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Understanding Lead Audit Violations and Their Consequences in New York City

By Richard A. Fogel |

As a law firm that regularly defends landlords in toxic tort cases in New York courts, we are well aware of the stringent requirements on building owners when it comes to lead paint. While our firm’s focus involves representation on legal claims and civil litigation, we know that landlords face challenges from every corner,… Read More »

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Understanding and Objecting to Charges Under NYC’s Emergency Repair Program

By Richard A. Fogel |

The New York City Emergency Repair Program (ERP) is a critical initiative under the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). This program plays a vital role in ensuring that residential buildings comply with safety and health standards. However, for building owners and landlords, the ERP can be a costly and invasive program to… Read More »

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What Landlords Need to Know About the Alternative Enforcement Program

By Richard A. Fogel |

For landlords in New York, particularly those operating multiple dwelling units, it’s crucial to be aware of the Alternative Enforcement Program (AEP) overseen by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). This blog post aims to provide an informative overview of AEP, its implications for landlords, particularly with respect to lead paint and… Read More »

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What Are the Main Types of Product Liability Claims?

By Richard A. Fogel |

Product liability claims arise when consumers sue product manufacturers, distributors or retailers alleging some product defect caused them harm. Product liability claims can involve a single plaintiff or thousands banded together in a class action. The exposure to businesses is therefore great, with a potential for damages that can easily range into the tens… Read More »

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Defenses in a Product Liability Lawsuit

By Richard A. Fogel |

In the complex landscape of allegedly defective consumer goods, medical devices, and toxic tort litigation, product liability claims often emerge as a significant concern for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Working with a New York product liability attorney who understands the defenses available in such lawsuits is crucial for businesses operating in New York, a… Read More »

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Who is an Insured Under a Commercial General Liability (CGL) Policy?

By Richard A. Fogel |

When it comes to Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance policies, a critical threshold question often arises regarding who is an insured under a CGL policy. Understanding the answer to this question and related issues is pivotal in the context of insurance law, as it directly influences the extent to which a party may be… Read More »

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What Are the Types of Commercial General Liability (CGL)?

By Richard A. Fogel |

In the modern business landscape, a commercial general liability (CGL) policy is crucial to mitigate the potential risks that businesses face every day. When insurance disputes arise (or preferably long before), understanding the different types of CGL policies is essential. As a leading NY law firm in commercial liability coverage disputes throughout New York… Read More »

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What Every New York Landlord Should Know About Lead Paint

By Richard A. Fogel |

Lead-based paint, commonly used in homes before 1978, may cause significant health issues, especially in children. Even small amounts of lead poisoning can result in allegations in lawsuits alleging developmental delays and neurological damage to children. New York City implemented stringent regulations regarding lead paint in rental properties. In New York State outside the… Read More »

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New York Homeowners Insurance and Recent Limitations on Pet Exclusions

By Richard A. Fogel |

New York Homeowners Insurance and Recent Limitations on Pet Exclusions The New York legislature recently passed several bills affecting whether and how providers of homeowners insurance can address pet ownership in their policies. Specifically, Governor Hochul signed a law limiting the right of insurance companies to refuse or adjust policies based on a policyholder’s… Read More »

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New York Court Significantly Narrows Lead Paint Potential Liability for Landlord

By Richard A. Fogel |

In a recent Kings County Supreme Court case, the allegations of lead paint poisoning date back to 2010. From 2010-2012, the plaintiffs resided at an apartment owned and managed by several non-parties to the case. The apartment had already been subject to several lead paint violations before the plaintiffs moved in, and the previous… Read More »

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