Attorneys owed a fiduciary duty to clients with respect to sale of clients’ shares in an apartment complex to attorneys.

The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, recently held that a group of attorneys owed a fiduciary duty to their clients with respect to the sale of their clients’ shares in an apartment complex to the attorneys. The Court reasoned that although the attorneys had not been ret...
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85-year old New York Met beer vendor’s age discrimination lawsuit dismissed by court

A lower court’s decision to dismiss Mildred Block’s age discrimination lawsuit against Aramark, Inc. was upheld earlier this week, when the New York Appellate Division found that replacing Ms. Block, an 85-year old New Jersey woman, with a 75-year old woman did not amount to age discrimination....
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Google sued for tracking the location of users of the Android smart phone

  Two Michigan women, Julie Brown and Kayla Molaski, have sued Google in a class action lawsuit stemming from the location-tracking technology included in the Android smart phone operating system.  The plaintiffs allege in the complaint that the  “Android Operating System phones log, record and...
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Defamation: How do I know if I have been defamed?

Defamation occurs in the form of libel or slander.  Libel is a publication, expressed in writing, printing or by symbols or pictures concerning a living person that is false and tends to injure one’s reputation by exposing him/her to public hatred, contempt scorn or shame.  Slander occurs when m...
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Paralyzed Chinese gymnast seeks $1.8 billion in compensation for paralyzing accident at 1998 Goodwill Games

 Chinese gymnast Sang Lan is seeking $1.8 billion in compensation for the pain and suffering that she has endured, as a result of someone attempting to move a mat from where she was about to land during warm-ups at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York.  As a result, Ms. Lan claims that she was [&he...
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What is the ADEA and does it protect me?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act  of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects employees from employment discrimination based upon age in the workplace.   The ADEA applies to individuals that are 40 years or older working for an employer with 20 or more employees.   The ADEA protects employees and job...
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Employment: When can a pay cut justify good cause for leaving your job and to collect unemployment?

You may or may not know this, but whether you, as an unemployment compensation claimant, have good cause to leave your employment is a factual determination that is ultimately made by the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board(especially when your previous employer challenges your claim that you left...
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Settlement of lawsuit provides DISH and EchoStar rights to use TiVo patents for video recording

Dish Network Corp and partner EchoStar Corp agreed to settle its ongoing litigation with TiVo for $500 million, which includes an immediate payment of $300 million, pursuant to a settlement agreement that dismisses the ongoing litigation between the parties.   The settlement agreement provides DIS...
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