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25 Oct 2012, 3:01 pm by Rich Vetstein
Impact on Pending Home Sales and Refinances Meteorologists are now predicting that early next week Hurricane Sandy will either pass close by or make a direct impact on New England. This storm is potentially huge, rivaling last year’s Hurricane Irene and the Perfect Storm of 1991. If you are closing on a property next week, you may want to consider pushing up the closing to before the hurricane makes landfall on early Tuesday. I realize that may not be possible at this point, but it’s worth a… [read post]
30 Oct 2012, 7:23 am by Mark Toth
As a public service, here are some resources for those affected by Sandy: Fact Sheet: Employment & Wages During Natural Disasters (from the DOL) When Disasters Strike: Pay, Leave & Related Issues (from SHRM) Disaster Employment Law FAQs (from Fisher & Phillips) Wage & Hour Issues (from Epstein Becker & Green) Flood Recovery Resources (from OSHA) Hope you find these helpful. Stay safe! (Special thanks to The Employer Handbook) [read post]
30 Oct 2012, 6:15 am by Rich Vetstein
Massachusetts Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage for Hurricane Damage Although Massachusetts was spared a direct hit by Hurricane Sandy, there are widespread reports of flooding and property damage. Whether the damage to your home from Hurricane Sandy is covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy depends on the source of the damage. Typically, damage caused by wind, downed trees and power-lines are covered. However, flooding caused by rain or surface water is typically not covered. I will… [read post]
30 Oct 2012, 6:15 am by Rich Vetstein
Massachusetts Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage for Hurricane Damage Although Massachusetts was spared a direct hit by Hurricane Sandy, there are widespread reports of flooding and property damage. Whether the damage to your home from Hurricane Sandy is covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy depends on the source of the damage. Typically, damage caused by wind, downed trees and power outages are covered. However, flooding caused by rain or surface water is typically not covered. I will… [read post]
27 Nov 2012, 8:17 am by IRS2_admin
In order to the alleviate hardships of individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy, the IRS has announced that it will relax procedural and administrative rules that apply to retirement plan loans. The IRS is providing this relief in addition to the … Continue reading → [read post]
1 Nov 2012, 5:25 am by IRS2_admin
On October 31, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that taxpayers and tax preparers have been given until November 7 to file returns and accompanying payments. The relief was issued specifically for those in the areas of the Mid-Atlantic … Continue reading → [read post]
2 Nov 2012, 7:14 am by Elie Mystal
NYU Law School introduces a grueling new schedule to make up for the class days lost thanks to Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: ABA, American Bar Association / ABA, Disasters / Emergencies, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricanes, Law Schools, Michelle Kirkland, New York Court of Appeals, NYU Law, NYU Law School, Randy Hertz, Sandy, Sandy Aftermath [read post]
2 Nov 2012, 7:14 am by Elie Mystal
NYU Law School introduces a grueling new schedule to make up for the class days lost thanks to Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: ABA, American Bar Association / ABA, Disasters / Emergencies, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricanes, Law Schools, Michelle Kirkland, New York Court of Appeals, NYU Law, NYU Law School, Randy Hertz, Sandy, Sandy Aftermath [read post]
15 Nov 2012, 8:13 am by Elie Mystal
There are firms in lower Manhattan that still haven’t recovered from Superstorm Sandy. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Biglaw, Cahill Gordon, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Disasters / Emergencies, Hurricane Sandy, Sandy, Sandy Aftermath, SullCrom, Sullivan & Cromwell, Superstorm Sandy [read post]
15 Nov 2012, 8:13 am by Elie Mystal
There are firms in lower Manhattan that still haven’t recovered from Superstorm Sandy. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Biglaw, Cahill Gordon, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Disasters / Emergencies, Hurricane Sandy, Sandy, Sandy Aftermath, SullCrom, Sullivan & Cromwell, Superstorm Sandy [read post]
29 Oct 2012, 4:52 pm
