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Blog Posts in July, 2008

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FRANK NERVO IS THANKFUL

A reader forwarded a copy of a "thank you" letter which Frank Nervo -- our next New York County Civil Court Judge ("1st Municipal Court District") -- is circulating to supporters. ...
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A METAL PLATE IS A "WEAPON?"

In Matter of Tavarez v. NYC Department of Correction, the New York City Department of Correction (DOC) alleged that Jose Tavarez had violated a disciplinary rule which prohibited possession of ...
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"STORM IN PROGRESS" BARS RECOVERY

In Marchese v. Skenderi, Vincent Marchese -- an employee of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection -- was injured conducting a water meter inspection at Albert Skenderi's Staten ...
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WAS PETER THE DADDY?

In Laura Ww. v. Peter Ww. , our courts were asked to examine whether Peter was the legal father of a child conceived by way of artificial insemination by donor ("AID"). Peter and Laura had two ...
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PARENTAL RIGHTS LOST DUE TO MENTAL ILLNESS

In Matter of Jenna KK. v. Mark KK. , the Clinton County Department of Social Services sought to have Mark declared a "mentally ill" and his parental rights terminated. When the Family Court of Clinton ...
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IS THIS RIDICULOUS OR WHAT?

After he was convicted of attempted robbery in the second degree and assault in the second degree, Kimarlie Gordon challenged certain comments made by the prosecutor during the course of the trial's ...
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NO SMOKING THIS

In Rose v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. , Norma Rose suffered lung cancer and brain damage due to decades of cigarette smoking. She argued tobacco companies negligently designed and marketed ...
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GERALDINE FERRARO LOVES JOHN ....

Geraldine Ferraro may be married to John Zaccaro, but she would prefer John Reddy... to be the next New York County Surrogate. On Thursday, August 7, 2008, at 5:00 PM, Ferraro will be hosting a ...
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YOU TRY LIVING ON A $100 A WEEK!

In Matter of Johna M.S. v. Russell E.S. , Johna and Russell entered into a separation agreement wherein Russell agreed to pay Johna $100 per week in spousal maintenance, and $250 per week in child ...
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TWO GUYS GET SUED

In Franklin v. 2 Guys From Long Pond, Inc. , Sean Franklin filed a personal injury case after he hit the rear of a disabled 2 Guys' truck. Verbosky, the truck driver, pulled over on the Tappan Zee ...
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BUS DRIVER AVOIDS DECERTIFICATION

In Matter of Gomez v. New York City Dept. of Education, Francia Gomez's certification as a bus driver was revoked when she failed to appear for drug testing. Gomez was advised that she had been ...
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"WHAT'S COOKING, DOCS?"

In Matter of Garner v. New York State Dept. of Correctional Servs. , Elliot Garner challenged the power of the New York State Department of Correction Services (DOCS) to require him to undergo five ...
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DEMOLITION MAN WINS

In Kosavick v. Tishman Const. Corp. of NY, James Kosavick sued Tishman Construction Corp. of New York (Tishman) for injuries he incurred while performing demolition work. Apparently, Kosavick was hit ...
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THIS WAS NO DAY AT THE BEACH

In Matter of Beach v. Kelly, David Beach's pistol license allowed him to have a firearm only at small arms ranges, shooting clubs and designated hunting areas. When Beach attended a gun convention in ...
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HOW DANGEROUS IS COSTCO'S TOILET?

In Smith v. Costco Wholesale Corp. , Marlene Smith was injured when she slipped and fell in a Costco bathroom. While landowners must keep their property in a "reasonably safe condition," Smith was ...
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AD2 SAYS: LANDLORDS NEED NOT MITIGATE

In Rios v. Carrillo, Maria Rios leased a residential apartment to Alfredo Carrillo for a period of two years. A year into that lease, Carrillo left the apartment, stopped paying rent, and claimed he ...
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WHY ARE NORA'S PEOPLE SO MAD?

A friend reports that fists were flying at a fundraiser held yesterday for Nora Anderson, candidate for New York County Surrogate's Court Judge. Here's what D. Clark MacPherson independently reported ...
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HOW COULD YOU SAY NO TO GRANDMA?

In Matter of Linda S. v. Krishnia S. , Linda filed for custody of her abused and neglected grandchildren. Following the birth of Steven, her second child, Krishnia left the newborn on a stranger's ...
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JUSTIFIABLE FRISK

In People v. Khan Li, the State prosecuted Khan Li for assault, criminal possession of a weapon, grand larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property. After receiving calls reporting a violent ...
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BANK NOT LIABLE FOR LAWYER'S MISCONDUCT

In Diamore Realty Corp. v. Stern, Diamore Realty sued HSBC Bank USA when the funds in an attorney escrow account were misappropriated. While a bank typically doesn't have a responsibility to monitor ...
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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT GOES FOR NANCY BANNON

We've just learned that, at a meeting held last night, Nancy Bannon -- candidate for New York County Civil Court Judge -- received the endorsement of the Eleanor Roosevelt Democractic Club. Congrats, ...
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BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DOG?

In Krzyzak v. Schaefer, after Robert Krzyzak contacted police and animal control officials and alleged that Terri Schaefer (or a member of her family) poisoned his dog, Schaefer filed a criminal ...
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FREE DRINKS & HORS D'OEUVRES

You're invited to join members of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) for a networking event on Monday, July 28, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Town Tavern. The event is free ...
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LUCAS IN THE TIMES: PREMATURELY ENDING A LEASE

Yesterday, July 23, 2008, our partner, Lucas A. Ferrara, was quoted in a New York Times Q&A feature on the enforceability of early termination provisions. Here's the piece in its entirety: July ...
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WAS HE SMACKED?

In People v. Raosto, Vincent Raosto appealed his drug possession convictions, citing the "general carelessness" of his attorney and other "prejudicial errors." At trial, a Bronx County Supreme Court ...
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