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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/
  • Mar 28

    HELP EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE VICTIMS

    HELP EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE VICTIMS
    Dear Friend: Yesterday, I toured the devastation at the building collapse in the East Village with Mayor de Blasio and other government colleagues and thanked first responders, who once again put their lives on the lines for New …
  • Mar 28

    HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE

    HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE
    Dear Friend: Yesterday, I toured the devastation at the building collapse in the East Village with Mayor de Blasio and other government colleagues and thanked first responders, who once again put their lives on the lines for New …
  • Mar 27

    HE FINDS MUSEUMS BORING

    HE FINDS MUSEUMS BORING
    @ Egyptian Museum -- Cairo
Rank this Week: 9

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: 12

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/
  • Mar 15

    The Second Circuit, Nazi Looted Art, and Why Museums Are Letting ISIS Flourish

    The Second Circuit, Nazi Looted Art, and Why Museums Are Letting ISIS Flourish
    Camille Pissaro - La Bergere Rentrant des MoutonsThe United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has remanded a case against the University of Oklahoma brought by a Jewish woman seeking the return of a painting by Camille Pissaro…
  • Mar 9

    Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law - March 24, 2015 Westchester Women's Bar Association

    Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law - March 24, 2015 Westchester Women's Bar Association
    Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law Presenter: Raymond Dowd, Esq.  With last year’s film Monuments Men, the upcoming Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, and with the documentary The Rape of Europa on PBS, the…
  • Mar 2

    List of Law Librarians on Twitter

    List of Law Librarians on Twitter
    Baker, Brian L. @brianlbakerAhlbrand, Ashley @AshleyAmesAllison, Jennifer @jenellen1214Ballard, Terry @terryballardBassett, Cindy @LibrynthBeatty, John @johnny42Beitz, Janelle @jkbeitzBlackaby, Dan @dblackabyBlaine, Anna @annacb33Boone, Tom…
Rank this Week: 26

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: 92

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
  • Mar 6

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation
    David Leichtman from Robins Kaplan in NY gave us an excellent presentation on proving damages at trial in copyright litigation at the Intellectual Property Institue's Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is my summary of his talk along with…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
Rank this Week: 95

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: 108

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: 150

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

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

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

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

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

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

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

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 179

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily News presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership of a…
  • Feb 21

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax
    The Brooklyn Eagle has reported that Kings County Surrogate  Diana Johnson  has denied a petition to renounce a  bequest to a grandchild of a decedent in the six million dollar estate of Sharon Lindsay. The total bequest to the…
Rank this Week: 257

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Feb 24

    New tax on alcohol sales in Boston proposed

    New tax on alcohol sales in Boston proposed
    The Boston Globe reports that two Boston city councilors have filed paperwork to begin a process that could result in a substantial new citywide tax on the sale of alcohol, and to use the millions of dollars in expected revenue exclusively on…
  • Feb 20

    BYOB in Boston?

    BYOB in Boston?
    Bring your own booze could become a reality in Boston in the near future. At-large City Councilors Michelle Wu and Stephen Murphy have submitted a proposal to allow smaller restaurants the option of offering BYOB service to diners, reports…
  • Jan 17

    Northampton Seeks Additional License

    Northampton Seeks Additional License
    The Northampton City Council agreed to adopt a resolution to create 5 new liquor licenses for 5 existing businesses. Mayor David Narkewicz hopes this is the first step in getting rid of the quota system, and giving local city and towns (like…
Rank this Week: 251

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle

    Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle
    Leandra’s Law a Reality: Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle There are a couple of factors that determine the severity of the charge against you. For one, the law considers the number of DWI offenses you’ve...
  • Mar 16

    New York Penal Law 230.04...cont

    New York Penal Law 230.04...cont
    Promoting prostitution is actually more serious than prostitution itself, in that regular Prostitution is a B misdemeanor (punishable by up to 90 days in jail), whereas Promoting Prostitution is an A misdemeanor (punishable by up to 1 year…
  • Mar 14

    NYPD Lab Technician Suspended...cont

    NYPD Lab Technician Suspended...cont
    Both Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree are class A-2 felonies. If a person has never been convicted of a crime in the past, the minimum period of incarceration for a class...
Rank this Week: 286

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

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

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Journalist Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash

    Journalist Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash
    The Forum is deeply saddened by the news that Bob Simon, one of the most accomplished journalists in American history, died yesterday in a car crash on the West Side Highway. Simon was a longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent and…
  • Feb 11

