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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    REZONING ST JOHN TERMINAL

    REZONING ST JOHN TERMINAL
    City Planning Commission Holds Hearing on St. John Terminal Rezoning Image Credit: Hudson River Park Trust The proposed rezoning would permit the development of four mixed-use buildings and one commercial building across the street…
  • Sep 27

    UNHAPPY WITH OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

    UNHAPPY WITH OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
    Americans' Satisfaction With Healthcare System Edges Down by Zac Auter Story Highlights 65% of Americans satisfied with healthcare system, down from 67% in 2014 Americans with government health plans most…
  • Sep 27

    ELIMINATING FOOD WASTE

    ELIMINATING FOOD WASTE
    Project to reduce food waste in restaurant and canteen kitchens Every year in Finland, around 80 million kilos of food produced by restaurants and other professional kitchens ends up being thrown away. This amounts to around 15kg per…
Rank this Week: 7

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers US immigraiton issues, focusing on those that typically arise at a US land border point-of-entry relating to admissibility. By Sarah E. Murphy.

http://www.borderimmigrationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 26

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Sep 27

    Steven Wisniewski Sanctioned and Suspended by FINRA

    Steven Wisniewski Sanctioned and Suspended by FINRA
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 22, 2016 indicate that Florida-based Newbridge Securities broker Steven Wisniewski has been suspended by FINRA. The securities and…
  • Sep 27

    Evan Fischer Has Overconcentration Complaint

    Evan Fischer Has Overconcentration Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 7, 2016 indicate that New York-based Ameriprise Financial Services broker/adviser Evan Fischer has been the subject of resolved or pending…
  • Sep 27

    Broker Spotlight: Gerald Crum of UBS

    Broker Spotlight: Gerald Crum of UBS
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 2, 2016 indicate that New Jersey-based UBS Financial Services broker/adviser Gerald Crum is the subject of a pending customer complaint. The…
Rank this Week: 43

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Disability discrimination case fails after 2d Circuit examines what is a "disability"

    Disability discrimination case fails after 2d Circuit examines what is a "disability"
    This case asks the Court of Appeals to find that plaintiffs may challenge a school district's special education program that places too many students into non‐credit bearing courses intended for students at risk of not meeting state…
  • Sep 23

    Establishment Clause claim stymied by standing objection

    Establishment Clause claim stymied by standing objection
    I have said it before and I'll say it again. Constitutional "standing" principles can rip the fun out of a lawsuit. We see that again in this case that alleges a Rockland County school district was allegedly in violation of the Establishment…
  • Sep 21

    JP Morgan retaliation case goes to trial

    JP Morgan retaliation case goes to trial
    This plaintiff sued JP Morgan Chase for retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act because she was fired one week after she blew the whistle on what she reasonably thought was illegal activity. The case was dismissed on a motion for summary…
Rank this Week: 53

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 64

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Apr 25

    Pace Law School Competes in NYSBA/AAA Abritration Competition

    Pace Law School Competes in NYSBA/AAA Abritration Competition
    Our congratulations go to the Pace 2016 New York State Bar Association/AAA Arbitration Competition team that competed on November 13-14, 2015 in New York City. Matthew Arpino (2L), Emily Bendana (2L), and Bryan Kelly (2L) represented Pace Law…
  • Apr 21

    Congratulations to the Pace 2016 National Ethics Trial Competition Team

    Congratulations to the Pace 2016 National Ethics Trial Competition Team
    Our congratulations go out to the Pace 2016 National Ethics Trial Competition team that competed at the Tenth Annual National Ethics Trial Competition. The team competed at the Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse in Sacramento, California (March…
  • Apr 21

    Congratulations to the Pace Prince Evidence Team

    Congratulations to the Pace Prince Evidence Team
    Pace team members Robert Foster (3L) and Brian Byrne (3L) did an outstanding job at the prestigious Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Competition, which was held at Brooklyn Law School from Thursday, March 31st through Saturday, April 2nd. Rob and…
Rank this Week: 83

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Feb 1

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall
    Today’s Wall Street Journal contains a worthwhile but cautionary article about the pitfalls that can face even the most well-meaning executor. As you will see, a lot of the decisions an executor must make need to be made…
  • Jan 31

