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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 8

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 41

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: 63

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 25

    Smart Way to Attack your Creditor's Default Judgment: The "Sum Certain" Element

    Smart Way to Attack your Creditor's Default Judgment: The "Sum Certain" Element
    Entering default judgments is big business in the court system. The vast majority of default judgments in credit-card lawsuits are entered by clerks without a judge's review. This mode of "ministerial" judgment entry by clerks is permissible…
  • Oct 24

    Creditors may not seize foreign bank accounts through U.S. branche

    Creditors may not seize foreign bank accounts through U.S. branche
    The New York Court of Appeals affirmed the state's "separate entity rule," a century-old law that prevents the seizure of foreign accounts through service of a restraining notice on a U.S. bank branch. Motorola Credit Corp. v. Uzan,[1] a…
  • Aug 27

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
Rank this Week: 98

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/
  • Oct 29

    Conversion of Guardian Funds Sets Up a Tangled Web of Legal Malpractice Litigation

    Conversion of Guardian Funds Sets Up a Tangled Web of Legal Malpractice Litigation
    Many lawyers are disciplined, and some are disbarred over the conversion of their ward's funds.  Guardianships are necessary for those who cannot manage their own finances, and for the most part are beneficial to the wards. …
  • Oct 28

    What is a Plaintiff to Do?

    What is a Plaintiff to Do?
    Deep v Boies  2014 NY Slip Op 07215  Decided on October 23, 2014  Appellate Division, Third Department  is the story of a plaintiff who lost an early start-up web site/application called "Aimster."  His claim is that…
  • Oct 27

    The Judgment Rule in Complex Litigation

    The Judgment Rule in Complex Litigation
    In a case with complex legal issues, are attorneys given an extended range in which to make "decisions" rather than "departures"?  It seems so.  What might be a "mistake" in another setting is a "judgment call" here. M & R…
Rank this Week: 157

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: 163

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: 156

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
  • Oct 26

    Warhol Foundation Sues Former Bodyguard

    Warhol Foundation Sues Former Bodyguard
    They’re accusing the former bodyguard of stealing a 1964 painting of Elizabeth Taylor. 
  • Oct 24

    Getty Images Ramping Down Enforcement Tactic

    Getty Images Ramping Down Enforcement Tactic
    Licensing giant Getty Images says it is ramping down its enforcement policies and turn infringers into customers.
  • Oct 18

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case
    Art teachers and professors, pay attention! Academic publishers on Friday notched a win in the ongoing legal debate about digital access to copyrighted works, as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a broad ruling on how to determine…
Rank this Week: 192

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 22

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: In New York, the quickest way for a debt collector to collect on a judgment is with a frozen or “restrained” bank account.  Often, a consumer doesn’t even know he or she has been sued…
Rank this Week: 220

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: 249

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By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

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

    New York State Bar Association-Webcast

    New York State Bar Association-Webcast
    Meeting of the House of Delegates Webcast Live from the New York State Bar Center, Albany Saturday, November 1, 2014  Watch the NYSBA House of Delegates in action on Saturday, November 1st beginning at 9:00 a.m. by clicking  here…
  • Oct 29

    Fiscal Year Bankruptcy Filings Lowest in Seven Years | United States Court

    Fiscal Year Bankruptcy Filings Lowest in Seven Years | United States Court
    Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for the fiscal year 2014–the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014–totaled 963,739, down 13 percent from the 1.1 million bankruptcy filings in FY 2013, according to statistics released…
  • Oct 27

    Get the Facts About Ebola–NYS Department of Health

    Get the Facts About Ebola–NYS Department of Health
    Governor Cuomo has launched a State information line to answer questions about Ebola. 1-800-861-2280 is free and trained operators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This line is for public health information purposes…
Rank this Week: 260

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: 257

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: 294

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: 280

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/
  • Oct 1

    Can Kevin Ward's Family Sue Nascar Racer Tony Steward For Wrongful Death?

