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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/
  • Apr 25

    OBESITY AND DIABETES

    OBESITY AND DIABETES
    Obesity Quadruples Diabetes Risk for Most US Adults by Dan Witters and Diana Liu Story Highlights Obesity linked to diabetes across all age groups Among obese adults, increased risk of diabetes highest from ages 35 to…
  • Apr 25

    TRUMP'S CUTS WILL HURT CONSUMERS

    TRUMP'S CUTS WILL HURT CONSUMERS
    New Comptroller Stringer Report: The Trump Administration’s Attacks on Consumer Protections will Hurt New Yorkers The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has addressed more than 23,700 complaints from the five…
  • Apr 25

    LESS ENGAGED @ HOME

    LESS ENGAGED @ HOME
    Employees at Home: Less Engaged by Nate Dvorak and Junko Sasaki Story Highlights Employees who work remotely 100% of the time are among the least engaged The best companies create structured processes to equip remote…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 35

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: 55

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: 164

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 196

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
Rank this Week: 229

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: 243

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
  • Apr 25

    Vivian Maier Dispute à Troi

    Vivian Maier Dispute à Troi
    The battle over artist’s “estates” continues.
  • Apr 20

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right
    Does an artist have the legal right to protect her work from the encroachment of another artist’s artwork? That’s the question facing Arturo Di Modica, creator of Wall Street’s iconic bronze Charging Bull, which last month…
  • Apr 15

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put
    It’s VARA craziness week. According to the Detroit Metro Times, Detroit’s “iconic” Illuminated Mural won’t be torn down. Apparently the artist and building owner announced last Thursday that they have…
Rank this Week: 249

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 325

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
  • Apr 25

    The Labor Law and the interpretation of an Industrial Code regulation.

    The Labor Law and the interpretation of an Industrial Code regulation.
    Practice point:  The interpretation of an Industrial Code regulation presents a question of law for the court. In interpreting a regulation, the Court must assume that the promulgating agency did not deliberately put in the regulation a…
  • Apr 24

    Damages, irreperable harm, and injunctive relief.

    Damages, irreperable harm, and injunctive relief.
    Practice point:  If a plaintiff fails to allege damages of a noneconomic nature, there is no showing of irreparable harm, and injunctive relief is inappropriate.Case:  Moltisanti v. East Riv. Hous. Corp., NY Slip Op 02919 (1st Dep't…
  • Apr 21

    Leave to file a late notice of claim

    Leave to file a late notice of claim
    Practice point:  General Municipal Law § 50-e(7) provides that "[w]here the application is for leave to serve a late notice of claim, it shall be accompanied by a copy of the proposed notice of claim." Failure to comply with that…
Rank this Week: 351

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 356

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Passover, Syria and a Presidential Prayer

    Passover, Syria and a Presidential Prayer
    Passover and its seders deal with two fundamental concepts. The first is a celebration of a very dramatic escape from slavery to freedom. The second is empathy. At the seder, we are asked to place ourselves in the footsteps of those who…
  • Mar 28

    Jacoby & Meyers Goes Down Bigly

    Jacoby & Meyers Goes Down Bigly
    Jacoby & Meyers had an idea. If only they could get non-lawyers to put money into its firm for a share of the profits, they could fund expansion. The only itty, bitty problem with that is that it’s ethically impermissible to share…
  • Mar 20

    Breslin and Blogging

    Breslin and Blogging
    I was reading an obit of the great New York newsman Jimmy Breslin, who died yesterday, and a quote jumped right off the page that I wanted to share. Because it’s about blogging, sort of. His readers and reputation were clearly that of…
Rank this Week: 380

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Apr 19

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payments The Internet and cloud computing have drastically altered the legal landscape,…
  • Apr 12

    Attorney-client privilege waived when non-password protected files stored online

    Attorney-client privilege waived when non-password protected files stored online
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Attorney-client privilege waived when non-password protected files stored online Lawyers have been using cloud computing for nearly a decade…
  • Apr 6

    Survey shows how lawyers use technology in 2017

    Survey shows how lawyers use technology in 2017
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Survey shows how lawyers use technology in 2017 Technology has become part of the fabric of our lives. Its effects are inescapable and its…
Rank this Week: 383

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | Forex, Futures, and Derivatives Regulatory News.
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | forex, futures and derivatives regulatory news.
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial Industry Association (FIA) and the FIA Principal Traders Group submitted a…
Rank this Week: 487

