Partially reversing a lower court, a state appeals panel has ruled that dissolved law firm Arkin Kaplan Rice is still responsible for its office sublease.
Jessica A. Kubisiak and Stephen P. Taylor joined Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein as associates in its Blue Bell, Pa., office.
In their Rent Stabilization column, Warren A. Estis and Jeffrey Turkel of Rosenberg & Estis discuss the current landscape of owner occupancy proceedings since the 2008 case 'Pultz v. Economakis,' and write: Notwithstanding a small number of owners who have attempted to vacate entire buildings, the flood of “mass eviction” owner occupancy proceedings, feared in the wake of 'Pultz,' has not materialized.
The U.S. Constitution provides to inventors the exclusive right to their discoveries "for limited times." Patents are thus granted with limited terms of enforcement. Is there a way to extend the term of a patent? Is there a way to increase the time period during which a patent can be monetized? In some situations, the answer to both questions is a resounding "yes."
Scott E. Mollen, a partner at Herrick, Feinstein and an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law, reviews 'Matter of Russo v. NYCHA,' involving NYCHA succession policies, and 'Matter of Thompson Corners, v. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation,' where it was held that the subsequent owner of a hazardous waste storage facility was not obligated to provide financial assurance for ongoing remedial action.
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The state Superior Court has tossed a $2.5 million verdict awarded to a man who fell 40 feet from an electrical transmission pole after his lanyard detached from a ladder.
A New Jersey appeals court has reinstated a legal malpractice suit against Fox Rothschild, finding, as a matter of law, that attorneys have a duty of care to explain the terms of an agreement to clients, even if those terms are unambiguous and the client is a sophisticated businessperson who personally negotiated those terms.
The hiring of a circuit public defender in Cordele remains on hold as both sides to a lawsuit related to problems within that office have agreed to ask the court for more time to file briefs.
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle civil claims for damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.