The consumer (and voter) needs to have a more objective view of why closing expenses are so high. Is it because of the title insurance companies gouging their customers for services needed and provided? Or, is it because of a plethora of NYS taxes and excessive fees that add thousands of dollars to each real estate transaction?
A judge may not directly or indirectly solicit property owners, car rental agencies, or food merchants on behalf of the Red Cross. However, the judge may use his/her skills as a logistics expert to plan and to manage supplies or donations as they are received and may also purchase items for disaster relief with a donated debit card, provided the judge does not solicit such a card. These principles apply without geographic limitation.
With billions of M&A dollars at stake, there is a need to clear the windshield. Ronald Smedinghoff and Roland Trope prove up to the task in this new book, which compiles topical papers written by M&A lawyers whose practices focus on protecting their clients' high-value digital assets.
In their New York Court of Appeals Roundup, Lynn K. Neuner and William T. Russell Jr. discuss 'Princes Point v. Muss Development', in which the Court of Appeals ruled that the filing of a suit to rescind or reform a contact did not under the circumstances constitute an anticipatory breach of that contract.
A judge is disqualified, subject to remittal, when a law student who appears before him/her pursuant to a student practice order is directly supervised by an attorney with whom the judge maintains a close personal relationship.
By reducing veterans’ legal challenges and increasing their incomes—by securing veterans’ benefits, increasing workplace accommodations for veterans with disabilities, and stabilizing family law issues—we can help to improve veterans’ quality of life and impact their health.
The state court system's Office for Justice Initiatives, along with the New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association, hosted an awards ceremony and reception honoring attorneys for their volunteer efforts on Oct. 26.
In "'Roberts v. Tishman': What’s New?," several recent cases concerning unlawful deregulation under 'Roberts v. Tishman' are addressed. However, it is important to add a crucial holding from the 'Taylor v. 72A Realty Associates' case.
In his Insurance Fraud column, Evan H. Krinick writes: Unless resolved by the Appellate Division or by the New York Court of Appeals, or clarified by the legislature or the Department of Financial Services, the Appellate Term split will make it difficult for automobile insurers to accurately calculate premium rates for no-fault coverage or to know which claims of health care providers they should pay.
In this Outside Counsel article, Adam J. Safer writes: For at least the last decade courts have wrestled with whether the “no deduction” language of §193 prohibits the complete failure to pay wages or more narrowly prohibits only more limited subtractions from wages other than those specified in the statute. Because of the statutory remedies available under the Labor Law, the resolution of this issue is not academic and has been heavily litigated.
Instead of building a corrupt entity (a 2019 constitutional convention) which would parallel an existing corrupt entity (the legislature), advocates of a 2019 constitutional convention should direct their energies to forming a slate of not-corrupt candidates for all Senate seats and for all Assembly seats.
President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted Monday on charges of conspiracy against the United States, money laundering and several other financial charges.
In this Outside Counsel article, Thomas A. Dickerson writes: Airbnb has been extraordinarily successful at bringing together nearly 3,000,000 hosts worldwide in 191 countries and 34,000 cities. At the same time, it has disrupted the hotel industry and ruffled the feathers of governmental officials in various cities, and may be facilitating profiteering by rent stabilized tenants.
I don't ever recall either Morgenthau or Hogan getting such attention for a "mess" like the one Vance is embroiled in. Perhaps his predecessors understood the Manhattan DA, like Caesar's wife, must behave at all times above reproach.
The Office of the Appellate Defender honored Christopher Reynolds of Toyota Motor North America, Barry Berke of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and John Savarese of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz at its 24th annual "First Monday in October" event.
Paul J. Napoli and Tate J. Kunkle write: Are PFAS the next MTBE? Or, perhaps the next asbestos? Or, in the words of William Shakespeare, is it much ado about nothing? That is the question from both sides of the bar, as well as industry and the regulatory bodies.
Gary Eisenberg writes: Retail bankruptcies continue apace in 2017. Their effects on commercial real estate are potentially widespread. What has been less well understood is how changes to the Bankruptcy Code from over a decade ago and trends in bankruptcy practice have combined to limit considerably the likelihood that any retailer filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief can emerge successfully as a reorganized company.
In their Landlord-Tenant Law column, Warren Estis and Michael Feinstein discuss the Second Department Appellate Term's decision in 'Scarborough Manor Owners Corp. v. Robson' and find the decision makes clear that the landlord’s acceptance of rent for a period after the termination of the lease and prior to the commencement of a summary proceeding will not in all instances result in the reinstatement of the tenancy.
It’s true. As a young lawyer, Hillary Clinton once defended a man accused of brutally raping a child. But that’s no reason to castigate her. If anything, she should be praised for doing her job to the best of her ability.
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