    Can Kevin Ward's Family Sue Nascar Racer Tony Steward For Wrongful Death?
    There has been much ado recently about a Nascar incident in my neck of the woods (Ontario County, New York State) in which Tony Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. (See video of the incident above). An Ontario County Grand Jury recently…
  • Sep 30

    Central New York Injury Lawyer Finshes Up Trial

    Central New York Injury Lawyer Finshes Up Trial
    I just finished trying a case in Federal Court in Syracuse. It was an unusual case for me. I normally try only New York personal injury cases. But in this trial I represented a fellow lawyer who got fired from her job as Cayuga County…
  • Sep 28

    A Future Free of Car Accidents? CNY Car Accident Lawyer's Prediction.

    A Future Free of Car Accidents? CNY Car Accident Lawyer's Prediction.
    I sometimes tell people that safe driving would drive me out of business. As a New York car accident lawyer, someone's negligent driving puts bread on my table. Now isn't that just sick? Sure it is, which is why I am perfectly prepared…
Rank this Week: 345

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: 340

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: 358

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: 371

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/
  • Oct 27

    Ebola and the Failure of Lawyering

    Ebola and the Failure of Lawyering
    Gov. Chris Christie was the US Attorney for New Jersey. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was the Attorney General for New York. You’d think that, with those credentials, they’d be smarter. Each of them knows that a long view must be taken with…
  • Oct 10

    RIP: Prof. David Siegel

    RIP: Prof. David Siegel
    Calling Professor David Siegel a giant of the New York legal world would not only be a bit trite, but would still be an understatement. His treatise on New York Practice, the bible of New York civil procedure, is a required text for anyone…
  • Sep 30

    Loving Your Office

    Loving Your Office
    Lawyers have to make decisions on their offices: Make it nice? Or make it inexpensive? Rarely do the two concepts coincide. We spend a lot of time in their offices.  Other than our homes, this is it. This came to mind when I saw an…
Rank this Week: 438

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 23

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use
    An article in today's New York Times sheds some interesting light on powers of attorney and their sometimes unforeseen drawbacks. Your lawblogger thinks it is well worth a look.
Rank this Week: 423

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: 443

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: 461

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: 483

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Oct 10

    Northampton Awards New Seasonal License

    Northampton Awards New Seasonal License
    The Northampton License Commission met last Wednesday night to select the newest recipient of a seasonal liquor license. Bistro Les Gras was awarded the license, after the restaurant's name was chosen from a vintage spinning raffle drum, as…
  • Oct 9

    Easthampton Brewery Wants to Serve on Premise

    Easthampton Brewery Wants to Serve on Premise
    The proprietor of Fort Hill Brewery is seeking permission to pour pints of lager for visitors to his state-of-the-art facility on Fort Hill Road in Easthampton. Masslive.com reports that owner and head brewer Eric Berzins appeared before the…
  • Oct 5

    Pittsfield Board Revokes Unused Liquor License

    Pittsfield Board Revokes Unused Liquor License
    The number of alcohol serving licenses available in Pittsfield has shrunk by one, following a unanimous vote by the Licensing Board to revoke a license held by Willard Curtis, former proprietor of The Tavern on 4th Street. While The Tavern…
Rank this Week: 608

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 3

    The Untenable Cost Of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform

    The Untenable Cost Of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform
    The following was originally published on Fox News Latino:This past week House Democrats introduced a discharge petition, which if successful would force a vote on previously stalled immigration reform legislation. Most acknowledge that…
Rank this Week: 630

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 663

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Oct 29

    Some Myths About Trust

    Some Myths About Trust
    Lots of people misunderstand how trusts work. And there are several common myths about trusts that should be dispelled. #117455432 / gettyimages.com Three of these myths, according to a story on dailyfinance.com, are: Trusts are only for the…
  • Oct 22

    Estate Planning Not Just For The Rich

    Estate Planning Not Just For The Rich
    A common misconception holds that estate planning is only for the wealthy, as a way to save on taxes. An article on cnbc.com says that nothing could be further from the truth. Estate planning is all about giving what you want to whom you…
  • Oct 15

    What To Consider When Picking Heir

    What To Consider When Picking Heir
    Who is going to get your money when you die? A story in Forbes says the most difficult part of estate planning is determining who gets what and when. The article says the process is emotional and involves a number of trade offs. It suggests…
Rank this Week: 667

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
  • Oct 29

    Submissions outside the pleadings on a 3211(a)(7) motion.

