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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/
  • Jul 25

    STOP FIRE HYDRANT ABUSE!

    STOP FIRE HYDRANT ABUSE!
    Department of Environmental Protection Launches 2014 Summer Fire Hydrant Abuse Prevention Campaign HEAT Outreach Program has Helped Reduce Reports of Illegally Opened Hydrants by More Than 50 Percent Photos of the HEAT Team Can be…
  • Jul 25

    THEY LET DOWN THEIR GUARDS

    THEY LET DOWN THEIR GUARDS
    COMPTROLLER SCOTT M. STRINGER REACHES $1.3 MILLION PREVAILING WAGE SETTLEMENT WITH ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES Employees received underpayments of up to $26,000 per worker New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced this week…
  • Jul 25

    STAY@ HOME MAMMOTHS & MASTODONS

    STAY@ HOME MAMMOTHS & MASTODONS
    Mammoth and Mastodon Behavior Was Less Roam, More Stay at Home UC research on mammoths and mastodons could benefit modern-day elephants. Their scruffy beards weren't ironic, but there are reasons mammoths and mastodons could have been…
Rank this Week: 9

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
  • Jul 25

    Stephen Gillers' Unfortunate Choice of Word

    Stephen Gillers' Unfortunate Choice of Word
    Stephen Gillers is a widely respected expert on the legal profession and a go-to person for journalists looking for a quote on lawyers' conduct. For some reason, the New York Times sought out a soundbite from Gillers about the increasing…
  • Jul 24

    Criminalize the NYPD Chokehold?

    Criminalize the NYPD Chokehold?
    A proposal was floated today to make it a crime for police officers to use a chokehold like the one used against Eric Garner. My first thought? Unnecessary and useless. Sure, the footage of the assault on Garner was highly disturbing,…
  • Jul 21

    Warrants Permit Gov't To Seize Entire Email Account

    Warrants Permit Gov't To Seize Entire Email Account
    Can the government obtain a search warrant for particular emails you may have sent or received to look for evidence of criminal conduct? Sure. Can the government execute that warrant on your email provider to get those emails? Of course,…
Rank this Week: 18

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: 23

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: 66

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

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

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Right Place Wrong Time

    Right Place Wrong Time
    “Soccer” as we Americans refer to it, is simply another sport within our society that has its share of leagues, clubs, and fanatics. In Brazil, however, it is their society—it embodies all that is Brazil. Brazilians live to…
  • Jul 2

    Forum makes Above The Law, Jeopardy

    Forum makes Above The Law, Jeopardy
    Above the Law, a leading blog on legal education, has posted a piece noting the Forum’s recent move to NYU Law. It lauds the Forum for hosting “such luminaries as President Bill Clinton and [Supreme Court] Justice Sonia…
  • Jun 11

    After Primary Upset, Eric Cantor To Step Down As House Majority Leader

    After Primary Upset, Eric Cantor To Step Down As House Majority Leader
    After losing the Republican primary election for the Seventh District of Virginia, Eric Cantor (R–VA) will be stepping down from his role as House Majority Leader. Cantor, a rising star in the Republican Party, announced Wednesday that…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Jul 24

    "Sufficiently Calculable" and the Statute of Limitation

    "Sufficiently Calculable" and the Statute of Limitation
    In legal malpractice cases there is often a long latency period.  In transactional work, that might translate to the time between a deal and the day it goes sour.  That's exactly the situation in Elstein v Phillips Lytle,…
  • Jul 23

    What Does It Take to Defend Against Legal Malpractice?

    What Does It Take to Defend Against Legal Malpractice?
    Portilla v Law Offs. of Arcia & Flanagan  2013 NY Slip Op 08606 [112 AD3d 901]  December 26, 2013  Appellate Division, Second Department  tells us that the golden rule for defendants wishing to have a legal malpractice…
  • Jul 22

    A Legal Malpractice Case Leads to Lawyer Suspension

    A Legal Malpractice Case Leads to Lawyer Suspension
    The story has a potential for pathos.  Attorney working for a law firm receives fee payments meant for the firm, and treats them as if a loan.  Why?  He has Parkinson's disease, and perhaps needed the money.  The payments…
Rank this Week: 150

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
  • Jul 24

    Exhibition: To Shoot a Kite, at the CUE Art Foundation

    Exhibition: To Shoot a Kite, at the CUE Art Foundation
    “In June 2012, Sesame Street introduced Alex, a new character on its online interactive program Little Children, Big Challenges. In the short educational video, Alex admits his father is in prison after skirting questions from his…
  • Jul 24

    Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgerie

    Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgerie
    On the heels of this Guardian article on why fake artworks may just be good enough, now this. A quick note on The Guardian article. The Walter Benjamin reference is a bit superficial. For Benjamin the aura did rest in the singular object, but…
  • Jul 24

    Who Says Rule of Law Has Gone Amok?

