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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/
Rank this Week: 8

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: 34

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: 36

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • May 22

    Joe Buckner Has Been Named in a Pending Regulatory Investigation

    Joe Buckner Has Been Named in a Pending Regulatory Investigation
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 19, 2017 indicate that former Texas-based Brazos Securities broker/adviser Joe Buckner has been sanctioned by FINRA and barred from acting as a…
  • May 22

    Blair Spruill Was Discharged From a Former Employer

    Blair Spruill Was Discharged From a Former Employer
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 19, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Dinosaur Financial Group broker Blair Spruill has been the subject of several customer disputes and…
  • May 22

    Stuart Horowitz Has Five Pending Customer Complaint

    Stuart Horowitz Has Five Pending Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 19, 2017 indicate that former Florida-based Securities America broker/adviser Stuart Horowitz has received several dozen resolved or pending…
Rank this Week: 46

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • May 22

    Walter Starghill Was Terminated Following Alleged Rule Violation

    Walter Starghill Was Terminated Following Alleged Rule Violation
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 18, 2017 indicate that former Michigan-based Lincoln Investment broker/adviser Walter Starghill III was terminated from his former employer in…
  • May 22

    David Guss Received a Regulatory Sanction

    David Guss Received a Regulatory Sanction
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 18, 2017 indicate that former California-based Investment Placement Group broker/adviser David Guss has been the subject of a customer dispute…
  • May 22

    Richard Hiroyuki Yada Was Discharged From His Former Employer

    Richard Hiroyuki Yada Was Discharged From His Former Employer
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 18, 2017 indicate that former Arkansas-based LPL Financial broker/adviser Richard Hiroyuki Yada was discharged from his former employer and is…
Rank this Week: 74

Justice Action Center

Justice Action Center

Provides a critical inquiry into the role of law as an agent of social change. From New York Law School.

http://www.justiceactioncenter.com/
  • Jun 9

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, June 2014 Now Available

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, June 2014 Now Available
    Marriage Equality Moves Forward During May: Oregon & Pennsylvania Are 18th & 19th Marriage Equality States After District Court Rulings Are Not Appealed The campaign for marriage equality took a major step forward during May 2014, as…
  • May 28

    Job Opportunity at New York City Council

    Job Opportunity at New York City Council
    The New York City Council is seeking an attorney to work in its Land Use Division. The primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: Conducting research and interpreting laws and regulations regarding land use…
  • May 9

    Social Justice Conference: 50 Years of Radical Lawyering Since Freedom Summer

    Social Justice Conference: 50 Years of Radical Lawyering Since Freedom Summer
    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is holding a free all-day Social Justice Conference for law students on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the City University of New York School of Law. This Conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of…
Rank this Week: 88

New York Debt Relief Blog

New York Debt Relief Blog

Discusses bankruptcy, debt settlement, debt lawsuits, credit repair, and other facets of debt relief. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC.

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • May 22

    FDCPA Lawyers Serving New York City

    FDCPA Lawyers Serving New York City
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was approved in 1977 to protect consumers from abusive debt collection practices and to provide consumers with an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information in order…
  • May 19

    How to Stop Wage Garnishment in New York

    How to Stop Wage Garnishment in New York
    Order To Show Cause To Vacate Judgment It might be easier to resolve a debt that has not entered garnishment status, but if you’re wages are being seized, it still might not be too late to get help. Depending on the circumstances,…
  • May 10

    Tips to Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy

    Tips to Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy
    Declaring bankruptcy is a massive blow to your financial standing, and will have a serious negative impact on your credit. However, doing so should be a blessing in disguise as you have the ability to rebuild your financial standing and…
Rank this Week: 227

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
  • May 22

    CPLR Article 31, Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), and discovery.