    Submissions outside the pleadings on a 3211(a)(7) motion.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division determined that the motion court improperly considered affidavits and deposition testimony submitted by defendant in deciding its CPLR 3211(a)(7) motion to dismiss the complaint.  The…
  • Oct 28

    Denial of summary judgment in an action resulting from a motor vehicle accident.

    Denial of summary judgment in an action resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division reversed the motion court and denied the motion for summary judgment as to defendant's liability in the underlying motor vehicle accident. As plaintiff, in support of the motion, submitted and…
  • Oct 27

    Dismissal of a Labor Law 241(6) claim.

    Dismissal of a Labor Law 241(6) claim.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division determined that the motion court should have granted those branches of defendants' cross motion which were for summary judgment dismissing, insofar as asserted against them, the cause of action …
Rank this Week: 679

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
  • Oct 21

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court
    John Oliver is correct. If somebody insisted on playing audio tapes of crappy piano music hammered out on a cheap electric organ, you'd eventually punch them in the face. But if it were accompanied with a video of a cat playing said organ,…
  • Oct 18

    Justice versus Law

    Justice versus Law
    As readers may recall, I am a fan of Richard Kopf's blog, Hercules and the Umpire. While I may sometimes disagree with him, he is a smart and thoughtful sitting United States District Judge who is willing to share his views on a variety of…
  • Oct 18

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .
    It's been awhile but there's a few updates on the Bernie Kerik-Joe Tacopina brouhaha. As a person who always enjoys a good legal slugfest and who has no connection to any of the players, I must profess my disappointment with how things are…
Rank this Week: 746

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Sep 4

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed
    Nassau County recently launched its speed cameras program.  In total, 56 speed cameras will be installed by October, one in each of Nassau’s school districts.  Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano predicts that the…
  • Aug 20

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country
    While no one likes receiving a red light camera ticket, there is one good thing about them.  In New York, they carry one of the lowest fines in the county … $50.00.  Compare this figure to other states in the chart…
Rank this Week: 727

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and traffic ticket information. By the Law Office of James B. Lesperance, Jr.

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun
    So, yeah, I'm back. I went off the grid way back in the middle of summer and it felt so good that I didn't want to come back. I even unplugged from the news. Well, for a while at least. And, when I did come back, I was too angry about the…
  • Jul 2

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death
    Sorry for the lack of blog posts of late. Professional obligations and an illness kept me from posting much in June. Hopefully, with the holiday weekend soon upon us, I can get back into the swing of things. Some months, there seem to be a…
  • Jun 19

    In Memoriam: May 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: May 2014 Death
    I realize that most of my "heroes" were men. But that doesn't mean that none of them were women. However, for the time being, as James Brown might say, it's a man's world, like it or not. And, if you haven't already noticed, as a kid I…
Rank this Week: 685

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    DOJ to Scrutinize False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits for Criminal Conduct

    DOJ to Scrutinize False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits for Criminal Conduct
    The Department of Justice's ("DOJ") Criminal Division announced, through its Assistant Attorney General, Leslie R. Caldwell, that the DOJ is closely scrutinizing civil False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits for criminal conduct.…
  • Sep 19

    ICD-10 Compliance Date Officially Set for October 1, 2015

    ICD-10 Compliance Date Officially Set for October 1, 2015
    As expected, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") officially set the ICD-10 compliance date for October 1, 2015. Previously, providers and payors had until October 1, 2014 to transition from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10…
  • Sep 11

