New York City residents often belong to homeowners' associations (HOA) or co-op boards in their communities. These organizations wield a great deal of power and control over the common areas of an apartment building or condominium. They can be responsible for enforcing the maintenance of certain areas within the shared grounds.
Where will you be spending your Memorial Day weekend this year? Will you be staying right here in New York City or be like the other nearly 43 million Americans who are kicking off Summer 2019 with a road trip?
In premises liability law there is a term known as a "private nuisance." It refers to a feature or consequence that "interferes with the right of specific person or entity."
For much of the year, New York receives a constant barrage of rain, snow and wind. During the summer, the city sees temperatures ranging from the 70s to mid-90s, and occasionally even in the triple digits. This puts employees who need to work outside all day in significant danger.
If you are a New York City parent of student who rides a school bus, you may be quite concerned about incidents of near-misses between cars and disembarking students. While there are laws in place that forbid motorists from passing stopped school buses, all it takes is one scofflaw to cause a horrific accident.
Chances are that if you are a New York City construction worker, you work in the vicinity of hazardous energy nearly every day. You come into contact with pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, chemical, thermal and mechanical sources of energy while carrying out your duties. All can prove harmful or deadly under the wrong set of circumstances, e.g., when the equipment is undergoing maintenance and servicing.