    Richard Price Releasing New Novel Under Pseudonym

    Richard Price Releasing New Novel Under Pseudonym
    Novelist and screenwriter Richard Price is featured in the New York Times today, as he will be releasing a new novel under the pseudonym “Harry Brandt.” Price has become a prolific contemporary writer of crime fiction,…
  • Feb 6

    Harper Lee to Publish Second Novel

    Harper Lee to Publish Second Novel
    It was announced this week that Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” would be publishing a second novel this July—more than forty years after “Mockingbird” was first printed. “To Kill a…
Rank this Week: 283

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: 361

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: 364

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: 386

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Mar 29

    Periscope turns any iPhone user into a live broadcaster–Gizmag

    Periscope turns any iPhone user into a live broadcaster–Gizmag
    By Nick Lavars March 26, 2015 *** Twitter acquired Periscope in February, apparently looking to bring the nature of its frenzied, real-time text updates to life on screen. Available for iOS with Android on the way, the app allows users…
  • Mar 29

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy–Lawyerist

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy–Lawyerist
    by Sam Glover on March 27th, 2015 “…When I was trying to figure out what kind of equipment we needed to start podcasting, I was frustrated by the lack of a good just-get-this-stuff list so I didn’t have to…
  • Mar 28

    A report from the NLRB General Counsel concerning recent Employee Handbook Rule cases.

    A report from the NLRB General Counsel concerning recent Employee Handbook Rule cases.
    “…This report presents recent case developments arising in the context of employee handbook rules. Although I believe that most employers do not draft their employee handbooks with the object of prohibiting or restricting conduct…
Rank this Week: 421

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjurylawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Frye v. United State

    Frye v. United State
    These consolidated actions are for personal injury and wrongful deaths allegedly arising from plaintiffs' exposure to hazardous substances emanating from the Pelham Bay landfill in the Bronx. On a previous appeal, affirming the denial of…
  • Mar 27

    Insurance Law § 5102 (d), and (2)...cont

    Insurance Law § 5102 (d), and (2)...cont
    However, plaintiff's submissions in response to the respective motions, when viewed in their entirety, constitute objective evidence sufficient to raise a triable issue of fact as to serious injury. Plaintiff, in addition to the MRI report,…
  • Mar 25

    Insurance Law § 5102 (d), and (2)...cont

    Insurance Law § 5102 (d), and (2)...cont
    An MRI of plaintiff’s cervical spine was made in April 1998, apparently also upon her reference. According to the unsworn and unaffirmed MRI report dated April 17, 1998, the only abnormality the MRI revealed was "central disc herniation…
Rank this Week: 440

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    My “Ag Gag” Law Presentation Focusing on Preventative Practices for Farm

    My “Ag Gag” Law Presentation Focusing on Preventative Practices for Farm
    I had the opportunity to speak on “Ag Gag” Legislation this past week before the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law.  My presentation focused on procedures for farms to help…
  • Mar 25

    Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar Series at Lawline

    Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar Series at Lawline
    Save the dates for several upcoming agriculture law webinars at Lawline in Lower Manhattan.  I will be giving live presentations for those of you around New York City.  The recordings can be viewed afterwards.  Each are 1 hour…
  • Mar 23

    NY Family Law: Child Care Costs and Child Support

    NY Family Law: Child Care Costs and Child Support
    Parents have an obligation to support their children. In addition to basic child support, which is determined by a formula in accordance with the Child Support Standards Act, “add-ons” are other obligated expenses provided for in…
Rank this Week: 425

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/
  • Mar 26

    Disparate Impact of Criminal Convictions and Black and Hispanic Men

    Disparate Impact of Criminal Convictions and Black and Hispanic Men
    Yarelyn Mena and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq.  Many companies require their job applicants to undergo criminal conviction checks as part of the hiring process, and use that information to make hiring decisions. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act…
  • Mar 23

    Class Action Against Wal-Mart for Failing to Follow Its Own Employee Handbook

    Class Action Against Wal-Mart for Failing to Follow Its Own Employee Handbook
    Daniela Adao and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Most employees never read their employee handbooks even though such handbooks contain important information that sets the framework for, and terms of, their employment relationships. Employee handbooks…
  • Mar 20

