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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: 7

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 16

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

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
  • Aug 15

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era
    Interesting article on the five lawsuits brought against Jeff Koons for his appropriation of copyrighted works. Depending on who you ask, the doctrine of fair use has either been clarified or muddled. One thing the ’80s could not have…
  • Aug 14

    Should Tattoos Get Different Copyright Protection?

    Should Tattoos Get Different Copyright Protection?
    That’s the essence of the dispute between a video game developer and the tattoo licensing company. This is one to keep an eye on given the growing number of people getting ink on their bodies.
  • Aug 10

    “It simply means the post office is doing a stupid thing.”

    “It simply means the post office is doing a stupid thing.”
    One would be hard-pressed to find anything good, functional or smart with the U.S. Postal Service. So, it is not surprising that a bright federal employee would commit this copyright snafu. Enjoy! And don’t forget that the sure…
Rank this Week: 67

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

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

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Oct 14

    FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg

    FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg
    FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg FOLCS acknowledges the death of one of our former Film Series guests, the legendary civil rights attorney, Jack Greenberg, who passed away on October 12, 2016, at age 91. Greenberg argued 40 cases before the…
  • Aug 3

    The 6 types of lawyer movies (by Thane Rosenbaum)

    The 6 types of lawyer movies (by Thane Rosenbaum)
    When it comes to films about the legal system, spoiler alerts aren’t necessary. For the most part, there’s little ambiguity about where a law film is going—no real surprises, few cliffhangers and not much in the way of…
  • Jul 5

    FOLCS’ Remembers Auschwitz Survivor and Holocaust Hero Elie Wiesel

    FOLCS’ Remembers Auschwitz Survivor and Holocaust Hero Elie Wiesel
    FOLCS is deeply saddened to hear that Elie Wiesel passed away on July 2, 2016 at age 87. Wiesel was an inspirational Holocaust hero, Auschwitz survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and remarkable novelist. Wiesel was born in Sighet,…
Rank this Week: 73

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: 75

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Aug 17

    Eric Snow Was sanctioned Following Allegations he Submitted False Expense Report

    Eric Snow Was sanctioned Following Allegations he Submitted False Expense Report
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 15, 2017 indicate that former Illinois-based Horace Mann Investors broker Eric Snow has been sanctioned by FINRA and barred from…
  • Aug 17

    Robert Travis Has Been Sanctioned by FINRA After Allegedly Submitting False Expense Report

    Robert Travis Has Been Sanctioned by FINRA After Allegedly Submitting False Expense Report
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 15, 2017 indicate that former Massachusetts-based Fidelity Brokerage Services broker Robert Travis has been sanctioned by FINRA…
  • Aug 17

    Matthew Smith Was Sanctioned Following Allegations of Rule Violation

    Matthew Smith Was Sanctioned Following Allegations of Rule Violation
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 15, 2017 indicate that South Carolina-based First Heartland Capital broker/adviser Matthew Smith has been sanctioned by FINRA…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Aug 7

    Sued By Winthrop Capital, LLC In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Winthrop Capital, LLC In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Winthrop Capital, LLC is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS WINTHROP CAPITAL, LLC?: Winthrop Capital, LLC is a “debt buyer”, buying…
  • May 23

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case
    By: Robert J. Nahoum In a debt collection lawsuit, the Plaintiff (the party bringing the lawsuit) always has the burden to prove that the Defendant (the party being sued) is responsible for the debt.  To meet this burden, a junk... The…
  • May 12

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You are surprised to be receiving phone calls and letters from a debt collector; you thought you cleared up all your bad debts years ago. How can they still be contacting you on such... The post Debt…
Rank this Week: 85

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Brinkman v Brinkman

    Brinkman v Brinkman
    NY Slip Op 05702 July 19, 2017 Decision Continue reading
  • Aug 10

    EV v RV NY Slip Op 05994

    EV v RV NY Slip Op 05994
    E.V. v R.V. NY Slip Op. 05994 August 2, 2017 Continue reading
  • Aug 3