    CPLR Article 31, Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), and discovery.
    Practice point: Article 31 is not a statute specifically exempting public records from disclosure under FOIL, and FOIL does not bar the simultaneous use of both CPLR 3101 and FOIL in order to procure discovery.Case in point:  Smith v.…
  • May 19

    Dismissal of a slip- or trip-and-fall action.

    Dismissal of a slip- or trip-and-fall action.
    Practice point:  In a slip- or trip-and-fall case, a defendant may establish its prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by submitting evidence that the plaintiff cannot identify the cause of the fall.  A plaintiff's…
  • May 18

    Dismissal of an action alleging an elevator-related injury.

    Dismissal of an action alleging an elevator-related injury.
    The Appellate Division reversed, and dismissed the complaint in this action where plaintiff was injured when, while performing an elevator inspection in defendants' building, the elevator's governor cable snapped and struck him. Plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 223

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • May 20

    New Surrogate Breathes New Life Into The Dead Man’s Statute

    New Surrogate Breathes New Life Into The Dead Man’s Statute
    The New York Law Journal has reported that newly appointed Kings County Surrogate John Ingram has barred the testimony of a widow in an action about whether or not she may exercise her spousal right of election in the matter of her late…
  • Apr 7

    The Public Administrator Can Be A Complex Web Of Costly Patronage

    The Public Administrator Can Be A Complex Web Of Costly Patronage
    A recent article in New York’s Daily News reports on the Queens County political machine and  its incredible control over proceedings in that county’s Surrogate’s  Court. It is a primer  on  the…
  • Jan 4

    Computer Generated Images Open Uncharted Territory For The Estates Of Deceased Actor

    Computer Generated Images Open Uncharted Territory For The Estates Of Deceased Actor
    Over the past holiday I treated my 15 year old grandson to a movie. Rogue One was not my choice but he enjoyed it immensely. At the close of the movie, a computer generated image of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia  appeared on the screen.…
Rank this Week: 268

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
  • May 15

    What is Wage Theft? How to Tell if Your Employer Has Been Stealing From You

    What is Wage Theft? How to Tell if Your Employer Has Been Stealing From You
    What is Wage Theft? How to Tell if Your Employer Has Been Stealing From You Know the techniques some companies use to skim workers’ paychecks With all the line items on a typical pay stub, it can be difficult to tell exactly how…
  • May 8

    Company Must Pay $65K After Assuming Disabled Man Couldn't Work as a Truck Driver

    Company Must Pay $65K After Assuming Disabled Man Couldn't Work as a Truck Driver
    Company Must Pay $65K After Assuming Disabled Man Couldn’t Work as a Truck Driver Job applicant already had 20 years of experience as a professional truck driver Can a man who is missing an arm safely drive a truck? One hiring…
  • May 2

    Man Told to 'Suck It Up' After Being Harassed by Female Coworker

    Man Told to 'Suck It Up' After Being Harassed by Female Coworker
    Man Told to ‘Suck It Up’ After Being Harassed by Female Coworkers Staffer was fired one week after making sexual harassment complaint Federal law is clear: sexual harassment victims can be male or female. Perpetrators of…
Rank this Week: 230

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jan 27

    Fitchburg Gets New Brewery

    Fitchburg Gets New Brewery
    River Styx Brewing, which is planning to open a tap room at 166 Boulder Drive this summer, has secured its alcohol permit from the License Commission. “We’re very thrilled to have this type of a use in our downtown,”…
  • Jan 27

    Dedham Selectmen Suspend Two License

    Dedham Selectmen Suspend Two License
    The Patch reports that two businesses recently in front of the selectmen for liquor licenses violations will serve suspensions later this year. The Dedham Board of Selectmen voted to suspend Moseley’s on the Charles’ liquor…
  • Jan 27

    Marijuana legalization leads to rethinking of Massachusetts alcohol law

    Marijuana legalization leads to rethinking of Massachusetts alcohol law
    The need to regulate Massachusetts’ newly legal marijuana industry is leading to possible attempts to revamp state alcohol regulations. State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said in an interview with The Republican/MassLive.com this week…
Rank this Week: 279

