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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/
  • Dec 18

    YOUR FLIGHT IS BOARDING

    YOUR FLIGHT IS BOARDING
  • Dec 18

    SPASTA!

    SPASTA!
    The dish is called "Spasta & Meatballs." Spaghetti squash, chicken meatballs, organic spinach, San Marzano tomato sauce w housemade mozzarella $20. @ Farmer's Table (Boca Raton, Florida)
  • Dec 18

    COULD YOU BEAR THIS?

    COULD YOU BEAR THIS?
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: 15

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: 75

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: 87

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
  • Dec 18

    Koons Foursome or, “Infringement is not a mathematical formula.”

    Koons Foursome or, “Infringement is not a mathematical formula.”
    According to Artnet, “Jeff Koons has been accused of plagiarizing a 1985 advertisement for French Clothing brand Naf Naf. Franck Davidovici, the Frenchman who created the ad in question, has claimed that Koons’s…
  • Dec 18

    FBI and LAPD Recover Artwork

    FBI and LAPD Recover Artwork
    According to the LA Times, “Nine works of art that were stolen six years ago in one of the largest art heists in L.A. history have been recovered by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI.”
  • Dec 16

    Monkey-Selfie Guy Still Thinks He Has Copyright

    Monkey-Selfie Guy Still Thinks He Has Copyright
    I guess having the U.S. Copyright Office issue a draft of its Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices and specifically point out that photos taken by monkeys are a good example of something that can’t be registered is not enough.…
Rank this Week: 185

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • 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.        …
  • Nov 19

    Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!

    Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!
    7th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice InstituteFriday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Member Price:   $200Non-Member Attorney Price:   $250Law Office…
Rank this Week: 200

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: 205

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

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

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: Risks Investors Should Know Part II

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: Risks Investors Should Know Part II
    This article follows up on a recent article reported in Reuters concerning Atlas Energy LP’s private placement partnerships in oil and gas. Atlas Resources LLC, a subsidiary the energy group, has filed documents with the SEC for Atlas…
  • Dec 16

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: A Risky Proposition Part I

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: A Risky Proposition Part I
    As recently reported in Reuters, Atlas Energy LP has marketed itself to investors as a way to get into the U.S. energy boom. By contributing at least $25,000 in a private placement partnership that will drill for oil and gas in states such as…
  • Dec 15

    LPL Financial Broker Jon Cox Under Investigation For Outside Business Activitie

    LPL Financial Broker Jon Cox Under Investigation For Outside Business Activitie
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently filed a complaint against LPL Financial LLC (LPL) broker Jon Cox (Cox) alleging that Cox may have engaged in unauthorized outside business activities, private securities…
Rank this Week: 225

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Dec 16

    Investor Warning: FS Energy & Power Fund

    Investor Warning: FS Energy & Power Fund
    The nationally acclaimed stock fraud law firm, Fitapelli Kurta, is investigating potential claims against FS2 Capital Partners, LPL Financial, Ameriprise Financial, and any other broker-dealer firm who recommended FS Energy & Power…
  • Dec 16

    FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014

    FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014
    The following are complaints filed with FINRA against brokers or broker-dealer firms for the week ending December 12, 2014. The post FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014 appeared first on Stock Fraud News & Information.
  • Dec 12

    GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt – Stock fraud attorneys investigate

    GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt – Stock fraud attorneys investigate
    As millions held their breath and awaited the much anticipated release of Apple’s IPhone 6, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) cringed and awaited the inevitable – bankruptcy. The post GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt…
Rank this Week: 241

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/
  • Dec 6

    New New York Rule Requires Lawyers to Redact or Omit Identifying Information From Court-Filed Papers.

