The Declaration of Independence is arguably one of the greatest legal documents – and the greatest break-up note – of all time. Its opening, well-known to every American schoolchild, states: When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and…Read More Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Today is “Flag Day,” which according to one source “commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.” Some legal tidbits about Old Glory: The U.S. Flag Code, codified at Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the United States Code (4 U.S.C. § 1 et…Read More Happy Flag Day 2018
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday honoring the life and work of one of the greatest civil rights activists to ever have lived. In his speech (excerpt below), Dr. King states: You are doing many things here in this struggle. You are demanding that this city will respect the dignity of…Read More Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the “Dignity of Labor”
Pospis Law has been retained to represent, and obtain compensation for, a client involved in a terrible moving vehicle accident. Our client – a beloved grandmother (affectionately known as “Grandma”) – was, while lawfully walking home from a holiday party on Christmas Eve, struck by a vehicle being operated in a negligent manner. In addition…Read More Grandma v. Claus Manufacturing, et al
In O’Connell v. Macy’s Corporate Services, Inc., 154 A.D.3d 628 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Oct. 31, 2017), the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s personal injury claim against Macy’s. In sum, plaintiff alleges that on or about November 28, 2013, she was struck by an all terrain-vehicle driven by the Defendant Jeff Stanton.…Read More Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Handler Volunteer’s Injury Claim Properly Dismissed in Light of Release
While for many Labor Day is (in addition to being a day off of work) means BBQs, sales, and a festive way to end the summer, the U.S. Department of Labor’s website explains that the federal holiday “is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American…Read More Happy Labor Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day! While this holiday of (ahem) love may bring back fond memories of grade-school card and candy swapping, it’s important to remember that bringing romance into the workplace – even (or maybe especially) on Valentine’s Day – presents risks, most notably of a sexual harassment/hostile work environment lawsuit. Consider, for example, the case of Pugni…Read More Valentine’s Day and the Workplace
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that marks the birthday of the civil rights leader, who was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Dr. King was present when President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law that prohibits discrimination in (e.g.) employment (Title VII) and public…Read More Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
As 2016 draws to a close, I’d like to take a brief moment to reflect on the past year. Cases We have continued to fight on behalf of our clients in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and personal injury matters. Cases we have handled this year include: Sexual harassment ($500,000 settlement) Disability discrimination and retaliation ($30,000…Read More Pospis Law Year in Review: 2016
Santa Claus has a difficult job. In addition to needing to violate the laws of physics, there’s always the risk of injury. This could happen in many ways, including Falling off an icy/unsalted roof, Getting stuck in a too-narrow chimney, Being burned by a lit fireplace upon descending down a chimney, Tripping and falling over scattered…Read More Ho, Ho, Ho…Ouch! Can an Injured Santa Claus (Successfully) Sue?