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WETM-TV reported the story below about a recent trial verdict in Steuben County, Bath, NY. This is not a case handled by our firm and I am trying to contact the Corning attorney who represented the injured woman to see what happened in the case. Stay tuned for more info.

You may wonder, why do I care about a care about a case handled by another lawyer? Pretty simple. As trial lawyers we often learn a lot by finding out what went wrong for another lawyer in another case. Likewise, when there is a big verdict for the injured party, we learn by finding out what went right. The bottom line is that to be an effective trial lawyer, you have to be learning all the time…..

Thanks for reading,

Jim Reed
NY and PA Injury and Malpractice Lawyer
jreed@zifflaw.com

Jury Rules City Not Responsible For Police Car Crash

A New York State Supreme Court jury has ruled that the City of Corning is not responsible for the injuries a woman suffered when her car collided with a police car. That’s according to the attorney representing the city in the case, Andrew Schwab.

The crash happened three years ago at the intersection of Bridge and Pulteney Streets. Schwab says 21-year old Maurica Tallarida was seeking over a million dollars in damages in the civil trial. She was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way but a Corning City Court judge threw out the ticket, citing witnesses that said it was the police car that ran the red light.

The Supreme Court jury ruled that the officer was not negligent. We were unable to reach Tallarida’s attorney for comment Friday night.