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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/
  • Apr 15

    SEE YA!

    SEE YA!
    Let's all wave! El Nido Resorts -- Pangulasian Saying hello ... or goodbye?
  • Apr 15

    ANOTHER IF/THEN

    ANOTHER IF/THEN
    LaChanze as Kate IF/THEN
  • Apr 15

    SO LONG SEBELIUS!

    SO LONG SEBELIUS!
    I was flying when I learned Sebelius resigned as Health and Human Services Secretary. (Old news.)
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Apr 15

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government

    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Government
    Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch to Address Fiscal Challenges Facing Local GovernmentsFormer New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch will deliver a talk on “The Fiscal Challenges Facing Local Governments” for the 2014 Edwin L.…
  • Apr 14

    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary action

    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary action
    Employee’s purported unresponsive answers to interrogatories used as a defense in disciplinary actionOATH Index No. 876/14The employer moved to preclude the employee from offering a defense to disciplinary charges based upon…
  • Apr 13

    Nonresident attorney's right to practice law in New York State

    Nonresident attorney's right to practice law in New York State
    Nonresident attorney's right to practice law in New York StateSchoenefeld v. State of New York, et al., USCA, 11-4283-cvThe U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, held that Section 470 of the Judiciary Law, which requires…
Rank this Week: 93

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: 109

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/
  • Apr 15

    High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25

    High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25
    The Securities Law and Federal Litigation Sections, along with the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association presentRecent High Profile Securities Law DecisionsRegisterSpeakers:Hon. Loretta A. PreskaChief Judge,…
  • Apr 8

    How Powerful Are Women In The Law? Join Us And Find Out!

    How Powerful Are Women In The Law? Join Us And Find Out!
    Women in the Law: Power and Progress July 2014 Conference - Washington DC by Ray Dowd Join us on July 11 and find out! More information at www.fedbar.orgwww.dunnington.com Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All…
  • Feb 19

    German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25

    German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25
       U.S FEDERAL BAR TO PRESENT HISTORIC AWARDS TO EUROPEAN COLLEAGUES For the first time in its nearly one hundred year history, the US Federal Bar Association will be presenting an award for professional excellence to two…
Rank this Week: 119

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Meyers Associates: Black Marks and Red Flag

    Meyers Associates: Black Marks and Red Flag
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) maintains a public database, called BrokerCheck, which acts as a free tool for investors looking to research the backgrounds of FINRA registered personnel. BrokerCheck covers brokerage…
  • Apr 14

    FINRA Investigating Newest Puerto Rico Issuance of Municipal Bond

    FINRA Investigating Newest Puerto Rico Issuance of Municipal Bond
    On March 21, 2014, The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that it is investigating trading in Puerto Rico, examining secondary trades in Puerto Rico’s blockbuster $3.5 billion bond deal. FINRA is looking at…
  • Apr 11

    Marylin Meyers Formerly of Allstate Financial Services Suspended Over Selling Away Activitie

    Marylin Meyers Formerly of Allstate Financial Services Suspended Over Selling Away Activitie
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned broker Marylin T. Meyers (Myers) $20,000 and barred her for two years concerning allegations between September 2009, and February 2011, she participated in a series of private…
Rank this Week: 150

Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents that cause brain trauma, contusions and concussions. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.braininjurylawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Jan 3

    An old woman, 95 years of age, is a patient at a certain hospital

    An old woman, 95 years of age, is a patient at a certain hospital
    An old woman, 95 years of age, is a patient at a certain Staten island hospital. On 9 June 1998, she became comatose, cyanotic and unresponsive after she became disconnected from her ventilator machine. An employee of the hospital heard the…
  • Dec 27

    Depression is a disease that affects many American

    Depression is a disease that affects many American
    Depression is a disease that affects many Americans. In recent years as the unemployment rate has skyrocketed, depression has increased as well. Workers who find themselves in vastly different life circumstances than they had planned for, are…
  • Dec 23