    Scheriff v Scheriff

    Scheriff v Scheriff
    NY Slip Op 05760 July 19, 2017 Decision Continue reading
Rank this Week: 135

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Broker David Menashe Sanctioned For Excessive and Unauthorized Trading

    Broker David Menashe Sanctioned For Excessive and Unauthorized Trading
    Gana LLP is investigating claims made by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker David Menashe (Menashe). According to BrokerCheck records, Menashe was ordered to pay a restitution of $15,000 by the state of Montana for…
  • Aug 2

    Broker Dan Droeg Subject to Unsuitability Complaint

    Broker Dan Droeg Subject to Unsuitability Complaint
    Our law firm, Gana LLP, is investigating claims made by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Dan Droeg (Droeg). According to BrokerCheck, Droeg’s record contains two customer complaints filed against him…
  • Jul 31

    Financial Advisor Gregory Pease Subject to Multiple Customer Complaint

    Financial Advisor Gregory Pease Subject to Multiple Customer Complaint
    The investment fraud lawyers of Gana LLP are examining multiple customer disputes filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against financial advisor Gregory Pease (Pease). According to BrokerCheck, Pease has a multitude…
Rank this Week: 138

Justice Action Center

Justice Action Center

Provides a critical inquiry into the role of law as an agent of social change. From New York Law School.

http://www.justiceactioncenter.com/
  • Jun 9

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, June 2014 Now Available

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, June 2014 Now Available
    Marriage Equality Moves Forward During May: Oregon & Pennsylvania Are 18th & 19th Marriage Equality States After District Court Rulings Are Not Appealed The campaign for marriage equality took a major step forward during May 2014, as…
  • May 28

    Job Opportunity at New York City Council

    Job Opportunity at New York City Council
    The New York City Council is seeking an attorney to work in its Land Use Division. The primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: Conducting research and interpreting laws and regulations regarding land use…
  • May 9

    Social Justice Conference: 50 Years of Radical Lawyering Since Freedom Summer

    Social Justice Conference: 50 Years of Radical Lawyering Since Freedom Summer
    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is holding a free all-day Social Justice Conference for law students on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the City University of New York School of Law. This Conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of…
Rank this Week: 136

All Your Law Are Belong to Us

All Your Law Are Belong to Us

Covers legal issues in the video game industry. From New York Law School.

http://www.allyourlawarebelongtous.com/
  • May 23

    Custom is Better than Law

    Custom is Better than Law
    By: Wesley Paisley Lately video games are getting a lot of press, in NCAA , IPOs, and now regulation from three foreign trade regulation bodies. The contention is with in-app purchases with free-to-play models. The real issue…
  • Apr 18

    eSports and Live Streaming Panel at NYLS

    eSports and Live Streaming Panel at NYLS
    Please join us on April 22 at 6:30 pm for an eSports and Live Streaming. Details are below, please register here.
  • Mar 18

    TimeWarner/Comcast, Net Neutrality and Videogame

    TimeWarner/Comcast, Net Neutrality and Videogame
    Comcast has recently announced its purchase of the notoriously awful TimeWarner Cable for $45.2 billion dollars. Earlier in January, the D.C. Court of Appeals put the kabosh on the FCC’s proposed net neutrality…
Rank this Week: 142

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Aug 17

    Donald Bergeron Was Discharged From Two Former Employer

    Donald Bergeron Was Discharged From Two Former Employer
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 16, 2017 indicate that former North Carolina-based Capital Guardian broker/adviser Donald Bergeron has been sanctioned by FINRA and…
  • Aug 17

    Christopher Pollard Has Been Sanctioned by FINRA

    Christopher Pollard Has Been Sanctioned by FINRA
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 15, 2017 indicate that former Georgia-based Morgan Stanley broker/adviser Christopher Pollard has been sanctioned by FINRA and…
  • Aug 17