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 218

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: 243

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: 278

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 339

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/
  • May 18

    SDNY judge allows sexual orientation discrimination case to proceed

    SDNY judge allows sexual orientation discrimination case to proceed
    The law is evolving quickly on the question whether Title VII makes it illegal to discriminate against employees based on their sexual orientation. While Second Circuit precedent continues to hold that Title VII does not prohibit this kind of…
  • May 15

    No smoking gun in academic discrimination case

    No smoking gun in academic discrimination case
    This case acquaints us with two well-worn principles of employment discrimination cases. First, academic tenure cases are hard to win under the antidiscrimination laws. Second, evidence that looks like a smoking gun may fizzle out when motion…
  • May 12

    Victorious state court plaintiffs may recover attorneys' fees in employment discrimination cases against the state

    Victorious state court plaintiffs may recover attorneys' fees in employment discrimination cases against the state
    The New York Court of Appeals has provided guidance on the Equal Access to Justice Act, a New York statute that allows certain victorious plaintiffs to recover attorneys' fees when they prevail against the state. The issue here: can the…
Rank this Week: 365

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • May 17

    FINRA Bars John Hudnall Over Non-Traded REIT Transaction

    FINRA Bars John Hudnall Over Non-Traded REIT Transaction
    Customers have filed complaints and The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently barred broker John Hudnall (Hudnall) – formerly with U.S. BanCorp Investments, Inc. (U.S. BanCorp). The securities attorneys at Gana LLP…
  • May 17

    FINRA Bars Advisor Thomas Vilord Over Sales of Unregistered Corporate Note

    FINRA Bars Advisor Thomas Vilord Over Sales of Unregistered Corporate Note
    Our firm is investigating claims made by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Thomas Vilord (Vilord), formerly associated with brokerage firms Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. (Summit Brokerage) and SagePoint…
  • May 17

    Advisor Douglas Donnelly Sanctioned Over Recommending Private Placement

    Advisor Douglas Donnelly Sanctioned Over Recommending Private Placement
    Our firm is investigating claims made by various regulators and brokerage firms including the State of Washington against broker Douglas Donnelly (Donnelly), formerly associated with brokerage firms Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC (Wells Fargo),…
Rank this Week: 311

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • May 15

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** In 1999, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 99-413, which permitted lawyers to use email to communicate with clients. In that…
  • Apr 28

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** When Worlds Collide: A Tweet Constitutes An Assault Sometimes a tweet is just a tweet in the online world, and other times it can amount to an…
  • Apr 19

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payments The Internet and cloud computing have drastically altered the legal landscape,…
Rank this Week: 440

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • May 4

    When Do Shareholders Have a Right to Inspect a Corporation’s Books?

    When Do Shareholders Have a Right to Inspect a Corporation’s Books?
    The structure of a corporation establishes a division of rights and responsibilities among at least three groups. Ownership of the corporation is vested in the shareholders, while directors are charged with its overall management. Officers…
  • Apr 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Consumer Class Action Complaint

    New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Consumer Class Action Complaint
    Consumer protection laws allow the recovery of damages from businesses for various fraudulent or deceptive practices. These laws tend to define prohibited conduct in very general terms. Businesses that provide goods or services to the general…
  • Apr 6

    New Jersey May Require State Agency to Survey Businesses that Leave the State

    New Jersey May Require State Agency to Survey Businesses that Leave the State
    The overall economic outlook for New Jersey is cautiously optimistic, at least according to some sources. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) describes a gradual increase in “business confidence” in its…
Rank this Week: 437

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
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
  • Apr 13

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury
    Personal Injury Actions Involving DWI’s May Lead to Punitive Damages Individuals who are injured by a person driving while intoxicated may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages that awarded.  The…
  • Apr 10

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 385

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Brokerages Are Making Brokers More Powerful: How Will That Effect The Securities Industry?

