Content about Negligence

February 28, 2011

Bedbugs overtook New York City last summer, striking fear into the hearts of many retailers. Indeed, bedbug complaints increased by 40% in the past three years and by some estimates about 800,000 New Yorkers were affected in 2010.

By Scott W. Bermack, Scott.Bermack@leclairryan.com

February 18, 2010

By Michael Maniscalco, Esq., mike@maniscalcoanddiorio.com

It’s a scenario that plays out in countless grocery stores, convenience stores, even restaurants and fast food chains, around the country. A person slips on the floor and a lawsuit springs up seemingly before the plaintiff even hits the ground.

It’s the classic “slip & fall case,” a claim that the store was negligent in allowing a dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip.