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Blog Posts in December, 2006

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SO LONG, DISTRICT ATTORNEY NIFONG?

Those of you following the news are aware of the "prosecutorial abuse" charges being hurled against District Attorney Michael B. Nifong of North Carolina. Nifong is the lead prosecutor of a ...
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A TITANIC TRIP

JACK This is crazy. ROSE I know. It doesn't make any sense. That's why I trust it. On January 11, 1998, Lottie Branham was enjoying the movie "Titanic" at the Loews Cinema at 86th Street, here in ...
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"YOU COULD HAVE LEFT ME SOMETHING!"

Regulated tenancies do not necessarily end simply because the tenant-of-record has died or relocated. Remaining family members, as defined by the governing rules, who also satisfy certain occupancy ...
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JUDGE MILLIE MATOS, DEAD

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Civil Court Judge Milagros "Millie" Matos (age 56). As of this posting, no additional details were available. We extend our ...
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(WILD) WEST-SIDE DEMOCRATIC CLUB?

'Tis the season to be fighting? Who would think that an annual holiday celebration would be the occasion to depose an organization's President? Apparently, not Carlos Manzano, the sitting President of ...
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WHEN'S A DEFAULT, A DEFAULT?

Typically, a "default" arises upon a party's breach or noncompliance with a contractual term or condition. And, in order to provide a corrective remedy and avoid a possible forfeiture, many ...
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DON'T BE SUED BY NOBODY

Anybody can sue you for anything, particularly if you let them. And, according to a recent appellate case, you can even be sued by a company that no longer exists. In Security Pacific National Bank v. ...
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HOME ALONE!

It was late on a weekday afternoon when my assistant announced that a good friend, Ralph, was on the phone and that he "urgently" needed to speak with me. He sounded stressed and was ...
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BETTER BE GOOD FOR GOODNESS SAKE!

If your job performance was unacceptable, you're going to have a tough time establishing that your employment's termination was predicated upon a discriminatory pretext, according to a recent decision ...
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HOMELESS PERSON DOESN'T PRIMARILY RESIDE ELSEWHERE

Where does a "homeless" person primarily reside? That was one of the questions addressed by the New York County Civil Court in the case of TOA Constr. Co., Inc. v. Tsitsires. Since the ...
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THE ROOTS OF PRIVATE NUISANCE

What are your legal options when an adjoining owner's trees (or other vegetation) are encroaching upon your property and causing damage? According to a recent appellate case, New Yorkers may use ...
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SKYVIEW IS GOING UP!

Several months ago we reported on the Appellate Term's decision in Skyview Holdings LLC v. Cunningham, wherein that court concluded that an additional five days need NOT be added to "Golub" ...
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ACLU OPPOSES ATTORNEY-ADVERTISING REGS

The opposing voices to the attorney-advertising regulations, proposed by the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division of the State of New York, reached a fitting crescendo with the release of a ...
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N.O.W., SHAME ON YOU!

A very unusual press release crossed my desk the other day. The New York State Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW-NYS) is accusing New York County Supreme Court Justice Joan Lobis and ...
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MANAGING $1.5 BILLION IS A "DEAD-END JOB?"

Many companies require their employees--particularly those who have access to "proprietary" or otherwise "sensitive" information--to sign "covenants not to compete," or CNCs. These written agreements ...
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WHAT'S YOUR DEAD BODY WORTH?

According to a decision released last week by New York State's highest court, your body parts aren't worth much, particularly after you're dead. In Colavito v. New York Organ Donor Network, Inc., the ...
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DID YOU KNOW, YOU'RE STUPID?

We were quite unimpressed and displeased with the December 2006 report issued by "The Judicial Selection Task Force of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York." In that thirty-three page ...
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DID THE HEAR THE ONE ABOUT "THE RABBI, THE MEDICINE MAN, AND THE PRIEST?"

Let's face it. These days, most jokes are dangerous, particularly if they involve ethnic humor in any shape, fashion or form. There's always the likelihood that you will offend someone or some group. ...
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NO "FREE PASS" FOR SERVICEMEMBERS

Various statutory protections are in place for those tenants who are serving in the military or are dependent on those on active duty. By way of example, the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act provides ...
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THEY AIN'T DUMB, THEY'Z JUST JERKY!

Boys will be boys. Leave a group a high school students unsupervised in a school cafeteria and a food fight is inevitable. But is the educational institution liable for any injuries that occur, ...
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THIS IS SAD

Over the course of the last few weeks, have you begun to suffer from the following symptoms: depression; anxiety; loss of energy; social withdrawal; increased sleep and sleepiness; loss of interest in ...
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HOW COMFORTABLE WAS THAT COUCH?

You can't blame Mary Hershberger for trying to stake a succession claim to her grandmother's (below market) rent-controlled Manhattan apartment. We'd like one, too. As we have previously reported, ...
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PROVING OWNER'S USE

Claude and Daphne Horsford sought to recover a rent-stabilized unit for use by their 24-year old daughter. After a nonjury (bench) trial before a Judge of the Housing Part of the New York County Civil ...
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BIGGER AIN'T ALWAYS BETTER

You've seen these ads. They arrive via e-mail or can be found in some popular magazines and read something like this: If the size of your penis torments you, we have the solution...[o]ur specialized ...
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EVEN THE CIVIL COURT HAS ITS LIMITS

The powers of New York's various courts are defined by statute and our state's Constitution. And, in some instances, this authority is severely limited or circumscribed. By way of example, a litigant ...
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