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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/
  • Jan 30

    ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE

    ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE
    So much for being book smart .... @ Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge
  • Jan 30

    HAWKING FOOD

    HAWKING FOOD
    Food vendor @ Souq Waqif Doha, Qatar
  • Jan 30

    AN AMANPULO PIE

    AN AMANPULO PIE
    Half margherita, half prawns -- 650 PHP @ Amanpulo
Rank this Week: 7

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: 21

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.borderimmigrationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 47

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: 62

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/
  • Jan 30

    NJ Debt Collection Law-Firm Pressler and Pressler Filed 11,749 Collection Cases In 2014

    NJ Debt Collection Law-Firm Pressler and Pressler Filed 11,749 Collection Cases In 2014
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Pressler and Pressler, LLP is an infamous debt collection law-firm representing a creditor or debt buyer.  Debt buyers buy up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone…
  • Jan 29

    NY Debt Collection Law-Firm Cohen & Slamowitz Filed 8,680 Collection Cases In 2014

    NY Debt Collection Law-Firm Cohen & Slamowitz Filed 8,680 Collection Cases In 2014
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP is an infamous debt collection law-firm representing a creditor or debt buyer.  Debt buyers buy up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone…
  • Jan 28

    Unifund CCR, LLC Filed Only 1,457 NY Debt Collection Cases In 2014

    Unifund CCR, LLC Filed Only 1,457 NY Debt Collection Cases In 2014
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Unifund CCR, LLC, also known as Unifund CCR Partners, is an notorious collection agency and “debt buyer”, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Jan 30

    Supreme Court Has Its Doubts; The Appellate Division Has None

    Supreme Court Has Its Doubts; The Appellate Division Has None
    Plaintiff brings a legal malpractice case against attorney and alleges that the attorney did not timely file a notice of appeal, that the underlying case was dismissed on discovery grounds ant that the mistake was by the attorney, and that…
  • Jan 29

    Land, Lots of It, and Legal Malpractice

    Land, Lots of It, and Legal Malpractice
    OK, so you own a home in the NY Metropolitan area, and have some land.  Houses around here have a half-acre, or an acre or even 2-3 acres.  That's a lot of land around here.  Now imagine you have so much land that you and…
  • Jan 28

    Judiciary Law 487 as an Afterthought

    Judiciary Law 487 as an Afterthought
    Lawyers arguing over legal fees make up a surprising number of law suits.  When one reads down the list of AD cases to be argued, the number of law firms as parties is striking.  in Tassan v Pugatch & Nikolis  2014 NY…
Rank this Week: 142

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
  • Jan 31

    NYC's Mayor's Getting Frivolou

    NYC's Mayor's Getting Frivolou
    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has increasingly given the impression that he is prone to simplified political expediency. You know, that he may be the kind of pol who guesses what people want to hear, and then says it, without regard for accuracy,…
  • Jan 28

    Mind Your Ps and Q

    Mind Your Ps and Q
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled that the documents we attorneys sign will be interpreted based on their plain meaning, even if it's plain we didn't mean what we wrote. The case has nothing to do with…
  • Jan 27

    Malicious Prosecution Claims in a Post-Rehberg World

    Malicious Prosecution Claims in a Post-Rehberg World
    Courtesty of http://www.probono.netA decision civil rights lawyers have been waiting on, at least in the Second Circuit's jurisdiction where I practice, since the Supreme Court granted police officers civil immunity for lying to grand…
Rank this Week: 149

New York Wrongful Death Lawyer…

New York Wrongful Death Lawyer Blog

Covers New York wrongful death cases involving auto accidents, hospital negligence, and medical malpractice. By Leland T. Williams.

http://www.newyorkwrongfuldeathlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Flight 3407: Release of "Internal E-mails" to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order

    Flight 3407: Release of "Internal E-mails" to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order
    Pre-trial discovery by plaintiff lawyers for some of the families of the victims of the air crash near Buffalo, resulted in the public release, in October, of "internal" Colgan Air e-mails that questioned the pilot's qualifications to fly the…
  • Dec 13

    Flight 3407: Release of “Internal E-mails” to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order

    Flight 3407: Release of “Internal E-mails” to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order
    Pre-trial discovery by plaintiff lawyers for some of the families of the victims of the air crash near Buffalo, resulted in the public release, in October, of “internal” Colgan Air e-mails that questioned the pilot’s…
  • Dec 10

