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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/
  • Oct 19

    ASPIRE FOR BETTER BANKING?

    ASPIRE FOR BETTER BANKING?
    Lucas, does your bank help or hurt your future? If you feel stuck putting your money in big banks or Wall Street investment funds, you should know about an alternative option which supports the future we all want to bring…
  • Oct 19

    JOIN SCOTT'S MOVEMENT

    JOIN SCOTT'S MOVEMENT
    Lucas, For progressives, every day seems to bring a new battle in Washington... A Republican Congress so firmly in the pocket of the NRA that even the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history won’t move it to discuss…
  • Oct 18

    READY FOR A LITTLE SCARE?

    READY FOR A LITTLE SCARE?
    We’re having a party, you’re in for a scare It’s a Halloween bash, so dress up if you dare Please Join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for His 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Bash Monday, October 30th 7-9 pm Pier…
Rank this Week: 8

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
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: 54

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Advisor David Zier Investigated Over ZAM Fund Investment Scheme

    Advisor David Zier Investigated Over ZAM Fund Investment Scheme
    According to BrokerCheck records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) advisor David Zier (Zier), in October 2014, was terminated by his then employer City National Securities, Inc. (City National) and was under…
  • Oct 16

    Advisor Scott Newsholme Accused of Stealing More than $1 Million From Client

    Advisor Scott Newsholme Accused of Stealing More than $1 Million From Client
    According to BrokerCheck records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) advisor Scott Newsholme (Newsholme), in September 2017, was accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of stealing more than $1 million…
  • Oct 15

    Advisor William Glaser Under FBI Investigation in Connection With Paul Creager Real Estate Securitie

    Advisor William Glaser Under FBI Investigation in Connection With Paul Creager Real Estate Securitie
    According to BrokerCheck records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) advisor William Glaser (Glaser), in September 2017, was accused by FINRA of failing to cooperate in an investigation into the circumstances…
Rank this Week: 65

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Oct 19

    Not Only Was It Not Malpractice, But…

    Not Only Was It Not Malpractice, But…
    Deceased clients, deceased attorneys, and a disputed real estate transaction lead to Gourary v Green  2017 NY Slip Op 32158(U)  October 13, 2017  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number:…
  • Oct 18

    Limited Retainer Agreements and Legal Malpractice

    Limited Retainer Agreements and Legal Malpractice
    What a difference a sentence in the retainer agreement can make.  In Matz v Aboulafia Law Firm, LLC  2017 NY Slip Op 32147(U)  October 10, 2017  Supreme Court, New York County Docket Number:…
  • Oct 17

    Both Motions Fail; One Side Rejoices More Than The Other

    Both Motions Fail; One Side Rejoices More Than The Other
    Ragunandan v Donado  2017 NY Slip Op 04306 [150 AD3d 1289]  May 31, 2017 Appellate Division, Second Department is a case in which both sides moved for summary judgment.  In Supreme Court, the attorney won.  On…
Rank this Week: 80

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: 77

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Oct 19

    Howard Niemoeller Received a Customer Complaint Following Allegations of Rule Violation

    Howard Niemoeller Received a Customer Complaint Following Allegations of Rule Violation
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on October 18, 2017 indicate that California-based Ameriprise Financial Services broker/adviser Howard Niemoeller has received a pending…
  • Oct 19

    Felipe Arrieta Received a Complaint for Misusing Margin and Acting Negligently

    Felipe Arrieta Received a Complaint for Misusing Margin and Acting Negligently
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on October 18, 2017 indicate that Florida-based Dakota Securities International broker/adviser Felipe Arrieta has received resolved or pending…
  • Oct 19

    James McCloskey Has Received One Pending Customer Complaint

    James McCloskey Has Received One Pending Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on October 18, 2017 indicate that California-based Securian Financial Services broker/adviser James McCloskey has received a pending…
Rank this Week: 156

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 18

    Debt-Buyer Defense #6: The Complaint Lacks a Debt-Collection License Number

    Debt-Buyer Defense #6: The Complaint Lacks a Debt-Collection License Number
    The below-cited law, CPLR § 3015(e), is a potent defense that subjects a debt-buyer lawsuit to dismissal for failing to place its debt-collection-license number in its complaint. The state law requires debt collectors to register with…
  • Sep 15

    Has the Debt Buyer Proven Ownership of your Particular Debt?