    New New York Rule Requires Lawyers to Redact or Omit Identifying Information From Court-Filed Papers.
    New York State has a new rule -- §202.5[e] of the Uniform Civil Rules of the Supreme and County Courts -- requiring attorneys to omit or redact "confidential personal information" from court-filed papers. The "confidential personal…
  • Dec 4

    Legal Malpractice Juries -- Put On Your Black Robes! CNY / Syracuse Legal Malpractice Lawyer Explain

    Legal Malpractice Juries -- Put On Your Black Robes! CNY / Syracuse Legal Malpractice Lawyer Explain
    Legal malpractice trials, which have always been kind of weird, just got weirder. In a case of first impression, the New York Court of Appeals in Grace v. Law recently held that the failure of a plaintiff to appeal an underlying adverse…
  • Nov 29

    Let Me Tell You A Story . . . .

    Let Me Tell You A Story . . . .
    A good personal injury trial lawyer is a good story teller. That's what it takes to win a trial. A trial is really about competing stories. Whichever side tells the best, most compelling, and most believable story, wins. That's why a good…
Rank this Week: 228

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: 247

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/
  • Dec 15

    “Bad Paper” is a Decent Start

    “Bad Paper” is a Decent Start
    By: Robert J. Nahoum A new book entitled “Bad Paper” by journalist and author Jake Halpern has introduced his readers to the seedy and often criminal side of the debt collection industry.  Through accounts of ex-con debt…
  • Sep 29

    Can a Debt Collector Restrain My Entire Bank Account? What Assets Are Exempt from a Bank Restraint?

    Can a Debt Collector Restrain My Entire Bank Account? What Assets Are Exempt from a Bank Restraint?
    By Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen by a debt collector who was awarded a judgment against you in a lawsuit on an old debt.  You just got paid and you need that…
  • Sep 24

    What’s The Difference Between A Loan Servicer And A Debt Collector?

    What’s The Difference Between A Loan Servicer And A Debt Collector?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA for short) regulates the collection of consumer debts by third party debt collectors.  The FDCPA precludes debt collectors from…
Rank this Week: 303

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jul 24

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law
       Introduction by Andrew Berger I am pleased to introduce Robert Cumming who I have enjoyed meeting at INTA and whose blog posts at.www.robertcumming.eu I read with interest. Robert is an experienced IP lawyer with Appleyard Lees,…
  • May 30

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL
      Another issue that came up in a Table Topics discussion I moderated at INTA earlier this month was what constitutes genuine use sufficient to sustain a CTM In the the European Union (EU). We briefly touched on Merken v. Beheer (better…
  • May 22

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe
    I recently moderated a table topics discussion at the INTA annual meeting in Dallas on alternatives available to US mark holders when registering their marks in Europe. One of the issues that came up was the case of Chartered Institute of…
Rank this Week: 262

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Dec 14

    Holiday Cards: To Send or Not To Send? – Legal Ease Blog

    Holiday Cards: To Send or Not To Send? – Legal Ease Blog
    Every year at about this time, the subject of client holiday cards resurfaces. Should you send holiday cards to clients, former clients and referral sources? Why or why not? Allison C. Shields sounds Scrooge-like about holiday cards; but with…
  • Dec 14

    6 browsers to change the way you surf the Web | The Download Blog – CNET Download.com

    6 browsers to change the way you surf the Web | The Download Blog – CNET Download.com
    by Tuong Nguyen These alternatives to Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari transform your Web surfing experience. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari are the most popular gateways to the Internet, but…
  • Dec 14

    Google iOS: Material Design comes to the official Google iPhone app | BGR

    Google iOS: Material Design comes to the official Google iPhone app | BGR
    Over the past few weeks, Google has been updating its apps with the highly anticipated Material Design interface that Android fans have been waiting for. Interestingly, iOS users are receiving the updates as well, which is…
Rank this Week: 334

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: 337

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/
  • Dec 19

    A Substantial Verdict, Yet No Legal Malpractice

    A Substantial Verdict, Yet No Legal Malpractice
    In automobile accident cases, injured parties are due no-fault coverage and payments.  Insurance companies have the right to refuse to pay for medical treatment which is unrelated to the accident, and often refuse to pay. …
  • Dec 18

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?
    Christine Simmons in the New York Law Journal reports today on Stock v Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP  2014 NY Slip Op 33171(U)  December 5, 2014  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 651250/13 …
  • Dec 18

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?

