school_child

When is A School District Liable for Physical Injury By One Student to Another?

In New York, it is well settled law that a school district is under a duty to adequately supervise the students in their charge and that it will be held liable for foreseeable injuries proximately related to the absence of adequate supervision.  However, the school district is not an insurer of saf...
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landlord

Bashian & Papantoniou Secures Victory for New York City Building Owner by Clarifying and Creating Precedence for New York City Landlords

ATTENTION NEW YORK CITY BUILDING OWNERS AND LANDLORDS, the next time a former or current commercial tenant files a notice of pendency or lis pendens against your building claiming that he, she or it has the right to be restored to possession of the premises, please take solace in the fact that the F...
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fmla

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Retaliation and Interference Claims Under FMLA

When Cathleen Graziadio temporarily left her position as a payroll clerk at the Culinary Institute on Long Island, New York to tend to her two sons who were each hospitalized within 2-weeks of each other her attempts to submit paperwork for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) w...
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partner_problems

My business relationship with my partner has gone bad – can my partner remove property from our office

Sometimes business relationships turn sour and the unfortunate task of winding down and dissolution of the business needs to occur.  However, generally speaking the property of the business should never be removed from the business property unless the partners have agreed to such removal (whether ...
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deposition

What to expect when appearing at a New York deposition

Your appearance at a deposition can be an overwhelming experience.  This is especially true if you have never appeared at a deposition.  So what is a deposition?  Why is it necessary?  A deposition is a part of the discovery process authorized under Article 31 of the New York Rules of Civil P...
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