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar
    The Will of David Robert Jones was filed earlier this month in New York County Surrogate’s Court giving the value of his estate at 100 million dollars. Not familiar with David Robert Jones? As the New York Times reported, He was far…
  • Jul 20

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 73

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 84

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 97

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
Rank this Week: 133

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Woodbury Financial Terminates Broker David Ross Over Private Securities Transaction

    Woodbury Financial Terminates Broker David Ross Over Private Securities Transaction
    The investment fraud lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating the employment termination filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) by Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. (Woodbury Financial) involving broker David Ross (Ross).…
  • Sep 21

    Morgan Stanley Terminates Broker Brian Sak Over Outside Business Activitie

    Morgan Stanley Terminates Broker Brian Sak Over Outside Business Activitie
    The investment fraud lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating the employment termination filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) by Morgan Stanley involving broker Brian Sak (Sak). According to BrokerCheck records Sak is…
  • Sep 21

    Broker Investigation: Advisor Bassam Salem

    Broker Investigation: Advisor Bassam Salem
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating a customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Bassam Salem (Salem).  According to BrokerCheck records Salem has been subject to at…
Rank this Week: 238

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?
    What Is It? A Discretionary Trust is another type of trust that is commonly used by a grantor seeking to distribute assets to a class of people or their family. Unlike a mandatory trust which requires distributions of income and principal be…
  • Sep 18

    What is a Delaware Directed Trust?

    What is a Delaware Directed Trust?
    A directed trust is a type of investment trust that appoints a particular trustee, usually a bank or firm, to administer specific aspects of the trust. Trustees who are responsible for directed trusts generally have a number of other…
  • Sep 14

    Back to the Basics – The Notice Act

    Back to the Basics – The Notice Act
    Rising Medical Bills Experiencing a life threatening accident or injury is one of the scariest and most confusing times in a person’s life, but what further complicates these emotional times are the staggering medical bills received…
Rank this Week: 200

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 170

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

Covers global insurance and reinsurance law and news. By Goldberg Segalla.

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 241

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 26

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service
    Fair is fair. And if a consumer is clearly not notified of a court case, why should that consumer be forced to turn over hard-earned wages toward a $36,158 garnishment? Why should that consumer even pay off the judgment if the circumstances…
Rank this Week: 223

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    SEC to Hold Forum to Discuss Fintech Innovation in the Financial Services Industry

    SEC to Hold Forum to Discuss Fintech Innovation in the Financial Services Industry
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it will host a public forum to discuss financial technology (Fintech) innovation in the financial services industry.  The forum is designed to foster greater collaboration and…
  • Sep 27

    Oil Services Company Paying $140 Million Penalty for Accounting Fraud

    Oil Services Company Paying $140 Million Penalty for Accounting Fraud
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that oil services company Weatherford International has agreed to pay a $140 million penalty to settle charges that it inflated earnings by using deceptive income tax accounting. …
  • Sep 26

    SEC Charges CEO and Boiler Room Operator With Fraud

    SEC Charges CEO and Boiler Room Operator With Fraud
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former microcap company CEO and a boiler room operator with defrauding seniors and others who were pressured to invest in a pair of penny stock companies and promised lucrative…
Rank this Week: 431

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Sep 27

    Troy Baldridge Under Investigation by Dep’t of Justice

    Troy Baldridge Under Investigation by Dep’t of Justice
    Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 7, 2016 indicate that former Virginia-based Capitol Securities Management broker Troy Baldridge is under investigation by the US Department of…
  • Sep 27

    Harvey Stein Has REIT Complaint

    Harvey Stein Has REIT Complaint
    Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 6, 2016 indicate that Florida-based LPL Financial broker/adviser Harvey Stein has been the subject of resolved or pending customer complaints. The…
  • Sep 27

    Paul Williams and Misrepresentation Allegation

    Paul Williams and Misrepresentation Allegation
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 2, 2016 indicate that former California-based American Investors Company broker Paul Williams has been the subject of a customer…
Rank this Week: 420

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 27

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket
    September also means the end of summer break for the U.S. Supreme Court. When the justices return to the bench for the October 2016 Term, they will consider a number of key commercial law issues. This post offers a brief summary of several…
  • Aug 17