    I Could Have Done It, But I Didn't. Is That Malpractice?
    Christine Simmons in the New York Law Journal reports today on Stock v Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP  2014 NY Slip Op 33171(U)  December 5, 2014  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 651250/13 …
Rank this Week: 448

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 17

    Seeking Relief from a Lien or Levy Pending an Appeal (New York)

    Seeking Relief from a Lien or Levy Pending an Appeal (New York)
    Upon an appeal of a money judgment, and upon the purchase of a bond, CPLR § 5204 provides the judgment debtor with potential "suspension" of judgment enforcement, including the cancellation of levies and releasing of liens. The court…
  • Dec 16

    Can a Default Judgment Effect a Lien on my Home?

    Can a Default Judgment Effect a Lien on my Home?
    You better believe debt buyers and collection lawyers are looking for your money and property to satisfy their default judgment. First, they'll seek to restrain ("freeze") your bank accounts, which forces you to turn over money out of sheer…
  • Dec 14

    Judgment Creditor versus Transferee: Who Has Rights to the Money/Property?

    Judgment Creditor versus Transferee: Who Has Rights to the Money/Property?
    This blog entry is part of a series that simplifies each section of New York CPLR Article 52, "Enforcement of Money Judgments." There are 53 sections in Article 52. This entry is the 2nd of 53. For a living, I fight judgment creditors,…
Rank this Week: 391

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Traffic Violations Bureau Held Not A Court

    Traffic Violations Bureau Held Not A Court
    In a recent decision, Acting Bronx Supreme Court Justice Miriam Best ruled in People v. Serrano that the Traffic Violations Bureau is not a court for purposes of the attachment of double jeopardy. In Serrano, the defendant was found guilty by…
  • Nov 6

    New York’s New Cell Phone Law

    New York’s New Cell Phone Law
    Effective Saturday, November 8, 2014, the penalties and fines for tickets for illegally using a cell phone and texting-while-driving will increase. The new law increases the maximum fines for texting and talking while driving. The maximum…
  • Oct 15

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit
    Question:  When there are no speed signs posted on a New York City street or stretch of roadway, how fast can you drive?  If you answered 30 mph, you’d be right until November 7th.  On that date, the un-posted speed limit…
Rank this Week: 421

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 417

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

Random thoughts and helpful links and resources from Buffalo lawyer Jeremy Colby.

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 447

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Nassau County Correctional Center...cont

    Nassau County Correctional Center...cont
    Section 876 Correction Law: Nothing in this article shall be construed to prejudice the eligibility of any prisoner participating in a work release program for the purposes of discretionary reduction of criminal sentence, parole or…
  • Dec 17

    Nassau County Correctional Center

    Nassau County Correctional Center
    A hearing was ordered and held by this Criminal Court, at which time between the District Attorney and the defendant's attorney, the following stipulation was entered into as to the undisputed facts: The defendant was sentenced on his…
  • Dec 16

    Nassau County Correctional Center

    Nassau County Correctional Center
    The defendant, following trial before a jury, stands convicted of the crime of Burglary in the third Degree. The People have filed against the defendant a Second Felony Offender Statement pursuant to CPL 400.21, alleging previous felony…
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • Dec 17

    Showing Causation in the Absence of Controlled Studie

    Showing Causation in the Absence of Controlled Studie
    The Federal Judicial Center’s Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence has avoided any clear, consistent guidance on the issue of case reports. The Second Edition waffled: “Case reports lack controls and thus do not provide as much…
  • Dec 11

    Power at the FDA

    Power at the FDA
    For six years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been pondering a proposed rule to abandon the current system of pregnancy warning categories for prescription drugs. Last week, the agency finally published its final rule for…
  • Nov 28