    Challenges That Americans with Epilepsy Face in Employement

    Challenges That Americans with Epilepsy Face in Employement
    Ciera Ambrose and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Epilepsy is one of the most common and serious neurological disorders, affecting approximately 65 million people globally. Adult onset epilepsy is particularly devastating because developing a…
Rank this Week: 414

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 15

    Consumer Credit Protection Act: The Langel Firm, Private Enforcer

    Consumer Credit Protection Act: The Langel Firm, Private Enforcer
    Now's a good time for a bird's eye view of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, enacted in 1968, which contains a "package" of federal Acts that operate to protect consumers in the credit markets. The Acts are summarized below: Fair Credit…
  • Mar 10

    Pressure by NY Attorney General forces improvements to credit reporting

    Pressure by NY Attorney General forces improvements to credit reporting
    Consumer Reporting Agencies (Equifax, Experian, Transunion) have promised New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, to improve the credit-reporting dispute process and give more time to repay for medical-debt delinquencies. Under the…
  • Feb 28

    Debt Buyers using Confusing Names is a Hot Issue for The Langel Firm

    Debt Buyers using Confusing Names is a Hot Issue for The Langel Firm
    We were busy in February 2015. Debt Buyers Using Confusing Names in Litigation We sued several creditors for continuing to use confusing names in court cases. We use recent precedent in Lee v. Forster & Garbus LLP in which a federal…
Rank this Week: 409

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: 415

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
  • Mar 28

    Munich Court Rejects Cousin’s Inheritance Claims to Gurlitt Collection

    Munich Court Rejects Cousin’s Inheritance Claims to Gurlitt Collection
    The trove of over 1,000 artworks, originally collected for a museum planned by Hitler, was discovered in a Munich apartment during a tax investigation in 2012. Cornelius Gurlitt, a reclusive art collector who died in May 2014, had willed the…
  • Mar 25

    Changes in UK Copyright Law May Affect Artist

    Changes in UK Copyright Law May Affect Artist
    Eileen Kinsella reports for artnet News on recent changes in British copyright law affecting artists, museums, art publishers, and curators. The new provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (“CDPA”), which go into…
  • Mar 24

    Chubb Advises Artist Involvement in Restoration

    Chubb Advises Artist Involvement in Restoration
    In response to the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (“VARA”), the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has published a white paper titled “Conservation of the Works of Living Artists” which advises consultation with…
Rank this Week: 493

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/
  • Mar 23

    Inside Baseball: How Sub-Standard Wages in Minor League Baseball Illuminate Labor Law

    Inside Baseball: How Sub-Standard Wages in Minor League Baseball Illuminate Labor Law
    Minor league baseball players may be getting the short end of the baseball bat when it comes to their wages. Ongoing litigation on behalf of 34 former minor league players against Major League Baseball (MLB), all 30 big-league teams, and…
  • Mar 16

    Minor League Baseball Players Often Earn Below Minimum Wage

    Minor League Baseball Players Often Earn Below Minimum Wage
    Although many people may suggest that Major League Baseball (MLB) players possibly make too much money, the opposite is true for their Minor League counterparts. In the wake of a growing lawsuit against MLB, research has come to…
  • Mar 9

    Class Action Suit Against TGI Friday’s Restaurant Focuses on Racial Discrimination

    Class Action Suit Against TGI Friday’s Restaurant Focuses on Racial Discrimination
    Here’s a New York discrimination story that’s sparked thousands of conservations (and no doubt many arguments as well) among residents of the entire Big Apple. The chain restaurant, TGI Friday’s, recent closed its Manhattan…
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Mar 19

    Can Social Security Be Garnisheed?

    Can Social Security Be Garnisheed?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM You are retired or maybe you got hurt on the job and your only source of income is social security or other government benefits.  You fell behind on bills and used the credit cards... The post Can Social…
  • Mar 11

    What is A Judgment Lien on Real Property?

    What is A Judgment Lien on Real Property?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum   If you’ve been sued and a debt collector and a judgment has been against you, that judgment allows the debt collector to garnishee wages , freeze your bank accounts and levy on your real property... The post…
  • Mar 10

    Can You Have Your Wages Be Garnisheed by More Than one Judgment Creditor at a Time?