    Has the Debt Buyer Proven Ownership of your Particular Debt?
    In debt-collection lawsuits, a debt buyer must prove that it has been assigned your particular account.[1] Notice from an assignor (original bank) to the consumer, while important, does not represent the actual assignment.[2] A debt buyer's…
  • Sep 1

    The 5 Scenarios in which Collectors have Standing to Bring Collection Lawsuit

    The 5 Scenarios in which Collectors have Standing to Bring Collection Lawsuit
    We operate heavily in the debt-buyer litigation market. Standing (ability to show connection to an injury) is always a core defense since the debt buyers' Achilles heels are the admissibility of records alleging the assignments of individual…
Rank this Week: 130

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

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

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 149

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

Offers information and articles related to injury and accident law, criminal law, and immigration law in New York. By the Law Office of Mark Siesel, Esq.

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 142

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: 126

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Oct 11

    The Matter of West

    The Matter of West
    NY Slip Op 01314 February 21, 2017 On October 19, 2015, the Surrogates Court entered a will into probate. The court granted the respondent’s motion for summary judgment. Continue reading
  • Sep 20

    Court Decides if Signature on Will is Proper

    Court Decides if Signature on Will is Proper
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, in this contested probate proceeding, the Court determines that the propounded instrument was not executed as required by Decedent Estate Law, § 21. This statute requires by subdivision 2 thereof,…
  • Sep 16

    Petitioner Seeks to Revoke Letters of Administration

    Petitioner Seeks to Revoke Letters of Administration
    In this miscellaneous proceeding, the respondent, administrator de bonis non, moves to dismiss the petition by two alleged creditors for revocation of his letters pursuant to CPLR 3211 (a) (2) and (3). A New York Probate Lawyer said that the…
Rank this Week: 197

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Did Seadrill Leave a Hole in Your Investment Portfolio?

    Did Seadrill Leave a Hole in Your Investment Portfolio?
    It seems like every day there is a new “hot stock” being pushed by financial pundits and brokerage houses alike.  Seadrill Limited (ticker symbol, SDRL) was once one of these hot stocks, but it has since fallen from grace,…
  • Aug 7

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA-Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 2 of 2

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA-Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 2 of 2
    This is Part 2 of an article we posted last week on former NBA-great, Tim Duncan, where we introduced the investing lessons that could be gleaned from Duncan’s relationship with his former financial adviser, Charles A. Banks, who was…
  • Jul 28

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 1 of 2

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 1 of 2
    Last month we learned that Tim Duncan’s financial adviser was sentenced by a federal court to four years in prison for defrauding the NBA legend of $7.5 million.  Duncan earned over $220 million during his playing career, so he is…
Rank this Week: 239

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 7

    How Apple Uses Foreign Trademark Applications to Hide New Products and Name

    How Apple Uses Foreign Trademark Applications to Hide New Products and Name
    What do Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Peru and Jamaica have in common?  By filing for trademark registration in those venues, Apple, and other large companies, are able to hide up and coming products and their names from the public, for…
  • Aug 21

    Modified Brokerage Agreement Enforced as Settlement Agreement

    Modified Brokerage Agreement Enforced as Settlement Agreement
    In an interesting recent case, the First Department affirmed the viability of a broker’s claim for a commission despite the fact that there were questions as to the broker’s actual role in procuring a buyer. After Waterbridge…
  • Aug 14

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

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery
    Plaintiffs own a number of commercial properties in Brooklyn. In connection with that ownership, plaintiffs retained defendant broker to arrange for insurance coverage for the buildings. At the time of issuance, in 2002, the policies did not…
Rank this Week: 251

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?

    Are There Additional Penalties When Assault (NY PL 120.00) Is Charged As A Domestic Violence Crime In Buffalo?
    Yes, when you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree (NY PL 120.00) as a domestic violence crime in Buffalo, it means that you are alleged to have intentionally or recklessly caused injury to a person who has some sort of intimate…
  • Feb 11

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?

