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WOONASQUATUCKET DO'S & DON'TS

With Summer’s Arrival, Reminder About Woonasquatucket River "Do's and Don'ts" and Update on EPA Efforts As summer tempts Rhode Island-area youth to find a place to swim, EPA ...
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IT'S POISON PREVENTION WEEK

Secure Pesticides and Chemicals during Poison Prevention Week More than 145,000 reports made each year to poison centers involving pesticides and disinfectants During National Poison Prevention Week, ...
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GIVE YOUR DOG A LIFT

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IN THE TIMES: TALKING OPTIONS

This piece appeared in the Real Estate Section of Sunday's New York Times How Much More Can a Rental Cost? By JAY ROMANO Q I rent a condominium from its owner. We signed a one-year lease, with the ...
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AGREEING TO DISAGREE

Amcan Holdings wanted a loan from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in exchange for a $500,000 fee and signed a "Summary of Terms and Conditions," which noted that the transaction couldn't be ...
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WHY WASN'T IT ENFORCEABLE?

In Rivera v. Alaimo, Luis Rivera and Vincent Alaimo had a $12,000 lease-deposit dispute. The two men signed a handwritten agreement which indicated that "material terms" of a lease and fixtures sale ...
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NOT A VERY TASTEE OUTCOME

In Mirra v. Tastee Pattee, Salvatore Mirra started a holdover proceeding when his commercial tenant, Tastee Pattee, remained in its space after its month-to-month tenancy ended. Tastee claimed that it ...
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PAPER PUSHING STILL HAS ITS PLACE

DeVita v. Macy's East, Inc. is a case for the Internet age. An action was originally brought before the Queens County Supreme Court to recover damages for personal injuries. During the course of that ...
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BERNIE THE BAGEL MAN, GETS SCHMEARED

Just because someone is found to have breached an agreement with you doesn't mean you'll recover anything. You've got to be able to prove -- to a judge's satisfaction -- damages were suffered. By way ...
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SYOSSET CENTRAL FINISHES LAST

Most teachers (and students) look forward to summer vacation, but not Cynthia Last. She wanted to spend her summer teaching. In Last v. Syosset Central School District, the principal of the Syosset ...
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NO RENEWAL? BEGONE!

If your lease is about to expire and you live in a free market (unregulated) apartment, or if you're a tenant of a commercial space, it is always best to assume you will have to leave on the ...
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PRELIMINARY STIPS: AGREEMENTS TO AGREE?

Settlement agreements -- or "stipulations" -- reached within the context of litigation are typically viewed as preferred dispute resolution mechanisms, and will not be cast aside absent some ...
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SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD!

The way I remember it, it was a Monday morning, about 9:45, when my intercom rang. "Mr. Silver" is here to see you," the receptionist announced. "Who?" I inquired, while thumbing through my desk ...
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EXPLORING OPTIONS (TO RENEW)

When is an option to renew, not an option at all? When the language used by the parties is vague or ambiguous. Typically, outside of rent regulation, tenants are not entitled to automatic lease ...
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