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?
    Are you required to provide employee breaks? Both employers and employees alike are often surprised to learn that federal employment laws do not require employers to set specific intervals or even make time for employees to take work breaks…
  • Aug 2

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding
    What You Need to Know about the SEC’s New Rules for Administrative Proceedings The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. According to…
Rank this Week: 410

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Left Turn Accidents in NYC Scrutinized by the DOT

    Left Turn Accidents in NYC Scrutinized by the DOT
    Left turn accidents in New York City kill or severely injure pedestrians and bicyclists 3 times more than right turns. These findings are part of a study focusing on left turn crashes that was recently released by the NYC DOT.  As part…
  • Sep 22

    Pedestrian killed in New York car accident

    Pedestrian killed in New York car accident
    A reckless driver fatally backed up into a pedestrian in Manhattan. The 41 year old man was driving North on Third Ave. As he was crossing E. 71st Street, he suddenly stopped in the middle of the intersection. He then proceeded to back up…
  • Sep 22

    The City of New York paid $228 million for police brutality during the last fiscal year

    The City of New York paid $228 million for police brutality during the last fiscal year
    Police misconduct lawsuits cost New York City $ 228.5 million last fiscal year according to the recently released Mayor’s Management Report. This amount accounts for a third of all city lawsuits.  As a comparison this…
Rank this Week: 284

Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Lawyer…

Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities issues with a focus on oil & gas investment fraud. By Silver Law Group, The Law Firm of David R. Chase, P.A., and Ciklin Lubitz & O'Connell.

http://www.oilgasinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 405

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Higher Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold Effective August 15, 2016

    Higher Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold Effective August 15, 2016
    3(c)(1) funds should update their offering documents to reflect $2.1 million net worth requirement. Assets under management threshold remains unchanged at $1 million. Only new client relationships entered and new investors admitted in private…
  • Jul 27

    Investment Adviser Sanctioned for Inadequate Trading Away Disclosure

    Investment Adviser Sanctioned for Inadequate Trading Away Disclosure
    On July 14, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced an enforcement action against RiverFront Investment Group, LLC, a registered investment adviser serving as sub-adviser to clients in wrap fee programs…
  • Jul 19

    PILLSBURY BREAKFAST EVENT CONNECTS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WITH WOMEN INVESTORS

    PILLSBURY BREAKFAST EVENT CONNECTS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WITH WOMEN INVESTORS
    Pillsbury is hosting Plum Alley Investments, a private-membership on-line platform connecting women investors with businesses run by women entrepreneurs.  The breakfast will feature an intimate conversation about shaping the world by…
Rank this Week: 437

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Nursing Home Fight Results in the Death of a Resident

    Nursing Home Fight Results in the Death of a Resident
    A Buffalo nursing home is under investigation after a resident-on-resident fight resulted in death at Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  The fight began when 83 year old Ruth Murray accidentally wandered into a male…
  • Sep 6

    Study Suggests Cure to Alzheimer’s May Be on the Horizon

    Study Suggests Cure to Alzheimer’s May Be on the Horizon
    An experimental drug may have led researchers one step closer to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. The drug is called ‘aducanumab’ and was developed by Biogen, a pharmaceutical company based in Massachusetts who also funded…
  • Aug 21

    Nursing Home Staff Arrested For Failing to Provide Care to 94 Year-Old Resident

    Nursing Home Staff Arrested For Failing to Provide Care to 94 Year-Old Resident
    Four nursing home staff members were arrested for neglecting to provide care to a 94-year old resident at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Cooperstown, NY. The elderly female resident was diagnosed with a 4cm x 2cm pressure sore after…
Rank this Week: 295

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Sep 9

    Title III Crowdfunding Update

    Title III Crowdfunding Update
    I recently listened to a webinar regarding equity crowdfunding by the Angel Capital Association.  It was very informative, and I decided to share with you some insights.  You can listen to the full webinar here.  Here are their…
  • Aug 25

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?
    As you all probably already know, in 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  The Regulation Crowdfunding (or…
  • Mar 8

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?
    This blog post focuses on the use and validity of electronic signatures. We will first investigate what constitutes an "electronic signature", we will then discuss the validity and enforceability of electronic signatures, and finally, we will…
Rank this Week: 326

