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DOG BITES: Landlord Liability

New Yorkers love dogs.  But living in a large urban area where many residents have dogs has a potential downside- dog bites.  Sometimes a dog will escape an apartment or leave a property and, whether being frightened or simply aggressive, ends up biting someone.  Unfortunately, many of the dog owners in NYC are renters, do not carry insurance
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DOG BITE CASES: Proof of Vicious Propensity

For nearly 200 years, the law of New York has been that the owner of a domestic animal who either knows or should have known of that animal's vicious propensities will be held responsible for any harm the animal causes as a result of those propensities. See e.g. Vrooman v Lawyer, 13 Johns 339 ; Hosmer v Carney, 228 NY 73, 75 ; see also,
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CAR STOPS – “Failure To Signal” new predicate for car stops

Any criminal practitioner in recent years has seen a proliferation of the latest "catch all" predicate police allege for making a car stop: the defendant failed to signal.  It is a clever predicate in that, unlike the allegation of mechanical issues such as a broken tail light, it is nearly impossible to disprove. Moreover, in light  of the
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Myers, Singer & Galiardo LLP

Myers, Singer & Galiardo LLP