    What Is Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) In Buffalo?
    Sexual Misconduct (NY PL 130.20) in Buffalo often serves as a sort of catch-all charge for prosecutors who lack enough evidence to prosecute a defendant on a more serious charge, like rape. On the other hand, it can also serve as a lesser…
  • Feb 11

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?

    Should I Accept A Plea For A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge In Buffalo?
    If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away. While many people see the word…
Rank this Week: 182

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: 285

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/
  • Oct 19

    Retaliation claim fails under Title VII

    Retaliation claim fails under Title VII
    In this retaliation case under Title VII, we learn once again what constitutes an adverse action under the civil rights laws. We also learn once again what constitutes the "oppositional" activity necessary to claim retaliation. Adverse…
  • Oct 18

    Hostile work environment claim fails -- not enough offensive comment

    Hostile work environment claim fails -- not enough offensive comment
    Plaintiff in this case says she suffered a hostile work environment because of her disability. The Second Circuit says she has no case even though she claims coworkers "constantly" made derogatory comments about her mental health.The case is…
  • Oct 17

    Speculation is not enough under Title VII

    Speculation is not enough under Title VII
    The Court of Appeals sees enough employment discrimination cases to know what cases will succeed and what cases will not. A common basis for the Court to reject a case is to find that plaintiff is urging the Court to infer discriminatory or…
Rank this Week: 461

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Oct 19

    Paid leave granted to an Italian university employee for pet care

    Paid leave granted to an Italian university employee for pet care
    An employee of an Italian university in Rome has successfully obtained a two-day paid leave of absence from work to care for his pet dog, which had undergone surgery and required special assistance for an additional day to recover. The…
  • Oct 17

    Local doesn’t make the grade: The need to accommodate employees with anxiety when writing qualifying exam

    Local doesn’t make the grade: The need to accommodate employees with anxiety when writing qualifying exam
    John Betts, (the “Applicant”) was a carpenter and member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1256 (the “Union”). While the parties were not engaged in a traditional employer-employee…
  • Oct 17

    Warning to CEOs to do more to comply with safety law

    Warning to CEOs to do more to comply with safety law
    Dealing with employees and contractors comes with risk and compliance with the many commercial and employment laws – including health and safety – can be burdensome. While accidents in the workplace are often not completely…
Rank this Week: 319

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Court Extinguishes Volunteer Firefighter’s Whistleblower Claim

    Court Extinguishes Volunteer Firefighter’s Whistleblower Claim
    New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently ruled that volunteer firefighters are not protected by New Jersey’s whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), because they are not…
  • Oct 6

    Court Reinstates Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Claim

    Court Reinstates Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Claim
    A recent Third Circuit opinion, Moody v. Atlantic City Board of Education, reversed a District Court’s order which had dismissed an employee’s sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. Michelle Moody worked as a substitute…
  • Sep 30

    Omar A. López Joins Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg

    Omar A. López Joins Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg
    Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg is delighted to announce that Omar A. López has become Of Counsel to our firm.  Prior to joining us, Mr. López had his own firm in downtown Montclair at which he primarily…
Rank this Week: 264

Tortini

Tortini

Covers issues in the law of torts, products liability, evidence, and expert witnesses. By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq., PC.

http://schachtmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    Love that Hormesis to Piece

    Love that Hormesis to Piece
    Hermann Joseph Muller was an American biologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1946, for Physiology or Medicine, for his work on fruit fly genetics. In his Nobel Prize speech, Muller opined that there was no threshold dose for radiation-induced…
  • Sep 21

    Multiplicity in the Third Circuit

    Multiplicity in the Third Circuit
    In Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, C.A. No. 2:10-cv-01283 (W. D. Pa.), plaintiffs claimed that their employer’s reduction in force unlawfully targeted workers over 50 years of age. Plaintiffs lacked any evidence of employer…
  • Sep 11

    Seventh Circuit Franks ‘Every Exposure’ Theory for Extinction

    Seventh Circuit Franks ‘Every Exposure’ Theory for Extinction
    In Krik v. Exxon Mobil Corp., no. 15-3112, 2017 WL 3768933, Slip op. (7th Cir. Aug. 31, 2017) [slip op. cited as Krik], a jury found that smoking cigarettes causes lung cancer, which is not particularly noteworthy. The plaintiff, Charles…
Rank this Week: 450