    Virginia Tech Settles Student Suicide Wrongful Death Case

    Virginia Tech Settles Student Suicide Wrongful Death Case
    The Commonwealth of Virginia, on behalf of Virginia Tech University, settled a 2009 wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of student Daniel Kim, in Fairfax County Circuit Court. The gravamen of the case was the failure of the VTU…
Rank this Week: 178

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
Rank this Week: 183

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Nov 3

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do
    Twenty years ago, we always told our clients to make an inventory of their important information, give a copy to a child or trusted family member and leave a copy in a secure place for safekeeping. It’s amazing how much has changed in…
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don't really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don’t really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
Rank this Week: 206

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: 211

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: 209

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
Rank this Week: 245

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Conde Nast Agrees to Pay $5.85 Million to Thousands of Workers Classified as Intern

    Conde Nast Agrees to Pay $5.85 Million to Thousands of Workers Classified as Intern
    On December 29, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted conditional certification of a class of employees who had worked as unpaid interns at Conde Nast, and gave its preliminary approval for a…
  • Jan 27

    Norwegian Embassy in Minnesota Owes $271,594.00 For Violating Equal Pay Act

    Norwegian Embassy in Minnesota Owes $271,594.00 For Violating Equal Pay Act
    The case Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy et al is emblematic of recent equal pay cases in several disturbing ways. After it was decided to create a new "Honorary Consulate" in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Norwegian Embassy ("the Embassy")…
  • Jan 19

    MLK's Legacy and The Cutting Edge of the 2015 Labor Movement

    MLK's Legacy and The Cutting Edge of the 2015 Labor Movement
    It is common knowledge that the sustained political activism of Martin Luther King, Jr. over the decade leading up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA) were crucial to its passage . Perhaps somewhat less well-known is that…
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Jan 26

    The Day Gossip Died (Updated)

    The Day Gossip Died (Updated)
    Many strange things have happened to me as a result of this blog. I’ve been on the side of a bus, punked the New York Times in an April Fool’s gag, and found myself on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. But my name in…
  • Jan 13

    Roca Labs, Snake Oil and Randazza

    Roca Labs, Snake Oil and Randazza
    I’m on a roll lately writing about idiotic defamation cases, so I might as well do one more. I’ve ignored this one until now. And no, this isn’t about me. It’s about irreverent First Amendment badass Marc Randazza…
  • Jan 8

    Je Suis Charlie

    Je Suis Charlie
    Two of the cartoons on this page are caricatures of the prophet Mohammed. Before yesterday, I couldn’t imagine circumstance where I would publish them, both because this blog doesn’t deal with religious issues and because such…
Rank this Week: 288

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/
  • Dec 4

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?
    According to a report in the New York Times, divorce lawyers, like me, may be soon looking for new careers. The divorce rate, which had been as high as fifty percent is reportedly decreasing. According to a study: About 70 percent of…
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
Rank this Week: 300

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

Features immigration news, policies and discussion. By Pozo Goldstein & Miranda, LLP.

http://www.newyorkimmigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    E Visa Processing in Italy

    E Visa Processing in Italy
    The E visa is used by Italian companies and investors to bring Italian nationals to work in the United States. Although frequently referred to by Italians as the investor’s visa, the E visa actually has two types: the E-1 for treaty…
  • Oct 26

    The Movie “Revenge of the Green Dragons” Highlights Snakeheads and Asian Gangs in New York City

    The Movie “Revenge of the Green Dragons” Highlights Snakeheads and Asian Gangs in New York City
    A new film by Martin Scorsese, entitled Revenge of the Green Dragons documents the true story of Chinese immigrants, who find themselves in the United States and become members of one of Chinatown’s most notorious gangs, the Green…
  • Oct 21

    New York City Changing the Way it Cooperates with Immigration Officials regarding Detention of Immigrant

    New York City Changing the Way it Cooperates with Immigration Officials regarding Detention of Immigrant
    On Thursday, October 2, 2014, the New York City Counsel announced a proposal that would stop honoring the requests of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies to detain immigrants without a warrant from a Federal judge.…
Rank this Week: 275

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 31

    Enforcing Sister-State Judgments in New York

    Enforcing Sister-State Judgments in New York
    In a nutshell, Article 54 of the New York CPLR sets forth the procedure to simply register a judgment entered in another state. So long as the foreign court had jurisdiction to enter that judgment, it will be entitled to "full faith and…
  • Jan 14

    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?