READ the LPT Special Edition: Dealing with Disasters - Emergency Preparedness: A Joint Effort of the Law Practice Management Section and the ABA's Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on my backyard (in Southern New Jersey), it reminded me of an all-too-timely issue of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Today from last April. For the past two years, I have served as the special issue editor for the Law Practice Management section,… [read post]
2 Nov 2012, 11:32 am by Jeremiah Frei-Pearson
Sandy was a national tragedy, and families should be focusing on recovering, not fighting with their insurance companies.  Unfortunately, some insurance companies have used natural disasters as an excuse to gouge their customers.  Less than two months ago, class action litigation against insurance companies relating to Hurricane Katrina settled for $61 million.  We certainly hope that insurance companies will do the right thing this time around.  However, you can’t always trust insurance… [read post]
30 Oct 2012, 7:25 am by Elie Mystal
Come on, you didn’t actually work yesterday. Right? Take our poll… Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Biglaw, Cravath, Cravath Swaine & Moore, Disasters / Emergencies, Flooding, Hurricane Recovery, Hurricane Sandy, New York City, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Sandy [read post]
13 Nov 2012, 6:14 am by Staci Zaretsky
* Deep in the heart of Texas, plans are in the works for the state’s secession from the nation via online petition. The most likely White House response? Probably something like this: “HAHAHAHAHAHA!” [Hillicon Valley / The Hill] * Paula Broadwell, better known as ex-CIA director David Petraeus’s side piece, has officially lawyered up. This guy had better watch out, because he kind of looks a little bit like her former flame. [Washington Post] * And then they came for the Steves, but there… [read post]
13 Jun 2013, 11:48 am by Joe Patrice
It’s nice to write about the positive stuff lawyers do. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Benjamin Brafman, Happy news, Hurricane Sandy, Marriage, New York Post, Quote of the Day, Sandy Aftermath, Superstorm Sandy, SuperstormSandy, Weddings     [read post]
1 Nov 2012, 10:26 am by Elie Mystal
If Biglaw really wants to help their employees, they’ll release the bonuses early this year… Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Associate Bonus Watch, Associate Bonus Watch 2012, Biglaw, Bonuses, Hurricane Recovery, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricanes, Money, Paralegals, Secretaries / Administrative Assistants, Staff Bonus Watch, Staff Bonuses, Support Staff [read post]
12 Nov 2012, 6:09 am by Staci Zaretsky
* With Eric Holder questioning his job, and Deval Patrick dining at the White House, perhaps we’ll see our second black attorney general. Or not, because one of the Governor’s aides says he’ll continue his reign as a Masshole. [Washington Times; Buzzfeed] * When it came to sanctions for discovery violations in the Apple v. Samsung case, this judge was all about pinching pennies. Last week, both Quinn Emanuel and MoFo got taken to task over their apparently “sloppy billing practices.” [The… [read post]
31 Oct 2012, 6:02 am by Elie Mystal
* Shashank Tripathi appears to be behind the fake tweets about the flooding of the New York Stock Exchange. Is that protected speech or (wait for it) DID HE JUST SAY “FIRE” IN A CROWDED THEATER??????? [Gigaom] * But to be clear, Romney is free to lie as much as he wants. Political speech, even… Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: 1st Amendment, DIsney, Election 2012, Election Day, Election Law, First Amendment, Free Speech,… [read post]
31 Oct 2012, 3:35 pm by Joe Patrice
When we suffer the zombie apocalypse, if we continue to place executive power in the hands of lawyers, we’re all screwed…. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Atlantic City, Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Christopher Christie, Disaster Relief, Disasters / Emergencies, Election 2012, FEMA, Halloween, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricanes, Lorenzo Langford, Michael Brown, Politics, Weather, Zombie Apocalypse, Zombie Law,… [read post]
27 Nov 2012, 9:14 am by Peter N. Freiberg
Hurricane Sandy caused a massive tidal surge to flow into the New York Harbor and with that surge came many industrial contaminants.        People in New York and New Jersey are alarmed that the flood waters brought with them contaminants left over from industrial activities.  Many people in New York City alone live in what are called “Significant Maritime Industrial Areas” which have been contaminated from decades of industrial activities.  The Gawanus Canal is a Superfund site… [read post]