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David H. Perecman, a Veteran New York Personal Injury Lawyer, Sues New York City for Wrong Imprisonment

David H. Perecman, a Veteran New York Personal Injury Lawyer, Sues New York City for Wrong Imprisonment










New York, NY (PRWEB) December 6, 2007

David H. Perecman, a veteran personal injury lawyer from New York City and co-founder of the personal injury law firm of Perecman & Fanning, filed suit in April against New York City on behalf of a woman who spent unlawful jail time in New York State and was wrongly imprisoned at Riker’s Island Penitentiary for four years.

The civil rights court case, number 24709/07, filed in Queens County, claims that Lourdes Torres, a 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico with a very low IQ, was forced to give a confession to detectives regarding a murder of her lover that she did not commit. In January, almost four years after DNA evidence pointed to other killers and after defense attorney Edward Sapone took Ms. Torres’ criminal case, the Queens’ District Attorney dropped murder charges against her.

Mr. Sapone consulted with Mr. Perecman, one of the top personal injury lawyers in New York City, and recommended the court case to him for a civil suit.

In April, Mr. Perecman filed a civil action against New York City based on claims of wrongful imprisonment and failing to follow up on DNA and other evidence leading to the real murderers. Mr. Perecman is asking for million on behalf of his client who served unlawful jail time in New York State.

“This is an egregious case of a coerced confession and New York City detectives not following up on available evidence that could have led to the real murder,” says Mr. Perecman. “Ms. Torres spent four years behind bars unjustly and now she is seeking justice for her cause.”

Perecman & Fanning’s reputation as a high-quality personal injury law firm has been built on 25 years of representing victims of accidents and other injustices throughout New York City. The dedicated lawyers at Perecman & Fanning doggedly advocate for victims of various accidents and their families to make sure that they recover for their injuries and their suffering.

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For the past 25 years, Mr. Perecman of Perecman & Fanning has championed all types of personal injury cases, including cases involving unlawful jail time in New York State. Mr. Perecman, one of the top personal injury lawyers in New York City, has recovered millions of dollars for his clients over the course of his career, with million in verdicts and settlements in the last year alone. Among his more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a million verdict for an injured construction worker. Mr. Perecman’s depth of expertise in civil rights court cases and breadth of knowledge are widely recognized, while his record and reputation speak for themselves.

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California Personal Injury Lawyers File Lawsuit Against the City of Azusa, California, for Dangerous Conditions of Public Property

California Personal Injury Lawyers File Lawsuit Against the City of Azusa, California, for Dangerous Conditions of Public Property













The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim


Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) March 25, 2010

The California personal injury lawyers of BISNAR | CHASE (http://www.BestAttorney.com)] have filed a lawsuit against the City of Azusa, Azusa Pacific University and the operator of a trolley on campus property. The complaint for damages for dangerous conditions of public property and motor vehicle negligence was filed after a February 2008 incident in which Julie Farris, a student at Azusa Pacific University, suffered a severe and permanent brain injury after she was struck by a trolley that was owned by the University while riding her bicycle to class. Julie, the plaintiff in this case, brought the action against the aforementioned defendants. The case is currently pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, case #KC055075.

Catastrophic Personal Injuries After Trolley Collides with Bicyclist

According to court documents, Julie Farris was riding her bicycle on the 800 Block of East Foothill Boulevard, between Citrus Avenue on the east end, and the West Campus of Azusa Pacific University campus on the west end, on February 19, 2008. A trolley owned by Azusa Pacific University and driven by a university employee, Oscar Armando Galan, struck Julie causing her to sustain catastrophic personal injuries, including a severe and permanent brain injury.

“We allege Julie suffered severe permanent injuries at the hands of both the City of Azusa and Azusa Pacific University, both of which knew the roadway on which Julie was traveling was unsafe for students.” said Brian Chase, a partner at the Los Angeles personal injury law firm, BISNAR | CHASE. “What’s equally disturbing is the fact that both the City and the University knew there had been numerous accidents on the roadway and that the majority of university students were riding against traffic, yet did nothing to warn students or the public about these dangers, and did nothing to fix the roadway.”    