    Brokerages Are Making Brokers More Powerful: How Will That Effect The Securities Industry?
    As reported in the Wall Street Journal, there has been a recent trend at big brokerages of shifting the power from the headquarters to brokers and branch managers. Apparently big brokerages like Bank Of America, UBS Group, and Merrill Lynch…
  • Mar 30

    FINRA Bars Broker Involved in New York Pension Fund Scandal

    FINRA Bars Broker Involved in New York Pension Fund Scandal
    Broker Deborah D. Kelley is allegedly one of the key figures in the $184 billion New York pension fund “pay-for-play” bribery scandal. She was reportedly arrested in December 2016 in San Francisco on charges of securities fraud,…
  • Mar 23

    You May Know About Your Broker, But How Much Do You Know About Your Brokerage Firm?

    You May Know About Your Broker, But How Much Do You Know About Your Brokerage Firm?
    There is an interesting point in this week’s Wall Street Journal titled “Brokerage Files Don’t Give The Full Pictures,” which talks about the how brokerage firms and individual brokers are held to different standards,…
Rank this Week: 310

Quitam Help

Quitam Help

Cover qui tam law and the process of bringing a case. By Getnick & Getnick.

http://www.quitamhelp.com/
  • Oct 30

    SEC Pays Sixth Whistleblower under Dodd-Frank Program

    SEC Pays Sixth Whistleblower under Dodd-Frank Program
    The SEC announced that it will pay a whistleblower over $150,000 as a reward for bringing information to the Commission that resulted in a successful enforcement action.  Although the dollar amount may pale in comparison to the $14…
  • Oct 23

    Omnicare to Pay $120 Million

    Omnicare to Pay $120 Million
    Just days before trial was set to begin in the Northern District of Ohio, Omnicare has agreed to pay $120 million to settle allegations that the pharmacy offered kickbacks to nursing homes.  According to the allegations, Omnicare…
  • Oct 22

    Return on False Claims Act is Over 20-to-1

    Return on False Claims Act is Over 20-to-1
    Those who read this blog have long been aware of the effectiveness of the False Claims Act in returning money to the public fisc.  Previous reports had stated that the government recovered $15 for every dollar it spent on FCA…
Rank this Week: 337

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/
  • May 22

    ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Difference

    ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Difference
    ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences:Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become increasingly popular since its inception in 1993. But despite investor's love affair with ETFs, a closer look shows that index funds are still the top…
  • May 22

    The Hits Keep Coming - Scammer Makes Fake Filing and Sells His Call

    The Hits Keep Coming - Scammer Makes Fake Filing and Sells His Call
    The SEC filed fraud charges against a Virginia-based mechanical engineer accused of scheming to manipulate the price of Fitbit stock by making a phony regulatory filing.According to the SEC’s complaint, Robert W. Murray purchased Fitbit…
  • May 17

    SEC News - Fraud, Accounting Failures, and Whistleblower Award

    SEC News - Fraud, Accounting Failures, and Whistleblower Award
    SEC Charges EB-5 Operator With Securities FraudAn Idaho man has agreed to pay back several million dollars he siphoned away for personal use rather than investing it as promised to create U.S. jobs through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor…
Rank this Week: 570

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • May 22

    New York’s Grieving Familie

    New York’s Grieving Familie
    Once upon a time — like in 1847 — New York was a progressive state. We had, I believe, the first ever wrongful death statute for the benefit of families whose bread-winner was killed due the negligence of others. And…
  • May 17

    It’s Time to Pass Lavern’s Law

    It’s Time to Pass Lavern’s Law
    There is little that can be more infuriating on the civil side of the law than people losing their rights before they even knew you had them. But such is the state of the law in New York, where the statute of limitations in medical…
  • May 11

    Cellino and Barnes Collapse

    Cellino and Barnes Collapse
    Cellino and Barnes, perhaps New York’s largest personal injury firm, collapsed yesterday. Ross M. Cellino Jr. brought an Order to Show Cause asking why the firm should not be dissolved. The Buffalo based firm…
Rank this Week: 674

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • May 22

    Can Your House be Saved with a Trust?

