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Edward Nitkewicz

"Formal silverware" and the State of New York's duty to its psychiatric patients

In what a Court of Claims Judge ruled a specious defense claim, the State of New York argued that its duty to account for knives in its psychiatric hospitals should extend to silverware and not…

Edward Nitkewicz

The Peace Corps: "it's been a privilege flying with you, Sergio Maldonado."

In the last 30 days, the evening news has been a repository of seemingly endless stories of all that is going wrong in the world. The Federal Government is dangerously close to defaulting on its…

Edward Nitkewicz

“Hot Coffee”and the Evils of Tort Reform

Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited…

Staff Writer

More Drivers Are Uninsured As Recession Grows Deeper

Chances are increasing that the next fender bender you are involved
in could be with someone without car insurance. As the recession
leaves millions of workers unemployed and pressures family…

Jim Forde

Holiday Recalls: Hallmark Snow Globes, Toy Drums with Lead Paint……

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of Hallmark Jumbo Snow Globes because of a risk of fire hazard:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml109/09073.html

Also,…

Michael Greene

New Limits on Medicaid(2)

A recent article in the November issue of The Suffolk Lawyer, discusses the important issue of Medicaid liens. In it, it states that the Second Department has limited the right of a Social Services…

Michael Greene

New Limits on Medicaid

A recent article in the November issue of The Suffolk Lawyer, discusses the important issue of Medicaid liens. In it, it states that the Second Department has limited the right of a Social…

Michael Levine

5 Simple Steps To Deal With Your Insurance Carrier

Here are some tips you can use in dealing with insurance companies:

READ YOUR POLICY CAREFULLY: You should know exactly what is covered and how to appeal a denial by your insurance company.
BE…

Michael Levine

Insurance Companies Abandoning The Sick

You receive the devastating news that you have cancer. It is operable, and with prompt care, you have a chance to survive. You make it through the surgery and begin chemotherapy treatments. Then the…

Michael Greene

Community Spirit Alive and Well in Miller Place

Each spring, over the last dozen years, on the first weekend in June, the footsteps of hundereds of runners can be heard running through the streets of Miller Place, New York, a little village on…