    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?
    Statutes relating to enforcement of money judgments require careful reading and analysis. Judges often disagree about application of some statutes, in part due to confusing wording. But the below seems to fairly summarize CPLR § 5208…
  • Jan 12

    What is a Judgment Lien?

    What is a Judgment Lien?
    A judgment lien is created after the entry of a judgment. If you've been sued and lost the case by default (you didn't formally respond) or you lost on the merits, you are the judgment debtor. Your nonexempt property is subject to a lien. A…
Rank this Week: 322

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: 344

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/
  • Jan 14

    Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd to Keynote NYS Bar Association Trusts & Estates Event

    Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd to Keynote NYS Bar Association Trusts & Estates Event
        Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd will present the luncheon keynote lecture at the annual meeting of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York Bar Association on January 28, 2015.  The Trusts and Estates Law…
  • Dec 13

    75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington

    75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington
      Season’s Greetings!As the year comes to a close, so does the period for tax planning for the year 2014.  My partner Joe Michaels has composed a Memorandum entitled "75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips” that…
  • Dec 7

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre
    Nazi Art Looting Revealed: Book Review: Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle To Protect The Louvre & Its Treasures During World War II by Gerri Chanel (2014 Heliopa Press) $18.95 325 pp.        …
Rank this Week: 339

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
    Important notice: These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these actions…
  • Aug 7

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?
    Originally published on Fox News Latino:The humanitarian crisis on the southern border is the center of a political firestorm in Washington. At issue is the bipartisan 2000 anti-trafficking law, signed by President Bush and re-authorized in…
  • Jul 2

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact
    President Obama’s latest Rose Garden immigration announcement has left reform advocates scratching their heads while exhaling a heavy sigh of disappointment. The President spent most of his speech blaming Republicans for not passing…
Rank this Week: 330

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: 340

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: 308

Representing Victims of Domestic…

Representing Victims of Domestic Violence: An Attorney's Perspective

Attempt to capture the thoughts and experiences of an attorney with almost no experience in this area of law, representing victims of domestic violence By the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

http://legalresourcenetwork.org/wordpress/
  • Sep 6

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear
    LiGreci v LiGreci 2011 NY Slip Op 06371 Decided on August 30, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department  Wife appealed from the decison of the supreme court to terminate husband’s child support and maintenance obligations and cancel all…
  • Aug 19

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother
    Matter of Ajay Sumert D. v Vijay Anand D. 2011 NY Slip Op 06264 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department After a hearing in a child protective proceeding, the family court found that father had neglected the child,…
  • Aug 19

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support
    Cabral v Cabral 2011 NY Slip Op 06242 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department
Rank this Week: 337

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jan 31

    Does Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Have A Products Liability Claim?

    Does Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Have A Products Liability Claim?
    It's all over the news: Seventy-four year old Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's power workout "backfired" on him. Literally. In a freak accident, the senator was using an "elastic exercise band" to do some kind of exercise in his…
  • Jan 30

    Are Winter Car Accidents The Drivers' Or God's Fault? Central NY Car Accident Lawyer Explains.

    Are Winter Car Accidents The Drivers' Or God's Fault? Central NY Car Accident Lawyer Explains.
    I just read about a spectacular rollover crash on Interstate 690 in Geddes, NY (near Syracuse) a few hours ago. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries. I don't usually blog about local accidents, but I did want to make folks aware…
  • Jan 28

    Emoticons Can Be Important Evidence! CNY Personal Injury Lawyer Explains.

    Emoticons Can Be Important Evidence! CNY Personal Injury Lawyer Explains.
    A spurned man was recently on trial for posting threats against his ex on FACEBOOK. His defense? The "threats" were just a joke, and she should have known it. To support this claim, he pointed to certain emoticons (a facial glyph, used…
Rank this Week: 388

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    FINRA Bars Broker Michael Evangelista Over Real Estate Securities Sale

    FINRA Bars Broker Michael Evangelista Over Real Estate Securities Sale
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently barred broker Michael Evangelista (Evangelista) concerning allegations that between 2006 and 2011, Evangelista referred approximately six of his firm customers to invest in real…
  • Jan 29

    Gana LLP Brings Claim on Behalf of Client Against Clark Dodge and Global Arena for Alleged Selling Away Activity

