Reasons why New York Sucks

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  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Completely agreed.
     
  2. GothamRed

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    There "sort of" is in many states, where a plaintiff is responsible for a defendant's costs if the defendant prevails by judgment in a strictly tort case, but of course legal fees usually aren't included, so it isn't much.

    His insurance company certainly won't be paying the rates top-notch defense counsel charge in New York, so he's either coming out of pocket for great counsel or biting the bullet in another sense. Assuming, of course, the insurer provides a defense, even under reservation (given that at least some of the coming tort claims are likely to be intentional rather than negligence).

    I learned last night that the driver and his family actually live in my building, which explains all of the press/photographers that have been camped out in front of my building.
     
  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    :)


    This
    This is probably a separate thread, and it's not really my area, but I think for this to be effective there would have to be a mandate that at least a portion of the cost-shifting is allocated the plaintiff's lawyer and not just the plaintiff.


    Yes, in most jurisdictions the recoverable costs are so narrowly defined as to make it not even worth attempting to collect them in most cases. Regardless of where one comes down on the policy issue of whether or not moving to a stronger cost-shifting paradigm is desirable, it's pretty clear that such a system would need to include attorneys' fees (which dwarf all other litigation expenses) to make a real difference.
     
  4. ehkay

    ehkay Senior member

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    Irrationally excited

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  5. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I had no idea how big a deal these things are here. Helpful hint - pull out the rubber bit and clean it once a week. The underside collects a bit of everything that passes through.

    lefty
     
  6. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    How'd you swing that? Thought they were illegal here.
     
  7. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I know a guy who knows a guy.

    They're not illegal any longer.

    Quote: Apparently they're such a hot item they get mentioned in RE ads.

    lefty
     
  8. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    They are pretty awesome.
     
  9. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Very cool. I always had one until I moved here. Definitely wouldn't mind having one again.
     
  10. ehkay

    ehkay Senior member

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    It's not in NY, but since I didn't have one for the past few years, it counts as a RWNYS.
     
  11. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Is there really that huge an upgrade in quality of life by putting your food scraps down the drain rather than scrape them into a garbage bag and place said bag down the garbage chute?

    Just asking is all, since this brother has never had a garbage disposal.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    yes
     
  13. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Would agree.

    lefty
     
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    ehkay Senior member

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    The first time you wake up hungover and try to make eggs, I'd say the difference becomes clear.
     
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