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Today’s Syracuse Post Standard reported on a study published in the journal Pediatrics concluding that, in the U.S.A., a child dies in a portable pool every 5 days during the summer months. Ninety four percent of the victims are under 5. Drowning is the second-leading cause of death among young children. (The first is car […]

Today’s Syracuse Post Standard reports on a seven-million dollar investment by the owners of the Darien Lake Resort to expand the amusement park this spring, adding new water-based rides and other attractions, and splitting Darien Lake into two much larger amusement parks. The Florida-based corporate owner of Darien Lake christened the new expanded water park […]

Today Community General Hospital in Syracuse, New York, opened its new $7.6 million orthopedics unit. The new unit, located on the hospital’s sixth floor, will care for patients recuperating from knee, hip (including hip and knee replacements) and spine surgery. The Hospital’s old orthopedics unit on the fourth floor provided insufficient space, as the orthopedic […]

I recently posted a blog entitled “Why Upstate New York Verdicts Are Much Smaller than Downstate” . I explained that New York City juries tended to be more generous than upstate juries because big-city dwellers generally tend to be “socially” oriented while rural people are more “self-sufficiency” oriented. One thing I did not mention in […]

The New York Times recently reported that a Manhattan jury returned a $27.5 million verdict to a 45 year-old woman who had to have her leg amputated after a bus ran over her. While such a verdict for an amputated leg is considered high in New York City, such a personal injury damages verdict would […]

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