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Twenty-Four Attorneys from Finkelstein & Partners Named 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Each year Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding -->

Clarkstown teacher wins $4 million libel award against Rockland blogger

Steve Lieberman, Rockland/Westchester Journal News A Clarkstown elementary school teacher seeking to restore her reputation won a $4 million libel award against a Rockland blogger who defamed her  during a six-month social media campaign. The state Supreme Court jury gave Meredith Trussell-Slutsky some measure of redemption by finding Carol McIlmurray libeled her with written articles and false -->

Teacher Wins $4M Libel Award Against Online Blogger

Kathy Reakes, Mount Pleasant Daily Voice A Rockland County blogger was hit with a $4 million verdict for allegedly cyber-bullying a local Clarkstown elementary school teacher on her blog. Meredith Trussell-Slutsky of Clarkstown was awarded $500,000 in compensatory, and $3.5 million in punitive damages by a state Supreme Court jury on Friday during the trial -->

Rockland teacher wins $4M in libel/defamation suit against blogger

News 12 Hudson Valley CLARKSTOWN -A Rockland elementary school teacher has won millions in a lawsuit against a local blogger. The teacher alleged that the blogger defamed and bullied her in several online posts – and the jury agreed. The state Supreme Court jury awarded $4 million to Meredith Trussell-Slutsky in the libel/ defamation suit -->

Jury Awards our Client, a Victim of Cyber Bullying, a Record $4 Million

A Rockland County jury made history this past Friday awarding cyber-bullying victim Meredith Trussell-Slutsky $500,000 in compensatory, and $3.5 million in punitive damages for libelous defamation. Ms. Trussell-Slutsky, a longtime elementary school teacher, mother of two, and community volunteer was bullied for more than 6 months in 2017 via a series of malicious and fictitious -->

How Serious Are Rear-End Crashes?

Each year there are roughly 1.7 million rear-end crashes in the U.S. [1].  Annually, more than 1,500 people lose their lives in rear-end crashes, and approximately 500,000 people are injured. These staggering figures leave many questioning why are these crashes so common, and what can be done to prevent rear-end crashes. A study conducted by -->

How New Technology Developed by Ford May Save Lives

We all know speeding is dangerous, and distracted driving is dangerous, and drunk (impaired driving) is dangerous, but often drivers fail to recognize the dangers of drowsy driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that 21 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes involve driver fatigue. One third of crashes involving a drowsy driver also -->

Congratulations to Personal Injury Attorney Melody Gregory

Please join us in a round of applause for Managing Attorney Melody Gregory, one of a select group of Women in Business honored by Hudson Valley Magazine! Each year Hudson Valley magazine carefully selects 15 of the Hudson Valley’s most accomplished and inspiring executives, entrepreneurs, government and nonprofit leaders.  mag_cover.jpg Melody, a Finkelstein and Partners -->

Encouraging Students to Consider the Consequences of Distracted Driving

Each year, through our C2Q initiative, we travel to high schools throughout New York State to help educate young drivers about the risks of driving distracted. We tailor our presentations to meet the needs of each school we attend. In some cases, our personal injury attorneys speak in an auditorium setting to hundreds of students, -->