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Blog Posts in September, 2007

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WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR UNATTENDED STAIRCASE?

Why the landlord, of course! 885 Third Avenue Corp (885 TAC) is the owner of a staircase leading to the Third Avenue and 53rd Street subway station. While 885 TAC had hired an independent contractor ...
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WAS AD1 COLD TO SKATER'S CASE?

In Rossman v. RCPI Landmark Properties, L.L.C. , Jo Rossman was ice skating at New York's famous Rockefeller Center for a little more than an hour and a half. Although the rink's surface was initially ...
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WHAT'S ON YOUR DESK?

Got a weird call from a reporter the other day. Normally, when I hear from the media, I'm asked to give my take on some legal issue or respond to a reader's question. But this one caught me off guard. ...
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WAS THIS CASE ON THE ROCKS?

In Matter of JA Rocks Inc. v. New York State Liquor Authority, JA Rocks challenged the New York State Liquor Authority's revocation of its on-premises liquor license and the subsequent imposition of a ...
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MCS AIN'T RELIABLE

In Spierer v. Bloomingdale's, the Appellate Division, First Department, dismissed a complaint which sought compensation for injuries caused by exposure to chemicals in bedding sold by a high-end ...
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GUNDY GOES GAGA

A reader forwarded a video of Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy taken after the Cowboys' 49-45 win over Texas Tech this past weekend. Rather than talk about the game, Gundy launched into a 3 1/2 minute ...
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DEAD MAN TALKING

In People v. Nieves-Andino, the Court of Appeals allowed the introduction of police testimony which recounted the statements made by a dying man. On November 28, 2000, Jose Millares was shot three ...
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DESPITE WIN, TENANT DENIED FEES

To the victor belong the spoils, except, of course, in landlord-tenant cases. In First Ave. Village Corp. v. Harrison, a holdover case started against tenant Alexander Harrison was dismissed due the ...
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TREE WELLS AIN'T PART OF SIDEWALK?

On January 31, 2004, Dzafer Vucetovic was walking on East 58th when he fell in front of a building known as 234 East 58th Street, a property owned by Epsom Downs, Inc. (EDI). Dzafer alleged he injured ...
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CAN YOU BE ARRESTED FOR DRUNKEN SNOOZING?

We all know driving while intoxicated (DWI) can lead to fines, license revocation, higher insurance premiums, and possible imprisonment. But did you know that you can also get into a heap of trouble ...
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TASERED KID SHOULD GET HIS *SS WHOOPED!

You've already heard about the incident and seen the video involving Andrew Meyer, a 21-year old University of Florida student who was tasered by police for disrupting an on-campus speech being given ...
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LANDLORD GETS A $361K HAIRCUT!

Sixteen years is a long time for a rent strike, but that's how long it's taken the case of Solow v. Tanger to reach resolution. (And, it still may not be over, if further appeals are taken.) The New ...
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WE'VE GOT A SUPER LAWYER!

In our business, accolades are seldom sought. Knowing that we have done our best for our clients serves as its own reward. That being said, it is with great pride that we announce that our partner, ...
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IS THIS HOW IT WENT DOWN IN VEGAS?

Poor O. J. Simpson has gotten himself into hot water, again. Earlier this week, on September 18, 2007, O. J. was hit with a bunch of felony charges -- including assault, criminal conspiracy, ...
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CASE AGAINST ALBANY AIRPORT DOESN'T FLY

In the early morning of October 5, 2004, William Heffelfinger suffered serious knee damage after falling while performing his duties as a shuttle bus driver at Albany International Airport. Despite ...
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... LEAPING OFF A BUILDING IN A SINGLE BOUND!

Most people would call Max Lopez a hero for risking his own life to save others. Yet, for some reason, the New York County Supreme Court didn't see it the same way. In Lopez v. Boston Properties Inc. ...
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STATE HAD NO HEART

On a cold December morning, with her daughter Maureen in the passenger seat, Teresa Hart lost control of her car and slammed into a median before twice rolling over. The accident occurred on the ...
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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS!

With all this news coverage about people getting arrested for hanging out in public toilets, we were taken aback by a press release issued by The Soap and Detergent Association. Apparently, during the ...
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SISTER EVICTED FOR NOT BEATING CLOCK

Timing is everything in succession cases, and a decision issued by the Appellate Division, First Department, drives that point home. In Torres v. New York City Housing Authority, Lillibea Torres ...
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A LULU OF A CASE?

In Bloom v. Lula Realty Corp. , the Appellate Division, First Department, dismissed a tenant's complaint which alleged liability by her landlord for injuries caused by a broken gate. Anita Bloom, age ...
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VOTE FOR ... WHO?

Today (September 18, 2007) is Primary Day in New York. While there are no major races here in the Big Apple, if you happen to live in Manhattan and haven't yet gone to your local polling place, you ...
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STALKED ATTORNEY ONLY GETS $25,000

In Eves v. Ray, William Eves engaged in a campaign of "deliberate and malicious harassment and intimidation" against John Ray, his former wife's attorney. After a jury awarded Ray $300,000 in ...
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NOW THIS IS A HIGHER POWERED CASE

In Martinez v Higher Powered Pizza, Inc. , Rafael Martinez was injured by a bicycle deliveryman who was transporting pies for Higher Powered Pizza (HPP), a Papa John's franchisee. [1] After Martinez ...
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DENIAL OF JURY TRIAL WAS "FUNDAMENTAL ERROR"

In Escorp Inc. v. Myers, both the New York County Civil Court and the Appellate Term, First Department, concluded that Escorp Inc. was entitled to possession of Myers's apartment. On appeal, the ...
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THE AD RUMBLES, AGAIN!

In Pantelidis v. New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, a divided panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, engaged in a bitter "cat fight" over whether the New York County Supreme ...
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