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CITY TEACHERS SLAPPED FOR BABY-SITTING AND TUTORING

This past year, two New York City teachers were publicly chastised by the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB) for engaging in paid "extracurricular" activities with their ...
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WANNA RIDE THE SUBWAY FOR FREE?

Did you know that Metrocards (with little or no cash value) can be maneuvered in such a way that turnstiles will unlock and allow access to the New York City Transit system, for free? We certainly ...
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DAN FINKELSTEIN GETS DOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

No one would ever have thought it possible. But our senior partner, Dan Finkelstein, has been transformed! After 80 years, the guy can still shimmy! Don't believe us? Well, we've got the proof. To see ...
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WHAT'S THE POOP WITH THE APPELLATE TERM?

In 565 Tenant's Corp. v. Adams, a cooperative shareholder faced eviction from his apartment based on "nuisance." The underlying holdover proceeding was settled by way of an agreement (dated July 31, ...
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HAS WILL SMITH GONE MAD?

Why is it that when celebrities reach a certain level of fame and fortune, they tend to stick their feet in their mouths? Tom Cruise did it on the Oprah Winfrey Show with his needlessly gushy and ...
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TREBLE RENT WAS UNENFORCEABLE PENALTY

Here's a case which proves that you can't believe everything you'll find in a lease. In Gellis v. Marshak, Denise Gellis filed a lawsuit against her landlord, disputing a provision which provided that ...
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS?

Absolutely not! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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GIVE THE GIFT OF A HEIFER

Still searching for that "perfect" gift? If you have a few hundred bucks to spare, why not join actor Ed Asner (of Mary Tyler Moore Show fame) and give someone a heifer for the holiday ...
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PUT THE "CHRIST" BACK IN CHRISTMAS?

What havoc has political correctness wrought? You already know. It's gotten so bad that people are reluctant to wish one another "Merry Christmas." We've also reached a point where you to have to be ...
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NO DEAL IN DENTAL MALPRACTICE CASE

In Starr v. Rogers, Steven Starr sued Dr. Scott Rogers for dental malpractice. Starr began seeing Rogers for dental work in December 1996, and continued treatments through May 2003. Dissatisfied with ...
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DONNA HANOVER FOR CIVIL COURT JUDGE!

Last week, we reported on the votes which had been cast on November 6, 2007 -- the 2007 General Election -- for those seeking to be (or remain) a New York County Supreme Court Justice. This week, we ...
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ANOTHER CIVIL COURT SEAT MAY BE OPENING UP

Here's the text of an e-mail I received from an entrenched "political insider" earlier today: It's possible there might be another Manhattan Civil Court vacancy to be filled next year ...
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WHEN ARE FINES EXCESSIVE?

In Street Vendor Project v. City of New York, an association of street vendors filed an Article 78 proceeding challenging a new fine schedule promulgated by the Environmental Control Board ("ECB"), ...
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SENATE SAYS, "GIVE JUDGES A RAISE!"

Last week, by a vote of 57-0, the New York Senate passed S6550 -- a bill which seeks to increase the annual salaries paid to our state's judges. (The legislation was delivered to the New York State ...
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CHRISTINE QUINN IS EVERYWHERE!

The Center for New York City Law has announced that Christine C. Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council, will be its featured guest at a breakfast to held on Friday, January 18, 2007. Ms. Quinn ...
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BOOTIE CALL!

As I was walking to the train station this morning, I happened upon a couple of notices posted on a local mailbox. Here's one of those messages in its entirety: Now I can understand posting something ...
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TOO LATE TO RESTORE?

Since nonpayments and holdover cases are designed to be resolved expeditiously, it's never a good thing to allow these disputes to languish. While they can be held in abeyance for a whole host of ...
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WAS IT ARBITRABLE?

In Eiseman Levine Lehrhaupt & Kakoyiannis, P.C. v. Torino Jewelers, Ltd, a jewelry company retained the law firm of Eiseman, Levine Lehrhaupt, & Kakoyiannis (ELLK) to represent it, as counsel, ...
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HOW PRESCIENT IS MAJOR GARRETT?

Earlier today, Major Garrett of FOX News offered the following insight: Everyone's focusing on Obama and Clinton but we shouldn't forget John Edwards -- he has a sensational statewide campaign -- ...
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IS IT A QUESTION OF SECURITY?

Rudy Guiliani 's leadership of our great City (particularly during those emotionally wrenching months which followed the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001), never gave New Yorkers pause to ...
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DID TYLER INTEND TO KILL?

Bernard Tyler fired his gun multiple times at close range striking his victim in the abdomen and thigh, ultimately killing him. The Niagara County Court convicted Tyler of murder in the second degree, ...
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CITY COUNCIL MEMBER SLAMMED FOR TAKING POETIC LICENSE

Earlier this year, City Councilmember Michael McMahon of Staten Island suffered quite a bit of public humiliation and embarrassment when he was formally reprimanded by the New York City Conflict of ...
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THREE CANDIDATES REFUSE TO RETURN UNSPENT PUBLIC FUNDS

According to a press release issued earlier today, the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) denied the petitions filed by three former candidates who were seeking to retain unspent public funds. ...
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LEGISLATORS WORK TO GET PAY RAISES FOR JUDGES

Here's a piece that was sent to us by our friend, Alan Flacks : The long-overdue pay increase for judges -- and there hasn't even been a cost-of-living increase in about a decade -- has been stymied ...
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TENANT WHO ABATES NUISANCE GETS NO FEES

In Townhouse Co. v. Peters, a nuisance holdover proceeding had been filed against Frances Peters. Townhouse alleged that Peters' apartment was so cluttered and unkempt, that eviction was merited. ...
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