    March of Dimes Brain Injury Facility Gets More Funding

    March of Dimes Brain Injury Facility Gets More Funding
    Last month, the March of Dimes in NYC received more funding from the provincial government to help open the Acquired Brain Injury Congregate Care Home, a brain injury care home designed and being built to offer support and services for…
Rank this Week: 184

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/
  • Apr 15

    The Volcano and Legal Malpractice

    The Volcano and Legal Malpractice
    Allentown, PA is the epicenter of this legal malpractice case.  A group of investors wanted to start a nightclub/bar, and started to explore the Pennsylvania countryside in order to locate the Volcano, where they would set up bar. Things…
  • Apr 14

    A Shocking Story in Syracuse

    A Shocking Story in Syracuse
    Small Smiles is a horror story of dental marketing, and the abuse of children.  There is a legal malpractice aspect to it, which is wholly overshadowed by the callous dentistry here. "All plaintiffs allege that: (1) defendants engaged in…
  • Apr 14

    No Contribution and No Indemnification in this Legal Malpractice Case

    No Contribution and No Indemnification in this Legal Malpractice Case
    A real estate development gone wrong.  It's a common litigation situation, and attorneys are often in for the legal malpractice aspect of the case.  Here, in YDRA,LLC v Mitchell   2014 NY Slip Op 50505(U)   …
Rank this Week: 253

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 9

    What is a 1099-C?

    What is a 1099-C?
    "What is a 1099-C?" is the question taxpayers will be asking as these forms arrive in their mailboxes this year. If you received one of these forms, you may be confused. "Why did I get this? What does it mean?" You are probably starting to…
  • Mar 31

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit
    The Langel Firm is dedicated to coming alongside consumers who are facing debt collection lawsuits in New York. These lawsuits occur more often than many may think. If you have any unpaid debts, you may be sued by the debt collector. To help…
  • Feb 12

    NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Issues Hundreds of Subpoenas to Combat "Sewer Service"

    NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Issues Hundreds of Subpoenas to Combat "Sewer Service"
    It is no secret that "sewer service" (the intentional failure to serve legal papers) has been a historic problem in New York City. To combat the problem, the New York City Council passed Local Law 7 in 2010 that holds process servers to…
Rank this Week: 260

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Apr 9

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall
    Watch out when shopping for long term care insurance. Long term care costs are out of sight and can fast erase one’s savings, so many boomers are now seeking to buy long term care insurance. But what are they buying? It can be…
  • Apr 2

    Discuss Finances Before The Wedding Day

    Discuss Finances Before The Wedding Day
    Planning a wedding anytime soon? Then there are many things to think about. But one of the key issues that should be on your mind is finances. It may not be romantic, but you must talk about money with your future spouse. Discussing finances…
  • Mar 26

    Private Long-Term Care Program Drawback

    Private Long-Term Care Program Drawback
    While everyone has been scrutinizing the Affordable Care Act, another change in the way health care is being delivered and paid for is underway, but without much attention. There are serious concerns about it, however. New York is among at…
Rank this Week: 271

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

Covers immigration law, news and commentary. By Matthew L. Kolken.

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 269

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    $920 Million Kevlar Trade Secret Verdict Overturned

    $920 Million Kevlar Trade Secret Verdict Overturned
    DuPont has been making Kevlar, the ubiquitous strong polymer for use in bullet-proof armor and countless other consumer  products, for over thirty years. Kolon is a South Korean company that manufactured a similar polymer product known…
  • Mar 21

    LoTempio Patent client makes deal on “Shark Tank”

    LoTempio Patent client makes deal on “Shark Tank”
    Inventor and entrepreneur Frank Scozzafava of Mix Bikini designs, manufactures and markets interchangeable reversible bikinis. Frank is also a client of Kloss, Stenger and LoTempio. Frank was on the CNBC nationally televised show Shark Tank…
  • Mar 20