    Who Says Rule of Law Has Gone Amok?
    Here’s proof that sometimes the law says what the law says. My buddy Donn Zaretsky highlights an interesting tax-law case involving a forgery and the statute of limitations. Probably also a good reminder to check the expiration dates on…
Rank this Week: 170

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: 203

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
  • Jul 25

    A fall on the ice, out of season but actionable.

    A fall on the ice, out of season but actionable.
    Practice point:  Defendant failed to establish that it lacked constructive notice of a large layer of ice which allegedly caused the plaintiff to slip and fall in the defendant's parking lot.  At a hearing held pursuant to…
  • Jul 24

    The City's Human Rights Law and an allegation of discrimination based on disability.

    The City's Human Rights Law and an allegation of discrimination based on disability.
    Practice point:  Here, the defendant met its burden of demonstrating entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by offering evidence that the plaintiff, at the time of his discharge, was not suffering from a disability that would…
  • Jul 23

    Defamation and the single publication rule.

    Defamation and the single publication rule.
    Practice point:  Under the rule, the publication of a defamatory statement in a single issue of a newspaper or magazine, although widely circulated and distributed, constitutes one publication, which gives rise to one cause of action,…
Rank this Week: 258

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: 290

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: 280

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 308

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jul 21

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Childrfen

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Childrfen
    Your lawblogger truly believes that  Philip Seymour Hoffman was the best actor of his time. Too bad this does not extend to his ability at estate planning. As reported by the New York Post and by extra tv.com here , Hoffman did not want…
  • Jul 20

    Appellate Division Rules On Application To Revoke Letters Testamentary

    Appellate Division Rules On Application To Revoke Letters Testamentary
    The Appellate Division of the Second Department has recently denied a motion to immediately suspend Letters Testamentary in the Matter of Mercer (2014 NY Slip Op 05186). SCPA 711 and 719 provide that the Surrogate may suspend or revoke…
  • Jul 17

    Be Careful With Mom's Power Of Attorney

    Be Careful With Mom's Power Of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a powerful document posing some danger to the holder. It is common to receive a power of attorney from an aging parent or relative in order to help them handle their personal affairs. In effect, it allows the holder to…
Rank this Week: 336

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: 375

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jul 16

    Somerville liquor store suspended for illegal wholesale

    Somerville liquor store suspended for illegal wholesale
    After illegally selling liquor wholesale to establishments in Somerville and surrounding communities, Ball Square Liquors was closed for several days in July, as reported by Somerville Wicked Local. The state Alcoholic Beverages Control…
  • Jul 15

    Liquor Stores to Open Earlier on Sundays?

    Liquor Stores to Open Earlier on Sundays?
    Massachusetts liquor stores would be able to open their doors two hours earlier on Sundays under a bill approved by state lawmakers. The Senate on Tuesday passed on a voice vote a bill to allow the retail sale of alcoholic beverages at 10…
  • Jul 4

    Bill would let wineries ship legally to Mass.

    Bill would let wineries ship legally to Mass.
    The Boston Globe reported today that Massachusetts consumers are one step closer to getting wine delivered straight to their doorsteps. The state Legislature has created a new permit system that will allow out-of-state wineries to sell and…
Rank this Week: 399

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 462

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/
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked with…
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked…
  • Aug 7

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded
    The plaintiff in the case is Willie B. Sosa. The defendants in the case are Lorenzo Hines, Eddie Meyers, Harold Hall, and the Estate of Dessie Ree Meyers. The judge in the case is Arthur M. Schack. About the Case
Rank this Week: 461

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Jul 23

    City Claims Governing Law is Unconstitutional

    City Claims Governing Law is Unconstitutional
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said the Executive Director of the 14th Street-Union Square District Management Association, Inc. and the Fifth Avenue Association Business Improvement District, Inc. (collectively referred to as the "City") move…
  • Jul 22

