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The Working Group’s Latest Report on NY Courts’ Pandemic-Related Practices – Leav & Steinburg, LLP – February, 2023

The Pandemic Practices Working Group (PPWG), an initiative of The Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts, released its latest report on how the courts can better serve New Yorkers in the event of a crisis like COVID-19. Composed of judges, court administrators, attorneys like Edward Steinberg, and other distinguished legal personnel, PPWG has pioneered thorough research into the court system’s response to the pandemic and its resulting procedures. In its latest report, the group proposed key strategies for improved virtual proceedings and technological capacity in the courts to ensure that all citizens have access to justice despite pandemics or other disasters. View the press release in full to learn more about how Edward Steinberg is taking part in reimagining the NY court system. Read more

Case Resolved: Justice for the Wrongful Death of a Brooklyn Woman – Leav & Steinberg, LLP – July, 2022

After an untimely diagnosis and treatment by a local hospital, a Brooklyn woman suffering from epiglottis went into cardiac arrest and passed away. In a recent LinkedIn post, Edward Steinberg speaks on how the team at Leav & Steinberg partnered with medical experts to resolve the case for $2,750,000. Learn more about how our partners successfully litigated this wrongful death case and helped the family receive complete justice for their loved one. Read More

The Adult Survivors Act has officially been signed into law by Governor Hochul. – Leav & Steinberg, LLP – June, 2022

As New York’s latest legislative effort to protect sexual assault victims, the Adult Survivors Act (S.66/A.648) has officially been signed into law by Governor Hochul. This new law creates a one-year window for the revival of time-barred civil lawsuits based on sex crimes committed against victims 18 years of age or older when the crime occurred. To learn more, register for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers’ upcoming CLE, “Fighting Sexual Predators: Understanding the Adult Survivors and Gender Motivated Violence Acts.” Read More

Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts – New York State Unified Court System – May 4, 2022

As a member of the Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts, Leave & Steinberg, LLP Partner Edward Steinberg will be investigating the court practices, protocols, and technology adopted in response to COVID-19. This evaluation will assist the Commission in making recommendations to the Unified Court System to improve the administration of justice in New York State Courts. Read More

Attorney Edward Steinberg Express Importance of Consistency When Approaching Cases – LinkedIn – March, 2022

At Leave & Steinberg, LLP, we treat each case like it’s our biggest one. This level of consistency is part of the reason why we have been able to thrive these last 24 years. Take a look at some of the challenging cases we took on in the past few months and the settlements we earned for our clients. Read More

Governor Kathy Hochul Signs Speaking Agents Act Under Leadership of NYSTLA Immediate Past President Edward Steinberg and others – NYSTLA – December 31, 2021

Thanks to the leadership of NYSTLA Immediate Past President Edward Steinberg and others, Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law the Speaking Agents Act. This law will fundamentally improve litigation in New York by amending New York’s “hearsay” law, thus allowing victims of wrongdoing to provide jurors and fact-finders with critical information that can be necessary to establish liability. Read More

Governor Kathy Hochul Signs Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act Under Leadership of NYSTLA Immediate Past President Edward Steinberg and others – NYSTLA – December 31, 2021

Because of the hard work and leadership of NYSTLA Immediate Past President Edward Steinberg and others, Governor Kathy Hochul has recently signed the Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act into law. This new law will help to ensure timely, complete, and accurate disclosure of insurance information in litigation. Read More

Amazon facing lawsuit for Rockaway crash – Queens Daily Eagle – December 7, 2021

A Queens woman has filed a lawsuit against Amazon because they are refusing to accept accountability after she was rear-ended by one of their delivery drivers in the fall of 2021. When Partner Edward Steinberg was asked about the lawsuit, he said, “Amazon’s actions are nothing short of outrageous. By refusing to provide an insurance claim, this multi-billion dollar company has cost the family thousands of dollars in expenses.” Read More

Governor Cuomo Nominates Two Judges to the New York Court of Appeals – New York Daily News – May 25, 2021

When asked for comment by the New York Daily News, Partner Edward Steinberg commended Governor Cuomo’s nominations for the State Court of Appeals. The nominees are Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and City Administrative Judge Anthony Cannataro. Read More

Reinventing Legal with Ari Kaplan Guest Edward Steinberg – Litera TV – April 27, 2021

Partner Edward Steinberg was interviewed by Ari Kaplan, the host of Litera TV. Ed discussed the founding of Leav & Steinberg, the impact of COVID-19 on the legal system in New York, and how the pandemic has pushed forward the adoption of new technologies.