    Gana LLP Brings Claim on Behalf of Client Against Clark Dodge and Global Arena for Alleged Selling Away Activity
    On November 28, 2014, Gana LLP filed a complaint on behalf of its client against Clark Dodge & Co, Inc. (“Clark”), Global Arena Capital Corp. (Global), and Steros Christoforou (Steros). The complaint alleges that Clark and…
  • Jan 27

    FINRA Fines Sigma Financial Over Supervisory Failures Part II

    FINRA Fines Sigma Financial Over Supervisory Failures Part II
    This post continues our prior report on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) recently sanctions against Sigma Financial Corporation (Sigma Financial) alleging from April 25, 2011, through June 24, 2012, supervisory…
Rank this Week: 393

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
  • Jan 30

    A condominium board member's individual liability.

    A condominium board member's individual liability.
    Practice point:  In moving to amend the complaint, plaintiff's proposed claims were barred to the extent that they are palpably insufficient or patently devoid of merit. The claim that board members violated the bylaws is insufficient,…
  • Jan 29

    A defendant's summary judgment motion in a slip-and-fall action.

    A defendant's summary judgment motion in a slip-and-fall action.
    Practice point:  A defendant can establish prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by demonstrating that the plaintiff did not know what caused the fall.Student note:  In determining a defendant's motion for summary…
  • Jan 28

    A marching band, a fall, and the doctrine of assumption of the risk.

    A marching band, a fall, and the doctrine of assumption of the risk.
    Practice point:  The injured plaintiff is a music teacher who was directing a school marching band during a parade that took place on a public street.  While directing the band, plaintiff, who was required to walk backwards,…
Rank this Week: 380

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Jan 26

    To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients – NYTimes.com

    To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients – NYTimes.com
    *** In a random, anonymized sample of 700 guardianship cases filed in Manhattan over a decade, Hunter College researchers found more than 12 percent were brought by nursing homes. Some of these may have been prompted by family feuds,…
  • Jan 26

    Law Enforcement Thinks Waze’s Police Alerts Are A Threat To Their Safety-Ubergizmo

    Law Enforcement Thinks Waze’s Police Alerts Are A Threat To Their Safety-Ubergizmo
    One of the nifty features of Waze is its ability to help find you the best route that has the least traffic. It also has the ability to allow users to warn other users of upcoming speed cameras, road blocks or police sightings so that users…
  • Jan 24

    The Nonhuman Rights Project-New York Case

    The Nonhuman Rights Project-New York Case
    The Nonhuman Rights Project says it is the only organization working through the common law to achieve actual LEGAL rights for members of species other than our own.  Their mission is to change the common law status of at least some…
Rank this Week: 385

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

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

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Jan 2

    The Forum Remembers Mario Cuomo

    The Forum Remembers Mario Cuomo
    The Forum is deeply saddened to learn that Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York and a great friend of the Forum, passed away yesterday at his home in Manhattan. Cuomo enjoyed a decorated career in New York politics, serving as a…
  • Oct 19

    Forum Guest Ron Klain Named Ebola Czar

    Forum Guest Ron Klain Named Ebola Czar
    President Obama announced this week that Ron Klain, the former chief of staff to vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, will be appointed as the administration’s “Ebola czar.” Klain was a guest at the 2008 Forum Film…
  • Oct 10

    Opening Night of the Forum Film Festival Featured in Huffington Post, Washington Square New

    Opening Night of the Forum Film Festival Featured in Huffington Post, Washington Square New
    The opening night of the 2014 Forum Film Festival, which featured an advanced screening of Camp X-Ray with actress Kristen Stewart and director Peter Sattler, has been featured in both the Huffington Post and the Washington Square…
Rank this Week: 396

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget ConstraintsRecently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 391

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: 349

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/
  • Jan 30

    OFCCP Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking re Sex Discrimination Guideline

    OFCCP Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking re Sex Discrimination Guideline
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced the publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise and replace its Sex Discrimination Guidelines. The NPRM would rescind OFCCP's guidelines on…
  • Jan 29

    Recent Cases on Clean Air Act Preemption of Common Law Torts Upend Conventional Wisdom

    Recent Cases on Clean Air Act Preemption of Common Law Torts Upend Conventional Wisdom
    Tuesday, Pillsbury attorneys Matt Morrison and Bryan Stockton published their client alert Recent Cases on Clean Air Act Preemption of Common Law Torts Upend Conventional Wisdom. The Alert discusses two recent appellate-level decisions…
  • Jan 28

