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Blog Posts in June, 2008

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DINNER FOR TWO WITH OBAMA: $66,200

If you thought Al Gore and John McCain set the record for the priciest fundraising dinners... think again. The Obama campaign just announced that, in the coming weeks, the Senator will be in the New ...
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MICHAEL KATZ SEEKS YOUR SUPPORT

Michael Katz -- one of three candidates designated by an "independent" screening panel as "highly qualified" for the available county-wide Civil Court seat -- has sent a letter to political leaders ...
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INMATE MAY RECOVER FOR SHOWER FALL

In Havens v. County of Saratoga, Loretta Havens filed a personal injury lawsuit against the County of Saratoga. Havens was an inmate at Saratoga County Correctional Facility and was assigned to clean ...
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HERE'S ANOTHER REASON NOT TO DRIVE A LUMINA!

In People v. Rivera, undercover police officers followed Anthony Rivera's Chevy Lumina after recognizing it in from a prior narcotics operation. After witnessing Rivera involved in what appeared to be ...
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DID LAWYER PLAY THE SITARS?

In Sitar v. Sitar, John Sitar filed suit against his son Steven, his daughter-in-law Kristen, his lawyer Kevin McGraw, and the law firm of Mintz & Fraade, P.C., in connection with the sale of ...
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JUDGES SELECTING JUDGES?

Moments ago, we received an e-mail from political observer and commentator, Alan Flacks. Has Alan uncovered yet another scandal plaguing this year's New York County "independent" screening panel? ...
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GOT A SUPERKID?

If you have a child with asthma, s/he may be eligible to participate in a special summer program sponsored by the American Lung Association. This "summer experience," which runs from July 7 through ...
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PAKISTANI JUSTICE?

Aitzaz Ahsan, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and the leader of the "Lawyers' Movement" in that country, will speak at the New York City Bar on Tuesday, July 1st, 2008, at ...
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RISKY CHEERLEADING

In DiGiose v. Bellmore-Merrick Cent. High School Dist., Nicole DiGiose was participating in cheerleading practice at Bellmore-Merrick Central High School, when another cheerleader fell without warning ...
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WHY WAS CELL PHONE BAN UPHELD?

In Price v. New York City Board of Education, the parents of New York City public school students challenged a school cell phone ban issued by the Chancellor of the New York City public school system. ...
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TOMORROW: SALSA WITH US AT THE WATERFRONT!

Finkelstein Newman Ferrara LLP is pleased to be a sponsor of the Boricua Festival, which will be held tomorrow afternoon -- Saturday, June 28, 2008 -- from 12 noon to 7:00 PM, at the 58th Street Pier ...
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SHUFFLE OFF TO SHANGHAI?

State Senator Antoine Thompson is hosting a leadership luncheon on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at 11:30 AM, at Shanghai Reds (2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo, New York). The guest speaker will be New York ...
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WAS THIS ARBITRATION TOO MULTI-FACETED?

In Elul Diamonds Co. Ltd. v. Z Kor Diamonds, Inc. , Z Kor Diamonds asked a court to confirm an $185,226 arbitration award which had been issued in its favor. Arbitration awards are usually upheld as ...
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HOW READY ARE WE FOR REDDY?

John J. Reddy, Jr., candidate for New York County Surrogate, is having a fundraiser on Monday, June 30, 2008. It's being billed as an opportunity to discuss with candidate Reddy how the Surrogate's ...
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ATV ISN'T A MOTOR VEHICLE

In Matter of Progressive Northeastern Ins. Co. v. Scalamandre, Progressive wanted to stop the arbitration of an uninsured motorist claim. Maria Scalamandre was injured when she was hit by the driver ...
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A DISFIGURING OUTCOME?

In Fleming v. Graham, Cedric Fleming was injured when the van in which he was riding collided with a school bus driven by an employee of Evergreen Bus Service. Fleming sustained scars on his forehead ...
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SENATOR OBAMA: WE BELIEVE YOU SHOULD DISCLOSE "BUNDLERS!"

Our friends at Public Citizen, a national non-profit public interest organization, forwarded us a copy of letters sent to Senators Obama and McCain urging the candidates to disclose the identity of ...
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GIOIA IS HAVING A BEACH PARTY!

City Councilmember Eric Gioia is having a beach-themed fundraiser on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 5 PM. You'll find him and his supporters "hanging ten" at Long Island City's Water Taxi Beach. ...
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WAS IT RIGHT UNDER THEIR NOSE(S)?

In Eliopoulous v. Lake George Land Conservancy, Inc. , the Lake George Land Conservancy entered into an agreement with Thomas Eliopoulous to convey a piece of real property known as "Anthony's Nose." ...
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NANCY BANNON FOR CIVIL COURT

We hear Nancy Bannon -- one of three candidates found "most highly qualified" by an "independent" screening panel to run for a Manhattan Civil Court judgeship -- is aggressively pursuing the slot and ...
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THE LIFE OF RILEY

In Riley v. City of New York, Ronald Riley was injured when he tripped over a slightly elevated cellar door. Riley had traveled over that same sidewalk on a daily basis and the incident occurred in ...
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PLAY THE BASSA DE NOVO

In Matter of Edwin N. , Edwin was adjudicated a juvenile delinquent after being found guilty of crimes which -- if committed by an adult -- would have comprised "robbery in the second degree, grand ...
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DAVE CHAPPELLE LAUGHS IT UP FOR KEVIN POWELL

On Wednesday, July 9, 2008, comedian Dave Chappelle will be performing at a political fundraiser for Congressional candidate Kevin Powell. The event will take place at Eugene (27 West 24th Street, ...
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DID HE WAIVE RIGHT TO COUNSEL?

In Matter of Guzzo v. Guzzo, the Suffolk County Family Court issued an order of protection against Barney Guzzo who had appeared pro se -- without counsel. Inexplicably, the Suffolk County Family ...
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"HEY, MR. DAGOSTINO!"

In Bermel v. Dagostino, James Bermel sued Jason Dagostino for injuries suffered in an auto accident. Dagostino made a number of requests for Bermel's medical records in order to determine whether the ...
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