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Local City Planner Killed in Tree Trimming Accident

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A Saugerties man who served as a planner for multiple towns in Ulster County and who was otherwise involved in the community has died. Tragically, the man was fatally injured when struck by a falling tree branch cut by tree trimmers. Learn more about the case below, and contact a seasoned Hudson Valley personal… Read More »

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Hundreds of Doctors Fleeing from Medical Board Sanctions in One State to Practice Freely in Others

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According to the results of a yearlong investigation by MedPage Today and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the current national database that houses complaints against medical practitioners is extremely faulty–to the point that hundreds of doctors facing sanctions in one state may have simply fled across state lines to avoid punishment and continue practicing elsewhere. … Read More »

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Hundreds of Malpractice Lawsuits against Local Surgeon Settled for $45 Million

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A surgeon who spent years working in the Hudson Valley and who was sentenced to over four years in prison became the subject of hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits by local residents who were the subject of sometimes-fraudulent or botched surgeries. Recently, lawyers for the victims and for the insurance companies who will cover… Read More »

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Fatalities Caused by Speeding and Drunk Driving Roughly Equal, Study Finds

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It’s hard not to feel compelled to do everything faster, to save time wherever we can. This can extend to driving as fast as we can, despite knowing that speeding can be a highly unsafe behavior. While we know we shouldn’t speed, speeding does not seem to get the same amount of moral outrage… Read More »

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Before Attending a Hearing or Trial in Your Divorce, Learn about Courtroom Etiquette

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It’s very possible that your first encounter with a courtroom will occur during your divorce trial. The rules of appropriate behavior in a courtroom aren’t complicated. That said, it’s critical that you follow these rules diligently, keeping in mind that the eyes of the judge and opposing party will always be on you, watching… Read More »

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Leaving Specific Items for Heirs in Your Will? Proceed with Caution

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When drafting a will, your first instinct may be to use the opportunity to make specific gifts to loved ones—your home to a child or grandchild with a large family, your vintage Mercedes to a family member with an interest in old cars, your antique jewelry to a child who has long admired it…. Read More »

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New Law Extends Time Limit to File Medical Malpractice Claim

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Earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that will make it easier for victims of medical malpractice to get justice in court. The bill has been labeled “Lavern’s Law,” named after the woman whose personal tragedy spurred the change regarding when medical malpractice lawsuits may be filed. Read… Read More »

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How to Respond to a Stalling Spouse

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Filing for divorce may have felt like it was an inevitability for years to you, but your desire for a split may have come as a surprise to your spouse. A reluctant spouse can make a divorce truly miserable in many ways, but one of the most costly and frustrating ways is through the… Read More »

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Issues to Consider Before Becoming Your Former Spouse’s Creditor

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Finding an equitable division of assets in a divorce isn’t always simple. In many cases, one spouse may want to take one of the couple’s higher-value assets for emotional or logistical reasons, but they’re unable to buy out the other spouse’s share of that asset. A common example is that of the spouse who… Read More »

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Ways that Bankruptcy Filings Can Help with Past-Due Tax Debts

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Believe it or not, tax day is already right around the corner. If you’re struggling to keep up with debts and have accrued unpaid tax liabilities, you may dread April 15th even more than most. Perhaps you’ve considered filing for bankruptcy to help you manage your credit card, medical or other consumer debts, but… Read More »

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