    No patent infringement by Google or Microsoft

    No patent infringement by Google or Microsoft
    Two of the largest search engine marketing vendors in the United States (Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.) will not have to pay Paid Search Engine Marketing Tools LLC for their alleged patent infringement. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board…
Rank this Week: 285

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: 288

New York Law Thoughts

New York Law Thoughts

Covers New York personal injury topics. By Carol L. Schlitt.

http://nylawthoughts.com
  • Apr 8

    Social Media and Your Lawsuit

    Social Media and Your Lawsuit
    Just as Facebook, Twitter and other social media services have begun to play a larger role in our lives, they have begun to affect personal injury lawsuits. At the Schlitt Law Firm, we have prepared a simple guide to privacy on social media…
  • Apr 4

    The Schlitt Law Firm Announces a Slip and Fall Settlement for a Case with a Defective Stairway in Manhattan

    The Schlitt Law Firm Announces a Slip and Fall Settlement for a Case with a Defective Stairway in Manhattan
    An accountant from Manhattan tripped on the stairs in his apartment building and fractured his ankle. The man believed that the stairs were defective and he wanted to hold the landlord responsible for causing his injury. He called the Schlitt…
  • Apr 3

    I’ve been in a Car Accident…is there a Car Accident Phone App?

    I’ve been in a Car Accident…is there a Car Accident Phone App?
    If you’ve been in car accident, there’s an app for that. You can use a car accident phone app to help you.  Immediately following a car accident, the first priority is to ensure the safety of all parties involved in the…
Rank this Week: 346

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
  • Mar 19

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
  • Mar 17

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case
    ASCAP has suffered a significant defeat in its rate court litigation against Pandora.  In that proceeding, Pandora sought to have its current ASCAP musical composition public performance license rate (1.85% of revenue) cut to the same…
Rank this Week: 350

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 344

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 2

    Murdered Businessman Leaves Widow, Seven Children And No Will

    Murdered Businessman Leaves Widow, Seven Children And No Will
    Today's Daily News reports that Menachem Stark, a Brooklyn businessman and landlord who was murdered in January died intestate. While it appears that his partners may contribute to cover his substantial debts in a bankruptcy proceeding, his…
  • Mar 30

    Times Features Comprehensive Article on Trust

    Times Features Comprehensive Article on Trust
    The New York Times has published a rather comprehensive, if brief, overview of trusts. For those of you who find all of the acronyms we use to describe various trusts, this may prove to be very helpful. your  lawblogger would add a…
  • Nov 24

    Public Administrator Sues Beth Israel Hospital For 100 Million Dollars On Behalf of Hugette Clark Estate

    Public Administrator Sues Beth Israel Hospital For 100 Million Dollars On Behalf of Hugette Clark Estate
    For some time we have been following the bizarre story of Hugette Clark, the reclusive mining heiress who died in 2011 at the age of 104. She had lived for years in Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, running up hospital bills in the millions…
Rank this Week: 370

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

    Do Cell Phone Laws Work?

    Do Cell Phone Laws Work?
    New York leads the way in restricting and punishing drivers who illegally use cell phones.  Indeed, it is a 5-point ticket in New York which is the same number of point assigned to the criminal charge of reckless driving.   But do…
  • Mar 6

    Motorists To Be More Exposed

    Motorists To Be More Exposed
    More information about the driving history of motorists will soon be available to prosecutors.  In particular, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that, in addition to convictions, prosecutors will now be able to see the original…
  • Mar 6

    Motorists To Be More Exposed

    Motorists To Be More Exposed
    More information about the driving history of motorists will soon be available to prosecutors.  In particular, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that, in addition to convictions, prosecutors will now be able to see the original…
Rank this Week: 358

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Apr 15

    President Takes Action Meant to Increase Pay Equity for Employees of Federal Contractor