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/
  • Apr 13

    SEC News - Fraud and Boiler Room Scheme

    SEC News - Fraud and Boiler Room Scheme
    SEC Charges Pastor With Defrauding RetireesThe SEC announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze obtained against a Michigan-based pastor accused of exploiting church members, retirees, and laid-off auto workers who were misled to…
  • Apr 12

    FINRA Requests Comment on FINRA Rules Impacting Capital Formation

    FINRA Requests Comment on FINRA Rules Impacting Capital Formation
    The ability of small and large businesses to raise capital efficiently is critical to job creation and economic growth. Broker-dealers play a vital role in helping businesses raise capital through the securities markets, and as a…
  • Apr 12

    Wells Fargo Wins Bank Arbitrations? Maybe not

    Wells Fargo Wins Bank Arbitrations? Maybe not
    The LA Times published this article, based on a study that we can't find.Admittedly I haven't seen the study, and am only commenting on the article. If anyone has a link to the actual study, I would love to review it.One more caveat - I don't…
Rank this Week: 500

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: 555

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Patenting DNA: Does Canada Have it Right?

    Patenting DNA: Does Canada Have it Right?
    It is no secret that in order to obtain a patent, the invention must be a “useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof”, (35 U.S.C. 101) but is allowing…
  • Dec 16

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.
    In today’s modern society, pharmaceutical drugs are indispensable to the health of millions world-wide. They are one of the most important inventions that mankind has ever created. They cures ailments, save lives, and enhance the…
  • Dec 16

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.
    In today’s modern society, pharmaceutical drugs are indispensable to the health of millions world-wide. They are one of the most important inventions that mankind has ever created. They cures ailments, save lives, and enhance the…
Rank this Week: 567

NY Medical Malpractice Video…

NY Medical Malpractice Video Tutorials

Covers medical malpractice and accident law in New York. By Gerry Oginski.

http://www.medicalmalpracticetutorial.com/
Rank this Week: 579

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 587

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    My blog has been moved to the following…

    My blog has been moved to the following address: http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29230-Matthew-Kolken-on-Deportation-And-RemovalYou may also follow me on Twitter: @mkolkenThanks.
  • Nov 21

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
    Important notice: These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these actions…
  • Aug 7

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?
    Originally published on Fox News Latino:The humanitarian crisis on the southern border is the center of a political firestorm in Washington. At issue is the bipartisan 2000 anti-trafficking law, signed by President Bush and re-authorized in…
Rank this Week: 643

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/
  • Apr 6

    Tip Sharing and 80/20 Violations Will Cost Red Robin Restaurants in New York $900,000

    Tip Sharing and 80/20 Violations Will Cost Red Robin Restaurants in New York $900,000
    New York State Red Robin Restaurants have agreed to pay $900,000 to current and former servers to settle claims for tip splitting violations and violating the 80/20 rule.  The $900,000 settlement was preliminarily approved by Gary R.…
  • Mar 30

    Jue Lan Club, Hamptons Hot Spot, Sued for Wage Theft

    Jue Lan Club, Hamptons Hot Spot, Sued for Wage Theft
    The Jue Lan Club, the trendy Hamptons restaurant, nightclub and art gallery that made headlines for offering a $27,000 bottle of Dom Perignon Rose*, cheated workers out of the minimum wage, overtime pay and tips according to a class action…
  • Mar 24

    Kitchen Workers Accuse Serafina Restaurant of Wage Theft

    Kitchen Workers Accuse Serafina Restaurant of Wage Theft
    Serafina, an Italian restaurant chain operating eleven restaurants in New York State, allegedly failed to pay kitchen workers overtime pay for all weekly hours worked over forty, spread-of-hours pay, and other wages.  The kitchen…
Rank this Week: 645

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: 650

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    Tips for Running a Family Biz

    Tips for Running a Family Biz
    I was having my “Miracle Morning” this morning and catching up on the the news.  I came this article in USA Today by Rhonda Abrams titled “8 Keys to Running a Family Business.”  When I hear “family…
  • Mar 27

    Ask Cari: Questions on Divorce, Debt and Prenup

    Ask Cari: Questions on Divorce, Debt and Prenup
    Here are some recent answers from some questions I received on the Big D’s (Divorce, Debt, and Death): 1. What should people know when it comes to your spouse¹s debt when it comes to death or divorce? In most…
  • Mar 21

    Top 5 Legal Issues for Illinois Farmers in 2017

    Top 5 Legal Issues for Illinois Farmers in 2017
    I am speaking this morning to the Macon Co. Farm Bureau in Decatur, Illinois.  Here my Top 5 Legal Issues for 2017 (can you guess what they are?): The post Top 5 Legal Issues for Illinois Farmers in 2017 appeared first on Rincker…
Rank this Week: 666

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 29

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    The legislature further finds and declares that domestic violence is criminal conduct occurring between members of the same family or household which warrants stronger intervention than is presently authorized under New York's laws. The…
  • May 29

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    The legislature further finds and declares that domestic violence is criminal conduct occurring between members of the same family or household which warrants stronger intervention than is presently authorized under New York's laws. The…
  • May 28

    Family Court of Dutchess Count…cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count…cont
    The legislature further finds and declares that domestic violence is criminal conduct occurring between members of the same family or household which warrants stronger intervention than is presently authorized under New York’s laws. The…
Rank this Week: 680

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Apr 24

    Forensic Analyses in Valuation: Interview With Jaime d’Almeida of Duff & Phelp

    Forensic Analyses in Valuation: Interview With Jaime d’Almeida of Duff & Phelp
    This week's New York Business Divorce previews and links to the latest podcast episode of the Business Divorce Roundtable featuring an interview with business evaluator Jaime d'Almeida on the important subject of forensic analyses in…
  • Apr 17

    Withdraw a Dissolution Claim? Not So Fast

    Withdraw a Dissolution Claim? Not So Fast
    This week's New York Business Divorce authored by Frank McRoberts focuses on a relatively rare issue decided by Albany Commercial Division Justice Richard Platkin involving a dissolution petitioner's request for permission to withdraw the…
  • Apr 10

    Business Divorce Nation: Five States, Five Case

    Business Divorce Nation: Five States, Five Case
    It's time for another trip across the country with this week's New York Business Divorce, as it examines five decisions last year by courts outside New York in business divorce cases. Continue Reading…
Rank this Week: 681

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/
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
Rank this Week: 700

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers New York divorce law. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/wordpress/
  • May 6

    A New Era?

    A New Era?
    Could this be the dawn of the new civil divorce? Last Friday Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which allows couples to agree on the terms of their divorce without going to court at all. This act can save many couples…
  • Apr 30

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre
    Much has been made about the effects of divorce on children. Some studies claim that children end up as alcoholics or abusers, others claim they are more prone to divorce. Regardless it is pretty obvious that divorce does have a major effect…
  • Apr 23

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!
    Porsha Stewart, the wife of former NFL star and now TV analyst Kordell Stewart, was admittedly shocked when she found out that her husband had fild for divorce. However the way it happened was even worse, imagine finding out on Twitter!? Read…
Rank this Week: 713

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Apr 17

    Law Library hours April 17-May 4, 2017

    Law Library hours April 17-May 4, 2017
    The regular schedule of Law Library hours for April 17 through May 4 is: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Additional…
  • Apr 13

    Law Library closed Sunday, April 16

    Law Library closed Sunday, April 16
    The Law Library will be closed on Sunday, April 16, 2017 (Easter holiday).  We will re-open for regular hours on Monday, April 17, at 7:30 a.m. The full schedule of Law Library hours is available at…
  • Mar 16

    Spring Recess hour

    Spring Recess hour
    Spring Recess starts this weekend, along with a change in Law Library hours.  We’ll be open on the following schedule: SPRING RECESS – MARCH 18-26, 2017 Saturday-Sunday 3/18-3/19:   Closed Monday-Friday 3/20-3/24:  …
Rank this Week: 719

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Apr 24

    Lawyers: Here’s How To Untether From Your Smartphone | Above the Law

    Lawyers: Here’s How To Untether From Your Smartphone | Above the Law
    By NICOLE BLACK *** While it may seem counterintuitive, my Watch has limited the constant influx of information and thus reduced my reliance on my iPhone. It’s become an integral part of my life and if I inadvertently leave the…
  • Apr 23

    Pogue’s Basics: How to forward a text message

    Pogue’s Basics: How to forward a text message
    David Pogue In a previous “Pogue’s Basics” tip, I let you know that you could report cellphone text-message spam by forwarding it to 7726. “Well, great,” one reader wrote, “but how do you forward a…
  • Apr 23

    Billy Bot, a Chatbot with A Funny Streak, Takes A Barristers’ Clerkship | Law.com

    Billy Bot, a Chatbot with A Funny Streak, Takes A Barristers’ Clerkship | Law.com
    Caricature of William Ballantine. Caption reads “He resisted the temptation to cross-examine a Prince of the blood”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) BY GABRIELLE ORUM HERNÁNDEZ *** It’s not often that you’d…
Rank this Week: 722

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket
    September also means the end of summer break for the U.S. Supreme Court. When the justices return to the bench for the October 2016 Term, they will consider a number of key commercial law issues. This post offers a brief summary of several…
  • Aug 17

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?
    Are you required to provide employee breaks? Both employers and employees alike are often surprised to learn that federal employment laws do not require employers to set specific intervals or even make time for employees to take work breaks…
  • Aug 2

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding
    What You Need to Know about the SEC’s New Rules for Administrative Proceedings The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. According to…
Rank this Week: 785

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 813

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/
  • Apr 25

    Win some, lose some

    Win some, lose some
    This plaintiff has been in litigation against her employer for over a decade. That litigation will continue, thanks to the Court of Appeals, which finds her second lawsuit against the City of Syracuse states a plausible claim for…
  • Apr 21

    Yeah, it's legal

    Yeah, it's legal
    The police entered the apartment building with the owner's consent in order to keep the common areas free from drugs and crime. They found the defendant drinking alcohol on the third floor, so they decided to give him a summons for violating…
  • Apr 20

    Misplaced chair no basis for prisoners' rights suit

    Misplaced chair no basis for prisoners' rights suit
    I sometimes wonder what federal judges think of the weaker cases that come before them. This is such a case. The plaintiff is an inmate who "alleged that the prison employee violated his EighthAmendment rights by failing to remove a chair…
Rank this Week: 823

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • 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…
  • Jan 27

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)
    Exemption law has been at the forefront of this week's Facebook posts. New York's Exempt Income Protection Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2009, established procedures for releasing funds that are deemed exempt from the reach of…
  • Jan 20

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1
    Our "Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks" series was inspired by our Facebook page that we're delighted to see obtain increased viewership. Our goal is to provide quick, useable, and current nuggets of information to strengthen your already…
Rank this Week: 826

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/
  • Apr 23

    CNY Injury Lawyer Lands Huge Win For Guatemalan and Mexican Migrant Farm Workers..

    CNY Injury Lawyer Lands Huge Win For Guatemalan and Mexican Migrant Farm Workers..
    As a New York personal injury lawyer, my job is to fight my hardest on behalf of each and every one of my clients.  And so I do.  But I would be lying if I said I liked all my clients to the same degree.  Just like teachers…
  • Apr 18

    NY Personal Injury Lawyers: Take Control!

    NY Personal Injury Lawyers: Take Control!
    I am writing this post mostly for my fellow attorneys, but non-attorneys might also find it interesting. One of the differences between a seasoned litigator and a novice is the ability to take total control of the witness, both at deposition…
  • Mar 30

    Central NY Injury Lawyer’s New Book: “Understanding Your New York Personal Injury Claim”.

    Central NY Injury Lawyer’s New Book: “Understanding Your New York Personal Injury Claim”.
    For years now I have made it my goal to clearly explain even the most complex concepts of the New York personal injury claim process to my clients.  And over the years I’ve gotten very good at it.  I love it when my clients…
Rank this Week: 832

Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents that cause brain trauma, contusions and concussions. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.braininjurylawyer24-7blog.com/
Rank this Week: 833

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: 926

New York Law Thoughts

New York Law Thoughts

Covers New York personal injury topics. By Carol L. Schlitt.

http://nylawthoughts.com
  • Jul 20

    NY Personal Injury Lawyer Settles Brooklyn Bicycle Accident Case

    NY Personal Injury Lawyer Settles Brooklyn Bicycle Accident Case
    A man riding his bicycle home was struck by a car making an illegal U-turn and knocked to the ground. EMT workers took him by ambulance to Kings County Medical Center rushed for treatment of injuries to his in pelvis, elbow, knee, shoulder…
  • Jul 15

    10 Tips for Safe Grilling this Summer

    10 Tips for Safe Grilling this Summer
    July is the peak season for grilling in New York; people love to fire up that barbecue. Of course, when we barbecue, we work with fire and that always creates some risk. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, 8,800 home fires…
  • Jul 7

    Saving Our Clients Money by Negotiating Medicare Reimbursement Reduction

    Saving Our Clients Money by Negotiating Medicare Reimbursement Reduction
    Medicare has a right to reimbursement for medical expenses paid when the Medicare recipient receives a settlement or court award.  As part of our promise to maximize reimbursement for our clients, we work to reduce any money owed to…
Rank this Week: 928

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/
Rank this Week: 938

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 979

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/
  • Dec 4

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?
    According to a report in the New York Times, divorce lawyers, like me, may be soon looking for new careers. The divorce rate, which had been as high as fifty percent is reportedly decreasing. According to a study: About 70 percent of…
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
Rank this Week: 998