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Lax & Neville LLP.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 396

Government Information Blog

Government Information Blog

Posts from the Government Documents Librarian at Brooklyn Law School Library

https://governmentinfo.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 6

    Congress.gov: An Overview

    Congress.gov: An Overview
    Congress.gov is the official website for United States federal legislative information, having replaced the former website, Thomas.gov, which was retired July 5, 2016. The Congress.gov website is a very robust site with many features not…
  • Jul 20

    The Regulatory Accountability Act: Proposed Legislation

    The Regulatory Accountability Act: Proposed Legislation
    Federal administrative agencies, which comprise the executive branch of the United States government, are required to conform to the procedures for their administration set out in the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946, which has been…
  • May 26

    The Sixties: the Digitized Version of the Congressional Record Recently Released

    The Sixties: the Digitized Version of the Congressional Record Recently Released
    The Congressional Record is the official record of the debates and proceedings of the United States Congress.  It is issued daily when Congress is in session, and is published by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO). …
Rank this Week: 387

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

News, advice, and trends from the corporate law world.

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    A Possible Expansion of Regulation A+

    A Possible Expansion of Regulation A+
    On September 5, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow already-public reporting companies to use the provisions of so-called Regulation A+ to make securities offerings. Regulation A+ in its…
  • Aug 30

    The Limits of Networking

    The Limits of Networking
    Business professor Adam Grant, writing in the New York Times, argues that business networking activities are overrated. (Grant is the author of Give and Take, one of the rare business advice books that I have actually read. It’s…
  • Aug 21

    Why Robots Won’t Replace Lawyers Anytime Soon

    Why Robots Won’t Replace Lawyers Anytime Soon
    Ezra Klein, writing in Vox, argues that at least over the short to medium-term, robots won’t be taking our jobs. Stating that most jobs a hundred years ago involved the production of food and collection of water, he goes on to note…
Rank this Week: 440

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/
  • Sep 6

    New York Attempts Real Tort Reform

    New York Attempts Real Tort Reform
    When I use this blog to write about tort reform, it’s often with scare quotes around the reform. Because reform means to improve something, not destroy it. When that phrase is commonly used, however, it’s used in conjunction with…
  • Aug 11

    About Eric Bolling’s $50 Million Defamation Suit – And the Ad Damnum Clause Loophole

    About Eric Bolling’s $50 Million Defamation Suit – And the Ad Damnum Clause Loophole
    News junkies know that yet another Fox News anchor has been shit-canned over allegations of sexual harassment, this time it being anchor Eric Bolling. Fox has “suspended” him for allegedly sending lewd texts and photos to…
  • Jul 27

    From McCain’s Mouth to the Trial Lawyer’s Ear

    From McCain’s Mouth to the Trial Lawyer’s Ear
    When Sen. John McCain made his return to the Senate this week after his brain cancer diagnosis, all ears were on what he was saying about Trump’s attempt to alter/change/abolish Obamacare. But as I read his comments from the Senate…
Rank this Week: 432

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: 437

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
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
  • Apr 13

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury
    Personal Injury Actions Involving DWI’s May Lead to Punitive Damages Individuals who are injured by a person driving while intoxicated may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages that awarded.  The…
  • Apr 10

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 334

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Dec 14

    Selecting a Literary Executor

    Selecting a Literary Executor
    Final Drafts By Lloyd Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein "I'm sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authorsbecause they have the sad habit of dying off." --Mark Twain (d. 1910) "Money is the root of all evil" For I will write in my…
  • Oct 28

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer
    Several weeks before Bonnie Foreman's death, I watched her laughing and joking as she downloaded a pirated copy of  my book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: The Cursed Edition.  She read a lot and drove too fast. …
  • Jul 29

