A homeowner sought advice from a real estate professional about potential liability for the 250-year-old oak in the backyard because it extended over the next-door neighbors' property line.
New York boating laws are comparable to driving laws regarding the prohibition against boating while intoxicated or impaired by either drugs or alcohol. Those convicted can face prison time, fines and suspension of the right to operate a boat.
One of the more insidious repercussions of an auto accident is lingering driving anxiety. This condition is very common and causes people to be unable to drive. Some are so traumatized that they are no longer comfortable even as passengers in vehicles driven by others.
Seven years ago, two people died when a crane toppled in Manhattan. Last month, their families finally got long-delayed justice in a civil trial that was one of New York City's longest.