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    People v Smith, from the Court of Appeals yesterday

    People v Smith, from the Court of Appeals yesterday
    by Jill Paperno, First Assistant Public Defender and author of Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal DefenseAmong some of yesterday’s disappointing Court of Appeals decisions there is one that can be useful to us…
  • Jun 6

    Another Way to Avoid a Mandatory Minimum Without Joining Team America

    Another Way to Avoid a Mandatory Minimum Without Joining Team America
    By Mark D. Hosken, Supervisory AFPD            Congress enacted terms of imprisonment that prohibit federal court judges from imposing a sentence below the mandatory minimum required by…
  • Apr 19

    Door Opening

    Door Opening
    by Jill Paperno,author of Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?”            As defense attorneys we often…
Rank this Week: 351

Saratoga County Criminal Defense…

Saratoga County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By LeCours, Chertok & Yates, LLP.

http://www.saratogacountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    TV Spot – On Driving with an Obstructed View

    TV Spot – On Driving with an Obstructed View
    Just a quick note – and the video above.  One of our attorneys was interviewed (very briefly) by Al Vaughters of News 4 WIVB TV in Buffalo.  The subject was something dear to all our hearts: air fresheners and, more…
  • May 18

    Marihuana and Driving in New York – Enough is Too Much Already

    Marihuana and Driving in New York – Enough is Too Much Already
    A recent New York Times piece bears the pithy headline: ‘How Much Is Too Much Marijuana to Drive? Lawmakers Wonder’. We wondered too. We took a look at the article, and at the American Automobile Association’s new study,…
  • Oct 26

    Offending the King: Cops, Fingers, and Disorderly Conduct in New York

    Offending the King: Cops, Fingers, and Disorderly Conduct in New York
    "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) What's in a name? 'L&egravese-Majest&eacute' is an attractive name. It's French, derived from the latin laesa…
Rank this Week: 425

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!
    Did you know that you can be suspended for just one violation of New York’s Vehicle And Traffic Law (“VTL”)?  That’s right, a traffic judge can suspend you for just one speeding ticket or other traffic offense.…
  • Mar 25

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License
    The rules are surrounding how to calculate points from New York traffic tickets are complicated. However, for those with Taxi & Limousine Licenses, a whole different set of rules exist making the calculations even more difficult.…
  • Jan 14

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?
    A recent Insurane.com report indicates that homeowners are better drivers than renters.  The website found that drivers who own their home file fewer insurance claims than than renter counterparts.   Data from over 700,000 drivers…
Rank this Week: 400

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 339

100 F Street

100 F Street

Covers securities law for growing businesses. By Vanessa Schoenthaler.

http://100fstreet.com/
  • Feb 20

    ISS Releases FAQs Related to Its 2015 Proxy Voting Policie

    ISS Releases FAQs Related to Its 2015 Proxy Voting Policie
    Yesterday Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released a set of five frequently asked questions related to select proxy voting policies for the 2015 proxy season. The first two questions address shareholder proxy…
  • Feb 16

    Catching Up on All Things Proxy Related From Last Week

    Catching Up on All Things Proxy Related From Last Week
    Among the many things Commission-related going on as of late, here’s a round of up some of the more notable proxy-related matters from the week that was February 9th. The Upcoming Proxy Voting Roundtable On Thursday the Commission…
  • Feb 9

    The SEC Issues Proposed Rules Regarding Disclosure of Hedging by Employees and Director

    The SEC Issues Proposed Rules Regarding Disclosure of Hedging by Employees and Director
    Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the adoption of proposed rules to implement Section 955 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which addresses disclosure of company policies…
Rank this Week: 250

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident case updates and news. Published By New York injury firm Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Comptroller’s Office Audits Westchester Medical Center

    Comptroller’s Office Audits Westchester Medical Center
    An audit of Westchester Medical Center (WMC) found company executives were paid millions of dollars in bonuses between 20013 and 2015. State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli’s office found that $4.6 million dollars were to paid to 18…
  • Sep 1

    CMS Releases First Hospital Report Card

    CMS Releases First Hospital Report Card
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their new hospital grading system in July, called the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. The system rates hospitals in a way similar to movie theater ratings…
  • Aug 30

