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Blog Posts in April, 2006

THE PRICE OF TEA ....

What's the cost of a cup of tea at IHOP? According to a recent case, try a whopping $104,971. In Ptasinski v. International House of Pancakes, Dana Ptasinski was badly burned when her waiter spilled a ...
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BEWARE OF DOG: BITING THE HAND THAT DOESN'T FEED YOU

Human encounters with overly aggressive or unfriendly canines are a common occurrence throughout our great state. Generally, a dog's custodian may be subject to "strict liability" for injuries ...
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SENIORS UNDER THE INFLUENCE: IT'S CURTAINS

Until a few weeks ago, life was going pretty well for a respected Trusts and Estates attorney. Edward F. Campbell, Jr. (Edward Jr.) owned a spectacular seven-bedroom house in the exclusive Long Island ...
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FLEETING ROMANCE YIELDS NO SUCCESS(ION)

Upon the death or departure of a regulated tenant, the remaining occupants of the apartment are not necessarily subject to eviction. Delineated family members may be entitled to "succeed" to the ...
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WHO LOVES A CABARET?

For over three decades, entertainer Liza Minnelli has belted out the line that, for some, "life is a cabaret." A recent case decided by the Honorable Michael D. Stallman, a New York County Supreme ...
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SIDESTEPPING PATRONS AND DUTIES: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Are you afraid of the dark? If so, a case decided by New York State's highest court may give you additional cause for concern. In the case of Gilson v. Metropolitan Opera, Donald Taitt, an elderly ...
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HOME IMPROVEMENT: NOT THIS NEW HOUSE

For some 40 years, in an effort to protect homeowners against fraudulent and abusive practices by a variety of home-improvement contractors, the City of New York has required that people engaged in ...
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WOMAN TRUMPS CASINO

Maybe December 15, 2001 wasn't Lilia Paz's lucky day. After checking in at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Ms. Paz elected to take one of the hotel's escalators to reach ...
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GRAFFITI: INSTRUMENTS OF CITYWIDE DESTRUCTION?

Graffiti, like many other forms of creative expression, conjures up that long unresolved, age-old question: "What is art?" Apparently many do not think graffiti rates high on that list. But, has our ...
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ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATES: A TENANT'S BEST FRIEND

In the commercial context, purchasers, lenders, landlords, and even assignees or subtenants, will typically ask for an "estoppel certificate," a written document signed by a landlord or ...
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EVADE A TICKET, LOSE A LICENSE?

Everyone hates getting a parking ticket, and Glenn J. Caldwell, a former New York Administrative Law Judge for the Parking Violations Bureau (PVB), was no exception. Over the course of several years, ...
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THEY FEED HORSES IN SCHOHARIE, DON'T THEY?

We couldn't let the day pass without commenting on the usually high number of animal-cruelty decisions that were published this past week. On Thursday, March 30, 2006, we reported on the Appellate ...
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