The New York Court of Appeals, our state's highest court, recently decided Rodriguez v. City of New York. The court held that plaintiffs do not have the burden to establish the absence of their own comparative negligence in order to win partial summary judgment.
There is plenty of competition for obtaining a New York liquor license. New York's Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulates approximately 70,000 licenses in a variety of different zones. In a state of close to 20 million residents, many other businesses would like to license as well.
Over the strong objections of doctors and hospitals, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a measure that extends the statute of limitations for certain types of medical malpractice lawsuits.
Besides raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, the Paid Leave Benefits Law (“NYPFL”) becomes effective January 1, 2018, and is also changing.