    The Issue in this Case is Whether there is a Valid Cause of Action

    The Issue in this Case is Whether there is a Valid Cause of Action
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, plaintiff, a former employee of a department store, commenced this action for, inter alia, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, slander and breach of contract, after she was accused of falsifying…
  • Jul 21

    Court Discusses Case Regarding Mentally Ill Defendant

    Court Discusses Case Regarding Mentally Ill Defendant
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, at that time, respondent was at the scene of a drug raid for the purposes of purchasing marijuana. He refused the order of a police officer to leave and was arrested for disorderly conduct. As he was…
Rank this Week: 533

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

http://stockbrokerlaw.com/tim-oconnors-blog
  • Jul 21

    New York State Deferred Compensation Plan Beneficiary Designation

    New York State Deferred Compensation Plan Beneficiary Designation
    The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is presently administered through Nationwide, and curiously, beneficiary designation forms must be mailed to an address in Ohio, not New York State. The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan…
  • Jun 30

    FINRA Investor Alert: IRA Rollover Tip

    FINRA Investor Alert: IRA Rollover Tip
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued an investor alert entitled The IRA Rollover: Ten Tips to Making Sound Decision. As many Americans face the decision to either keep their retirement nest egg with a former employer…
  • Jan 6

    Become a FINRA Arbitrator

    Become a FINRA Arbitrator
    The Office of Dispute Resolution of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is currently seeking experienced professionals, citizens, and members of the community to serve as arbitrators on FINRA arbitration panels.  Notably,…
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Jul 20

    The Immigration Debate Heats Up With A Surge In Border Crossing

    The Immigration Debate Heats Up With A Surge In Border Crossing
    The immigration debate of whether Congress will act on comprehensive immigration reform or whether President Obama will take executive action to change immigration law has taken a dramatic turn with the sudden surge of undocumented children…
  • Jul 11

    New York Takes Initiatives to Help Undocumented Immigrant New Yorker

    New York Takes Initiatives to Help Undocumented Immigrant New Yorker
    The city council of the state of New York has decided to vote this month on two plans which would essentially aid immigrants. The first plan includes providing all New York residents with a municipal identification card, regardless of their…
  • Jul 5

    Pozo Goldstein, LLP New York Adds YELP Page

    Pozo Goldstein, LLP New York Adds YELP Page
    Check out our YELP page.  As more and more people use their smart phones to search for services, providers like YELP are at the fore front of assisting consumers.  Here at Pozo Goldstein, we want to ensure that our Business Visa…
Rank this Week: 563

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: 573

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

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

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • May 30

    Interview with Children’s Author B.G. Hennessy

    Interview with Children’s Author B.G. Hennessy
    B.G. Hennessy is a critically acclaimed author of children’s books. Besides publishing her own original stories, Hennessy serves as the primary creator of the Don Freeman series Corduroy the Bear. After studying book design at the…
Rank this Week: 510

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: 526

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/
  • Jul 25

    Vermont electioneering laws are constitutional.

    Vermont electioneering laws are constitutional.
    In a complex ruling that explores the contours of the First Amendment rights of activist organizations, the Court of Appeals rejects a challenge to various electioneering laws by a Vermont right-to-life organization. This case is probably on…
  • Jul 24

    Court of Appeals revives Fair Housing Act claim

    Court of Appeals revives Fair Housing Act claim
    This housing discrimination case alleges that a senior citizens' mobile home community discriminated against an elderly couple by denying them a chance to live there because of their disabled son. The district court dismissed the claims…
  • Jul 22

    Plaintiff alleges Title VII national origin discrimination claim

    Plaintiff alleges Title VII national origin discrimination claim
    The Court of Appeals does not often reinstate discrimination complaints following dismissal in the district court, but it does so in this race and national origin discrimination case brought against a Japanese company that operated a…
Rank this Week: 610

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 654

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 10

    Court Refuses to Vacate Satisfied (paid) Judgment

    Court Refuses to Vacate Satisfied (paid) Judgment
    This situation is relatively common: A debtor (person who owes money) is surprised by a frozen bank account due to a judgment previously entered; Debtor enters into settlement agreement to cause quick release of bank account; Debtor then…
  • Apr 9

    What is a 1099-C?

