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The U.S. Supreme Court upholds religious freedom of prisoner

Staying true to our nation’s ideals of religious freedom, the United States Supreme Court, the nation’s highest legal authority unanimously held...
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Erik M. Bashian and Andreas Papantoniou selected to the 2014 Rising Stars for Attorneys of Super Lawyers magazine

Bashian & Papantoniou is proud to announce the selection of Erik M. Bashian and Andreas Papantoniou to the 2014 New York Rising Stars List of Supe...
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New speed cameras added to Nassau County school zones

Drivers beware! Starting in September, 2014 the Nassau County Speed Camera Enforcement Program will be issuing speeding tickets to any motor vehicles ...
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New Record Keeping Requirements For All New York Real Estate Brokers!!

Attention all New York real estate brokers!!! Are you aware of the new rule and regulation of the real property law, which is now in effect? Pursuant ...
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Don’t interfere with my contract!

Many times a client will come to our team of Long Island attorneys and claim they are the victim of tortious interference with contract.   It is imp...
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Beat the Ticket – Lower the Fines and Points!!

Did you know that in New York your driver’s license can be suspended if you receive 11 points or more for traffic convictions in an 18 month period?...
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Dealing with Disciplinary Allegations at Universities

When a client contacts us about a disciplinary issue stemming from alleged violations at a university or graduate program – the first thing that...
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Civil litigation can be stressful, time consuming and costly

That is why at Bashian & Papantoniou we take great pride to ensure that we properly guide our clients through this entire process. From the commen...
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You Finally Recovered a Money Judgment….Now What!!

The enforcement of a money judgment or court order directing the payment of money is governed by Article 52 of the CPLR.  When enforcing a money judg...
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What Happens When A General Contractor Refuses To Pay You?

You have been retained to perform services (i.e. plumbing, electric, etc) by a general contractor on a private or public project.  You perform all th...
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Stop! Don’t sign that Employment Agreement until you speak to an Attorney

  Unfortunately, at least three times a year we have to explain to unwary clients that they cannot work for a certain company due to a restrictive co...
When can a party sue by moving for summary judgment in lieu of a complaint?

When can a party sue by moving for summary judgment in lieu of a complaint?

Pursuant to Section 3213 of the New York CPLR, a plaintiff may obtain such accelerated relief when an action is “based upon an instrument for the pa...
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New Commercial Division Monetary Thresholds Effective September 2, 2014

The Administrative Board of the Courts has announced their decision to amend Section 202.70 (a) of the Uniform Civil Rules of the New York State Supre...
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Real Life “Kramer” Lawsuit Dismissed

This lawsuit stems from causes of action for alleged defamation, defamation per se and interference with business relations, as the real life “Krame...
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“Clear and Convincing” Evidence Establishes Defendant was a “Stranger” to 13-year old complainant

Appellate Division affirmed that “clear and convincing” evidence showed that a defendant was a “stranger” to a 13-year old complainant in a de...
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Conviction of Former NYPD “Cannibal Cop” Overturned

USDJ Judge Paul G. Gardephe granted former New York Police Department officer Gilberto Valle’s motion for a judgment of acquittal by overturning a j...
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Supreme Court holds Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate Violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States held today that for-profit closely held companies do not have to provide a full range of con...