    President Takes Action Meant to Increase Pay Equity for Employees of Federal Contractor
    Today, Pillsbury attorneys Julia Judish and Keith Hudolin published their advisory titled President Takes Action Meant to Increase Pay Equity for Employees of Federal Contractors. The Advisory discusses the April 8, 2014 Executive Order and…
  • Apr 15

    Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get a Little Virtual Dirty to Celebrate "National Safe Digging Month"

    Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get a Little Virtual Dirty to Celebrate "National Safe Digging Month"
    Call 811, a nationwide safety service, is observing "National Safe Digging Month." As part of the celebration, on April 1, Call 811 kicked off a month-long promotion offering users the chance to "dig" for prizes every day with a virtual…
  • Apr 14

    Forget Printing Construction Documents, Let's Print Buildings!

    Forget Printing Construction Documents, Let's Print Buildings!
    We have all heard about 3D-printing by now. The technology of printing something in three dimensions is not new. But how exactly does it work? And more importantly, how could 3D-printing affect the construction industry? How Does…
Rank this Week: 416

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 423

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Proof That Bad Conduct Hurts You in Your New York Divorce

    Proof That Bad Conduct Hurts You in Your New York Divorce
    “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” particularly if you are getting divorced in New York. While that seems like common sense, some parties resort to a scorched earth strategy to divorce; they want all the marital property…
  • Apr 3

    Is Conscious Uncoupling Just a Pretentious Way of Saying You Are Getting Divorced?

    Is Conscious Uncoupling Just a Pretentious Way of Saying You Are Getting Divorced?
    Having practiced divorce and family law in New York for most of my legal career, I thought is odd that I had never heard the term “Conscious Uncoupling” before. Through my years of experience, I have litigated divorces,…
  • Apr 2

    What Do I Do If My Child Does Not Want To Have Visitation With My Ex?

    What Do I Do If My Child Does Not Want To Have Visitation With My Ex?
    It is that familiar scene -your ex pulls up to your house to pick up the children, only your child starts crying, “I don’t want to go. I want to stay here with you.” What do you do? Your job is to encourage your child to…
Rank this Week: 409

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
  • Apr 10

    Guggenheim Bilbao Censors “Offensive” Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet Public Artwork

    Guggenheim Bilbao Censors “Offensive” Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet Public Artwork
    According to Artnet, the Guggenheim Bilbao is forcing the removal of a provocative and controversial Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet 2,000 square foot mural installation on the side of a building in Bilbao. The billboard is an…
  • Apr 10

    Increase to Most Copyright Office Fee

    Increase to Most Copyright Office Fee
    There will be an increase to most US Copyright registration fees, effective May 1, 2014.  
  • Apr 10

    Contemporary Art & Law: Recent Controversies and Legal Development

    Contemporary Art & Law: Recent Controversies and Legal Development
    I’m very happy to announce that I will be giving a lecture presentation tomorrow for the Arts Counsel Texas, in Dallas. This event was organized by my good friend, Meg Friess, and is generously hosted by the firm of Thompson &…
Rank this Week: 407

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers New York divorce law. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/wordpress/
  • May 6

    A New Era?

    A New Era?
    Could this be the dawn of the new civil divorce? Last Friday Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which allows couples to agree on the terms of their divorce without going to court at all. This act can save many couples…
  • Apr 30

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre
    Much has been made about the effects of divorce on children. Some studies claim that children end up as alcoholics or abusers, others claim they are more prone to divorce. Regardless it is pretty obvious that divorce does have a major effect…
  • Apr 23

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!
    Porsha Stewart, the wife of former NFL star and now TV analyst Kordell Stewart, was admittedly shocked when she found out that her husband had fild for divorce. However the way it happened was even worse, imagine finding out on Twitter!? Read…
Rank this Week: 405

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Law enforcement officers should not be restrained...cont

    Law enforcement officers should not be restrained...cont
    In the abstract, the propositions of law which criminal defendant advances are correct. Ordinarily a search is invalid unless made pursuant to a warrant. There are, however, limited exceptions to this rule, such as where the search is…
  • Apr 15