    Can You Have Your Wages Be Garnisheed by More Than one Judgment Creditor at a Time?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM The economy has been rough for so many working people.  Like many others you relied on credit cards to make ends meet between jobs.  Now that you’re working again, you’re trying to pick…
Rank this Week: 464

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: 509

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: 551

Nissenbaum Law Blog

Nissenbaum Law Blog

Covers New York business, internet and commercial real estate law.

http://www.nissenbaumlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 565

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: 545

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: 526

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Substantial Award Affirmed in Knee Injury Case

    Substantial Award Affirmed in Knee Injury Case
    On September 15, 2009, Adelina Reyes was injured when she tripped and fell due to a defective subway grating on the sidewalk at 138th Street near Willis Avenue in the Bronx. The transit authority conceded liability and a lawsuit by the 53…
  • Mar 18

    Future Pain and Suffering Damages Key Issue in Dental Malpractice Case Appeal

    Future Pain and Suffering Damages Key Issue in Dental Malpractice Case Appeal
    On April 14, 2005 Adina Raso, then 14 years old, had two impacted wisdom teeth extracted by an oral surgeon in Stony Brook. A week or so later, Adina noticed that she was experiencing paresthesia (numbness) and had no sensation or taste on…
  • Feb 28

    Ankle Injury Verdict Upheld on Appeal

    Ankle Injury Verdict Upheld on Appeal
    On May 25, 2003 at about 7 p.m., Miguel Bonano, then 19 years old, was driving a motorized dirt bike on Bryant Avenue near 167th Street in the Bronx when he crashed into the back of a parked car and sustained ankle fractures that required…
Rank this Week: 618

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

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

    Former LPL Financial broker, Raymond Daniel Schmidt, barred by FINRA

    Former LPL Financial broker, Raymond Daniel Schmidt, barred by FINRA
    On March 25, 2015, former LPL Financial broker, Raymond Daniel Schmidt, was permanently barred from the financial industry. The post Former LPL Financial broker, Raymond Daniel Schmidt, barred by FINRA appeared first on Stock Fraud News &…
  • Mar 27

    Wells Fargo broker, Joseph B. Dirago, Jr., suspended and fined

    Wells Fargo broker, Joseph B. Dirago, Jr., suspended and fined
    Current Wells Fargo Advisor broker, Joseph B. Dirago, Jr. was suspended from the financial industry for fifteen business days and fined $5,000 on March 19, 2015. The post Wells Fargo broker, Joseph B. Dirago, Jr., suspended and fined appeared…
  • Mar 26

    Former Wells Fargo broker, Nicholas C. Kramer, barred from securities industry

    Former Wells Fargo broker, Nicholas C. Kramer, barred from securities industry
    Former Wells Fargo Advisors stockbroker, Nicholas C. Kramer, was permanently barred from the financial industry on March 16, 2015. The post Former Wells Fargo broker, Nicholas C. Kramer, barred from securities industry appeared first on Stock…
Rank this Week: 687

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
  • Mar 27

    A college's denial of tenure.

    A college's denial of tenure.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the denial of the Article 75 petition to vacate an arbitration award denying petitioner's grievance of respondent college's determination to deny her tenure, and granted the cross motion…
  • Mar 26

    An attorney's account stated claim.

    An attorney's account stated claim.
    Practice point:  Plaintiff law firm established its entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on its account stated claim by demonstrating that defendant received and retained the invoices without objection for a reasonable time and…
  • Mar 25

    Res ipsa loquitur in a podiatric malpractice action.

    Res ipsa loquitur in a podiatric malpractice action.
    Practice point:  The plaintiff developed a deep tissue Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in her foot after the defendant podiatrist administered a cortisone injection into the bottom of her foot to treat her…
Rank this Week: 713

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: 641

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/
  • Mar 29

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont
    NY Insurance Law §5104(a). NY Insurance Law §5102(d), defines serious injury as: A personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement, a fracture, loss of fetus, permanent loss of use of a body organ,…
  • Mar 28

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont
    The proponent of a motion for summary judgment carries the initial burden of tendering sufficient admissible evidence to demonstrate the absence of a material issue of fact as a matter of law. There is no requirement that the proof for said…
  • Mar 27

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant moves seeking an Order granting him summary judgment over and against plaintiffs. Defendant avers that to the extent that plaintiffs did not sustain serious injuries, as defined by the…
Rank this Week: 837

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/
  • Mar 28

    Sugarbush Chairlift Malfunction Is Good Example Of Why Product Liability Lawsuits Are Needed

    Sugarbush Chairlift Malfunction Is Good Example Of Why Product Liability Lawsuits Are Needed
    As an avid skier, I was distraught to read about another terrible chairlift malfunction at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine. The chairlift suddenly started moving swiftly backward. Seven skiers were pretty seriously injured, some of them because…
  • Mar 27

    Snow, Sleet And Rain Are Literally "Deadly" In Upstate New York

    Snow, Sleet And Rain Are Literally "Deadly" In Upstate New York
    Did you see the recent article in the Syracuse Post Standard about weather-related motor vehicle death statistics? Statistics can be pretty boring. But I found this pretty interesting. The new study shows that SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING…
  • Mar 10

    Can A Cop Testify The Car Accident Was Your Fault In A New York Auto Accident Injury Trial?