    Jason Likens Has Been Terminated From Two Former Employer

    Jason Likens Has Been Terminated From Two Former Employer
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 15, 2017 indicate that former Florida-based International Assets Advisory broker/adviser Jason Likens has been sanctioned by…
Rank this Week: 178

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 198

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.borderimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 25

    CBP Announces Enhancements to ESTA

    CBP Announces Enhancements to ESTA
    On February 23, 2016, CBP announced additional enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization ("ESTA"), as part of the continued implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of…
  • Feb 4

    New Immigration Judges Appointed

    New Immigration Judges Appointed
    On February 1, 2016, the Executive Office for Immigration Review ("EOIR") swore in nine (9) Immigration Judges, including a new IJ for the Buffalo Immigration Court. Read Article    
  • Jan 27

    Proposed border security bill could require biometric inspection of everyone leaving the U.S.

    Proposed border security bill could require biometric inspection of everyone leaving the U.S.
    Read Article: GOP border bill stirs fears of bridge backup
Rank this Week: 223

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 176

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: 185

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: 163

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, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Second Circuit: Notice of Future Termination Qualifies as Adverse Action, Even If Rescinded

    Second Circuit: Notice of Future Termination Qualifies as Adverse Action, Even If Rescinded
    Lev Craig On August 10, 2017, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the lower court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s sex discrimination and FMLA interference claims in Shultz v. Congregation Shearith…
  • Aug 10

    Seventh Circuit: Police Officers Not Entitled to Overtime for Off-Duty Mobile Work

    Seventh Circuit: Police Officers Not Entitled to Overtime for Off-Duty Mobile Work
    Lev Craig On August 3, 2017, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against the plaintiffs in Allen v. City of Chicago, a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action brought by Chicago area police officers. The…
  • Aug 2

    Magistrate Judge Who Views Porn in Chambers Now Under Ethics Review

    Magistrate Judge Who Views Porn in Chambers Now Under Ethics Review
    Edgar M. Rivera On July 5, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Judicial Conduct Board announced that Judge Michael R. Muth, a magisterial district judge for the East Stroudsburg Borough of Monroe County, Pennsylvania, is facing ethics charges after…
Rank this Week: 332

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: 258

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.wagehourblog.com/
Rank this Week: 264

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosures, co-ops, condos and mortgage modification. By the Law Offices of Weiss & Weiss.

http://www.newyorkrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 9

    An Update on Reverse Mortgage

    An Update on Reverse Mortgage
    A recent New York Times article concerns possible changes to the enforcement of reverse mortgages against surviving spouses.  To those unfamiliar with reverse mortgages, they are a type of mortgage loan which allows elderly…
  • Jul 20

    Commercial Properties and Local Regulations – What are Your Rights?

    Commercial Properties and Local Regulations – What are Your Rights?
    News outlets have recently reported a conflict between local business Ralph’s Italian Ices in Mamaroneck and local officials, who are seeking to close the business due to noise and parking issues.  While we do not know how…
  • Jul 14

    Just Short of a “Short Sale” – What are Your Options?

    Just Short of a “Short Sale” – What are Your Options?
    Our firm frequently has clients who own property that is in foreclosure.  Often, these parties wish to sell their property and move on from the situation.  Once a sales price is agreed upon, the important question to be…
Rank this Week: 391

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 8

    Unifund CCR, LLC Case Dismissed for Not Seeking Default Quickly Enough

    Unifund CCR, LLC Case Dismissed for Not Seeking Default Quickly Enough
    We have been seeing an interesting trend lately: debt buyers, without legal justification, moving for entry of a default judgment after the legal deadline. That deadline is one year after a consumer allegedly defaults in answering a…
  • Aug 8

    $36,000 Unifund Garnishment Stopped in its Tracks; Case Discontinued

    $36,000 Unifund Garnishment Stopped in its Tracks; Case Discontinued
    As always, time is of the essence when facing an income execution (garnishment). We needed to respond quickly to the final stages of a garnishment executed by Marshal Ronald Moses. In the underlying case, Unifund CCR, LLC was represented…
  • Feb 11