    What is a 1099-C?
    "What is a 1099-C?" is the question taxpayers will be asking as these forms arrive in their mailboxes this year. If you received one of these forms, you may be confused. "Why did I get this? What does it mean?" You are probably starting to…
  • Mar 31

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit
    The Langel Firm is dedicated to coming alongside consumers who are facing debt collection lawsuits in New York. These lawsuits occur more often than many may think. If you have any unpaid debts, you may be sued by the debt collector. To help…
Rank this Week: 643

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 25

    House Votes To Make Bonus Depreciation Tax Cut Permanent

    House Votes To Make Bonus Depreciation Tax Cut Permanent
    The U.S. House of Representatives voted July 11 to make permanent a temporary tax cut that allows businesses to write off 50 percent of the cost of new equipment in the year that it is purchased, according to The Associated Press. Proponents…
  • Jul 23

    Proposed Debt Allocation Regulations Produce Unexpected and Unwanted Result

    Proposed Debt Allocation Regulations Produce Unexpected and Unwanted Result
    IRS published new regulations in January that would upset 25 years of treatment of the allocation of liabilities.  Under current rules, the determination of whether a liability is recourse to a partner (or related person) is determined…
  • Jul 18

    Kansas Tax Cut Leads To Greater Deficit Than Anticipated

    Kansas Tax Cut Leads To Greater Deficit Than Anticipated
    In 2012, Kansas lawmakers passed a large income tax cut that was intended to reduce revenue from taxes by a little more than 10 percent, according to Josh Barro writing for The New York Times. Gov. Sam Brownback said at the time that these…
Rank this Week: 797

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/
  • Jul 24

    Subgroups — Subpar Statistical Practice versus Fraud

    Subgroups — Subpar Statistical Practice versus Fraud
    Several people have asked me why I do not enable comments on this blog.  Although some bloggers (e.g., Deborah Mayo’s Error Statistics site) have had great success in generating interesting and important discussions, I have seen…
  • Jul 21

    Careless Scholarship About Silica History

    Careless Scholarship About Silica History
    David Egilman is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health (IJOEH). A YouTube “selfie” interview provides some insight into Dr. Egilman’s motivations and editorial…
  • Jul 16

    Discovery of Litigation Financing – The Jackpot Justice Finance Corporation

    Discovery of Litigation Financing – The Jackpot Justice Finance Corporation
    Over two years ago, I wrote that courts and counsel have not done enough to adapt to the litigation industry’s use of third-party financing. See “Litigation Funding” (May 8, 2012). A few days ago, Byron Stier, at the Mass…
Rank this Week: 701

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami Sue for Unpaid Wages and Overtime

    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami Sue for Unpaid Wages and Overtime
    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami have alleged in a federal court lawsuit that they were not paid minimum wage and overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The workers’ FLSA lawsuit claims that…
  • Jul 3

    Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage

    Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage
    The recent debate about whether to raise the federal minimum wage has overshadowed the debate about whether the tipped minimum wage also should be increased, according to a recent story on NPR. Since 1991, the federal tipped minimum wage for…
  • Jul 2

    Manna’s restaurant chain to pay $1 million in back wages and damages to worker

    Manna’s restaurant chain to pay $1 million in back wages and damages to worker
    The soul food and salad bar restaurant chain Manna’s will pay a total of $956,482 in back wages and liquidated damages to 85 low-wage workers following an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division. The restaurants…
Rank this Week: 813

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
  • Jul 23

    Choices When A Spouse Inherits An IRA

    Choices When A Spouse Inherits An IRA
    A spouse who inherits an IRA has two choices. The surviving spouse can move the account into an inherited IRA to keep the tax shelter. Or he or she can roll the account over into his or her own IRA. The decision, says a story posted on…
  • Jul 16

    Lou Reed ‘Walked On The Wild Side’ With His Will

    Lou Reed ‘Walked On The Wild Side’ With His Will
    Lou Reed, singer, songwriter and guitarist and a founder of the Velvet Underground, talked about “walking on the wild side” in one of his most famous songs. The rock and roll hall of fame also walked on the wild side when it came…
  • Jul 9

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected
    The Supreme Court has ruled that inherited IRAs are not protected in bankruptcy. The June opinion, which has far reaching implications according to a story in Forbes, found that Heidi Heffron-Clark, who inherited an IRA from her mother in…
Rank this Week: 740

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: 729

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jul 4

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional
    Part of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree ruled unconstitutional On May 13, 2014, in People v. Golb, the NY Court of Appeals struck down Section 1 of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree as…
  • Jul 4

    Can police search your cell phone?