Unsafe Roadways in the City of Azusa

The suit alleges that bicyclists and pedestrians traveling between the east and west campuses of Azusa Pacific University were forced onto a congested, narrow roadway owned, operated and maintained by the City of Azusa. Students frequently traveled this roadway against traffic due to a lack of bike paths, crosswalks and/or traffic signals that would allow students safe travel to and from classes and residence halls. The hazardous condition of the roadway was further exacerbated by the presence of parked cars that narrowed the usable surface of the street.

What’s more, the suit alleges the University failed to install crosswalks or traffic signals that would allow students to safely cross the busy roadway during peak times of the day when motor vehicle traffic was the most congested. In particular, because of the lack of crosswalks and traffic signals, bicyclists had no other choice but to travel head-on into oncoming traffic, versus with the flow of traffic, further increasing the roadway’s dangerous conditions.

Finally, the suit alleges the City of Azusa failed to provide its students with duty of due care by scheduling the location and times of its classes in a manner that increased traffic congestion and intensity along the roadway.

Azusa Pacific University Allegedly Failed to Improve Hazardous Road Conditions

According to the lawsuit, the defendants were aware of the dangerous conditions of the roadway due to increased serious and fatal car accidents and had been provided funding to make improvements to the roadway but instead, used these funds for other projects at the expense of public safety.

“We allege that not only did Azusa Pacific University use funds earmarked for roadway improvements for other unrelated projects, it failed to warn people about the dangers of this roadway which further demonstrates its negligent and reckless disregard for human safety,” said Chase.

The action seeks economic damages for severe personal injuries, pain and suffering and permanency, past and future hospital, medical and other healthcare expenses, and loss of past and future wages and earning capacity.

About BISNAR | CHASE

The BISNAR | CHASE Newport Beach personal injury lawyers represent people who have been very seriously injured or lost a family member due to an accident, defective product or negligence throughout California. The law firm has won a wide variety of challenging serious injury defective product cases against a number of Fortune 500 companies. Get a complimentary copy of The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim. For more information, please visit http://www.CaliforniaInjuryBlog.com.

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Personal Injury Attorney in New York City

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Keeping close counsel: meet rudy’s unlikely legacy; a new wave of criminal defense lawyers who give their clients a fighting chance to make good.: An article from: City Limits

Keeping close counsel: meet rudy’s unlikely legacy; a new wave of criminal defense lawyers who give their clients a fighting chance to make good.: An article from: City Limits

This digital document is an article from City Limits, published by City Limits Community Information Service, Inc. on January 1, 2003. The length of the article is 3847 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Keeping close counsel: meet rudy’s unlikely legacy; a new wave of criminal defense lawyers who give their clients a fighting chance to make good.
Author: Wendy Davis
Publication: City Limits (Refereed)
Date: January 1, 2003
Publisher: City Limits Community Information Service, Inc.
Volume: 28 Issue: 1 Page: 27(5)

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New York City Divorce Lawyer Lisa Beth Older, Also a Prominent NYC Entertainment Lawyer, Announces Expansion of Legal Services

(PRWEB) June 7, 2005

Lisa Beth Older, a NYC divorce attorney with extensive experience in litigation, is now offering her legal services and representation to aspiring writers and actors seeking representation with television and motion picture deals, or with litigation problems.

Not only has she had almost twenty years experience help celebrities reach their goals; she has also become a deal maker.

Lisa Beth Older can also help you with litigation challenges and with the ordeals many find themselves faced with when undergoing a NYC divorce case.

Of late, of particular interest to her law firm is acquiring and attending to new clients that have completed draft treatments of their screenplays or television pilots.

If you are an accomplished actor, writer, producer or director that has a completed project that you think has artistic merit and need representation on the television or motion picture studio level then it might interest you to set up a consultation to see what can be done to enhance your career or protect your legal rights.

