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Blog Posts in June, 2012

John C. Liu voices concern over bike share lawsuits

The New York City comptroller, John C. Liu, is warning that the city’s ambitious bike-share program, which is to begin next month, could face lawsuits from accidents involving those bikes. In an ...
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Good news from Albany! SUM Amendment is passed!

Minutes ago, the New York Legislature passed the SUM bill [S.7787 (Seward) / A.10784 (Morelle)], a common-sense amendment to the Insurance Law that will protect policy holders and their loved ones ...
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Dropping Helmet Laws to Reduce a Town's Risk

From the New York Times: By KIRK JOHNSON MILTON, Wash. — Will the nanny state take away our right to drink too much soda? Will the police rob us of privacy in the name of fighting terrorism? In ...
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Capital Bike Share study shows low helmet use by comuters

It’s long been known that while plenty of people use Capital Bikeshare, not many of them use helmets. But now a Georgetown University study has quantified how few people actually use helmets ...
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Manhattan "hit and run" bicyclist victim allowed to submit claim to Crime Victims Board

A woman who was injured by a "hit and run" bicyclist in Manhattan has won the chance to press her claim for compensation before the state Office of Victim Services. At issue in Matter of ...
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Judge Tosses Out Conviction Of Driver Who Fatally Doored Cyclist

Judge Tosses Out Conviction Of Driver Who Fatally Doored Cyclist A Brooklyn judge tossed out the conviction of Krystal Francis, who was found guilty of driving with a suspended license in February for ...
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