    Can police search your cell phone?
    Maybe. Riley v. California – “The Cell Phone Case” On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Riley v. California. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court held that “police generally may…
  • Jun 14

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case
    Often times in Personal Injury cases, the injury itself becomes an issue.  Not all injuries are sufficiently damaging to be considered “serious” under New York Insurance Law, section 5102(d).   The facts of each…
Rank this Week: 787

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap
    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared SwapsThe CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight this week granted no-action relief from certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants regarding the reporting of…
  • Jun 16

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate
    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore AffiliatesMaxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, urged the CFTC this week to begin investigating the offshore actions of Wall Street banks in avoiding…
  • Jun 4

    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC Commissioner

    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC Commissioner
    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC CommissionersThe Senate has confirmed three new CFTC commissioners.CFTC LAW | Forex, Futures and Derivatives Regulatory News - Provided by Shipkevich PLLC
Rank this Week: 789

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/
Rank this Week: 722

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    Can I Limit My Spouse's Use Of Social Media in a New York Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

    Can I Limit My Spouse's Use Of Social Media in a New York Pre-Nuptial Agreement?
    Imagine, before you are married you could contract to prevent your spouse from broadcasting negative pictures, details about your breakup and updates about you after divorce? Fox News reports that there is a trend to add a “social …
  • Jun 10

    Should I Buy an Online Legal Form? Buyer Beware!

    Should I Buy an Online Legal Form? Buyer Beware!
    Rather than retaining lawyers to represent them to prepare pre-nuptial agreements or other documents in their New York divorces, people are opting to purchase cheap online legal forms. This is a dangerous and troubling trend. I recently was…
  • May 21

    Are Children With Same-Sex Parents Presumed Legitimate In New York?

    Are Children With Same-Sex Parents Presumed Legitimate In New York?
    One of the strongest presumptions in law is the presumption of legitimacy: the presumption that a child born to a marriage is the legitimate child of both parents.   Likewise there is a presumption that a child born to a woman though…
Rank this Week: 739

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers long term disability news and updates. By Frankel & Newfield, PC.

http://www.disabilityinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Newfield Published in Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insight

    Newfield Published in Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insight
    The July issue of Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insights contains an article co-authored by Jason Newfield, Esq., and H. William Wolfson, CD, FICC, MS, entitled "A Practical Approach to Individual Disability Insurance." The article is a…
  • Jun 18

    Disability Claim Payments Reached $9.8 Billion in 2013

    Disability Claim Payments Reached $9.8 Billion in 2013
    Every year we take a look at the annual review of the state of LTD claims among the working population of the US, presented by the Council for Disability Awareness Long Term Disability Claims Review. This organization, made up of behemoth…
  • Jun 9

    Football players have disability insurance too - here's one with a twist

    Football players have disability insurance too - here's one with a twist
    The San Francisco 49ers signed a typically enormous contract with Colin Kaepernick last week, allegedly worth some $61 million. Nice deal - but there's an element in there that grabbed our attention. As part of the agreement, Colin was…
Rank this Week: 804

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

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

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

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

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

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

    There is a Special Place in Hell

    There is a Special Place in Hell
    Four employees of a Long Island group home have been fired and charged with endangerment for pitting two disabled individuals against each other, according to Newsday and News 12 Long Island. Cellphone video of the fight shows the four…
Rank this Week: 800

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: 808

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Section 2445 of the Penal Law

    Section 2445 of the Penal Law
    A Queens Petit Larceny Lawyer said that, this a motion 'for an order granting the above-named defendant permission to inspect the grand jury minutes and the testimony upon which the indictment herein was founded, or in the alternative for…
  • Jul 24

    C.P.L.R. (§510[3])...cont

    C.P.L.R. (§510[3])...cont
    Respondents assert that various physicians, whom they have named, who have treated or evaluated the Respondents are located in close proximity to New York County and would be inconvenienced by having to travel to the locations where the…
  • Jul 24

    The prosecution's intention to utilize the…

    The prosecution's intention to utilize the statements and identifications was unambiguously communicated to the defendant throughout the controlling time period, and was never withdrawn. To the extent that the formal notice portions of the…
Rank this Week: 873

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
Rank this Week: 917

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jul 25

    Fitapelli Kurta files complaint against Mark Lisser and Global Arena Capital Corp.