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
Rank this Week: 412

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: 280

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: 286

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/
  • Oct 19

    FINRA Considering Rule Changes for Non-Attorneys In Arbitration

    FINRA Considering Rule Changes for Non-Attorneys In Arbitration
    FINRA Requests Comment on the Efficacy of AllowingCompensated Non-Attorneys to Represent Parties inArbitrationFINRA Rules do not prohibit non-attorneys from representing parties in arbitrations, although some states do have such a…
  • Oct 18

    SEC Names Brett Redfearn as Director of the Division of Trading and Market

    SEC Names Brett Redfearn as Director of the Division of Trading and Market
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Brett Redfearn has been named Director of the agency's Division of Trading and Markets.The SEC's Division of Trading and Markets establishes and maintains standards for fair,…
  • Oct 18

    SEC Announces 2017 Government-Business Forum to Be Held at University of Texas at Austin

    SEC Announces 2017 Government-Business Forum to Be Held at University of Texas at Austin
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it is partnering with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin to host the SEC’s…
Rank this Week: 576

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Oct 19

    Model Cyber Security Law Pending Final Action By National Association of Insurance Commissioner

    Model Cyber Security Law Pending Final Action By National Association of Insurance Commissioner
    It is highly likely that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) will adopt a model data cyber security law premised largely on the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYSDFS”) cyber…
  • Oct 10

    Plan Sponsors: Potential Targets for IRS Compliance Examination

    Plan Sponsors: Potential Targets for IRS Compliance Examination
    The IRS recently released the Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY 2018 Work Plan (the “2018 Work Plan”) which provides helpful information for sponsors of tax-qualified retirement plans about the focus of the IRS’ 2018…
  • Sep 11

    New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Finalized

    New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Finalized
    Our colleagues Susan Gross Sholinsky, Marc A. Mandelman, and Nancy L. Gunzenhauser, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services…
Rank this Week: 1094

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer…

New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.schwartzandperry.com/Blog.aspx
  • Oct 19

    Believe It or Not: Employer Refused to Pay Workers for Restroom Break

    Believe It or Not: Employer Refused to Pay Workers for Restroom Break
    Believe It or Not: Employer Refused to Pay Workers for Restroom Breaks Company liable for back pay and damages after violating federal labor law Imagine looking at your pay stub and finding out that you were docked for every time you…
  • Oct 16

    Sexual Harassment in the New

    Sexual Harassment in the New
    We at Schwartz Perry & Heller are pleased to see the outpouring of support for the victims of Harvey Weinstein. This controversy sheds a light on the difficulties faced by all victims of sexual harassment, and how daunting it can be to…
  • Oct 12

    Ex-Employee Claims Facebook Routinely Fires People Over 50

    Ex-Employee Claims Facebook Routinely Fires People Over 50
    Ex-Employee Claims Facebook Routinely Fires People Over 50 Worker alleges managers set him up to fail so they could terminate him Age discrimination cases often come with their own set of code words. Frequently, older employees or job…
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New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 506

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Oct 18

    “This is a case about respecting people’s property.”

    “This is a case about respecting people’s property.”
    The trial, which is likely to explore broad questions of aesthetics, property rights and the relationship between the arts and gentrification, has, at its heart, pitted more than 20 graffiti artists whose work appeared in the beloved 5Pointz…
  • Oct 17

    In the age of political correctness, VARA may be the last hope

    In the age of political correctness, VARA may be the last hope
    Is anyone keeping a list of the number of recent artworks that have either been removed or destroyed due to political correctness? Add Erika Rothenberg’s Hollywood sculpture, The Road to Hollywood, to the list. Rothenberg’s art…
  • Oct 16

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit
    Jury selection starts Monday in a case where more than 20 artists argue a developer wrongly whitewashed and destroyed a graffiti paradise at the Long Island City spot known as 5Pointz to put up rental towers. More here.
Rank this Week: 740

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

http://stockbrokerlaw.com/tim-oconnors-blog
  • Oct 17

    Don't Get Bit By Initial Coin Offerings - FINRA Issues Investor Alert

    Don't Get Bit By Initial Coin Offerings - FINRA Issues Investor Alert
    In an Investor Bulletin entitled “Initial Coin Offerings” the New York State Securities and Exchange Commission warned investors about the pitfalls of ICO’s (Initial Coin Offerings) also known as token sales to raise…
  • Oct 3