    Can A Cop Testify The Car Accident Was Your Fault In A New York Auto Accident Injury Trial?
    Let's say you get into a car accident in New York State and it was the other guy's fault. But when the police officer shows up and "investigates" he determines it was your fault. And he says so in his accident report. You sue the at-fault…
Rank this Week: 851

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 873

No Fault Defender

No Fault Defender

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

http://nofault.lisquared.com
  • Mar 26

    Ime cut off succeed

    Ime cut off succeed
    V.S. Care Acupuncture PC v MVAIC, 2015 NY Slip Op 50350(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) Defendant MVAIC made a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by demonstrating that it timely denied plaintiff’s…
  • Mar 26

    Consolidated Attorney fee

    Consolidated Attorney fee
    EMA Acupuncture P.C. v Allstate Ins. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 50348(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) Good job James F. Sullivan and crew. We sustain so much of the order under review as limited the amount of any recovery of attorneys’ fees…
  • Mar 26

    No-Show. Was it timely?

    No-Show. Was it timely?
    Acupuncture Solutions, P.C. v Lumbermans Mut. Cas. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 50346(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2015) “The defendant-insurer made a prima facie showing of entitlement to summary judgment dismissing the action for first-party…
Rank this Week: 847

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

Covers workers’ compensation law and drug injuries. By Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP.

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • Mar 25

    The workers’ compensation system is broken — and it’s driving people into poverty

    The workers’ compensation system is broken — and it’s driving people into poverty
    Today’s post comes to us from the Washington Post via our colleague Jon Gelman. There’s a good news/bad news situation for occupational injuries in the United States: Fewer people are getting hurt on the job. But those who do are…
  • Mar 25

    Measuring Our Progress Since The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

    Measuring Our Progress Since The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
    As an attorney who practices in the field of Workers’ Compensation, there are some events that are seminal in the history of workplace safety. One of those events was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which occurred on March 25,…
  • Mar 9

    “Cost-Shifting” Exposed: How Injured Worker Medical Care Decisions Are Made (And Who Pays)

    “Cost-Shifting” Exposed: How Injured Worker Medical Care Decisions Are Made (And Who Pays)
    Medical coverage is a topic on everyone’s mind. Obamacare, while controversial, has started a real dialogue in this country regarding health care. Regardless of whether you are in favor of the current law, most Americans want affordable…
Rank this Week: 886

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

Covers regulatory and statutory updates from the healthcare industry. By O'Connell & Aronowitz.

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
  • Mar 25

    HHS Looks to Collect $12 Million from New York State for Unallowable Continuous 24-Hour Personal Care Service

    HHS Looks to Collect $12 Million from New York State for Unallowable Continuous 24-Hour Personal Care Service
    In 2011, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“HHS OIG”) investigated New York City’s Medicaid claims for continuous 24-hour personal care services, an area that previous…
  • Mar 12

    Seventh Circuit Decision Highlights Scope of Anti-Kickback Statute

    Seventh Circuit Decision Highlights Scope of Anti-Kickback Statute
    This month’s article from the Albany County Bar Association Newsletter offers brief summary of the recent decision in U.S. v. Patel, in which a physician was found to have violated the federal Anti-Kickback statute for an improper…
  • Mar 9

    New York State’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit by the Number

    New York State’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit by the Number
    Medicaid Fraud Control Units (“MFCUs”) have a responsibility to combat Medicaid fraud and patient abuse and neglect.  Toward that end, each MFCU maintains statistical data as to the number of investigations, indictments, and…
Rank this Week: 764

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/
  • Mar 23

    Court Denies Mandatory Injunctive Relief in Battle for Control of Family Busine

    Court Denies Mandatory Injunctive Relief in Battle for Control of Family Busine
    The intensely personal dynamic of a family business divorce can lead to a multitude of applications to the court for interim relief in an effort to gain the higher ground financially and psychologically. This week's New York Business Divorce…
  • Mar 16

