (Board of Ed.), because Plaintiffs’ expert failed to quantify Plaintiffs’ exposure to allergens, which allegedly caused her asthma and because Plaintiffs’ expert failed to specify what level of exposure in…
As reported in the New York Law Journal, more and more New York courts have applied a liberal standard to the discoverability of a plaintiff’s social media information in personal injury or medical malpractice claims.  How significant can a plaintiff’s social media information be to a case?  In Romano v. Steelcase, a case venued in Suffolk County, the plaintiff’s MySpace and  pages proved to be crucial.…
Recently, a Staten Island judge found that the City had no “special duty” to protect a dog bite victim and held the City not liable for damages to the family of a 90-year-old man who died as a result of injuries by two dogs. Recently, Staten Island Supreme Court Judge Thomas Aliotta dismissed a $7 million lawsuit against the City filed by the family of a 90-year-old man who was killed by two dogs in Port…