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)
    Last week included a lot of exemption-claim work. We are testing the limits of New York's "bad faith" clause under CPLR § 5222-a(g)[1] to hold accountable a judgment creditor, its lawyer and Capital One bank for what we contend is an…
Rank this Week: 266

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: 330

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/
  • Aug 17

    The Basics – Understanding Dynasty Trust

    The Basics – Understanding Dynasty Trust
    Dynasty trusts often conjure up images of very wealthy families that have a great deal of money to pass onto their heirs. However, dynasty trusts can actually be an effective tool for families with more average assets to distribute.…
  • Aug 14

    Estate Planning and Foreign Asset

    Estate Planning and Foreign Asset
    Estate planning can be a complicated process, especially for individuals that have diversified assets. The process can be even more complex for individuals engaging in estate planning when those individuals have foreign assets to consider. If…
  • Aug 9

    The Importance of Flexibility in Estate Planning

    The Importance of Flexibility in Estate Planning
    While some aspects of estate planning can seem pretty rigid, it is important to look at them while keeping an eye on things that will allow for some flexibility. By building flexibility into your estate planning tools where it makes sense,…
Rank this Week: 402

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 905

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

https://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 17

    What is Mediation? What is it Not?

    What is Mediation? What is it Not?
    When I talk to folks about what mediation is, sometimes is easiest to explain what it is NOT first.  I’m going to compare mediation to other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Litigation – Although mediation can be used…
  • Jul 27

    Mediation Roster for Sixth Circuit in Illinoi

    Mediation Roster for Sixth Circuit in Illinoi
    I’m happy to announce that I was selected to be in the roster of family law mediators for the Sixth Circuit in Illinois.  Specifically, I will be mediating custody and visitation issues (i.e., the allocation of parental…
  • Jul 24

    Join the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Downtown Champaign Office

    Join the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Downtown Champaign Office
    I will be having a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Champaign Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, August 30th.  Come at 8:30am for some breakfast and a meet and greet with my Illinois team.  To RSVP, please email me directly at…
Rank this Week: 761

CityLand

CityLand

Features New York City land use news and legal research. From New York Law School.

http://www.citylandnyc.org/
  • Aug 17

    City Planning Approves Restriction on Developments on East Shore to One-Family Residence

    City Planning Approves Restriction on Developments on East Shore to One-Family Residence
    The City Planning Commission approved a plan to limit development in the flood zone of the East Shore to improve resiliency of the community. On August 9, 2017, the New York City Planning Commission issued a favorable report on the City…
  • Aug 16

    Designation of 280-Year-Old Church Building Proceeds Apace

    Designation of 280-Year-Old Church Building Proceeds Apace
    No objections to designation raised at hearing; concerns about closeness of potential development on undesignated portion of lot to church building raised by Commissioners. On August 8, 2017, Landmarks held a hearing on the potential…
  • Aug 15

    West Village Development Roundly Criticized by Area Resident

    West Village Development Roundly Criticized by Area Resident
    Project would entail the demolition of two former service station buildings, and the erection of a new six-story-plus penthouse corner structure with residential and commercial uses. Landmarks considered an application for a new development…
Rank this Week: 555

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
  • Aug 16

    The public's right to access to the courts.

    The public's right to access to the courts.
    Practice point:  While public policy mandates free access to the courts, a party may forfeit that right if she or he abuses the judicial process by engaging in meritless litigation motivated by spite or ill will.Case:  Pavic v.…
  • Aug 15

    The continuing wrong doctrine.

    The continuing wrong doctrine.
    Practice point:  Where there is a series of continuing wrongs, the doctrine tolls the limitation period until the date of the commission of the last wrongful act.Case:  Palmeri v. Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, NY Slip Op 05794…
  • Aug 14

    Contract interpretation.