    Can Your House be Saved with a Trust?
    Elder Law Lawyer Assisting Long Island Residents and Families with Trusts and Will Planning No one enjoys thinking about the end of his or her life. But, doing so could protect your biggest investments – including your family home.…
  • May 15

    Who Has the “Capacity” to Make a Will?

    Who Has the “Capacity” to Make a Will?
    When you start the process of estate planning, you will hear various terms. One that is important is that of “capacity.” When it comes to creating a will, one must have the proper capacity to do so. As the testator (the person…
  • May 8

    A Healthcare Power of Attorney Versus a Living Will

    A Healthcare Power of Attorney Versus a Living Will
    Your estate planning process starts with the draft of your living will. However, there are more documents needed to create a solid estate plan than just the will itself. In fact, you might include documents that offer protection in the event…
Rank this Week: 959

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 852

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/
  • May 19

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!

    May 21st is National Waiters and Waitresses Day – Know Your Rights!
    Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day, but many restaurants in New York will continue to pay their waitstaff incorrectly today, as they do everyday. If you are a server, runner, bartender, or busser in New York, you should know your…
  • May 15

    Gallagher’s Steakhouse in NYC Accused of “Blatantly Stealing” from Workers in Wage Theft Lawsuit

    Gallagher’s Steakhouse in NYC Accused of “Blatantly Stealing” from Workers in Wage Theft Lawsuit
    Gallagher’s Steakhouse in New York City and its owner, long time Long Island Restauranteur Dean Poll has been sued for wage theft, including failure to pay minimum wage and overtime pay, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and…
  • May 12

    Restaurant Chains Hit with Wage Theft Lawsuit

    Restaurant Chains Hit with Wage Theft Lawsuit
    Our article on the growing trend of wage theft lawsuits against popular restaurant chains was published on the Huffington Post. The post Restaurant Chains Hit with Wage Theft Lawsuits appeared first on New York Restaurant Worker Rights…
Rank this Week: 726

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 780

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Covers corporate, elder law, estate planning and special needs planning.

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Special Needs Planning and SNTs: What Should a Trust Not Pay For?

    Special Needs Planning and SNTs: What Should a Trust Not Pay For?
    A supplemental needs trust is an important tool that can be used to make sure a child with special needs has access to the services and care he or she requires. Establishing a supplemental needs trust as a part of an overall financial plan is…
  • May 10

    How To Ensure Your Medical Wishes Win Out

    How To Ensure Your Medical Wishes Win Out
    By: Alexis Gruttadauria, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP You have your advance directives in place; you’ve designated in your Health Care Proxy and Living Will who you want making your medical decisions once you are no longer able to make them…
  • May 5

    How The AHCA Could Impact Special Education

    How The AHCA Could Impact Special Education
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq. The proposed American Health Care Act Law, which just passed on May 4th by the House of Representatives, if approved by the Senate, will have a significant impact on school services for students with disabilities. The…
Rank this Week: 816

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 473

Policyholder Pulse

Policyholder Pulse

Covers insurance law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.policyholderpulse.com/
  • May 16

    The Time a Government Subcontractor Fell Off a Ladder … Right after Its Defense Base Act Insurance Lapsed

    The Time a Government Subcontractor Fell Off a Ladder … Right after Its Defense Base Act Insurance Lapsed
    Imagine you are a prime contractor to a Department of the United States of America supplying logistical support for the war on terrorism in Afghanistan. As the prime, you are kicking on all cylinders, including purchasing comprehensive…
  • May 2

