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Blog Posts in November, 2007

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ARE THERE TWO AMERICAS?

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Joe Trippi, Senior Advisor to presidential candidate John Edwards, and this was his response to a recent (November 28, 2007) Mitt Romney slam of John's "Two ...
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WHY ARE POLLING PLACES INACCESSIBLE?

According to a November 2007 report released by the Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY, New York City's poll sites present "barriers that make voting difficult or impossible for the City's ...
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"THE EARTH WAS NOT GOOD"

In Shohet v. Shaaya, Yardena Shohet tripped and fell on a part of Youssef Shaaya's driveway but admitted that the accident had occurred on the "edge" of the street. In addition, Shohet testified "that ...
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GUILIANI IS NOW A DISTANT THIRD

According to the Rasmussen Reports, an "electronic publishing firm specializing in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information," as of a few days ago, ...
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BOLLYWOOD LAW

Hollywood, that tinsel-strewn temple to American culture, has decided that its legal fees and costs are cutting into corporate profits. Because lawsuits plague many movie and television productions, ...
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CONVERSATIONS WITH DICK

Last night, I had the pleasure of being invited to a reception at the Time Warner Center, here in Manhattan. It was part of a "Conversations on the Circle" series hosted by Richard Parsons, ...
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DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN GETS DOWN

In Downtown Manhattan C.D.C. v. Barone, Downtown Manhattan filed a holdover proceeding against Michelle Barone -- the granddaughter of a deceased rent-controlled tenant -- who argued that she was ...
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PROTECTING ONE'S PROPERTY FROM ADVERSE POSSESSION

A reader sent us the following question: Dear Mr Ferrara: We read with agreement your opinion in the article on Adverse Possession in the NYTimes, Sunday Nov.11. We are currently defendants in an ...
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LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST? (NAH!)

This past weekend, I was in Boca Raton for the Thanksgiving holiday and came across an issue of "UNRESTRICTED" -- a South Florida sports magazine. The November 2007 issue offers articles on ...
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MISSTEP STILL YIELDS CASH

In Watanabe v. Sherpa, Shiro Watanabe was hit by a taxicab, driven by Mingmar Sherpa. Watanabe was standing in the street, on 3rd Avenue and 55th Street, talking to another cab driver and, even though ...
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DHCR DAY?

While some property owners might argue that everyday is " DHCR day," it's not often that the agency's representatives make themselves available to answer specific questions about coverage ...
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IF U CN RD THS MSGE ... (CONT'D)

In a prior post, [ IF U CN RD THS MSGE, U CN VTE ], we looked at a piece of legislation [ A.3225 / S.4731 ] which passed the New York State Assembly and is awaiting action by the New York State ...
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A KEY TO GETTING EVICTED

In Nyamekye v. Madison, Absylom Nyamekye sought possession of an apartment rented to Lucille Madison. At issue was Ms. Madison's unwillingness to provide Nyamekye with all keys to the subject ...
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A FEW WORDS: THE 2007 BROADWAY STAGEHAND STRIKE

A reader sent us the following rant on the Broadway stagehand strike. Since today marks "Day 15" of the walkout, and there's no apparent end in sight, we thought we'd share this reader's ...
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WANNA HAVE LUNCH WITH A BUNCH OF COPS?

On Wednesday, November 28, 2007, the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) will be bestowing "Cop of the Year" awards on officers from the 6th, 9th, 10th and 13th Precincts.* ...
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DOES THIS LAW REALLY PROTECT VOTERS?

In Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld an Indiana statute whose stated purpose is to prevent voter fraud. This particular law ...
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TURKEY!

All of us at Finkelstein Newman Ferrara LLP wish you a joyous Thanksgiving holiday!
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SCHOOLYARD BRAWL GETS DUKED OUT IN COURT

Ambroise v. City of New York is the tale of a tooth that met its end in a schoolyard mêlée. Hassan Ambroise alleged that Shaquan, another pupil of his junior high school, openly harassed ...
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KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS ... ABOUT JOHN EDWARDS

The final video in our "SWIFT BOAT KIDS FOR TRUTH" series skewers democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. While I'm a avid Edwards supporter, I've got to confess that I found this to ...
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"... BUT IT'S COLD!"

A reader sent us the following question: Thank you for your post that let me know more about the law of lease. However, I have a question for more details. I am a renter of a house. The owner of the ...
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HAVE SPEAKER QUINN FOR BREAKFAST

You are invited to a special breakfast on December 6th, featuring City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who will join City Hall for an On/Off the Record breakfast to discuss changing the City Council ...
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KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS ... ABOUT "BAMALAMA RAMA"

Yesterday, we shared a link to an anti- Hillary video which is circulating the Internet. ( In that clip, some pre-teens accuse the former First Lady of being "a thief" and "a ...
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KNOW YOUR CURRENT EVENTS

A list of events for the months of November and December 2007 follows. This information is supplied as a public service, and does not necessarily comprise an endorsement of the identified activity, ...
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GUN OPPONENTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN HELLER

In District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia became the first federal appellate court to find a gun-control law violative of the Second Amendment. (Later ...
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KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS ... ABOUT HILLARY

Over the weekend, a viewer forwarded a link to a series of videos which feature some youngsters opining about the various presidential candidates. The first focuses on the perceived ...
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