    More Case Report Mischief in the Gadolinium Litigation

    More Case Report Mischief in the Gadolinium Litigation
    The Decker case is one curious decision, by the MDL trial court, and the Sixth Circuit. Decker v. GE Healthcare Inc., ___ F.3d ___, 2014 FED App. 0258P, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 20049 (6th Cir. Oct. 20, 2014). First, the Circuit went out of its…
Rank this Week: 545

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
  • Dec 16

    Heien v. North Carolina: Status Quo Continued

    Heien v. North Carolina: Status Quo Continued
    Yesterday the Supreme Court decided Heien v. North Carolina, further affirming that the law means one thing for the police, and something else for the rest of us.The relevant facts are simple: a police officer stopped a vehicle for having…
  • Dec 14

    Learning to Lawyer: Take Your Exam

    Learning to Lawyer: Take Your Exam
    Last week Columbia Law agreed to let students traumatized by the Eric Garner GJ vote put off taking their final exams. Some legal professionals thought this was not the best idea they had heard (Judge Richard Kopf, "A Gentle Rebuke"; Scott…
  • Dec 9

    Here Comes Schneiderman

    Here Comes Schneiderman
    Courtesy of www.ny.ag.govNew York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has just volunteered to take on the role of Special Prosecutor and investigate all police actions that result in the death of unarmed civilians. (See NY Law Journal…
Rank this Week: 568

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/
  • Dec 10

    Dr. Katz Defamation Case Against Me Gets Chucked

    Dr. Katz Defamation Case Against Me Gets Chucked
    Ahh, the sweet smell of victory. Not that I ever doubted it. But it is nice to see this over so quickly. So. You remember that idiotic defamation case against me by New York orthopedist Michael Katz? He was the one that was called a liar by…
  • Dec 8

    Being a Witness Isn’t Easy (My Turn To Be One)

    Being a Witness Isn’t Easy (My Turn To Be One)
    I’m going to start this piece in New Rochelle where I recently saw a pedestrian knockdown. I’ll end at the University of Virginia discussing a now (in)famous rape story reported by Rolling Stone. I hope to make it there in one…
  • Dec 3

    “& Associates” as an Ethical Violation Gets a Courtroom Visit

    “& Associates” as an Ethical Violation Gets a Courtroom Visit
    Five years ago, when Sonia Sotomayor came before the Senate Judiciary Committee for confirmation, she released a questionnaire that gave her legal history, and she revealed that she once had a firm called “Sotomayor &…
Rank this Week: 551

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: 547

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: 531

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
  • Dec 19

    A claim for common-law negligence.

    A claim for common-law negligence.
    Practice point:  Even when negligence and injury are both properly found, the negligent party may be held liable only where the alleged negligence is a proximate cause of the injury.  Generally it is for the jury to determine the…
  • Dec 18

    A physician's motion to dismiss a medical malpractice claim.

    A physician's motion to dismiss a medical malpractice claim.
    Practice point:  The physician-defendant's bare allegations which do not refute the specific factual allegations in the bill of particulars are insufficient to establish entitlement to judgment as a matter of law.Student note:  A…
  • Dec 17

    A collision with an unmarked police car.

    A collision with an unmarked police car.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the granting of the municipal defendant's motion for summary judgment in this action involving a collision between an unmarked police vehicle and a taxi.The police vehicle was an…
Rank this Week: 645

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/
  • Dec 18

    Water’s Edge Restaurant Sued for Overtime Pay and Spread of Hours Pay

    Water’s Edge Restaurant Sued for Overtime Pay and Spread of Hours Pay
    Servers and bussers have been denied overtime pay and spread of hours pay at Water’s Edge Restaurant in Long Island City, according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit against Water’s Edge Restaurant claims…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Rules that Waiting Time for Security is Not Compensable

