Compliance with Fire Code Regulations | Nassau County Fire Prevention Ordinance

Many Nassau County business owners are also unaware that general rule for corporate representation is that corporations are “artificial entities” and must only appear in court through an attorney when confronting a Nassau County Fire Code violation. Unfortunately, numerous Nassau County busine...
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New York’s Same Sex Marriage Law Stands | Marriage Equality Act

New York’s highest court has dismissed a case challenging the administrative procedures that allows allow gay men and women to marry in New York State.  The Marriage Equality Act was challenged on the basis that the NYS Senate violated New York’s Open Meetings Law because it held closed-door me...
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Class Certified in Medicaid Home-Care Services Reduction Case

The Southern District of New York certified a class for the class action suit against New York State’s Human Resources Administration based on the reduction of 24-hour home care services for people already receiving the service.  The class consists of, among others, current Medicaid recipients wh...
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US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit Finds Possession of Child Pornography in Temporary Internet Files

The 2nd Circuit held that a defendant does not have to save Internet files containing child pornography to his hard drive to be criminally liable.    The decision comes on the heels of the May 8th New York Court of Appeals decision which held that viewers of free online pornography are not breaki...
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Tweets in the Malcom Harris matter are Subject to Manhattan DA’s Subpoena

Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. held in People v. Harris, 2011NY080152 that Twitter Inc. must produce tweets and user information in Wall Street protester case.  The Judge reasoned that the defendant lacked standing, at the time, to quash the subpoena, as the defendant had “no propriet...
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Katie Holmes Seeks Split from Tom Cruise Under New York Law

It appears a legal battle is waiting in the wings to determine the proper venue for the divorce suit between actors Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, and custody over their daughter Suri.   According to New York state law, a couple must satisfy one of the following residency requirements to be divorced...
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Pro Bono Requirements for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman is planning to require future New York attorneys to perform 50 hours of pro bono service before being admitted to practice law in New York.   Pro bono is a Latin phrase generally used to describe professional work undertaken without payment or at a reduced fee, as a pu...
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UPDATE: Manhattan DA: Detroit Tiger Delmon Young Still Facing Charges

The Manhattan DA is still pushing forward with its misdemeanor hate crime assault case against Detroit Tiger Delmon Young for his accused drunken anti-Semite tirade in which he is accused of yelling “F*cking Jews!” and attacking a male tourist in New York city.   The DA’ office has apparentl...
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