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Rosasco to Lecture on Workers' Compensation Claims at St. John's Law School

Monday, March 30, 2009

I’ll be giving my annual New York Workers’ Compensation Law lecture to the St. John’s Law School Labor Relations and Employment Law Society this Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 6:30 PM.  My friend David L. Gregory, the Dorothy Day Professor of Law, has asked me to speak on "real world" workers’ comp issues to his students for over ten years now.  Just a few weeks ago,  NY AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes spoke to the same students on the "Future of Labor".  I am in good company. Given the ongoing implementation of the 2007 New York Workers’ Compensation Reform laws, which included an increase […]

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Rosasco to Receive Clara Lemlich Public Service Award at Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial Dinner

Monday, March 9, 2009

I am humbled to have been selected a 2009 recipient of the Clara Lemlich Public Service Award from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial Foundation for my work as Co-Chairman of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Alliance.  My fellow recipients include  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, Injured Workers’ Bar Association President Barbara Levine and the Hon. Edward I.Pitts, Co-Author of the New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook published by LexisNexis.  We will all be honored at a gala dinner on March 25, 2009, the 98th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in […]

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Congratulations President Obama: Now Please Fix ERISA Disability Claims Law

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

First and foremost, congratulations to our new President – Barack Obama.  His historic election will forever change the way opportunity and entitlement are viewed in the United States.  He has tremendous challenges before him, but with our support and shared sacrifice, perhaps we can right this dangerously leaky ship we call America.  Godspeed, Mr. President. In the midst of this country’s many problems, and on Inauguration Day especially, perhaps it seems a bit parochial to ask the new President to consider fixing the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA).  However, since the stated goal of the New York Disability Law Blog is to provide […]

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Veteran Long Term Disability Insurance Defense Attorney Michael Yoeli Joins Turley Redmond and Rosasco

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Michael Yoeli, one of the most experienced long term disability lawyers in the legal community, has joined Turley Redmond and Rosasco as ‘Of Counsel".  After a distinguished career on the defense side of the long term disability bar, Mike has  been representing individuals and policyholders solely since 1998 and has used his prior experience and contacts to obtain several million dollar settlements for claimants against long term disability insurers.  Says Senior Partner Troy Rosasco: With the addition of Michael Yoeli as of counsel to our firm, Turley Redmond & Rosasco is able to offer our clients a unique level of representation in […]

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McCauley v. First Unum: A Second Circuit New Year's Gift to NY Long Term Disability Lawyers

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Actually, the scathing Second Circuit decision in McCauley v. First Unum Life Ins. Co., 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 26094 (2nd Cir., Dec. 24, 2008) came down this past Christmas Eve. But why quibble with form over substance when heralding this ground-breaking, pro-claimant decision interpreting the Supreme Court’s recent decision in  MetLife v. Glenn.  McCauley, if followed by other circuits, has the potential to impact all claimant’s with ERISA long term disability denials throughout the country.  If you don’t think Unum was "taken behind the barn",  just read this from the Court in McCauley: "First Unum is no stranger to the courts, where its conduct has drawn biting criticism from […]

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LexisNexis Honors the New York Disability Law Blog as a "Top 25" Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog for 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

  The Lexis Nexis Workers’ Compensation Law Center Powered by Larson’s recently announced the 2008 honorees for the LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers’ Compensation. The New York Disability Law Blog, published by Turley, Redmond & Rosasco, LLP, was selected as a 2008 honoree. The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance Blog, with which we are affiliated, was also honored in the Top 25. “These blogsites contain some of the best writing out there on workers’ compensation and workplace issues in general,” says the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Center. “They contain a wealth of information for the workers’ compensation community with timely news […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2008 from NY Disability Attorneys Turley, Redmond and Rosasco !

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

At this festive time of year, when so many of us are struggling in economic despair, let us not forget all that we still have.  In the spirit of the Christmas season, let us try to put aside our worries, if only for one day, and rejoice for the things that matter most – the happiness and health of our families. For the those among us who are not working due to accidents or disease, may 2009 bring you a return to work and good health.  The attorneys at Turley, Redmond & Rosasco have dedicated our professional lives to representing injured and disabled claimants with ERISA and private […]

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Wal-mart Now Under Criminal Investigation by Nassau DA Kathleen Rice for Worker Stampede Death

Monday, December 15, 2008

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice must have been reading the New York Disability Law Blog recently when we were the first to call for a criminal probe of Walmart’s role in causing the death of it’s employee, Jdimytai Damour.  As reported in Newsday, this aggressive prosecutor is willing to use the power of her office to place a bright light on worker safety AND employer responsibility.  She deserves the thanks of all working men and women in the New York area.  It’s not every day that a public official is willing to stand up to Wal-mart. Rather than see the fact’s of […]

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New York Workers' Compensation Law Will Prevent Lawyer from Suing Wal-Mart Directly for Negligence

Friday, December 5, 2008

It has now been one week since the sad death of Walmart worker Jdimytai Damour, and of course, this being New York,  the lawsuits are already flying.  One attorney has filed a lawsuit for the family against Walmart in the Bronx (where else!) claiming Walmart was "careless, reckless and negligent".  In my opinion, the direct lawsuit against Walmart for negligence will be dismissed promptly.  Mr. Damour’s family cannot sue Walmart directly due to the "exclusive remedy" provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Law.  Filing a negligence lawsuit directly against Walmart probably had more to do with the attorney getting his name in the […]

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Walmart Criminally Responsible for "Door-Buster" Sale Worker Death?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Photos courtesy of Newsday In the wake of yesterday’s Black Friday Walmart tragedy,  one’s first reaction might be to blame the alleged "savages" who trampled the innocent Walmart worker. However, in reality, it was Walmart’s greed and disregard for it’s own workers’ safety that caused the preventable death of Jdimytai Damour.  New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo should launch an immediate criminal investigation against Walmart.  The days of government "looking the other way" while worker safety is ignored must come to an end. Walmart had a calculated plan to create a shoppers’  "feeding frenzy" between 5 and 11 a.m. yesterday during it’s "blitz", "door-buster" […]

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