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House Fire Kills Two Sisters in Southampton Vacation Home

A house fire tragically claimed the lives of two sisters early Wednesday morning as they slept in their Southampton vacation home.  During a visit from their home in Maryland, Lindsay and Jillian Wiener were sleeping when the fire started in an upstairs bedroom when...

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Tips to Stay Safe During National Construction Safety Week

Construction Safety Week runs during the first week of May each year. Since 2014, this initiative has been working to create a stronger, safer workplace. We would like to take the last day of this year’s awareness campaign to remind our community to stay safe on and...

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Partner David Scher Nominated as NYSTLA President-Elect

Partner David Scher was recently nominated as President-Elect of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) for the 2022-2023 term. Mr. Scher previously served one year as Parliamentarian before being elected to his current position of Second Vice President...

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12 Injured in MTA Bus Crash with Dump Truck in St. George

A frightening accident on March 7, 2022, left a dozen people injured after an MTA bus crashed into a dump truck in St. George, Staten Island. The crash occurred at around 11:00 a.m. at Richmond Terrace and Hamilton Avenue. According to reports, the bus was traveling...

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Construction Worker Hurt in Westhampton Beach Site Fall

On the morning of March 1, 2022, a construction worker was injured at a residential construction site in Westhampton Beach, NY when he fell through a hole in the floor. Thankfully, the worker did not sustain life-threatening injuries and he is reportedly in stable...

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