    NY Hospitals Receive Failing Grades from Federal Government; Coney Island Gets One Star Rating

    NY Hospitals Receive Failing Grades from Federal Government; Coney Island Gets One Star Rating
    Coney Island Hospital (CIH) received a one-star rating on The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) new rating system, after city officials boldly defended the facilities quality of care. The CMS released their first report card…
Rank this Week: 441

White Plains Personal Injury…

White Plains Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents and insurance issues. By Dominick J Robustelli & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.whiteplainspersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    PHONE USE & DISTRACTED DRIVERS REVISITED

    PHONE USE & DISTRACTED DRIVERS REVISITED
    The number of texting tickets in New York continue to increase in 2015.  According to an article in The Journal News on April 11, 2016 by Joseph Spector, state and local police issued 84,720 tickets for texting while driving in 2015, an…
  • Sep 1

    YOUNGSTERS AND HEAD INJURIES

    YOUNGSTERS AND HEAD INJURIES
    Much has been made of professional football players and head injuries.  The NFL paid millions to retired players who sustained concussions and brain injuries.  Many articles deal with college football players’ head…
  • Aug 19

    ZOMBIE PROPERTIES

    ZOMBIE PROPERTIES
    Since January, 2016, The Journal News has published a number of articles dealing with abandoned properties where the legal owner has left property because the property is underwater meaning, the property is valued below the mortgage that is…
Rank this Week: 814

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 586

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Sep 27

    Claims sounding in punitive damages and attorneys' fees.

    Claims sounding in punitive damages and attorneys' fees.
    Practice point:  Whilea plaintiff may pray for relief in the form of punitive damages, the claim may not be pled as a separate cause of action. Similarly, while a plaintiff, if successful, may be entitled to attorneys' fees under the…
  • Sep 26

    Judicial estoppel in a matrimonial action.

    Judicial estoppel in a matrimonial action.
    Practice point:  Sometimes called the doctrine of inconsistent positions, judidical estoppel precludes a party who assumed a certain position in a prior legal proceeding and who secured a favorable judgment from assuming a contrary…
  • Sep 23

    Labor Law liability for a fall from a scaffold or ladder.

    Labor Law liability for a fall from a scaffold or ladder.
    Practice point:  Liability under § 240(1) depends upon whether the injury resulted from the failure to use, or the inadequacy of, a device within the purview of the statute. So, there can be no liability under §…
Rank this Week: 490

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
Rank this Week: 533

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Texas Roadhouse to Pay $1.4M to Settle Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit

    Texas Roadhouse to Pay $1.4M to Settle Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit
    A Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Columbus, Ohio will pay $1.4 million to settle a class sexual harassment suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). EEOC had charged the restaurant with victimizing a group of female…
  • Sep 19

    Wage Theft Case Filed By Delivery Workers Against Just Salad

    Wage Theft Case Filed By Delivery Workers Against Just Salad
    Delivery persons at Just Salad restaurants in New York were cheated out of their wages and overtime, according to a lawsuit filed in New York federal court. Just Salad allegedly failed to pay its employees the minimum wage and forced them to…
  • Sep 1

    Groupon agrees to $2.5M Settlement for Unpaid Overtime to Sales Representative

    Groupon agrees to $2.5M Settlement for Unpaid Overtime to Sales Representative
    A federal judge approved a proposed class action settlement for $2.5 million between Groupon and over 2,024 sales representatives for wage theft and unpaid overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Employees…
Rank this Week: 476

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Sep 26

    Upcoming event: Buddhist Law and State Law in Comparative Perspective International Conference

    Upcoming event: Buddhist Law and State Law in Comparative Perspective International Conference
    When: September 30 – October 1, 2016 Where: 509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus Contact: editor@buddhismandlaw.org Join us for a two-day conference that builds on the edited collection, Buddhism and Law: An Introduction (Cambridge,…
  • Sep 23

    New publication: Criminal Law by Guyora Binder (Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law)

    New publication: Criminal Law by Guyora Binder (Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law)
    The Law Library has just received a new publication by SUNY Distinguished Professor Guyora Binder, Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Criminal Law. Publisher Oxford University Press notes that, “The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law:…
  • Sep 22