    Supreme Court Rules that Waiting Time for Security is Not Compensable
    Waiterpay.com founder Louis Pechman was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article concerning the Supreme Court’s decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk. The Supreme Court held that Amazon warehouse workers were not…
  • Dec 11

    McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit

    McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit
    A class action wage theft lawsuit brought by approximately 2,300 employees of various McDonald’s Restaurants owned by Crawford Restaurant Group in upstate New York. The wage theft lawsuit, which was filed by the restaurant workers in…
Rank this Week: 732

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin
    A ruling that tossed out the insider trading convictions of two hedge fund managers may have opened the door for others charged with wrongful trading to get their cases or pleas dismissed.US District Court Judge, Andrew L. Carter Jr.,…
  • Dec 12

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account
    I am not quite sure when a $250,000 account became a small account, but Merrill Lynch told its brokers on Wednesday that it is eliminating pay for servicing clients with less than $250,000Now, if you are a client at Merrill, with an account…
  • Dec 11

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine
    Morgan Stanley will pay $4 million to settle charges that it failed to stop a rogue Rochdale Securities LLC trader from fraudulently buying $525 million in Apple stock in 2012.For more information, go to Morgan Stanley Fined $4 Million for…
Rank this Week: 717

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Dec 14

    Yet Another Reason Why D&O Insurance Is Critical

    Yet Another Reason Why D&O Insurance Is Critical
    Corporate directors and officers may think indemnification provisions are sufficient to protect them from claims asserted against them by shareholders or regulators.  However, if a director or officer chooses to rely solely on…
  • Dec 4

    The Inbox – Netflix and the stream scheme

    The Inbox – Netflix and the stream scheme
    Netflix, the internet media giant, sued its former vice president of IT Operations, Mike Kail, in California Superior Court, claiming that he “streamed” kickbacks from vendors and funneled them into his personal consulting…
  • Dec 3

    The Face That Launched A $50 Million Lawsuit

    The Face That Launched A $50 Million Lawsuit
    Helen of Troy isn’t just a famous mythological beauty.  It’s also a publicly-traded maker of personal care products.  And now, it and its directors are defendants in a suit by Helen of Troy’s founder, Gerald…
Rank this Week: 637

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Nov 7

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer
    A recent survey of over 1,200 of the top mobile apps in 19 countries by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN") has found that 85% of the apps reviewed were non-compliant, failing to provide even the most basic privacy information to…
  • Oct 27

    You've been fired!

    You've been fired!
    It isn't often that a supplier "fires" its customer, but it's not unknown. I have worked with two clients recently whose suppliers have given notice of termination without cause. How can you avoid or, if it does happen, manage through a…
  • Oct 13

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction
    Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship.   However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the client's…
Rank this Week: 583

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: 738

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

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

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 3

    2014 Film Festival Guest Ayaan Hirsi Ali On The Israel–Hamas Conflict

    2014 Film Festival Guest Ayaan Hirsi Ali On The Israel–Hamas Conflict
    Somalian refugee and women’s-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali recently gave an interview to Israel Hayom, in which she defended Israel’s right to fight Hamas, argued that Benjamin Netanyahu should receive a Nobel Peace Prize,…
Rank this Week: 711

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/
  • Dec 18

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    The decedent underwent three open heart surgeries within a period of less than twenty-four hours. Evidence was offered that the defendant's malpractice necessitated the second and third surgeries. Hospital records record a pain level of 10…
  • Dec 16

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    CPLR 1601(1) does not address situations, such as here, where the alleged non-party tortfeasor is the State of New York which cannot be joined as a co-defendant in the Supreme Court. The prevailing view, however, is that apportionment against…
  • Dec 14

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    Dr. JM, a board certified cardiac surgeon and professor in heart surgery at the University of Minnesota, testified regarding his training in Central America, Germany and Minnesota, his more than 120 publications on the topic of…
Rank this Week: 1063