    Contract interpretation.
    Practice point:  The objective in interpreting a contract is to determine the parties' intent from the language they used and to fulfill their reasonable expectations.  The court's role is to enforce the parties' agreement made by…
Rank this Week: 643

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Aug 16

    Technical Difficulties: What to Do When Gadgets Fail in Court – Technologist

    Technical Difficulties: What to Do When Gadgets Fail in Court – Technologist
    By George Khoury, Esq. on August 16, 2017 6:00 AM There’s no question to it, using technological gadgets during a trial, or even just a hearing or scheduling conference, has made the lawyer’s life increasingly…
  • Aug 16

    Free Law Project–PACER OPINIONS

    Free Law Project–PACER OPINIONS
    We Have Every Free PACER Opinion on CourtListener.com At Free Law Project, we have gathered millions of court documents over the years, but it’s with distinct pride that we announce that we have now completed our biggest…
  • Aug 15

    The Domestic Terrorism Danger: Focus on Unauthorized Private Military Groups – Lawfare

    The Domestic Terrorism Danger: Focus on Unauthorized Private Military Groups – Lawfare
    By Philip Zelikow– White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He has practiced law and served in various government positions, including as the executive director of the 9/11 Commission. The Charlottesville…
Rank this Week: 646

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By Phillips & Associates.

https://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 420

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Aug 14

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery
    Plaintiffs own a number of commercial properties in Brooklyn. In connection with that ownership, plaintiffs retained defendant broker to arrange for insurance coverage for the buildings. At the time of issuance, in 2002, the policies did not…
  • Aug 3

    Minimum Requirements to Maintain Information as a Trade Secret

    Minimum Requirements to Maintain Information as a Trade Secret
    While some businesses believe that all of their business information can be deemed a “trade secret,” the Second Department recently reaffirmed that not to be the case. In an action by a lighting company seeking to prevent an…
  • Jul 26

    Bad Faith Reservation of Rights by Insurance Company Defats Breach Claim Against its Insured

    Bad Faith Reservation of Rights by Insurance Company Defats Breach Claim Against its Insured
    In affirming the dismissal of an insurance company’s breach of contract claim which alleged that the insured’s failure to cooperate and obtain consent to settle breached the policy, the First Department held that despite…
Rank this Week: 888

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Circuit rejects constructive discharge claim

    Circuit rejects constructive discharge claim
    It's been a while since the Second Circuit last issued a published opinion on constructive discharge. The Court this time around reminds us how difficult it is to prove that an employee was justified in quitting her job.The case is Shultz v.…
  • Aug 11

    Fired then rehired two weeks later creates an adverse employment action

    Fired then rehired two weeks later creates an adverse employment action
    I would say this is the most pro-plaintiff Title VII decision issued by the Court of Appeals this year. The Court holds for the first time that a plaintiff suffers an adverse employment action where the employer fires her (allegedly because…
  • Aug 8

    State anti-discrimination law does not conflict with National Labor Relations Act

    State anti-discrimination law does not conflict with National Labor Relations Act
    This case asks whether union members who want to challenge the union's discriminatory actions may do so pursuant to the New York State Human Rights Law, which prohibits discrimination in employment and in union membership. The question is…
Rank this Week: 474

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Aug 14

    Travel Expenses Credit Against Child Support Reduced on Appeal

    Travel Expenses Credit Against Child Support Reduced on Appeal
    In its July 5, 2017 decision in Decillis v. Decillis, the Appellate Division, Second Department, recognized, but significantly reduced a credit against a formula child support obligation for the father’s extraordinary visitation travel…
  • Jul 30

    Considering Potential Capital Gains Tax Liabilities in Divorce

    Considering Potential Capital Gains Tax Liabilities in Divorce
    If you were fortunate enough to buy stock in Apple Inc. in early 2009, you might have paid $13 per share. It’s now worth $150. If you’re getting a divorce holding Apple shares with a substantially lower-than-market cost basis, you…
  • Jul 24

    Child Support and Social Security Disability Payments Received for the Children’s Benefit

