Our Publications

Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner have, for many years, written the Trial Practice Column in the New York Law Journal.  The column is read, in particular, by other members of the legal community, as a resource about developments in personal injury law.  The links below lead to some of these columns, which are republished here with permission from the New York Law Journal.

Crowds, Violence, and Tort Liability

In this column, Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner address when the failure to control crowds at public events can lead to tort liability.

How to Reverse Your Case in Summation
In this column, Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner discuss the legal boundaries regarding summations, and how an improper summation can result in an appellate reversal of a favorable verdict.

Runner v. New York Stock Exchange: Labor Law 240(1) Re-Examined

In this column, Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner discuss the New York Court of Appeals decision in Runner v. New York Stock Exchange, a very significant decision for injured workers in construction cases.

Judicial Erosion of the Labor Law
In this column, Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner discuss recent developments regarding the Labor Law, which protects contruction workers who are injured as a result of elevation related hazards.

Limits on Defendants' Phyical Examinations
In this column, Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner address the limits on physical examinations conducted by defendants' doctors of injured plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits.

Social Networking and Personal Injury Law
In this column, Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner write about the implications of people's increasing use of social networking sites for personal injury cases.

Medicaid Liens After Ahlborn:  A Primer

In this column, Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner address the United States Supreme Court's decision in Ahlborn v. Arkansas Department of Social Services, which affects Medicaid liens on personal injury recoveries.

Intersection Collisions:  Interplay of Legal Principals and Statutes

In this column, Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner discuss the laws governing intersection collision motor vehicle accidents.

Videotaping as a Litigation Tool
In this column, Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner address the strategical advantages and issues in videotaping in litigation.