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New York City Coronavirus Rule Violations Net $150K in Fines

New York City handed out 62 tickets amounting to more than $150,000 in fines during a weekend crackdown on violators of newly imposed restrictions in coronavirus hot spots, the city government Twitter account said Sunday. Among those issued summons by …

Calls for Reform Revived Over More Than A Century Old New York Law

A coalition of business advocacy and local government groups have renewed calls for reform to a New York law that has been on the books since the late 1800s. New York State Labor Law sections 240/241, known as the Scaffold …

New York Charges Johnson & Johnson with Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims

New York state filed civil charges on Thursday accusing Johnson & Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients. Governor Andrew Cuomo said the charges by New York’s Department of Financial …

Governor Cuomo Clears Way for Indoor Dining to Resume in New York City

New York City restaurants can resume indoor dining on Sept. 30 at 25% capacity with temperature checks for customers and other restrictions, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. Cuomo said all customers will undergo temperature checks at the door and one …

New York Regulator Issues Insurance Fraud Action Against Two Opioid Manufacturers

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has filed charges and initiated administrative proceedings against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and its subsidiaries, as well as Allergan PLC and its subsidiary Allergan Finance LLC, in connection with the opioid …

New York Regulator Takes Action to Expedite Isaias-Related Insurance Claims

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has taken action to help expedite the payment of insurance claims for New Yorkers affected by Tropical Storm Isaias. As the storm moved through the eastern portion of the state, it …

Isaias Could Bring Heavy Winds and Rain to New York City Region

New York City area residents should be prepared for heavy winds and rain from Isaias on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. The storm was off the Florida coast Sunday and its maximum sustained winds had declined to 65 mph. But …

Jewish Sleepaway Camp Operators Sue for New York Coronavirus Closures

A group of Jewish summer camp operators has filed a lawsuit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his decision to keep overnight camps closed this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Association of Jewish Camp Operators and a …

N.Y. Emergency Reg Requires Insurers to Expedite Claims Related to Civil Unrest

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued an emergency regulation requiring New York-regulated insurers to accelerate the claims process for businesses and individuals suffering damage as a result of looting. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announced the …

Chaos and Destruction as New York City Protest Turns Violent

An initially peaceful demonstration in New York City over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in Minnesota, spiraled into chaos as night fell Friday, as protesters skirmished with police officers, destroyed police vehicles and set …