The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny Blog Posts

  • Richard Kenny's Kihl Case is Listed Among Top Results in Nassau
    on Feb 17, 2015
    Richard M. Kenny successfully litigated Kihl v. Pfeffer, 94 N.Y.2d 118, 722 N.E.2d 55 (1999). The case resolved in 2008 for $13,050,000.00. The case has been listed among the "top payouts in Nassau, 2006-2013."...
  • Calls for Agency Action on Railroad X-ings in NJ
    on Feb 16, 2015
    Recently, we blogged on a crash between an SUV and a Metro-North train at a railroad crossing in Valhalla, NY. The crash and resulting fire killed several people. Now, a legislator in New Jersey is calling on the New Jersey Department of Transportati...
  • Recent Blow to Vision Zero
    on Feb 14, 2015
    In an unfortunate blow to the City's campaign to make NYC's streets safer to pedestrians, took a hit yesterday when a 15-yr old girl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was hit by a city bus while crossing a street on her way to school. The driver appa...
  • How Much Liability Insurance Do Taxis Have In New York City? Less Than You Might Think.
    on Feb 12, 2015
    Recently, Bob Simon, a long time host of "60 Minutes", was killed in a taxi crash. When it comes time for the Simon family to consider why Mr. Simon was taken from them, that family might sue the taxi company for negligence. The taxi's...
  • Changes in Medicaid May Affect Your Ability to Get A Doctor Appointment
    on Feb 11, 2015
    Medicaid payments to States were reduced recently, possibly affecting access to care for people using the insurance program. The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") helped States by providing an increase in Medicaid payments for primary care...
  • Watch Your Step! Avoid Slips and Falls in the Wintry Mix
    on Feb 10, 2015
    The wintry weather that swirled in yesterday created slick roads and sidewalks. Untreated surfaces can become slippery, and a travel advisory was in effect through this morning. (CBS New York) At times like this, when temperatures hover above freez...
  • Scammers are Taking Advantage of Anthem Hack
    on Feb 9, 2015
    Following the hack of an Anthem, Inc. database, scammer are trying to take advantage of people through phishing emails. Anthem, which provides insurance services through Blue Cross Blue Shield, is expected to reach out to victims of the hack, but thr...
  • Metro-North Collision with SUV Killed 6, Injuried More
    on Feb 9, 2015
    Late Tuesday evening, a 49 year-old woman, Ellen Brody, stopped her SUV on train tracks in Valhalla, NY, and was consequently hit by a Metro-North train. According to the article at WebProNews, a witness in another car watched as Ms. Brody stopped on...
  • Anthem, Inc., provider of Blue Cross Blue Shield, is Hacked
    on Feb 5, 2015
    Anthem, Inc. the country's second-largest health insurer disclosed yesterday that the personal data of about 80 million customers and employees was accessed by hackers. Anthem said that the personal information accessed included names, birthdays,...
  • Rekindled Fire Consumes Official Documents Warehouse
    on Feb 1, 2015
    A massive fire that has completely engulfed a warehouse in Brooklyn was still burning this morning after beginning early Saturday morning. According to the New York Times, that building at caught fire was the CitiStorage building at 5 North 11th Stre...
  • The Quiet Danger of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After the Snow
    on Jan 29, 2015
    After the snow stops coming down, there is one simple tip to remember while we frantically shovel out ourselves, our homes, and our cars: keep vents coming from gas-powered appliances and vehicle tailpipes clear of snow. Although, and especially beca...
  • FDA Blasts Meat Processors with Warning Letters for Noncompliance
    on Jan 28, 2015
    According to Food Safety News, a "relatively large" number of food processors received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The warning letters notified processors of inadequacies in their "HAACP" pl...
  • Snow Day Tomorrow - Stay In and Out of the Way
    on Jan 26, 2015
    In an alert from NYC's Advanced Warning System (AWS) this morning, theNational Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the NYC area. The warning is in effect from 1pm today, January 26th, to 12am on Wednesday. The estimated total snowfall...
  • Massive NJ Fire Finally Under Control
    on Jan 22, 2015
    Into this morning, crews were still fighting the massive fire that consumed a 408-unit luxury apartment complex in Edgewater, NJ. Authorities have reported that the event is now under control. Two firefighters and two civilians sustained "minor...
  • Number of Beneficiaries of GM Compensation Fund Increases
    on Jan 20, 2015
    Last week, four more claims were approved to benefit from the compensation fund set up by General Motors to compensate victims of faulty ignition switches installed in its vehicles. The fund was set up specifically to compensate any driver, passenger...
  • Number of Beneficiaries of GM Compensation Fund Inicreases
    on Jan 20, 2015
    Last week, four more claims were approved to benefit from the compensation fund set up by General Motors to compensate victims of faulty ignition switches installed in its vehicles. The fund was set up specifically to compensate any driver, passenger...
  • AirAsia flight 8501
    on Jan 12, 2015
    Safety experts on continuing to investigate the cause of the crash of AirAsia flight 8501. (Wall Street Journal). After the crash it took about two weeks to find and retrieve the “black box” containing the flight data. According to the ne...
  • Stay Safe, and Enjoy the Holidays!
    on Dec 25, 2014
    The end-of-year holidays are a time when everyone gets excited about making their homes pleasant and inviting by hanging decorations, setting up Christmas trees, and lighting candles. While decking the halls, we should remain vigilant that we are not...
  • How and Why Do Lawyers Get Paid The Way They Do?
    on Dec 18, 2014
    Plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys represent injured people. Injured people can rarely afford to pay hundreds of dollars per hour to an attorney. They can rarely afford to pay experts to examine their cases and testify in court. They can rarel...
  • Holiday Toy Safety
    on Dec 14, 2014
    Manufacturers of any product must keep safety in mind. That goes for any product. For example, electric saws must have safety guards. Manufacturers of toys must create products that are safe for children. As much as we would like manufacturers to alw...
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