Workers Were Left Vulnerable to Covid; We Must Better Protect Them In Its Aftermath – Gotham Gazette – March 31, 2021

Partner Edward Steinberg co-authored an article in the Gotham Gazette that examines the threats the pandemic has posed to workers and their wellbeing. After an initial lack of clear policies to protect front-line workers, OSHA and government agencies have begun to enact updated, stricter safety protocols. Read More

Time To Look Beyond Law School Rankings for Talented Judges and Promising Attorneys
–, New York Law Journal – February 22, 2021

In a piece for the New York Journal, Partner Edward Steinberg talks about the outsized influence that degrees from prestigious law schools can have on the careers of promising lawyers and judges. Read More

Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s
Courts Issues Recommendations to Expand E-Filing,
Enhance Remote Court Operations
– New York State Unified Court System – February 2, 2021

As the Court System continues to adjust to operating remotely, the Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts, of which Partner Edward Steinberg is a member, issued recommendations to expand e-filing and make the process more efficient. Read More

How defamation law is supposed to work: Networks couldn’t get away with smearing election machine – New York Daily News – December 29, 2020

Attorney Edward Steinberg wrote an article in the New York Daily News that examined how defamation laws forced news networks to admit that there was no evidence of voting fraud in the 2020 presidential election. He also reflects on how these laws will impact social media companies and users. Read More

Newly-Charged Commission Proposes Online Enhancements to Better Equip the Court System to Meet New Yorkers’ Justice Needs Amid COVID Pandemic and Beyond – New York State Unified Court System – November 16, 2020

Partner Edward Steinberg is serving on the Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts. After months of research, the Commission has issued several reports with suggestions to modernize the operations of the State’s court system and provide greater access to equitable legal representation for vulnerable populations. Read MoreCommission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts Issues Recommendations to Expand E-Filing, Enhance Remote Court Operations

Remembering Jack Nathan: RunRaiser for the Child Mind Institute – Leav & Steinberg, L.L.P. – August 10, 2020

After a five-month “RunRaiser,” Attorney Edward Steinberg helped raise over $17,000 of donations for the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on the mental health of children and families. Ed began his efforts in August in honor of Jack Nathan, a close family friend who recently passed away at 19. Read More

New state malpractice law, born in crisis, now drawing pushback – Newsday – June 29, 2020

Edward Steinberg, President of the NYSTLA, discussed how a law that was passed during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for victims of malpractice to hold the responsible parties accountable. Read More

New York Courts Reopen Months Into Lockdown With Rush of Lawsuits – Courthouse News Service – May 28, 2020

After courts in New York State started accepting cases again on June 6, Attorney Edward Steinberg describes how the pandemic has affected his interactions with clients. Read More

Trial Lawyers Association launches platform to help provide COVID-19 related assistance – Brooklyn Daily Eagle – May 4, 2020

As President of the NYSTLA, Edward Steinberg spoke with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about how the organization created a digital platform to help lawyers in New York State better serve their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Bergen County Clerk Hogan honored by Wiesenthal Center at Yankee Stadium – – September 3, 2019

Partner Edward Steinberg chaired a sold-out event that honored Bergen County Clerk John Hogan. The event took place at Yankee Stadium and was hosted by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Read More

MTA conductor closed doors on kid, dragged him 40 feet: suit – New York Post – October 24, 2018

Partner Daniel Leav is representing a 9-year-old boy who suffered two broken femurs after being dragged 40 feet by a subway car. An MTA conductor closed the doors on Mr. Leav’s client without realizing and only stopped after being alerted by distraught passengers. Read More

Danger at the Ballpark, and in a Baseball Ticket’s Fine Print – NY Times – November 2015

Attorney Edward Steinberg of Leav & Steinberg was featured as an advocate for a Yankee fan who was struck in the face by a baseball due to the umbrella policy at the facility. Read More

Clinic Safety Questions – First Business

Attorney Edward Steinberg of Leav & Steinberg was featured on a podcast by women’s rights advocates Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell to weigh in on the state of New York wrongful death law, including its application to the estate of Joan Rivers. Read More

Some Sandy Victims Still Seething over Insurance Denials – National Mortgage News – November 4, 2013

New York attorney Edward Steinberg of Leav & Steinberg, which recently filed more than 20 lawsuits against insurers who allegedly shortchanged policyholders, told me part of the problem is… 

Flood of Hurricane Sandy lawsuits deluges New York, Long Island courts – NY Daily News – October 23, 2013

Attorney Edward Steinberg has filed 22 claims since Thursday relating to people who were denied insurance coverage for storm damage. Insurance companies also filed eight lawsuits in Manhattan Supreme Court… Read More.

School-bus ‘sex assault’ – New York Post – March 7, 2013

Leav & Steinberg files suit in the case of a 14-year-old special-needs girl that was sexually assaulted by a boy when a matron left them unsupervised on an overcrowded school bus in December 2011, the girl’s mother alleges… Read More.

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