    DEA ELEVATES HYDROCODONE-COMBINATION PRODUCTS TO THE MORE RESTRICTIVE CATEGORY OF SCHEDULE II DRUGS

    DEA ELEVATES HYDROCODONE-COMBINATION PRODUCTS TO THE MORE RESTRICTIVE CATEGORY OF SCHEDULE II DRUGS
    In an attempt to combat prescription drug abuse, on August 22, 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") published a final rule (here) elevating Hydrocodone-combination products ("HCPs") to the more restrictive schedule II…
Rank this Week: 696

Nwe York Injuries Blog

Nwe York Injuries Blog

Covers current events and issues in personal injury and medical malpractice law. By Levine & Slavit.

http://www.newyorkinjuries.com/blog
Rank this Week: 745

New York City Federal Criminal…

New York City Federal Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://nycfederaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 702

New York Social Security…

New York Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers New York social security disability and long-term disability law. By Insler & Hermann, LLP.

http://www.newyorksocialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 697

Nissenbaum Law Blog

Nissenbaum Law Blog

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

http://www.nissenbaumlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 726

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

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

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 725

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/
  • Oct 29

    The Current Crisis – Ebola Comes to the Land of Litigation

    The Current Crisis – Ebola Comes to the Land of Litigation
    Lying About President Obama has appointed a political operative, a lawyer, to be the “Ebola czar,” while the Surgeon General and Secretary of Health and Human Resources remain in hiding. Dr. Craig Spencer, who lies in a Bellevue…
  • Oct 18

    Gad-zooks – Expert Witness Dishonesty

    Gad-zooks – Expert Witness Dishonesty
    This is the first in what I hope will be a continuing series, tagged as the Expert Witness Hall of Shame. *     *     *     *     * Shayne Cox Gad is a…
  • Oct 14

    Courts Can and Must Acknowledge Multiple Comparisons in Statistical Analyse

    Courts Can and Must Acknowledge Multiple Comparisons in Statistical Analyse
    In excluding the proffered testimony of Dr. Anick Bérard, a Canadian perinatal epidemiologist in the Université de Montréal, the Zoloft MDL trial court discussed several methodological shortcomings and failures, including…
Rank this Week: 856

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
Rank this Week: 1032

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 29

    Why Your Farm Estate Plan Should be Revisited Every Few Year

    Why Your Farm Estate Plan Should be Revisited Every Few Year
    It is prudent to revisit your estate plan every 3-5 years or when there is a major life event (e.g., marriage, divorce, purchase/sale of major assets, bankruptcy, children). Estate planning leads to business planning, which leads to tax…
  • Oct 24

    My Presentation on “Getting Paid” at the American Agriculture Law Association Annual Meeting

    My Presentation on “Getting Paid” at the American Agriculture Law Association Annual Meeting
      Had a great time at the American Agriculture Law Association (“AALA”) Annual Meeting this past week.  I moderated a roundtable discussion on “Getting Paid:  Billing and Collection Strategies for the Food and…
  • Oct 22

    Keep Your Pets in Mind with Your Estate Plan

    Keep Your Pets in Mind with Your Estate Plan
    Farms and pets go hand-in-hand. There are three vehicles that can be used to protect your pets (including horses) after you die: 1) Last Will and Testament, 2) Pet Trusts, and 3) Pet Protection Agreement. Last Will and Testament:…
Rank this Week: 913

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/
  • Oct 29

    Just Say "No" To Others Using Your Contractor's License Number

    Just Say "No" To Others Using Your Contractor's License Number
    In a recent press release, California Contractors State License Board Registrar Steve Sands reminds contractors that "[c]ontractor licenses are not transferrable between anyone: associates, friends - family members included." In California,…
  • Oct 28

    Mexico's Guidelines for Clean Energy Certificates Will Support Renewable Energy Development

    Mexico's Guidelines for Clean Energy Certificates Will Support Renewable Energy Development
    Yesterday, Pillsbury attorneys Michael Hindus, Eric Save and John McNeece published their advisory titled Mexico's Guidelines for Clean Energy Certificates Will Support Renewable Energy Development. The Advisory discusses, as part of a…
  • Oct 27