Call her to set up an appointment today at 212-786-0901 in NYC

Or call her at 845-246-0400 if you are located near any town near the artist colony of Woodstock New York!

Or visit her on the web at lawofficesoflisabetholder.com

Email lolder@hvc.rr.com or

Email: lolder@nyc.rr.com

This is not deemed legal advice and is not intended to substitute for hiring independent counsel of your choice.

Lisa Beth Older, Esq.

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New York City Attorney Lisa Beth Older, Esq. Announces She Will Offer Services for Personal Injury and Car Accidents

Saugerties, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2005

New York divorce lawyer Lisa Beth Older, a prominent New York attorney with more than 20 years of experience, now offers services to victims of personal injuries and car accidents.

She is an experienced, successful trial lawyer comfortable in all court settings. She has practiced divorce law, but is now available for people in Kingston, Woodstock, or Saugerties N.Y., seeking representation for personal injury or car accidents.

Older is also pleased to announce that she has opened a new office in New York City, on the waterfront, in Battery Park City. This office is located at 375 South End Ave, Building 400 Suite 23c, New York, N.Y. 10280. Here she will focus her personal injury and accident practices. She also maintains an upstate law office at 1228 Route 212, Saugerties, N.Y. 12477.

Older provides a web page with comprehensive materials about law for the public.

Visit her online at www.nycaccidentlawyer.net. She can be reached at 212-786-0901 or 845-246-0400 for free telephone consultations

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Kansas City Attorney Chris Angles Explains Teen Sexting and the Law

Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) March 1, 2010

Parents of teens in the Kansas City metro area need to understand that in Missouri, sexting can result in felony charges, including exploitation of a child and creating, possession and distribution of child pornography.

Sexting is a variation on texting in which erotic images or messages are sent via cell phone. While teens may think sexting is all in fun, such messages could place them in violation of child pornorgraphy laws.

Sexting made headlines earlier this year when a prosecutor threatened to charge three teenage girls with child pornography when they took photos of themselves in their bras and some of those images ended up on their classmates’ cell phones.

“It’s important for parents to become aware of sexting and the potential legal ramifications,” said Kansas City attorney Christopher Angles of the Angles Law Firm (http://www.angleslaw.com/statecourtcriminal/sexcrimes.asp). “Ignorance is not a defense, and while parents may not think this affects them, the reality is that research shows that 1 in 5 teens are in fact engaged in this activity.”

It’s a nationwide phenomenon. Teenage boys and girls are using the built-in cameras in their cell phones to take nude and semi-nude shots of themselves and sending them to boyfriends, friends or classmates.

“Your best course of action is prevention,” Angles said. “As parents you need to take charge and understand how your children are using technology – from cell phones to the Internet. It’s your responsibility to teach them how to use it safely and to monitor their online and cell phone activity. Failure to do so could have dire legal consequences.”

The legal system is still trying to determine how to deal with the relatively new sexting phenomena. Some define sexting as pornography, while others view it as high-tech flirting.

“Missouri already has a law against texting while driving for motorists under the age of 21,” Angles said. “Now sexting is a legal concern as well. Just because your teens aren’t using their cell phones often doesn’t mean they aren’t sexting. Parents need to get involved.”

Angles says sexting raises a number of legal questions and advises parents to consult with an attorney to understand the legal options when a teenager faces legal trouble related to sexting.

“Parents need to understand what it would mean if their teen’s name ends up on a sex offender registry, which is one possible consequence of sexting,” Angles said. “They also need to know how to legally protect their teen if someone else has a nude photo of their teen. Parents should also check to see if the school has a policy regarding camera phones in school bathrooms and locker rooms. That could be key to protecting the children, too. There are a lot of legal issues to consider when it comes to sexting.”

About the Angles Law Firm

Criminal lawyer Christopher Angles is a criminal defense attorney serving clients in Kansas and Missouri. Angles vigorously defends those accused of serious offenses including homicides, drug offenses, robberies, sex charges and other serious crimes at all stages in the federal, state, juvenile and municipal courts. For more information, visit angleslaw.com.

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