On this episode of the Proskin Podcast, attorney Lisa Proskin discusses the lawsuit filed against The Weinstein Co. by NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the increase in sexual harassment cases she’s personally involved with since the start of the #Metoo movement and why, as we learned in the NFL recently, verbal contracts aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
It’s a New Year. But what if you broke a law late in 2017 that no longer exists in 2018? Attorney Arnold Proskin tells you if you’re off the hook. Plus, we discuss the changing marijuana laws and the future of sports wagering. And Mr. P. shares his Super Bowl prediction.
On this year-end episode of the Proskin Podcast, Attorney Arnold Proskin shares his thoughts on 2017’s big events, and hands-out some important advice on what NOT to do this holiday season.
You’ve heard about them in the news, seen them promoted on TV and, chances are, you’ve been invited to join one or two. Class Action Lawsuits – when several plaintiffs come together to seek damages from a large corporation or other entity – are more prevalent today than ever. What should you do when notified that you may be eligible to become part of a Class Action Suit? Will it cost you money? Is it worth the time and effort? In this edition of the Proskin Podcast, attorney Lisa Proskin answers all those questions and more.
Would former President Barack Obama make a good juror? On this episode of the Proskin Podcast, Atty. Arnold Proskin, a former judge and DA, shares his ruling on that. Plus, when it’s smart to sign-away your rights to sue a company and the ongoing legal fights in the NFL.
On this very important episode of The Proskin Podcast, attorney Lisa Proskin discusses the current sexual harassment revelations involving the entertainment world, the widespread nature of the problem in all aspects of society and, most importantly, the legal steps to take if you or someone you know is experiencing sexual harassment.
In this ‘Sports Meets Law’ Edition of The Proskin Podcast, Attorney Arnold Proskin discusses the liability ramifications of the incident involving the young fan at Yankee Stadium who was seriously injured by a foul ball. And he sounds-off on the issue of NFL players evoking their Constitutional rights by kneeling in protest during the National Anthem.
Wish you could get personal information on your “adult” college student who’s away from home? Can a parent get arrested if their school-aged child isn’t in school? Is there a limit to the number of hours a teen can work during the school year? Get answers to these questions – and more – in this “Back To School” edition.
Starting or expanding a small business is no small task. In this episode of The Proskin Podcast, attorney Arnold Proskin shares his expertise on legal aspects of creating a company, including the important differences between a DBA, S Corp and LLC.
The recent horrific incident at the Ohio State Fair that resulted in the death of one amusement park rider and serious injuries to several others has people concerned on a multitude of levels.
Who’s to blame? What legal steps should those families involved be taking? And with fair season ready to kick-in all over the country, how do you protect yourself – legally and physically – when it comes to enjoying carnival rides?
In this Proskin Law Firm Q&A, attorney Lisa Proskin addresses those issues and more:
Q: The family of the young man who died is filing a “wrongful death” lawsuit. Is this standard procedure this early in a case such as this?
A: Wrongful death is the appropriate action. I don’t know the statute of limitations on this in Ohio but there certainly is one. Often there is a shortened statute where the state or other municipality is involved so that may be why they moved so quickly. They also may have just wanted to capitalize on the publicity and use it in their favor.
Q: If you were representing the family who would you be suing?
A: We’d be suing everyone – the inspectors, the state, the fairground, the ride company, the manufacturer and anyone else connected.
Q: One of the co-owners of the ride company is blaming this in on “mechanical failure”. If the ride did pass multiple inspections, can the owners still be held liable for an unforeseen mechanical failure?
A: It’s early and you don’t know yet why this happened. Someone had to be negligent and at fault. Seats shouldn’t fly off of a ride. Period. You can’t get away with simply calling this an accident.
Q: If the ride did pass inspection, does that get anyone off the hook when it comes to possible legal responsibility?
A: Ohio has inspection requirements. Not every state does. New York does too, many states don’t (among them Vermont). There is certainly an argument that the company and the state are liable for what happened to these riders. The fairground (if owned by someone other than the state) and the manufacturer (depending on what caused the problem) could also be liable. If people are injured from a “known risk” then there is an assumption of the risk argument. Here, there isn’t an argument that they should have known they could be ejected from the ride.
As their lawyer, I’d also check if the inspectors are state employees or private contractors.
Q: As a parent, what are your thoughts when it comes to amusement park rides, especially those that travel from town to town this time of the year?
A: One assumes if rides pass inspection that they’re safe. Not in this case. As a mom, I’ve always steered clear of carnival/fair rides. I just don’t trust something like that is being moved and reassembled weekly. I’m sure the company will argue that they’ve been doing this x amount of years in so many different places and this is the first problem.
It’s a sad situation, probably a good lawsuit and a terrifying problem.