    Not Your Father’s Derivative Action

    Not Your Father’s Derivative Action
    This week's New York Business Divorce travels upstate, to Buffalo, where a most interesting dispute between 50/50 members of a realty company has played out in litigation before Justice Timothy Walker, focusing on the rights of the…
  • Mar 9

    Court Holds Shareholder in Contempt for Using Company Funds to Pay Legal Fee

    Court Holds Shareholder in Contempt for Using Company Funds to Pay Legal Fee
    Controlling shareholders who oppose corporate dissolution proceedings may be tempted to use company funds to pay their legal fees. This week's New York Business Divorce features a decision by Justice Orin Kitzes holding in contempt of court a…
Rank this Week: 828

New York Small Business Law

New York Small Business Law

Legal Information (and other Insights) for small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups. By Imke Ratschko.

http://www.newyorksmallbusinesslaw.com/new_york_small_business_l/category/new-york-small-business-law
  • Dec 22

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice
    An unpleasant but common experience: an old judgment against you comes back to haunt you. Possibly you didn’t even know it existed: the complaint may have been served in the wrong place and you never got a copy, or the opposing party…
  • Dec 15

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money
    The first question for every small business owner who decided to form an entity?  LLC or S corp?  Which one is better for me? Let’s face it, most people would chose the entity that leaves more money in their pocket.…
  • Apr 2

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement
    I’ve seen my share of dumb legal mistakes made by any type of business owner.  New and experienced business owners alike, remind yourself every once in a while of these common dumb legal mistakes when dealing with business…
Rank this Week: 816

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    New Law Allows Owners to be Buried with Pet

    New Law Allows Owners to be Buried with Pet
    All across the country there are cemeteries for people and cemeteries for pets. Virginia has become the third state in the nation to pass a law allowing pet owners to be buried with man's best friend. Joining New York and Pennsylvania,…
  • Sep 25

    More Estate Planning Lessons from Celebritie

    More Estate Planning Lessons from Celebritie
    Celebrity estate plans often come with extraordinary wealth and considerable resources. However, celebrities are still not immune to estate planning issues and the consequences of poor planning. Several recent celebrity estate planning issues…
  • Sep 22

    Estate Planning Errors to Avoid

    Estate Planning Errors to Avoid
    According to estate planning professionals, almost 65% of Americans do not have a basic will or estate documents drafted. Although it is nice to think that your family will be able to take care of your estate and know your wishes, the truth…
Rank this Week: 769

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 803

FDA Lawyers Blog

FDA Lawyers Blog

By Frommer Lawrence & Haug.

http://www.fdalawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese

    FDA Takes Aim at Wood-Aged Cheese
    FDA has recently challenged the use of wooden planks (shelving) to age certain cheeses, a practice that has been going on for centuries. The Agency is concerned that wood absorbs and retains certain bacteria, such as listeria, that can…
  • Apr 24

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act

    Proposed Rule Deems E-Cigarettes "Tobacco Products" Under the Family Smoking Prevening and Tobacco Control Act
    The Food and Drug Administration introduced a proposed rule yesterday that would extend its existing authority over certain tobacco products. Under the proposed rule, FDA would now oversee electronic/e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco,…
  • Apr 14

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug

    Zogenix Sues Massachusetts to Overturn Ban of Opioid Pain Drug
    Zogenix, Inc., the San Diego-based manufacturer of the extended-release hydrocodone drug Zohydro ER, has sued the Governor of Massachusetts in U.S. District Court in Boston to overturn as unconstitutional the state's recent prohibition…
Rank this Week: 863

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Mar 28

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce
    One of the issues that occurs in cases where a party is ordered to make spousal maintenance or child support after the judgment of divorce is entered, is that party may fail to make such payments. This brings up a question of what remedy…
  • Mar 1

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements can be used to resolve issues related to spousal maintenance, equitable distribution, and other issues that may come up in the event the parties decide to divorce. While I have previously written about different issues…
  • Feb 8

    Constructive Emancipation and the Child’s Conduct

    Constructive Emancipation and the Child’s Conduct
    I have previously written about constructive emancipation issue and also addresses some of the applicable law in another post.  Generally, a child can become emancipated through his actions when the child either refuses to have…
Rank this Week: 996