    Child Support and Social Security Disability Payments Received for the Children’s Benefit
    In a recent decision of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in Holeck v. Beyel, 145 A.D.3d 1600, 43 N.Y.S.2d 816, the court upheld a direction to a disabled father (the non-custodial parent) to apply to the Social Security…
Rank this Week: 873

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    Personal Audio Loses Podcast Patent

    Personal Audio Loses Podcast Patent
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled against Personal Audio LLC, a patent troll firm that claimed the rights to the podcast design of broadcasting. The court sided with Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in…
  • Aug 4

    Patents for Plant

    Patents for Plant
    Are Plants Patentable? Yes, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awards patents to cultivators and inventors who create unique plant designs. In the mid 20th century the world began a transition from old world agriculture to…
  • Jul 7

    Patent searches and Patentability

    Patent searches and Patentability
        Thinking about protecting your invention? If you are an inventor, you may have thought about obtaining protection for your invention. But what forms of protection are available to ensure that your invention is protected? One…
Rank this Week: 503

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Aug 11

    Artificial Intelligence Enabled Cybersecurity System

    Artificial Intelligence Enabled Cybersecurity System
    The use of artificial intelligence (AI) enabled cybersecurity systems is increasing dramatically. By 2018, sixty-two percent of all companies are projected to use AI technologies. The use of AI cybersecurity systems provides greater…
  • Aug 10

    Maryland Amends Personal Information Protection Act

    Maryland Amends Personal Information Protection Act
    The Maryland General Assembly has recently amended its Maryland Personal Information Protection Act, House Bill 974, effective January 1, 2018. Notable amendments expand the definition of personal information, modify the definition of breach…
  • Aug 6

    Washington Joins Growing List of States with Laws Protecting Biometric Information

    Washington Joins Growing List of States with Laws Protecting Biometric Information
    Not to be outdone by the recent attention to biometric information in Illinois, and the Prairie State’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), Washington enacted a biometric data protection statute of its own, HB 1493, which became…
Rank this Week: 911

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

Covers New York age, employment, gender, genetic, pregnancy, racial and sexual orientation discrimination. By Schwartz & Perry LLP.

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Aug 9

    Is Obesity Discrimination Illegal?

    Is Obesity Discrimination Illegal?
    Is Obesity Discrimination Illegal? When weight issues may be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act Is it really true that it’s harder to get hired if you’re obese? Recent research says yes. But if that’s true,…
  • Aug 2

    Is Age Discrimination Becoming an Epidemic?

    Is Age Discrimination Becoming an Epidemic?
    Is Age Discrimination Becoming an Epidemic? What all workers over 40 need to know Would you believe that nearly two-thirds of people from ages 45 to 74 said they had experienced or witnessed age discrimination at work? That’s …
  • Jul 26

    What is National Origin Discrimination?

    What is National Origin Discrimination?
    What is National Origin Discrimination? How it differs from race discrimination Do you know what national origin discrimination is? If you guessed that it’s similar to race discrimination, you’re partially correct. However,…
Rank this Week: 561

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

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

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
Rank this Week: 536

GSA Law

GSA Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 588

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/
  • Jul 28

    Economic Damages Addressed on Appeal in Wrongful Death Case

    Economic Damages Addressed on Appeal in Wrongful Death Case
    On December 14, 2011, Suzanne Hart was entering the elevator in the lobby of the building where she worked, at 285 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, when the elevator malfunctioned and suddenly shot upward while its doors were still open. The…
  • Jul 23

    Jury Verdict Reduced for Parking Garage Attendant Struck by Car

    Jury Verdict Reduced for Parking Garage Attendant Struck by Car
    On August 16, 2006 Arnulfo Ahumada was working as a parking attendant in a parking garage at NYU Langone Medical Center at 530 First Avenue in Manhattan when he was struck by a rolling car whose driver had mistakenly left it on the ramp with…
  • Jul 17

