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Trial Begins in East Village Gas Explosion That Killed Two

A construction scheme to service high rent tenants created a virtual bomb, causing the 2015 gas explosion in Manhattan’s East Village that killed two people, injured 19 others and leveled three buildings, prosecutors said Monday during the start of trial. …

Insurer Must Cover Defendant in Fatal Bathroom Fight Lawsuit

A Delaware judge says an insurance company must extend liability coverage to a teenager who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom attack captured on cellphone video that left a 16-year-old girl dead. The judge ruled Wednesday …

Prosecutor Says Limo Company Operator Knew of Vehicle Problems in New York Crash

Prosecutors say the limousine company operator charged in connection with an upstate New York crash that killed 20 people was aware of prior passenger complaints about the ill-fated vehicle and had even refunded fares. In a document filed last week …

Lawyers Blame Act of God, Lack of Seatbelts for New York Limo Crash

Lawyers for the operators of a limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York say the deaths could have been caused by an act of God or the passengers’ failure to wear seat belts. The Times Union …

Cuomo Drops Proposal to Ban All Modified Stretch Limos in New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is dropping a proposal to ban all modified stretch limousines, an idea prompted by last fall’s crash that killed 20 people. The Times Union of Albany reports that the provision was stricken from Cuomo’s state …

Federal Preliminary Report on New York Limo Crash Offers No Cause Yet

The National Transportation Safety Board’s probe of a fatal limousine crash in upstate New York has not yet identified a cause, according to a preliminary report released Monday, after weeks of wrangling between federal inspectors and a local prosecutor over …

Judge Seeks to End Standoff Over NTSB Access to Crashed Limo in New York

Federal safety inspectors went to court to remove a roadblock in their investigation of a limousine crash that killed 20 people nearly four months ago. Schoharie County Judge George Bartlett heard arguments Tuesday over National Transportation Safety Board access to …

Feds to Examine Crashed Limo Three Months After Fatal New York Wreck

Federal investigators say they may recall employees furloughed under the government shutdown to start examining a limousine that crashed in upstate New York three months ago, killing 20 people. The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s coordinating investigative efforts with …

Feds Upset Over Lack of Access to Limo in Fatal New York Wreck

The National Transportation Safety Board told a New York prosecutor she has hampered the agency’s efforts to determine the cause of the limousine crash that killed 20 people in her rural upstate county, the nation’s deadliest transportation wreck in nearly …

Lawsuit Filed Against Operators of Limo in Fatal New York Crash

The operators of a limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York were grossly negligent in putting the “dangerous and defective” vehicle on the road, according to a lawsuit filed by one of the victim’s parents. Amanda …