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/
Rank this Week: 1114

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Dec 18

    Winter Break hour

    Winter Break hour
    The Law Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, and then will observe the following schedule: Winter Recess – December 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Saturday-Sunday 12/20-12/21: Closed Monday-Tuesday 12/22-12/23:…
  • Dec 10

    The Fury of Final

    The Fury of Final
    Finals is a magical time of year. Sorry did I say magical? What I meant to say that finals is horrible, stressful, hysteria-inducing time of year that makes you forget that there was ever joy and happiness. (Of course, the light at the end of…
  • Dec 4

    New Law Library hours beginning Dec. 5

    New Law Library hours beginning Dec. 5
    The Law Library will have extended hours during the Reading/Exam period, beginning on Friday, December 5. Our schedule of hours for the next couple of weeks is as follows: Reading/Exam Period – December 5-19, 2014 Friday (last day of…
Rank this Week: 908

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/
  • Dec 18

    En banc review in Occupy Wall Street protest case

    En banc review in Occupy Wall Street protest case
    In August 2014, the Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of the Occupy Wall Street protesters who got arrested after crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. The Second Circuit rejected the City's Rule 12 motion and allowed the case to proceed to…
  • Dec 17

    Suicide note was in "plain view"

    Suicide note was in "plain view"
    The Court of Appeals grants summary judgment to police officers who seized a suicide note that was in plain view after the entered the house following a 911 call. Even if the police could have handled things better, they are entitled to…
  • Dec 15

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff
    The plaintiff alleged that the police subjected him to excessive force. The plaintiff survived a motion for summary judgment and the case went to trial. The jury found for the police officers. But the case did not end then and there. Arguing…
Rank this Week: 947

New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and criminal law news. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkcriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Dollree Mapp Dies in Georgia– The Victim Of An Illegal Search Leading To Landmark Supreme Court Case

    Dollree Mapp Dies in Georgia– The Victim Of An Illegal Search Leading To Landmark Supreme Court Case
    On May 23, 1957, in the Cleveland home of future boxing promoter Don King, three police officers demanded to enter to search for a man who they believed had been involved in a recent bombing. The tenant of the home, Dollree Mapp, refused to…
  • Dec 16

    Texting While Driving In 2014–Summary

    Texting While Driving In 2014–Summary
    In 2013, there were 135,738 texting while driving tickets issued by New York State police officers. Of these tickets, 63% resulted in convictions or pleas of guilty. 26% of texting tickets ended up in a conviction for a violation other than…
  • Nov 3

    Tougher Driving And Texting Laws In New York

    Tougher Driving And Texting Laws In New York
    On November 1, 2014, New York State increased the penalties and fines for drivers who stubbornly continue to drive while texting. Prior to 2011, texting and driving was a secondary violation in New York, meaning that a motorist who was caught…
Rank this Week: 775

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/
Rank this Week: 901

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan

    OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan
    On October 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") released its Fiscal Year ("FY") 2015 Work Plan summarizing its new and ongoing investigative, enforcement, and compliance…
  • Dec 9

    AHA Submits Comments to OMHA on ALJ Backlog

    AHA Submits Comments to OMHA on ALJ Backlog
    In a letter dated December 4, 2014, the American Hospital Association ("AHA") submitted comments in response to the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals ("OMHA") request for information on current and potential initiatives to resolve the…
  • Dec 9

    AMA Urges CMS to Make Changes to the RAC Program

    AMA Urges CMS to Make Changes to the RAC Program
    In a letter dated December 3, 2014, the American Medical Association ("AMA") urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") to resolve the two-year backlog of Medicare and Medicaid appeals. The AMA noted that while it…
Rank this Week: 915

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/
  • Dec 15

    LLC Subscription Agreement No Bar to Transfer of Membership Interest

    LLC Subscription Agreement No Bar to Transfer of Membership Interest
    Does an LLC subscription agreement, barring transfer of "any interest therein," bar the later transfer of the acquired membership interest? The answer, recently provided by a Manhattan appellate panel in Gartner v. Cardio Ventures, LLC, is…
  • Dec 8