    There does not appear to be any reported New York case ...cont

    There does not appear to be any reported New York case ...cont
    The case law of New York does not require that all of the stand-ins or fillers in a lineup be obvious fraternal twins of a suspect. The stand-ins, however, must appear reasonably similar to the defendant in their physical...
  • Apr 14

    There does not appear to be any reported New York case

    There does not appear to be any reported New York case
    In this Criminal case, this suppression motion places in question the propriety of a lineup identification procedure that involves a suspect with a distinctive facial deformity: a glass eye. This motion also challenges the propriety of…
Rank this Week: 456

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

Provides a defense attorney's perspective on New York's No-Fault law. By Jason Tenenbaum.

http://nofault.lisquared.com
  • Apr 14

    Stipulated to defeat.

    Stipulated to defeat.
    All-In-One Medical Care, P.C. v. Government Employees Ins. Co., 2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 24070 (Dis. Ct. Nassau Co. 2014) This is what happens when we all stip to everything.  Now, we end up in Court with the usual arbitration paradigm…
  • Apr 11

    The articulable need test for a provider EBT on a medical necessity case

    The articulable need test for a provider EBT on a medical necessity case
    Arnica Acupuncture P.C. v Interboro Ins. Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 50554(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2014) “However, we find no abuse of discretion in the denial of defendant’s motion to compel the deposition of plaintiff’s…
  • Apr 10

    Staten Island Chiro – what a web you weaved and what a great investigation we did

    Staten Island Chiro – what a web you weaved and what a great investigation we did
    Staten Island Chiropractic v. American Tr. Ins. Co. It is story time here on the blog. I dedicate this post to the work of my former teammates at American Transit Insurance Company.  It was a little more than a year ago that our team,…
Rank this Week: 444

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: 470

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 445

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 472

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/
  • Apr 15

    Passover and the Boston Marathon Bombing

    Passover and the Boston Marathon Bombing
    Once again, a confluence of two seemingly unrelated events. On the one hand, today is the first day of Passover. On the other, it is the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Passover celebrates breaking away from tyranny and…
  • Apr 9

    A $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict in Actos Drug Trial (How much is too much?)

    A $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict in Actos Drug Trial (How much is too much?)
    We once again see a whopping punitive damages verdict and need to discuss: Just how much is too much? For the reasons that follow, I think that a ratio of punitive:compensatory damages of 100:1 or greater are sustainable based on current…
  • Apr 8

    New York Central Mutual Slammed in Bad Faith (And What it means for you)

    New York Central Mutual Slammed in Bad Faith (And What it means for you)
    Her name is Helene Blank and she last appeared on this page ripping into the City’s Corporation Counsel for his incredible hypocrisy in calling our courts inefficient. She isn’t just a top trial lawyer here in New York, and a…
Rank this Week: 530

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Apr 15

    Imputed Interest, Gifts and Family Loan

    Imputed Interest, Gifts and Family Loan
    Family Loans are an integral part of life, as well as estate and gift tax planning.  Until the IRS victory in Dickman in 1980, interest-free loans were a staple of tax planning. Today, however, the rules that apply are designed to force…
  • Apr 14

    New bill makes it less taxing to die in Maryland

    New bill makes it less taxing to die in Maryland
    Maryland became the latest state to reduce its tax burden on high net-worth citizens in the form of a higher exemption for its estate tax, according to Forbes. The Maryland Senate passed a measure March 20 that will gradually raise the state…
  • Apr 11

    New York doubles estate tax exemption

    New York doubles estate tax exemption
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has led a well-publicized push to simplify the Empire State's tax code. As of the stroke of midnight on April 1, the estate tax exemption doubled to more than $2 million, according to Crain's New York…
Rank this Week: 487

