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Legal News Archive: May 2012

New Federal Rule Affects Commercial Drivers

May 30, 2012 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulations affect most drivers of commercial vehicles, including those in New York. Generally, a commercial motor vehicle is a vehicle that is used in interstate commerce and meets minimum weight or passenger criteria. Such vehicles include, for example, trucks weighing over five tons that travel across state lines. HOS regulations limit the hours a commercial vehicle driver can be on the road in a period of time. The purpose of these regulations is to reduce the incidence of truck accidents.

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In slip & fall accidents, four torn corners of a door mat provide constructive notice of hazardous conditions

May 10, 2012 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Plaintiff allegedly slipped & fell on a mat situated outside the door of his apartment building while exiting sustaining injuries. Defendant moved for summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground that it neither created the hazard or had actual or constructive notice of the alleged hazardous condition condition. The Supreme Court denied the motion and the Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed.

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