Practice Area: Torts & Insurance
New York’s essential workers are in dire need of a COVID-19 presumptive law to help secure disability pension protections they are being denied.
What, then, is the consequence of counsel exchanging emails with agreed settlement terms, when the emails contain at most an automatically pre-populated “signature” block, but no deliberate retyping of the attorney’s name akin to a “signature.”
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been various issues that both plaintiff and defendant tort practitioners have confronted, as they relate to important statutory time periods, immunity, and/or limitation of liability.
New York’s class action procedures are antiquated. It’s time—past time, really—to update them.
Injured workers will now be able to obtain medical treatment more easily through the assistance of pro bono attorneys.
A new NYSBA-developed user-friendly online portal will match clients with volunteer attorneys.