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
  • Mar 31

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning
    In a case where the claim is the Not For Profit Corporation Law Article 15 (cemetery law) preempts local zoning, the Appellate Division held a local prohibition on crematories was not invalid.
  • Mar 30

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval
    The Appellate Division dismissed a challenge to SEQRA Findings where no approvals had actually be granted.
Rank this Week: 498

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Mar 28

    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin Derivative

    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin Derivative
    TeraExchange Announces First Bitcoin DerivativeTeraExchange has recently announced that it has created a swap involving the average exchange rate of bitcoin and plans to list it on its Swap Execution Facility.CFTC LAW | Forex, Futures and…
  • Mar 27

    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome Relief

    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome Relief
    CFTC Public Utilities No-Action Letter Is Welcome ReliefThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a no-action letter recently, offering relief to public utilities that were having trouble finding market participants willing to…
  • Mar 26

    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market Data

    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market Data
    CFTC Struggling to Utilize Current Swap Market DataAmong a list of reasons for this given by CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia during an event, O’Malia mentioned inconsistent reporting and technological issues as major pain…
Rank this Week: 501

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Apr 15

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair
    Two stories in the news today highlight NYPD Commissioner William Bratton's remaking of the police department. In his most recent high profile act, he has disbanded the Demographics Unit, a group formed in 2003 whose sole purpose was to…
  • Apr 12

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case
    You don't have to be a skilled negotiator to know that you do not tell a car salesman, "I am not leaving here until I have bought this car from you," and then expect to get the best price possible. Shortly after winning the NYC's mayoral…
  • Apr 12

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant
    The New York Times recently reported on the NYPD's policy of running warrant checks on shooting victims, and then investing ridiculous amounts of labor hours to safeguard them until they are healthy enough to be haled into court. (Article…
Rank this Week: 597

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    That Pesky Student Loan Debt and Divorce

    That Pesky Student Loan Debt and Divorce
    In case you missed it, I was quoted in this Wall Street Journal article talking about premarital student loan debt and divorce (and admitting my law school debt load).  In a marriage, everything fits into one of three buckets:…
  • Apr 10

    For the Lawyer Entrepreneur – “The Happy Law Practice”

    For the Lawyer Entrepreneur – “The Happy Law Practice”
    I get contacted from time-to-time from those interested in being a food and agriculture lawyer or hanging their own shingle in any area of law.  I wanted to note a book that I recently read titled “The Happy Law…
  • Apr 8

    Divorce: I’m Living in a Pre-Marital Home- Now What?

    Divorce: I’m Living in a Pre-Marital Home- Now What?
    All property in a divorce fits into one of three buckets:  (1) Husband’s separate property, (2) Wife’s separate property, and (3) Marital Property.  Property will be divided by equitable distribution (which does not…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Apr 9

    Harassed by Collection Agency RJM Acquisition, LLC in New York or New Jersey?

    Harassed by Collection Agency RJM Acquisition, LLC in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum RJM Acquisition, LLC is an infamous collection agency and debt buyer, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the…
  • Apr 9

    Harassed by Collection Agency Unifund CCR, LLC in New York or New Jersey?

    Harassed by Collection Agency Unifund CCR, LLC in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Unifund CCR, LLC is an infamous collection agency and debt buyer, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the dollar.…
  • Apr 7

    Harassed by Collection Agency Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC in New York or New Jersey?

    Harassed by Collection Agency Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC is an infamous collection agency and debt buyer, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for…
Rank this Week: 590

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/
Rank this Week: 622

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

Covers pain and suffering verdicts and settlements. By John M. Hochfelder.