    Side A DIC Insurance – The D&O Safety Net

    Side A DIC Insurance – The D&O Safety Net
    In the world of Directors and Officers insurance, no coverage may be less understood than the Side A Difference in Conditions (DIC) policy. While this type of insurance is generally available in the market, the vast majority of corporate…
  • May 2

    Side A DIC Insurance – The D&O Safety Net

    Side A DIC Insurance – The D&O Safety Net
    In the world of Directors and Officers insurance, no coverage may be less understood than the Side A Difference in Conditions (DIC) policy. While this type of insurance is generally available in the market, the vast majority of corporate…
Rank this Week: 770

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/
  • May 12

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You are surprised to be receiving phone calls and letters from a debt collector; you thought you cleared up all your bad debts years ago. How can they still be contacting you on such... The post Debt…
  • Apr 5

    Sued By NCO Portfolio Management Inc. in New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By NCO Portfolio Management Inc. in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  NCO Portfolio Management is suing you for an old junk debt. WHO IS NCO PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, INC.?: NCO Portfolio Management is an infamous…
  • Mar 1

    Junk Debt Buyer NCO Portfolio Management Inc. Filed Only 1 New York Debt Collection Cases In 2016

    Junk Debt Buyer NCO Portfolio Management Inc. Filed Only 1 New York Debt Collection Cases In 2016
    By: Robert J. Nahoum NCO Portfolio Management, Inc. is a notorious “junk debt buyer”, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on…
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SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • May 9

    Is your supply chain free from human rights abuses?

    Is your supply chain free from human rights abuses?
    In a global economy, every supply chain should have each link inspected to insure it’s not been forged in whole or in part in a manner that involves human rights abuses. In “Is your supply chain free from human rights…
  • May 5

    Next Steps toward Brexit

    Next Steps toward Brexit
    The European Commission has published its Brexit mandate with a clear focus on “citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and new external borders,” with the Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier,…
  • May 5

    Next Steps toward Brexit

    Next Steps toward Brexit
    The European Commission has published its Brexit mandate with a clear focus on “citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and new external borders,” with the Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier,…
Rank this Week: 658

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

By Jules Martin Haas.

http://www.newyorkprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    New York Executors and Administrators Can Be Removed For A Conflict of Interest

    New York Executors and Administrators Can Be Removed For A Conflict of Interest
    An estate executor or administrator has many obligations with regard to an estate.  The New York Probate Lawyer Blog has discussed in many posts the various powers that an estate fiduciary can exercise.  These powers include the…
  • Apr 26

    New York Will Contests Require The Discovery of Information

    New York Will Contests Require The Discovery of Information
    A Will Contest in New York has been the subject of numerous articles in the New York Probate Lawyer Blog. After a petition for the probate of a Will is filed, notice of the petition must be given to the decedent’s distributees.…
  • Apr 19

    A New York Estate Plan Should Include Alternate Beneficiary Designation

    A New York Estate Plan Should Include Alternate Beneficiary Designation
    The creation and implementation of an estate plan requires the consideration of many factors. Reference is made to the New York Probate Lawyer Blog which contains many articles regarding the planning of an estate. One of the essential…
Rank this Week: 571

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice

    Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice
    In Gersh v. Nixon Peabody, LLP, the court addressed a legal malpractice claim brought by a decedent's surviving spouse in connection with the couple's estate planning. After settling a claim with the decedent's children from a prior marriage…
  • Mar 31

    Sometimes It’s Just a Question of Standing

    Sometimes It’s Just a Question of Standing
    To object to the probate of a will, party must have a pecuniary interest that would be adversely affected by the admission of the instrument to probate. In Estate of Saunders, the Kings County Surrogate’s Court recently issued two…
  • Mar 3

    Jury Trials in Surrogate’s Court Removal Proceeding

    Jury Trials in Surrogate’s Court Removal Proceeding
    As parties prepare for trial before the Surrogate’s Court, a question that oftentimes arises is whether there is a right to a trial by jury. In this entry, Robert Harper explains why no such right exists in the case of proceedings…
Rank this Week: 760

