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Blog Posts in June, 2012

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  • John C. Liu voices concern over bike share lawsuits
    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!
    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
    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 an era ...

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  • Capital Bike Share study shows low helmet use by comuters
    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 when they ...

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  • Manhattan
    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 Robin Tooker ...

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  • Judge Tosses Out Conviction Of Driver Who Fatally Doored Cyclist
    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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