    Join the UB Libraries Banned Books Read-Out

    Join the UB Libraries Banned Books Read-Out
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 3 pm Lockwood Library, 2nd Floor Lobby Light refreshments will be served. Celebrate the freedom to read and help us draw attention to the issues surrounding censorship. Sign up to read a short selection from…
Rank this Week: 959

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 24

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?
    Many of us function under the assumption that tattoos on our bodies are ours to display in any form we wish. Intellectual property lawsuits regarding the rights of tattoo artists have begun to highlight a number of questions concerning who…
  • Sep 23

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho and Co-counsel have filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police on behalf of the Visual Arts Collective, Alley Repertory Theater, and performance artist Anne McDonald. McDonald is claiming the…
  • Sep 21

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction
    According to many museum professionals, certain countries are reluctant to loan works of art to arts institutions in the United States due to ongoing ownership or provenance questions. A recent bill sent to Senate for consideration, the…
Rank this Week: 701

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Sep 23

    Hauppauge Traffic Court Facing Lawsuit

    Hauppauge Traffic Court Facing Lawsuit
    The Hauppauge Traffic Court, which is located in the H. Lee Dennison Building, in Hauppauge New York is currently being sued by the Federal Government. This lawsuit, which commenced in 2015 in U.S. District Court alleges that the traffic…
  • Sep 21

    Notice of Claim Requirement

    Notice of Claim Requirement
    NOTICE OF CLAIM REQUIREMENT Before one can bring a lawsuit to collect damages against a city, town, or a public agency in the state of New York, a notice of claim requirement must be satisfied. A claimant has ninety days during which to file…
  • Sep 19

    Loss Mitigation and Loan Modification in Bankruptcy Court

    Loss Mitigation and Loan Modification in Bankruptcy Court
    Bankruptcy Court’s Loss Mitigation Program In 2009, The United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of New York adopted a Loss Mitigation Program which applies in all individual Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases. The…
Rank this Week: 869

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 735

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa

    The risky business of allusive trade marks in South Africa
    When a trader adopts words in common use for his trade name, some risk of confusion is inevitable. But the risk must run unless the first user is allowed to unfairly monopolise the words. This dictum from a 1946 House of Lords judgement still…
  • Sep 19

    Seattle Seahawks fans still the 12th Man under new trademark licensing deal with A&M

    Seattle Seahawks fans still the 12th Man under new trademark licensing deal with A&M
    Football season is upon us, and fans of the Seattle Seahawks were no doubt celebrating the thrilling 12-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins during their first game of the season on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Seattle fans, who have been…
  • Sep 14

    NY Court Says No Grand Theft of Stars’ Publicity Rights. What About California?

    NY Court Says No Grand Theft of Stars’ Publicity Rights. What About California?
    In July, the Brand Protection Blog reviewed potential “right of publicity” claims that might have been brought by celebrities whose wax “look alikes” appeared in Kanye West’s “Famous” music video.…
Rank this Week: 778

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Sep 20

    What Are Patent Trolls? – INFOGRAPHIC

    What Are Patent Trolls? – INFOGRAPHIC
    What Are Patent Trolls? Have you heard the term patent troll? While it is not exactly a household phrase, patent trolling is fast becoming a thorn in the side of small businesses that have good research and development departments, some…
  • Sep 14

    A Possible Method to Minimize the Cost of Patent Litigation

    A Possible Method to Minimize the Cost of Patent Litigation
    Patent litigation is often costly and time-consuming. However, the 2011 Leahy-Smith American Invents Act (“AIA”) offers a patent review system called inter partes review that could possibly reduce the cost of patent litigation.…
  • Aug 15

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..

    What Exactly is a Patent Troll? What Should You Do if You Come Across One..
    What is a Patent Troll? A company or person that acquires large amounts of patents while having no desire to develop products. Instead of development, these entities file patent infringement lawsuits against parties who violate the…
Rank this Week: 597

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C. Blog

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 20

    What Happens When There Are Two Wills – Which Takes Precedence?