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
Rank this Week: 514

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Apr 5

    Calculating the Cost of Collaboration — A World War I Lesson

    Calculating the Cost of Collaboration — A World War I Lesson
    All too often, we rush headlong into collaboration in the firm belief that all collaboration is good and must, therefore, have primarily an upside. We become excited by the anticipated benefits of collaboration: better innovation, better…
  • Mar 26

    Wanted: A Disobedient Law Firm

    Wanted: A Disobedient Law Firm
    On March 24, Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn) reminded us that the deadline is fast approaching to apply for the MIT Media Lab’s Disobedience Award. Just the name of the award alone caught my attention. In a world of conformity, it…
  • Mar 21

    How Innovative is Your Firm, Really?

    How Innovative is Your Firm, Really?
    Many businesses (including law firms) tout their innovation capacity. They use the right buzz words (agile, design thinking, rapid prototyping, etc.) and they display trendy props (innovation labs, informal gathering spaces, and lots and…
Rank this Week: 701

New York Injury Attorneys Blog

New York Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers New York medical malpractice, car accident and construction accident laws. By Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC.

http://www.newyorkinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Who is responsible for Fire Cases In New York

    Who is responsible for Fire Cases In New York
    This week a wrongful death was suffered by an unfortunate  tenant  in fire in a Yonkers building.  Fire crews battled the fire for several hours prior to getting it under control.  Fires present dangers of both person…
  • Mar 3

    Do I have a Lawsuit for my New York Construction Site Accident

    Do I have a Lawsuit for my New York Construction Site Accident
    Our New York construction accident lawyers have extensive experience in representing construction workers who have sustained personal injuries in worksite accidents.  One of the most frequent questions our construction accident attorneys…
  • Feb 27

    Outcry to End Construction Accident Fatalities in New York

    Outcry to End Construction Accident Fatalities in New York
    Construction continues to be one of the most dangerous professions, and this week, thousands of New York City construction workers assembled to mourn the 30 wrongful deaths and fatilities of their fellow construction  workers who…
Rank this Week: 750

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 11

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)
    Last week included a lot of exemption-claim work. We are testing the limits of New York's "bad faith" clause under CPLR § 5222-a(g)[1] to hold accountable a judgment creditor, its lawyer and Capital One bank for what we contend is an…
  • Jan 27

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)
    Exemption law has been at the forefront of this week's Facebook posts. New York's Exempt Income Protection Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2009, established procedures for releasing funds that are deemed exempt from the reach of…
  • Jan 20

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1
    Our "Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks" series was inspired by our Facebook page that we're delighted to see obtain increased viewership. Our goal is to provide quick, useable, and current nuggets of information to strengthen your already…
Rank this Week: 459

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Oct 14

    FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg

    FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg
    FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg FOLCS acknowledges the death of one of our former Film Series guests, the legendary civil rights attorney, Jack Greenberg, who passed away on October 12, 2016, at age 91. Greenberg argued 40 cases before the…
  • Aug 3

    The 6 types of lawyer movies (by Thane Rosenbaum)

    The 6 types of lawyer movies (by Thane Rosenbaum)
    When it comes to films about the legal system, spoiler alerts aren’t necessary. For the most part, there’s little ambiguity about where a law film is going—no real surprises, few cliffhangers and not much in the way of…
  • Jul 5

    FOLCS’ Remembers Auschwitz Survivor and Holocaust Hero Elie Wiesel

    FOLCS’ Remembers Auschwitz Survivor and Holocaust Hero Elie Wiesel
    FOLCS is deeply saddened to hear that Elie Wiesel passed away on July 2, 2016 at age 87. Wiesel was an inspirational Holocaust hero, Auschwitz survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and remarkable novelist. Wiesel was born in Sighet,…
Rank this Week: 516

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Scott J. Kreppein, Esq.