    Negotiating a Buyout? Don’t Overlook Taxes on Phantom Income

    Negotiating a Buyout? Don’t Overlook Taxes on Phantom Income
    A Manhattan appellate panel's ruling last month provides a cautionary lesson about the need to anticipate and address tax issues, including potential taxes on phantom income, when negotiating buyout settlements involving shares in passthrough…
  • Nov 29

    Minority Shareholder’s Investigation of Management Misconduct is Proper Purpose for Books & Records Demand

    Minority Shareholder’s Investigation of Management Misconduct is Proper Purpose for Books & Records Demand
    A decision last month by Justice Carolyn Demarest, in Novikov v. Oceana Holdings Corp., granted a minority shareholder's books-and-records petition predicated on the need to investigate possible management misconduct. On the heels of a recent…
Rank this Week: 1042

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Efforts to Decrease Levels of Elder Financial Abuse

    Efforts to Decrease Levels of Elder Financial Abuse
    According to Kiplinger's, elder financial abuse has been named the "crime of the 21st century," and according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, as many as twenty percent of America's elderly population may be…
  • Dec 9

    Developing Efforts to Curb Elderly Addiction

    Developing Efforts to Curb Elderly Addiction
    The increase in the number of elderly Baby Boomers has also meant an increase in the number of seniors abusing medication, other drugs, and alcohol. There are many delicate issues that arise in treating the elderly for addiction. However,…
  • Dec 5

    Focusing on the Caregiver: Seeing the Invisible Patient

    Focusing on the Caregiver: Seeing the Invisible Patient
    Very few caregivers are ever asked by their loved one's doctors or other professionals how they are coping with the care of another. Questions like whether the caregiver is eating properly, exercising, sleeping enough, become depressed, or…
Rank this Week: 870

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

Provides breaking news and analysis of communications law and business. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Dec 11

    FCC Announces New End Date for JSA Grandfathering

    FCC Announces New End Date for JSA Grandfathering
    By Scott R. Flick The FCC announced in March of this year that it would begin treating TV Joint Sales Agreements between two local TV stations involving more than 15% of a station's advertising time as an attributable ownership interest. …
  • Nov 25

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    By Scott R. Flick and Carly A. Deckelboim November 2014 Pillsbury's communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and…
  • Nov 21

    FCC Proposes to Clear Airwaves of Boring Contest Rules, But State Law Issues Remain

    FCC Proposes to Clear Airwaves of Boring Contest Rules, But State Law Issues Remain
    By Lauren Lynch Flick At its Open Meeting this morning, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to "modernize" its station-conducted contest rule, which was originally adopted in 1976. The proposal would allow broadcasters to post…
Rank this Week: 923

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
  • Dec 9

    Privacy Groups Tells FTC That Topps’ Ring Pop Contest Violated COPPA

    Privacy Groups Tells FTC That Topps’ Ring Pop Contest Violated COPPA
    Complaint says Ring Pop promotion violated children’s privacy law, serves as an important reminder of COPPA. Read More › Tags: Children's Privacy, COPPA, FTC, Internet and Privacy Law, Privacy
  • Dec 8

    Legal Pitfalls in Utilizing Intellectual Property in Social Media

    Legal Pitfalls in Utilizing Intellectual Property in Social Media
    Ascertaining whether the appropriate rights have been secured need to be carefully considered, even if the marketer is seeking to act in real time. Read More › Tags: Digital Advertising, Privacy, Social Media
  • Dec 1

    Adam Solomon Represents DVF in Recent Social Media Promotion

    Adam Solomon Represents DVF in Recent Social Media Promotion
    Solomon handles the recent social media promotions for E! Television show "House of DVF" Read More › Tags: Advertising, Advertising Law, Social Media, Sweepstakes Law
Rank this Week: 991