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“What’s in a name?” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, act 2, sc. 2

The United States Congress passed the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act in 1936. The purpose of COGSA was to establish a standardized set of definitions and rules to govern the terms and conditions used in ocean bills of lading.

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Impact of Late Notice of Claim to Liability Carrier (New York)

A severe recent federal court decision in New York state emphasized the importance of having your subrogation counsel identify and notify the insurer for potentially responsible parties of subrogation claims as soon as possible. In 2008, the New York legislature

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Second Circuit holds that New York Building Code imposes non-delegable duty on property owner

This summer, in reviewing a filed lawsuit, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals made a determination as a matter of law on a matter of first impression, specifically holding that property owners in New York City have a non-delegable duty

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Subrogating Against The Long Island Power Authority–Guidelines and Pitfalls

In situations where the Long Island electrical distribution system is involved in causing the loss, it is critically important to make sure that you adhere to certain particular Notice of Claim requirements, heed the shortened statute of limitations period, and

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Careless Smoking Claims Soon to be Extinguished by Fire Safe Cigarettes

Has your cause and origin investigator concluded that a carelessly discarded cigarette started a fire? If so, you should determine the location from which and manner in which the cigarettes were bought. If the cigarette at issue was not “fire

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