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Support Transplant Patients-Elephant run

If you can, try to attend the Elephant Run this Sunday morning, Mother's Day May 10th in memory of Marcena Lozano. Marcena was a courageous transplant patient who passed. In her memory her parents, Lori and Kevin Lozano, established the Elephant Run to help fund scholarships for other transplant patients. Our office is a sponsor of this great caus... CONTINUE READING

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Bus Fatalities Cause Safety Review

As reported in the Washinton Post, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood " ordered a departmental review of commercial bus safety, a response to a string of fatal bus accidents across the country and criticism that the federal government has failed to act." Jackie Gillan, vice president of the Advocate... CONTINUE READING

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US BORDER CROSSING REQUIREMENTS

Currently all US citizens must show proof of identity and proof of US citizenship when entering the US from Canada. However, after JUNE 1, 2009 US citizens will be required to present one of the following documents for entry into the US by land or sea from Canada: US Passport, US Passport Card, or Enhanced Drivers License. Children under the age of 16 will be able to present an Original or copy o... CONTINUE READING

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MINI-CAR FATALITIES TWO TO THREE TIMES THAT OF LARGER VEHICLES

Although lauded for their environmental benefits, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported that "mini-cars" do a poor job of protecting their occupants. In fact, research shows that the chance of a fatality in collisions with mid-size vehicles is almost double that of larger vehicles, and that number is tripled in single "m... CONTINUE READING

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JOHN FEROLETO AND WIFE NOTED FOR CREATING YOUTH INTERSHIP PROGRAM

More than half of the students in the Buffalo Public School system do not graduate from high school. Many who do face difficult employment prospects. A front page article in the Buffalo Law Journal cited the Law Intern Program of Buffalo created by John Feroleto and his wife Paula. They plan to connect students from the inner-city with law firms who will provide paid internships. This will create... CONTINUE READING

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GM recalls 1.5 million cars due to fire fears

CNN reports a recall of various GM cars with common 3.8 liter engines due to potential fire hazards.... CONTINUE READING

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Wrongful Death Suit Commenced in Nevada Bus Crash

The number of equipment with safety violations in commercial rigs never ceases to amaze me. In the future, I may provide the percentage of tractor-trailers or buses, which fail inspection. On April 8, the Las Vegas SUN reported, “A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the crash la... CONTINUE READING

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The Interstate Trucking Attorneys

Truck injury attorneys are great people. AAJ (The American Association for Justice) has an Interstate Trucking Litigation Group and it is comprised of thoughtful, collegial, and exceptional attorneys. Among the members are the top trucking attorneys in the country and they are incredibly generous with their time and most... CONTINUE READING

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RECENT FOURTH DEPARTMENT CASE LAW

In Kmiotek v Chaba ____ A.D. 3d ____ the Appellate Division, Fourth Department set a minimum value for spinal disc injuries. The Appellate division also upheld the trial Court's Order directing a verdict on the issue of serious injury. This case involves an appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Erie County (Frank A. Sedita, Jr., J.), entered November 13, 2007. At... CONTINUE READING

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Continental Airlines Flight 3407

Unfortunately, on February 12, 2009, a plane crashed before landing at the Buffalo Niagara International airport. The airplane that crashed was a bombardier Dash 8-Q400 twin-engine turboprop. Continental Flight 3407 was operated by Colgan Air, Inc. The path of the aircraft’s flight took it through weather that was conducive to ice formation in the Buffalo area. No distress calls from the crew... CONTINUE READING

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