    Appellate Court Addresses Damages for Loss of Household Service

    Appellate Court Addresses Damages for Loss of Household Service
    On September 19, 2009 Frederick Knight went to his son’s automobile race at the Fulton Speedway, a 3/8 mile clay racetrack at County Route 57 in Fulton. He paid a special fee to watch from the pit area behind the track and had been…
Rank this Week: 627

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

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

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Jul 18

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership
    The British Virgin Islands has been and continues to be one of the most popular jurisdictions for the incorporation of offshore entities, especially for Chinese residents. One popular attribute of BVI companies was the ability to maintain…
  • Jul 12

    Rentals Not Treated as Passive Investment Income for S Corporation Purpose

    Rentals Not Treated as Passive Investment Income for S Corporation Purpose
    In PLR 201725022, a corporation received rental income from its leasing of offices for medical and related services.  The taxpayer intended the rental income from its maintenance-related operations as non-passive investment income…
  • May 11

    How to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season

    How to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season
    It may be hard to believe, but Tax Day 2017 has already come and gone. And while you might just be getting over the stress of the past tax season, it's important to be proactive and prepare for 2017. Procrastinating is popular - Bloomberg…
Rank this Week: 894

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident case updates and news. Published By New York injury firm Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    After Leg Amputation Caused by Hospital Delay, Man Sue

    After Leg Amputation Caused by Hospital Delay, Man Sue
    On September 22, 2015 Delfino Cuautle was forced to have his leg amputated after a series of bureaucratic errors at two different New York City hospitals led to a 13-hour wait and a fixable medical problem turned into a mandatory…
  • Jul 13

    Lavern’s Law Passes in Albany; Will Help Victims of Misdiagnosed Cancer

    Lavern’s Law Passes in Albany; Will Help Victims of Misdiagnosed Cancer
    The New York State Assembly passed a bill meant to help victims of misdiagnosed cancer by changing the time period which a lawsuit can be filed.  If the bill were signed into law, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he intends to sign…
  • Jul 13

    Mayor De Blasio Close to Increasing Training Requirements for Construction Laborer

    Mayor De Blasio Close to Increasing Training Requirements for Construction Laborer
    Mayor Bill de Blasio and union leaders are set to increase the amount of training hours required for construction laborers. Under the new regulations, all workers will be trained between 54 and 71 hours and supervisors will be trained an…
Rank this Week: 495

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 696

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Feb 8

    Court Denies Waiver of Plaintiffs' Right to Seek Actual Copyright Damage

    Court Denies Waiver of Plaintiffs' Right to Seek Actual Copyright Damage
    In a February 6, 2017 ruling, Judge Richard J. Sullivan rejected the defendant's claim that the plaintiffs waived their right to actual copyright infringement damages by failing to request them in their initial disclosures.  The Court…
  • Jul 11

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com
    In a July 8, 2016 ruling, Judge Lorna G. Schofield upheld personal jurisdiction at the motion to dismiss stage based in part on allegations that the defendants, who were based in Michigan, sold their allegedly infringing goods in New York…
  • Jun 22

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract
    In a June 21, 2016 ruling, Judge Jesse M. Furman dismissed the plaintiff's copyright claim because of a choice of law provision in the parties' contract calling for the application of English law.  The plaintiff publishes a website with…
Rank this Week: 513

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Feb 4

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne
    In a trial, any piece of evidence (i.e. document, diagram, photo, police report, summary) offered by any party requires a particular foundation procedure to establish that the exhibit is reliable and relevant.  Since I personally have…
  • Oct 17

    Relevance | Problem 2

    Relevance | Problem 2
    Plaintiff sues Defendant, an owner of a newspaper, for libel after releasing an article that accused Plaintiff of committing a string of robberies on New York City’s Upper East Side. To prove that Plaintiff committed those robberies,…
  • Jul 20

    Relevance | Problem 1

    Relevance | Problem 1
    In our last blog, we saw some basic definitions of relevance. Relevant evidence is evidence that tends to prove or disprove a material fact in the case. For this problem, we revisit the relevance of “character” evidence. In…
Rank this Week: 861