New York Legal Update

New York Legal Update

Covers developments in New York Law. By Thomas Swartz.

http://tswartz1.typepad.com/new_york_legal_update/
  • Jun 10

    Assumption of Risk Does Not Apply To Road Cyclist

    Assumption of Risk Does Not Apply To Road Cyclist
    When someone voluntarily engages in sporting events or athletic activities, the primary assumption of risk doctrine will bar a personal injury lawsuit to recover for injuries sustained from conduct or conditions which are inherent in that…
  • Mar 31

    Sex With The Priest - No Breach of Fiduciary Duty

    Sex With The Priest - No Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    If a priest has sexual relations with a congregant, can the congregant assert some claim of breach of fiduciary duty against the priest?Last year the Court of Appeals in Marmelstein v Kehillat New Hempstead: The Rav Aron Jofen Community…
  • Mar 10

    Third Department Limits Assumption of Risk Doctrine

    Third Department Limits Assumption of Risk Doctrine
    The primary assumption of risk doctrine provides that those who engage in sporting or recreational activities consent to the commonly appreciated risks which are inherent in and arise out of the nature of that sport or activity.  It thus…
Rank this Week: 1002

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 6

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation
    I was interviewed and quoted in a recent BuzzFeed article on copyright litigation related to musical compositions.  The article discusses the basics of infringement claims and defenses, as well as examples both new and old of…
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a 3rd – 5th year copyright / trademark litigation associate for its intellectual property practice group. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in copyright litigation and…
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
Rank this Week: 1033

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
  • Jan 24

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice
    When he ran for mayor, Bill de Blasio made a point of talking about doing what was right and what was just. Based on these basic principles, our mayor-to-be promised to reform the NYPD's Stop and Frisk program and settle the Central Park Five…
  • Dec 6

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old
    Cook County Coroner's illustration of Laquan McDonald's wounds -- courtesy of the New RepublicWhen I began this blog, I was enthusiastic about the forum and set aside the energy and time to write. As the months passed, I have found it…
  • Nov 8

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context
    That refusing to respond to questions does not justify an arrest for obstruction of governmental administration (OGA) has just been affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. It's sort of an important decision. Many of the routine civil…
Rank this Week: 1039

New York Civil Law

New York Civil Law

A forum for New York Appellate Law, Civil Procedure, Insurance Coverage and Defense. By Matthew Lerner.

http://nylaw.typepad.com/new_york_civil_law/
  • Oct 21

    Nominees for Chief Judge Position on New York Court of Appeal

    Nominees for Chief Judge Position on New York Court of Appeal
    Capital New York published this article on the nominees for the Chief Judge position of the New York Court of Appeals.
  • Apr 13

    New Edition of The Appeals Attorney

    New Edition of The Appeals Attorney
    "The Appeals Attorneys" is a publication from my firm's Appellate Advocacy Group. It includes summaries of cases that will be heard by the high courts in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. For New York, this edition includes…
  • Apr 10

    Governor Cuomo Nominates Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeal

    Governor Cuomo Nominates Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeal
    I'm posting about a story that broke last Friday, but better late than never. Governor Cuomo nominated Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeals on Friday, April 5, 2013 to fill the seat previously held by the...
Rank this Week: 1047

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/
  • Apr 18

    Appellate Court Modifies Pain and Suffering Damages Award in Steam Pipe Explosion Case

    Appellate Court Modifies Pain and Suffering Damages Award in Steam Pipe Explosion Case
    On July 18, 2007 at about 5:20 p.m., Marjorie Kane was standing on the corner of 40th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, waiting to cross the street when she was suddenly catapulted into the air by an underground steam pipe explosion.…
  • Mar 31

    Pain and Suffering Damages Increased in Head-On Car Crash Case

    Pain and Suffering Damages Increased in Head-On Car Crash Case
    On July 1, 2013, the car Theresa Lamphron-Read was driving on Chili Avenue in Rochester was struck head on by a car whose driver had lost control and crossed into her lane. In Ms. Lamphron-Read’s ensuing lawsuit against the other driver…
  • Mar 28

    Pain and Suffering Awards Increased on Appeal for Man Run Over by SUV

    Pain and Suffering Awards Increased on Appeal for Man Run Over by SUV
    On May 26, 2010 Marshall Starkman was sunbathing on a beach chair when a City of Long Beach police officer struck him while driving his SUV patrol car. Mr. Starkman, then 43 years old, was thrown off his chair, flipped onto his stomach and…
Rank this Week: 1056