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Judgment Affirmed for Woman who Reinjured Knee in Trip and Fall Accident

    Judgment Affirmed for Woman who Reinjured Knee in Trip and Fall Accident
    Berthenia Singleton was 72 years old on November 4, 2003 when, as usual, at about 7:30 a.m., she escorted her eight year old granddaughter to the school bus stop outside their apartment building in Co-Op City at 2440 Hunter Avenue in the…
  • Mar 17

    Shoulder Injuries from Slip and Fall Accident Result in Significant Pain and Suffering Award

    Shoulder Injuries from Slip and Fall Accident Result in Significant Pain and Suffering Award
    Luis Molina was on his way to work the night shift as a building engineer at The Yale Club in Manhattan on November 16, 2008.  At about 11:30 p.m., Mr. Molina slipped on a plastic bag while descending the stairs leading to the Hunts…
  • Mar 8

    Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced in “Mild” Erb’s Palsy Case

    Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced in “Mild” Erb’s Palsy Case
    Joshua Delgado was born on November 27, 2006 at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. He was delivered by Gloria Murray, a certified nurse midwife. Unfortunately, Joshua suffered a brachial plexus injury at birth and was later diagnosed with…
Rank this Week: 609

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child support, domestic relations, and family law in New York. By Alexander Korotkin.

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Mar 23

    Transmutation of Separate Property into Marital Property

    Transmutation of Separate Property into Marital Property
    One of the basic theories in equitable distribution and divorce litigation is that of transmutation. Transmutation theory holds that by their actions, the parties are able to modify the status of the property they own from separate property…
  • Feb 2

    Minors and Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity

    Minors and Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity
    A recent bill signed into law by Governor Cuomo, allows minors who acknowledged paternity of their children to have a brief period of time when they turn 18 to seek to rescind that acknowledgment . Family Court Act §516-a will…
  • Oct 26

    Update on Duration of Maintenance

    Update on Duration of Maintenance
    When New York Legislature passed the “no-fault” divorce statute in 2010, it created a formula for calculating temporary spousal maintenance under DRL §236[B]5-a. However, it did not set forth a formula or…
Rank this Week: 588

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

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

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Assad, Toxic Nerve Agents and the U.S.: Is there a Duty of Rescue?

    Assad, Toxic Nerve Agents and the U.S.: Is there a Duty of Rescue?
    During Syria’s current civil war, 100,000 people have died, and neither side has come close to declaring victory. Although thousands of civilians have died at the hands of the Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad, the United States…
  • Aug 26

    As Law Schools Begin a New Year, Obama Weighs In

    As Law Schools Begin a New Year, Obama Weighs In
    by SD Law schools across the country are beginning the first week of classes today, and students might be interested to hear what President Obama had to say about legal education over the weekend. Speaking at Binghamton University on Friday,…
  • Aug 20

    Side Effects: A New Take On The “Moral Attorney”

    Side Effects: A New Take On The “Moral Attorney”
    A popular theme in many law-related films is the idea of the “crusading moral attorney.” The archetypal example of the “moral attorney” is Frank Galvin, played by Paul Newman in the 1982 film, “The…
Rank this Week: 583

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/
  • Apr 15

    This is why lawyers drink

    This is why lawyers drink
    A case like this tells you a lot about the legal process. Unless the defendant can find a way to have the case dismissed on summary judgment, most cases settle. Few go to trial. The road to settlement, though, is a hard one, as the lawyers on…
  • Apr 11

    School is not a church

    School is not a church
    The City of New York and the Bronx Household of Faith have been engaged in a vicious fight over the last two decades over the right to use public schools for religious purposes. This case has been to the Court of Appeals on various occasions.…
  • Apr 9

    New ergonomic chairs can avoid costly lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act

    New ergonomic chairs can avoid costly lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act
    The modern workplace is a sea of chairs, cubicles and computers. What happens when employees suffer back injuries and they cannot sit all day? Do they have any rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act? The answer, as usual, is "it…
Rank this Week: 745

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Apr 11

    Springfield Nightclub Shutting Down

    Springfield Nightclub Shutting Down
    A Springfield nightclub will be temporarily shutting down, following a meeting between an owner of the club and the city's director of licensing, a spokesperson for Mayor Domenic Sarno said. Director of Communications James Leydon said that…
  • Apr 8