    FINRA Addresses RegTech and Technology Enabled Transformation of Regulatory Compliance

    FINRA Addresses RegTech and Technology Enabled Transformation of Regulatory Compliance
    At its annual conference held in Washington, DC in May of this year, FINRA included a session to provide guidance for practices at FINRA member firms regarding the use of emerging technology in compliance and operations.  The session…
  • Sep 27

    Inherited IRA’s Are Now Subject to Claims of Creditor

    Inherited IRA’s Are Now Subject to Claims of Creditor
    Do you have an inherited IRA?  Do you know that it may not be exempt from claims of creditors and it may not be subject to the same protections afforded other IRA’s such as regular IRA’s, Roth IRA’s, SEP IRA and…
Rank this Week: 858

What's New

What's New

Covers criminal law. By the Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma.

https://www.zmolaw.com/news/
  • Oct 17

    Lawsuit sheds light on retribution against victims of prison sex abuse

    Lawsuit sheds light on retribution against victims of prison sex abuse
    When officials at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility found out our client, Yekatrina Pusepa, was in an illicit relationship with a prison guard they did nothing to protect her. Instead, they held her out as bait. And when she would not…
  • Sep 27

    Where do federal sex offenders go to prison?

    Where do federal sex offenders go to prison?
    Former Congressman Anthony Weiner was just sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old. At sentencing, his lawyer asked that he be sent to FCI Schuylkill in Pennsylvania. That seems to have been a mistake: Schuylkill…
  • Jul 20

    Feds & Dutch Authorities Shut Dark Web Drug Market

    Feds & Dutch Authorities Shut Dark Web Drug Market
    Two huge illicit markets operating on the Dark Web, AlphaBay and Hansa, were shut down today after being infiltrated by the government for the past several weeks. The sites had claimed up to 200,000 users, 40,000 vendors and 350,000…
Rank this Week: 922

Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Lawyer…

Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities issues with a focus on oil & gas investment fraud. By Silver Law Group, The Law Firm of David R. Chase, P.A., and Ciklin Lubitz & O'Connell.

http://www.oilgasinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 831

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Oct 17

    Celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week

    Celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week
    It’s estimated that one in 25 hospitalized patients will acquire an infection. This is a frightening statistic, especially when coupled with the fact that many of these could be antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” This…
  • Oct 12

    Take The Stress Out Of Estate Planning

    Take The Stress Out Of Estate Planning
    When people think of estate planning, they tend to want to run the other way and shut down the conversation. Miles Zatkowsky, a Rochester Elder Law Attorney, understands this and he and his legal team work with individuals to take the fear…
  • Oct 9

    National Caregiver’s Month: How To Navigate Long-Distance Caregiving

    National Caregiver’s Month: How To Navigate Long-Distance Caregiving
    Whether families move away for work, school or other opportunities, it’s estimated that more than ten percent of family caregivers live at least an hour away from their aging loved ones. These long-distance caregivers face many of the…
Rank this Week: 597

Debt Relief Blog

Debt Relief Blog

Covers bankruptcy and other debt relief options, along with insights and commentary on student loans and other major regulatory updates. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC .

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 13

    Harassed by an abusive debt collector? Get up to $1000!

    Harassed by an abusive debt collector? Get up to $1000!
    Having a debt in collections can be very stressful. But having debt collectors constantly harassing you and using unfair collection tactics can make the situation feel impossible. It’s a debt collector’s job to follow up on…
  • Oct 9

    Do Credit Bureaus Report Judgments & Tax Liens?

    Do Credit Bureaus Report Judgments & Tax Liens?
    When it comes to obtaining personal loans, your FICO credit score is perhaps the single most important determining factor. Credit scores are calculated based on information that appears on your credit report. Due to recent changes,…
  • Oct 4

    Steps To Protect Yourself from Equifax Data Breach 2017

    Steps To Protect Yourself from Equifax Data Breach 2017
    Given the recent headlines regarding the credit reporting agency Equifax, its is understandable to be concerned about the status of your credit and the security of your personal information. While it is easy to ascertain that the…
Rank this Week: 980

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Oct 13

    Software Distribution Compromise Tactic

    Software Distribution Compromise Tactic
    The increasing number of software supply chain compromises represents a significant weakness that should be top of mind for security professionals. Regardless of your firm’s core business, chances are they rely on and are connected to a…
  • Oct 4

    Will Anyone Pay for 1-833-AUCTION?