    What Happens When There Are Two Wills – Which Takes Precedence?
    Throughout a person’s life, one goes through many stages. A person may draft a will in his or her early 20’s, but as one acquires more assets, gets married, and even has children, his or her estate planning needs will change. This…
  • Sep 13

    Steps to Take to Ensure That Your Will is Valid

    Steps to Take to Ensure That Your Will is Valid
    A will is a formal legal document that allows you to dictate how you want your estate to be managed and distributed upon your death. The state of New York has clear laws as to how your will is validated and executed in the manner in which you…
  • Sep 6

    Palliative Care: Will the New Law Affect Your Plans?

    Palliative Care: Will the New Law Affect Your Plans?
    In February 2011, the Palliative Care Information Act was amended by the state of New York. This Act requires that doctors and nurse practitioners inform terminally ill patients about their end-of-life options – and offer counseling…
Rank this Week: 733

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 19

    8-Year Legal Battle Yields Millions for Women Who Were Fired Over Pregnancie

    8-Year Legal Battle Yields Millions for Women Who Were Fired Over Pregnancie
    8-Year Legal Battle Yields Millions for Women Who Were Fired Over Pregnancies Boss attempted to discourage women from having babies Even though women have been in the workforce for decades, there are still some employers who believe that…
  • Sep 12

    Case Against Chipotle Highlights Wage Theft Issue

    Case Against Chipotle Highlights Wage Theft Issue
    Case Against Chipotle Highlights Wage Theft Issues Employees claim that they were forced to work off-the-clock It’s time to clock out, but that doesn’t mean you can go home. That’s the message thousands of current and…
  • Sep 6

    Are You Eligible for Protection Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Consider

    Are You Eligible for Protection Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Consider
    Are You Eligible for Protection Under the ADA? 3 Questions to Consider What employees need to know about coverage under the Americans with Disabilities Act Do you have a physical or mental impairment that is affecting your ability to do…
Rank this Week: 451

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 922

Tortini

Tortini

Covers issues in the law of torts, products liability, evidence, and expert witnesses. By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq., PC.

http://schachtmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    New Jersey Kemps Ovarian Cancer – Talc Case

    New Jersey Kemps Ovarian Cancer – Talc Case
    Gatekeeping in many courtrooms has been reduced to requiring expert witnesses to swear an oath and testify that they have followed a scientific method. The federal rules of evidence and most state evidence codes require more. The law, in most…
  • Aug 30

    Judge Bernstein’s Criticism of Rule 703 of the Federal Rules of Evidence

    Judge Bernstein’s Criticism of Rule 703 of the Federal Rules of Evidence
    Federal Rule of Evidence Rule 703 addresses the bases of expert witness opinions, and it is a mess. The drafting of this Rule is particularly sloppy. The Rule tells us, among other things, that: “[i]f experts in the particular field…
  • Aug 25

    Excited Utterance Podcast Series on Evidence Law

    Excited Utterance Podcast Series on Evidence Law
    As a graduate student, I was impressed by the extent to which scholars traveled to other schools to present draft papers and obtain feedback from other faculties and graduate students.  As a student, these presentations were interesting…
Rank this Week: 776

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Sep 15

    Construction Underway on Jersey City Luxury Tower at 90 Columbu

    Construction Underway on Jersey City Luxury Tower at 90 Columbu
    Construction is underway on 90 Columbus, the final tower of Ironstate Development and Panepinto Properties Inc.’s multi-phase Columbus Drive development project in Jersey City, New Jersey. The project is designed to embrace modern…
  • Aug 25

    Feds Must Consider All Reasonable Alternatives in Endangered Species Analysi

    Feds Must Consider All Reasonable Alternatives in Endangered Species Analysi
    Recently, the D.C. Circuit threw out the United States Fish & Wildlife Service’s (“FWS”) approval of a conservation plan to reduce the impacts of a proposed wind turbine farm on endangered Indiana bats. In Union…
  • Aug 22

    New York DEC Finalizes Definition of “Underutilized” Under Brownfield Cleanup Act Amendment

    New York DEC Finalizes Definition of “Underutilized” Under Brownfield Cleanup Act Amendment
    On July 29, 2016, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") announced that it has finalized the definition of "underutilized" for purposes of the 2015 Brownfield Cleanup Act Amendments and eligibility for…
Rank this Week: 642