    Cities and Towns Seeks Add'l License

    Cities and Towns Seeks Add'l License
    Good piece in the Gloucester Times about the cap/quota system in cities and towns across the state, and recent efforts made to increase the number of liquor licenses available in any given municipality.
  • Dec 25

    Three Danvers businesses caught in liquor sting

    Three Danvers businesses caught in liquor sting
    Two Danvers restaurants and one liquor store were caught selling liquor to an underaged "operative," Police Chief Neil Ouellette told the selectmen at a recent meeting, as reported by the Danvers Herald. "Unfortunately, I'm a little bit…
Rank this Week: 665

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/
Rank this Week: 709

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 964

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/
  • Apr 14

    Relative Risk of Two in Medical Malpractice Case

    Relative Risk of Two in Medical Malpractice Case
    Counsel for plaintiffs and defendants in toxic tort cases are well aware of the need to show a sufficiently large relative risk, greater than two, to have sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof on proximate causation between a…
  • Apr 5

    Asymmetries in the Law Between the Pursuer and the Defender

    Asymmetries in the Law Between the Pursuer and the Defender
    There are some important asymmetries in the law.  A single defendant is at risk of collateral estoppel, but each individual plaintiff will claim independence lack of privity with the rest of the herd.  Similarly, a defendant in a…
  • Mar 15

    What Happens When Historians Have Bad Memorie

    What Happens When Historians Have Bad Memorie
    Well when patients have poor recall of their medical treatments, signs, and symptoms, physicians say that they are poor historians. Can one say that about Barry Castleman, plaintiffs’ standard bearer on asbestos state-of-the-art issues?…
Rank this Week: 992

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Estate Fights for Music Royalties in the Digital Age

    Estate Fights for Music Royalties in the Digital Age
    Estate planning can have ramifications decades (or even centuries!) after an individual passes away. On one hand, this is true because how one leaves assets and guidance to others can influence their long-term personal legacy. More…
  • Apr 11

    The Power of Legacy - Could a Will have Prevented WWII?

    The Power of Legacy - Could a Will have Prevented WWII?
    Life is about far more than the accumulation of material wealth. Working hard and collecting valuables to enjoy and pass on to others at death is nothing to spurn. But there are many other things that are accumulated over a life and can be…
  • Apr 9

    Developments with the New York Estate Tax

    Developments with the New York Estate Tax
    We often discuss the importance for local families to account for the New York estate tax. Far more media coverage is given to the federal tax, and some local residents are under the mistaken assumption that the state law mirrors the federal.…
Rank this Week: 953

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Apr 14

    Legal Battle Over Board Seats Splits Neighbors in Manhattan Co-op

    Legal Battle Over Board Seats Splits Neighbors in Manhattan Co-op
    Tenant-shareholders in co-op apartments occasionally fall into the same kinds of internal disputes over corporate governance experienced by shareholders in any other kind of closely held corporation. This week's New York Business Divorce…
  • Apr 7

    Novel Ruling on Advancement in LLC Dissolution Case “Levels the Playing Field”

    Novel Ruling on Advancement in LLC Dissolution Case “Levels the Playing Field”
    Justice Stephen Bucaria's recent decision in PFT Technology LLC v. Wieser is one of only a handful of rulings by New York courts addressing the right to advancement of legal fees in litigation among members of a limited liability company.…
  • Mar 31

    Court Enforces “Quick Draw” Buy-Sell Agreement in Suit Between 50/50 Shareholder

    Court Enforces “Quick Draw” Buy-Sell Agreement in Suit Between 50/50 Shareholder
    Buy-sell agreements are commonly used to break fundamental deadlock in companies owned by 50/50 shareholders. This week's New York Business Divorce examines a recent decision by Justice David Schmidt in Mintz v. Pazer in which he enforced an…
Rank this Week: 979