    Will Anyone Pay for 1-833-AUCTION?
    Toll-free telephone numbers celebrated their 50th birthday this year (frankly, without much fanfare). These numbers allow callers to reach businesses without being charged for the call. When long distance calling was expensive,…
  • Sep 28

    911 Concerns Fuel New FCC Proceeding

    911 Concerns Fuel New FCC Proceeding
    Imagine dialing 911 and hearing an automated voice tell you that what you have dialed is not a valid number; or reaching a 911 call center only to have emergency personnel dispatched to the wrong location. In response to such problems, the…
Rank this Week: 508

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/
Rank this Week: 1019

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 477

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Releases: End of the Road or Just a New Beginning?

    Releases: End of the Road or Just a New Beginning?
    The fiduciary who thinks a receipt and release is the answer to all future claims for an accounting and liability may have a surprise in store. Over the past several months, Surrogates have explored the issue of receipts and releases, and…
  • Aug 21

    Removed Corporate Trustee’s Refusal to Turnover Trust Assets to Individual Trustee Was Prudent and Appropriate

    Removed Corporate Trustee’s Refusal to Turnover Trust Assets to Individual Trustee Was Prudent and Appropriate
    In Matter of Sinzheimer, the New York County Surrogate's Court held that a corporate co-trustee that had been “removed” pursuant to the terms of the trust agreement was not required to deliver the trust’s assets to the sole…
  • Jul 24

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?
    E-mail is seemingly omnipresent. Yet, the improvements to the technology associated with e-mail have far outpaced the development of the law concerning our e-mail accounts and the rights that our survivors may have to access those accounts…
Rank this Week: 507

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Oct 1

    A Supremely Blockbuster New Term?

    A Supremely Blockbuster New Term?
    For much of the last two terms, the United States Supreme Court was short one Justice. The vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in early 2016 remained unfilled until the appointment of Neil Gorsuch late last term. During…
  • Aug 2

    Gorsuch, Part 6: The Now-Justice Like the Then-Judge

    Gorsuch, Part 6: The Now-Justice Like the Then-Judge
    We've seen how Neil Gorsuch's record as an appeals court judge was ultra-conservative. Reviewing those cases where he stuck his neck out to disagree publicly with his colleagues by writing a dissenting opinion--presumably because he felt…
  • Jul 16

    Gorsuch, Part 5: Criminal Cases--His Past IS Prologue

    Gorsuch, Part 5: Criminal Cases--His Past IS Prologue
    In the last post, we began to look at now-Justice Neil Gorsuch's record as a federal appeals judge. [See Part 4.] We looked at his dissenting opinions--those very revealing writings--during his time on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which…
Rank this Week: 810

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/
  • Sep 29

    IRS Makes It Easier to Aid Hurricane Victim

    IRS Makes It Easier to Aid Hurricane Victim
    While New Jersey was spared from the recent catastrophic storms impacting the United States, many of our family members have not been so lucky. With the memories of Superstorm Sandy still fresh, we all remember how overwhelming the cleanup…
  • Sep 8

    Mylan N.V.: Savings Taxes Using Refined Coal Tax Credits & Inversion

    Mylan N.V.: Savings Taxes Using Refined Coal Tax Credits & Inversion
    Tax planning has become synonymous with nefarious activity but the reality is that tax planning is essential to the viability of any business. Consider Mylan, a worldwide pharmaceutical company whose publicly traded holding company moved to…
  • Sep 8

    Mylan N.V.: Savings Taxes Using Refined Coal Tax Credits & Inversion

    Mylan N.V.: Savings Taxes Using Refined Coal Tax Credits & Inversion
    Tax planning has become synonymous with nefarious activity but the reality is that tax planning is essential to the viability of any business. Consider Mylan, a worldwide pharmaceutical company whose publicly traded holding company moved to…
Rank this Week: 859