    A Boost for Business: Time to Reaffirm or Secure Terrorism Insurance

    A Boost for Business: Time to Reaffirm or Secure Terrorism Insurance
    Monday, we published our client alert A Boost for Business: Time to Reaffirm or Secure Terrorism Insurance. The Alert discusses H.R. 26, a bill signed into law on January 12, 2015 by President Obama enacting the Terrorism Risk Insurance…
Rank this Week: 545

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 459

New York City Federal Criminal…

New York City Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers news and developments in NY Federal Criminal Law. By Joseph Potashnik.

http://nycfederaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 537

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Covers toxic tort litigation topics, including product liability, environmental litigation, contamination, pollution, toxicity, toxicology, diminution of property value, Value Assurance Plans, and medical monitoring. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.toxictortlitigationblog.com/
  • May 11

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation
    In a decision issued on May 2, 2014, the Second Circuit held, in Cedar & Washington Assocs. LLC v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J, 2074 BL 123476,2d Cir., No. 10- 4197, that the "act of war" affirmative defense relieved World Trade Center…
  • Apr 18

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
    When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only element of…
  • Apr 14

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive…
Rank this Week: 446

Immigration Insight Law Blog

Immigration Insight Law Blog

Covers immigration law topics. By Chris Gafner.

http://www.gafnervisalaw.com
  • Sep 24

    Diversity Lottery 2015 – What and When is it?

    Diversity Lottery 2015 – What and When is it?
    The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes up to 55,000 diversity visas (DVs) available annually to randomly selected applicants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. A computer will randomly select applicants who…
  • Sep 10

    State Department FAQ on Same Sex Immigration Benefit

    State Department FAQ on Same Sex Immigration Benefit
    In June, the US Supreme Court determined that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional.   Within days, the USCIS and several other federal agencies indicated that it would begin treating same sex married couples the…
  • Sep 9

    Why Didn’t I Get My I-94 Card?

    Why Didn’t I Get My I-94 Card?
    “Veterans” of the U.S. immigration system know that when a non-immigrant enters the United States, their passport is stamped and they receive an I-94 card that is often stapled into their passport.  The I-94 card shows how…
Rank this Week: 447

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jan 30

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51
    Conversely, even where there is ample proof of a plaintiff's injury, certain factors may nonetheless override a plaintiff's objective medical proof of limitations and permit dismissal of a plaintiff's complaint. Specifically, additional…
  • Jan 27

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51
    A New York Personal Injury Lawyer said that, defendants move, pursuant to CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51 of the Insurance Law of the State of New York, for an order granting summary judgment to defendants on the ground that…
  • Jan 25

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The fact that a common carrier is operated by a governmental entity does not mean it has a lesser responsibility toward the public than one which is under private ownership. In that connection, there is simply no legal basis for imposing the…
Rank this Week: 585

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: 580

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Benefits and Programs for Elderly New Yorkers, Pt. 1

    Benefits and Programs for Elderly New Yorkers, Pt. 1
    As an elderly resident of New York state, age sixty years or older, you have access to many programs, benefits, and community services that you might not be aware of. Different benefits throughout the state have varying requirements regarding…
  • Jan 27

    New Diabetes Prevention Program that is Working for Senior

    New Diabetes Prevention Program that is Working for Senior
    The Diabetes Prevention Program is a new system that is aimed at helping the elderly who are at risk to suffer from Type 2 diabetes help keep track of their weight and manage any pre-symptoms of the disease. Known as a "lifestyle modification…
  • Jan 23

    Deciding if Long-Term Care Insurance is Right for You

    Deciding if Long-Term Care Insurance is Right for You
    According to researchers at Georgetown University and Penn State University, over seventy percent of seniors in America over the age of 65 will need some type of long-term care in their lifetime, either at an assisted living facility or…
Rank this Week: 591

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 738

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    New Jersey Supreme Court Broadens Definition of “Employee” Under Wage and Hour Law

    New Jersey Supreme Court Broadens Definition of “Employee” Under Wage and Hour Law
    The question of whether you are an employee or an independent contractor can be very important. It can determine many issues, including how you will be taxed, whether you are entitled to health insurance and other employee benefits, and…
  • Jan 20

    A Growing Number of Municipalities in New Jersey Require Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