    DC Circuit Rejects Challenge to the Revised OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard

    DC Circuit Rejects Challenge to the Revised OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard
    On October 24, 2014, the D.C. Circuit rejected a challenge to the revised OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard insofar as it applies to "combustible dust". The case is National Oilseed Processors Association, et al., v. Occupational Safety…
Rank this Week: 970

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

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

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO
    The Supreme Court of Washington’s recent decision in Failla v. FixtureOne Corporation is noteworthy on two levels. First, it involved the surprising claim by a salesperson, Kristine Failla, that the CEO of her employer (FixtureOne) was…
  • Oct 27

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment
    Today, we discuss taxes – specifically, the taxation of severance payments.  It has long been recognized that severance payments are “income” to an employee, and that employers must withhold federal income taxes from…
  • Oct 27

    The Inbox - What Would Woody Guthrie Think?

    The Inbox - What Would Woody Guthrie Think?
    Putting an imperious spin on a Woody Guthrie classic, I imagine Jimmy John’s singing, “This land is my land, this land is my land, from California to the New York island.” The sandwich giant has garnered a meaty amount of…
Rank this Week: 844

New York Injury Lawyer Blog

New York Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Offices of Nicholas Rose, PLLC.

http://www.newyork-injurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Beebe v. St. Joseph's - Injury Alone Insufficient to Prove Medical Malpractice

    Beebe v. St. Joseph's - Injury Alone Insufficient to Prove Medical Malpractice
    In medical malpractice lawsuits in New York, it is not enough to prove the patient suffered serious injury while under the care of a physician or health care group. Even if the patient suffered death, it doesn't necessarily mean a claim will…
  • Oct 25

    Pedestrian Deaths Remain NYC Scourge, Despite Vision Zero Action

    Pedestrian Deaths Remain NYC Scourge, Despite Vision Zero Action
    Beginning Nov. 7, the speed limit in New York City is being lowered to 25-miles-per-hour, unless otherwise posted. It's part of Mayor Bill De Blasio's "Vision Zero Action Plan" to slash pedestrian injuries and deaths in New York City. An…
  • Oct 21

    Allstate v. Rolon - Auto Insurance Follows the Vehicle

    Allstate v. Rolon - Auto Insurance Follows the Vehicle
    Car insurance policies and corresponding law can be confusing. In the event of a crash, sorting out who was covered, what type of coverage applies and the exact amount can be dependent on a host of factors that are best examined by an…
Rank this Week: 834

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 12

    FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)

    FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)
    In July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA - the financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom) issued a paper titled "Considerations for firms thinking of using third-party technology (off-the-shelf) banking solutions" (the…
Rank this Week: 952

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • Oct 27

    Disruptive Technology in the Workplace: Employment Law Consideration

    Disruptive Technology in the Workplace: Employment Law Consideration
    By Steven C. Sheinberg, General Counsel of the Anti-Defamation League & Guest TMT blogger.* A recent McKinsey report on twelve “disruptive” technologies included four that will fundamentally transform how employers relate to…
  • Oct 10

    Five High-Level Issues to Consider in Shaping Employee Benefit Offerings – Take 5 Newsletter

    Five High-Level Issues to Consider in Shaping Employee Benefit Offerings – Take 5 Newsletter
    In this month’s Take 5 newsletter, I share my thoughts regarding five important issues that TMT companies should consider as they shape their employee benefits programs.  Below is an excerpt: The workplace that we know today is…
  • Oct 7

    ESI in the Cloud: What You Don’t Know (or Don’t Ask) Can Hurt You

    ESI in the Cloud: What You Don’t Know (or Don’t Ask) Can Hurt You
    Companies who utilize cloud vendors to store their data on cloud-based applications should be advised: failing to understand the application’s storage and retrieval capabilities, and failing to preserve such data during litigation could…
Rank this Week: 877