    Fitapelli Kurta files complaint against Mark Lisser and Global Arena Capital Corp.
    Fitapelli Kurta recently filed a complaint against Global Arena Capital Corp. and Mark Lisser on behalf of an elderly and terminally ill Delaware pastor and his wife, who teaches bible classes at the local church.  The claims stem from…
  • Jul 22

    Broker Richard Lewis Suspended for Complaints of Unauthorized Trading

    Broker Richard Lewis Suspended for Complaints of Unauthorized Trading
    The investment fraud attorneys at Fitapelli Kurta are investigating claims involving Richard Lewis.   He is also known as Rick Lewis.  Richard, or Rick, Lewis is currently employed with J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. but was previously…
  • Jul 21

    REIT Investigation: Strategic Realty Trust, Inc. (Formerly TNP Strategic Realty Trust)

    REIT Investigation: Strategic Realty Trust, Inc. (Formerly TNP Strategic Realty Trust)
    Fitapelli Kurta is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Strategic Realty Trust, Inc., formerly known as the TNP Strategic Realty Trust Inc.  Strategic Realty Trust (TNP Strategic Realty Trust) is a non-traded REIT, which means…
Rank this Week: 938

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 25

    Amendments to NY Wage Theft Law Head to Governor’s Desk

    Amendments to NY Wage Theft Law Head to Governor’s Desk
    A bill that would amend New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (the “Act”) awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature. The changes offer both good news and bad news for New York employers. Originally enacted into law in 2011,…
  • Jul 24

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?
    Would you send an important communication on a postcard? For most businesses, the answer is likely no. Yet companies send unsecured business emails every day, which share many of the same characteristics as postcards. These messages can be…
  • Jul 23

    Will Uber Win the Battle of the Taxi or Succumb to Business Regulation?

    Will Uber Win the Battle of the Taxi or Succumb to Business Regulation?
    Uber records approximately one million ride requests each week and is now valued at an estimated $18.2 billion. Despite its surging popularity with riders, the company continues to face strong resistance from regulators and traditional taxis…
Rank this Week: 892

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Jul 23

    The Issue in this Case is Whether Attorneys Fees Should be Granted

    The Issue in this Case is Whether Attorneys Fees Should be Granted
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, before the court is the first and final account of the Public Administrator for the estate of the decedent, who died intestate, a resident of Hempstead, on June 21, 1993, leaving one daughter, surviving.…
  • Jul 10

    Court Decides a Case Regarding Kinship Issue

    Court Decides a Case Regarding Kinship Issue
    A New York Probate Lawyer said this is a case of accounting of the Public Administrator, where the issue of kinship was referred to a court attorney/referee pursuant to SCPA 506. All parties stipulated to waive the report of the referee and…
  • Jul 9

    Court Determines Legal Fees in Probate Case

    Court Determines Legal Fees in Probate Case
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, before the court is the first and final account of the Public Administrator for the estate of the decedent, who died intestate, a resident of Hempstead, on June 21, 1993, leaving one daughter, surviving.…
Rank this Week: 846

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Jul 22

    Should Startups Have Boards of Directors?

    Should Startups Have Boards of Directors?
    All corporations are required to have a board of directors by law. LLCs are not. However, an LLC can be structured so as to have a board of managers (some even refer to managers as directors). At formation, founders become the sole…
  • Jul 19

    The SEC Will Likely Update its Definition of “Accredited Investors” Very Soon

    The SEC Will Likely Update its Definition of “Accredited Investors” Very Soon
    Most of the startup capital comes from accredited investors through investments made in reliance upon Rule 506 of Regulation D.  According to a study by the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research, in 2013, almost…
  • Jul 11

    How to Verify That Your Investor is Accredited - The SEC Provides New Explanations Regarding Rule 506(c) Offering

    How to Verify That Your Investor is Accredited - The SEC Provides New Explanations Regarding Rule 506(c) Offering
    On July 3, 2014 (right on my birthday), the SEC issued six compliance and disclosure interpretations (“CD&Is”) regarding the use of verification methods for determining whether a prospective investor is accredited. First, a…
Rank this Week: 972

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
  • Jul 11

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie
    The Federal Communications Commission's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative will host an "Accessing Social Media" event on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room in its headquarters located at…
  • Jun 30

    New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014

    New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014
    Today, we, along with our colleague Michael Heuga, published our client advisory titled New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014. If your business uses "commercial electronic messages" to market to your customers and…
Rank this Week: 844