    A Growing Number of Municipalities in New Jersey Require Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave
    Beginning this month, East Orange, Irvington, Passaic and Paterson will join Newark and Jersey City in requiring employers to provide their workforce with paid sick leave. Montclair and Trenton will begin requiring covered employers to…
  • Dec 31

    Replacing Employee Can Be Adverse Employment Action

    Replacing Employee Can Be Adverse Employment Action
    Last week, I discussed a case dealing with the defense to Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) claims based on the employee’s inability to perform the essential functions of her job. The same case also addresses the…
Rank this Week: 720

New York Injury Lawyer Blog

New York Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Offices of Nicholas Rose, PLLC.

http://www.newyork-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 30

    Barrocales v. New York Methodist Hospital - Birth Injury Litigation Complex

    Barrocales v. New York Methodist Hospital - Birth Injury Litigation Complex
    Medical malpractice lawsuits are, by their nature, complex. Proving negligence on the part of a physician or vicarious liability on the part of a hospital or other health care provider requires a higher burden of proof than cases of ordinary…
  • Dec 26

    Kester v. Sendoya - Seek Immediate Medical Treatment After Accident

    Kester v. Sendoya - Seek Immediate Medical Treatment After Accident
    There are many good reasons why it's important to seek medical attention immediately following a motor vehicle accident. First and foremost, the goal is to protect your health. When there are obvious signs of trauma - bleeding, broken bones,…
  • Dec 22

    Annocki v. Peterson Enters - Negligent Parking Lot Design

    Annocki v. Peterson Enters - Negligent Parking Lot Design
    With the holiday shopping season well under way, the danger of parking lots - including ingress and egress - is of special concern with the added levels of traffic and more people in a hurry. In general, owners and managers of parking lots…
Rank this Week: 617

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Covers estate planning and special needs trusts. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability
    Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a…
  • Mar 5

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution
    Description: A powerful and very personal documentary about the history and legacy of the Kings Park State Mental Hospital by Filmmaker and former patient Lucy Winer will be playing in Huntington at the Cinema Arts Theater, March 23rd, 2014…
  • Feb 6

    There is a Special Place in Hell

    There is a Special Place in Hell
    Four employees of a Long Island group home have been fired and charged with endangerment for pitting two disabled individuals against each other, according to Newsday and News 12 Long Island. Cellphone video of the fight shows the four…
Rank this Week: 632

New York Medical Malpractice Blog

New York Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice news in New York. By Stephen Bilkis.

http://www.nymedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • May 12

    The plaintiff filed an instant complaint against the defendants on the 22nd of May, 2000

    The plaintiff filed an instant complaint against the defendants on the 22nd of May, 2000
    The defendants in this case have motioned for summary judgment to dismiss the complaints made against them. Case Background The plaintiff filed an instant complaint against the defendants on the 22nd of May, 2000. The complaint alleges…
  • May 12

    The plaintiff filed an instant complaint against the defendants on the 22nd of May, 2000

    The plaintiff filed an instant complaint against the defendants on the 22nd of May, 2000
    The defendants in this case have motioned for summary judgment to dismiss the complaints made against them. Case Background The plaintiff filed an instant complaint against the defendants on the 22nd of May, 2000. The complaint alleges…
  • May 9

    In this case the plaintiff alleges a breach of duty by the hospital

    In this case the plaintiff alleges a breach of duty by the hospital
    The plaintiff asserts that while he was a patient at the defendant hospital he was attacked and hit by another patient at the hospital who allegedly is known to possess violent and dangerous propensities. The patient claims that the hospital…
Rank this Week: 682

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

Covers New York matrimonial and family law. By John R. McFadden III.

http://newyorkdivorceblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Preliminary Conference

    Preliminary Conference
    The preliminary conference is the first court appearance in a contested divorce.  At this conference, the lawyers for the parties explain to the judge what issues in the case are unresolved such as child custody, child support, equitable…
  • Nov 2

    Attorney’s fee

    Attorney’s fee
    Attorney’s fees In 2010, the divorce law changed in that the legislature created a presumption that the monied spouse (the spouse with more money and a higher income) must pay the legal fees of the spouse who pays less.  This…
  • Mar 3

    This is a good article on common mistakes…

    This is a good article on common mistakes people make during divorces: http://www.divorce360.com/divorce-articles/law/advice/top-10-legal-mistakes-in-divorce.aspx?artid=866 For more information about New Yok Divorce visit: Divorce Attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 633