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  • Have You Experienced Discrimination in the Workplace?

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 25-May-2017

    What is Workplace Discrimination? Employers are forbidden by law from engaging in any conduct that discriminates based on age, race, color, nationality, sex/gender, religion, military status, sexual orientation, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, or pregnancy status. Employers who engage in illegally discriminatory behavior can be held accountable under the law. Examples of ...
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  • Wrongful Termination Attorney in New York

    Posted By Russell Friedman Law Group || 18-May-2017

    Have You Been Wrongfully Terminated? The New York employment law attorneys at Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP have extensive experience representing those who have been wrongfully terminated by their employers. If you believe that you have been fired for illegitimate reasons potentially involving a breach of contract or employment discrimination, we encourage you to get in touch with our firm to ...
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  • What Constitutes "Excessive Force" for Police?

    Posted By Russell Friedman Law Group || 11-May-2017

    Police have the authority to use force where necessary in order to diffuse a situation and keep themselves and other people safe. However, there are times when police officers overstep their bounds and use more force than is warranted to subdue a suspect or handle a prisoner. When this happens, it is referred to as “ excessive force ” or “ police brutality.” The reasonable ...
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  • Most Criminal Defense Attorneys are Clueless on Civil Rights Law

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 9-Sep-2016

    The number one reason that winnable civil rights cases never see the light of day is because the victims simply do not know their rights. The obvious genesis of every civil rights action for false arrest is a criminal proceeding. Criminal defendants’ sole focus during their criminal cases is attempting to establish their innocence to the charges that have been levied against them. ...
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  • Carmakers Snag Spotlight at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 22-Apr-2016

    A few weeks ago, people from around the globe gathered in Las Vegas to view the latest and greatest technological innovations at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show. Among the headline attractions at this year’s show were new vehicles from Ford and other automakers, making a series of announcements on electric vehicles, connected cars, and autonomous driving. As tech companies ...
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  • U.S. Government Sues Volkswagen over Emissions Test Scandal

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 19-Apr-2016

    German automaker Volkswagen is now facing a lawsuit brought by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice for selling 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. with software helping the vehicles cheat through emissions tests. The scandal was uncovered in September of last year, when it was discovered that cars with so-called “clean diesel engines” contained “defeat ...
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  • Latest Airbag Recall to Affect Five Million More Drivers

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 18-Mar-2016

    On the heels of a massive series of recalls over defective Takata airbags, automakers Fiat Chrysler and Honda are set to recall five million more vehicles to remedy another airbag defect that has gone unaddressed for years. According to a filing with federal safety regulators that just recently went public, Continental Automotive Systems, the German supplier that manufactures airbag components, ...
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  • New Innovation May Soon Replace Car Side Mirrors

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 14-Mar-2016

    Engineers have long searched for a better solution to side view mirrors, which many view as ugly, aerodynamically inefficient, and prone to creating blind spots. As a solution to this problem, automotive parts supplier Continental Automotive Systems has created “digital mirrors” that replace traditional side view mirrors with cameras. Not only does this innovation improve the look of ...
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  • Obama Administration Proposes $4 Billion Budget for Self-Driving Vehicles

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 9-Mar-2016

    Recently, the Obama administration pledged to invest funds to further the research and development of self-driving cars due to increased efforts of technology companies and automakers. Although self-driving cars are predicted to be on the road within the next 10 years, most major cities have not created long-term plans with these autonomous vehicles in mind. As of now, the proposed budget for the ...
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  • Your Employer Might Not Have Told You About These Workplace Rights

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 4-Mar-2016

    Thousands of workers in New York and throughout the country have their rights violated by their employers, oftentimes without even being aware of it. Many people assume they can trust their employers to always follow the law, but many employers routinely violate laws. Sometimes it is on purpose (to get more work done for less money, for example), but sometimes the violations arise from simple ...
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  • Russell Friedman Law Group Helps Save UB-04 Bill from Being Disallowed

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 4-Mar-2016

    The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, together with Joel Giambra of Park Strategies, LLC, helped the hospital community avoid a huge catastrophe after certain court decisions disallowed the use of UB-04 forms within hospitals. The voiding of this form, which is the uniform institutional provider hard copy claim form that is used when billing multiple third party payers, would have rendered millions ...
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  • Trial Begins in GM Ignition Switch Recall Case

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 29-Feb-2016

    According to the Associated Press, a jury has been selected to serve in a Manhattan civil trial addressing hundreds of pending claims against General Motors, all of which allege defective and dangerous ignition switches. This trial is the first of six that have been scheduled throughout the coming year to narrow legal issues in lawsuits affecting more than 1,000 people. Hundreds of lawsuits with ...
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  • Police Brutality Lead to Death of Dannemora Inmate

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 26-Feb-2016

    The civil rights issue of police brutality has seen a lot of attention over the past year. In an effort to bring one overlooked case to light, a recent article published by the New York Times last month is yet another reminder to the public that police misconduct is a serious concern in our state and throughout the country, with many perpetrators escaping punishment for violating the rights of ...
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  • New Study: Voice Commands are Highly Distracting to Drivers

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 22-Feb-2016

    A new study conducted by the University of Utah for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that hands-free car systems may still be a major distraction behind the wheel. Although designed to keep the driver’s hands on the wheel, many car infotainment systems have been shown to have the undesirable effect of taking attention away from the road. According to the study, it can take ...
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  • What is Police Brutality & Excessive Force?

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 18-Feb-2016

    Police officers are granted broad powers in the course of their duties. While the majority of officers are responsible in regards to this responsibility, there are unfortunately others who abuse their power and go beyond the limits of “reasonable force.” Cases of police using excessive force against citizens in the course of their duties are all too common in the news, and can result ...
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