Focuses on contract, employment and personal injury litigation.

http://www.kreplaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Business Formations and Transaction

    Business Formations and Transaction
    Well-crafted transactional documents can save an enormous amount of time, money, and aggravation later on.  I regularly represent businesses in a wide range of transactional matters (including equity transfers; operating or shareholders…
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default

    Consumer Issue: Hyundai Billing Error and Lease Default
    I received an interesting inquiry recently where Hyundai Motor Finance apparently added an erroneous $359.33 charge and $40 late fee to a customer's April 2015 lease bill despite fill payment of the March 2015 statement. I am attempting to…
  • Jul 25

    Personal Injury Attorney

    Personal Injury Attorney
    Email: SJK@QHCLaw.com    Phone: 631-482-9700
Rank this Week: 905

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 803

New York Probate Blog

New York Probate Blog

Covers New York probate and estate laws, estate planning and taxation. By Rudolf J. Karvay.

http://www.nycprobate.com/probate-blog/
  • May 23

    Common and Costly Estate Planning Error

    Common and Costly Estate Planning Error
    It is not uncommon for even the very wealthy or public figures to miss the boat when it comes to proper estate planning. While you might think that you are too young, too poor, or too healthy to have to think about estate planning, it is…
  • Oct 23

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children
    Thanks to the advancement of technology, couples who are suffering through infertility now have a chance to get pregnant. The most widely known treatment is in vitro fertilization. Through this method, there is a chance for children to be…
  • Oct 23

    Disinheriting Your Spouse

    Disinheriting Your Spouse
    While it is more common to hear of people disinheriting their adult children, disinheriting a spouse is rare. That is because in the State of New York, you cannot disinherit your spouse. You cannot leave the surviving spouse with nothing nor…
Rank this Week: 892

Syracuse Injury Lawyer Blog

Syracuse Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice, birth injuries, car accidents, construction accidents and products liability. By Bottar Leone, PLLC.

http://www.syracuseinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Per Study, New York is a Good State for Misbehaving Doctor

    Per Study, New York is a Good State for Misbehaving Doctor
    According to a new study published in BMJ Quality and Safety, the percentage of doctors who get disciplined or who pay a medical malpractice claim, is four times less in some states than others. And New York came up short. The researchers out…
  • Apr 26

    Per Study, New York is a Good State for Misbehaving Doctor

    Per Study, New York is a Good State for Misbehaving Doctor
    According to a new study published in BMJ Quality and Safety, the percentage of doctors who get disciplined or who pay a medical malpractice claim, is four times less in some states than others. And New York came up short. The researchers out…
  • Apr 26

    Per Study, New York is a Good State for Misbehaving Doctor

    Per Study, New York is a Good State for Misbehaving Doctor
    According to a new study published in BMJ Quality and Safety, the percentage of doctors who get disciplined or who pay a medical malpractice claim, is four times less in some states than others. And New York came up short. The researchers out…
Rank this Week: 966

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 2

    What Are the Gift Tax Exclusions?

    What Are the Gift Tax Exclusions?
    The federal gift tax can be a factor for you if you are going to be passing along significant resources. There are however a few gift tax exclusions that can be utilized to transfer assets tax-free. One of these exclusions is the $14,000 per…
  • Dec 25

    Free Report: Revocable Living Trusts in New York: Benefits and Importance

    Free Report: Revocable Living Trusts in New York: Benefits and Importance
    The main benefit of a revocable living trust comes after you die and it’s time to pass your property on to inheritors. The property you pass through your living trust will give you a chance to ensure that your inheritors receive…
  • Dec 25

    Free Report: Revocable Living Trusts in New York: Benefits and Importance

    Free Report: Revocable Living Trusts in New York: Benefits and Importance
    The main benefit of a revocable living trust comes after you die and it’s time to pass your property on to inheritors. The property you pass through your living trust will give you a chance to ensure that your inheritors receive…
Rank this Week: 667