Innkeepers, shopowners & other business owners: Ensure that the correct protective measures are taken to safely operate your business

An innkeeper or shopowner has a duty to exercise reasonable care to protect its guests or tenants while on the premises to protect against foreseeable injury that may be caused to third persons.  You must take reasonable protective measures, including providing adequate security to protect guests f...
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Real Estate: A growing concern in the neighborhood – intentional torts against property interest

New York case law has routinely held that a trespass to land is an intentional infringement of the real property right of another.  In order to prove a trespass, the trespasser must have intended to do the act; the act must have resulted in damage to the property; and the intrusion must be the inev...
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Real Property: Property owners beware of adverse possession

Most property owners are unaware of the concept of adverse possession.  In short, adverse possession is a method of obtaining title to land (without compensating the owner) based upon the claim of the person in actual possession of the land that he, she or it had been in actual, continuous, exclu...
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Email may hold the same weight as a traditional ink-on-paper agreement

We would like to share the recent ruling of the Court in Naldi v. Grunberg, an Appellate Division, 1st Department, New York Supreme Court case, as we believe that it may be of some interest to you and your colleagues, in deciding what content to include, if any, in emails to prospective buyers in th...
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Could things in the housing market finally be turning for the better?

Could things in the housing market finally be turning for the better?  Or are big lenders just remaining cautious about seizing homes due to litigation and regulatory inquiries present all across the country.   RealtyTrac, which follows foreclosure activity across the United States, reported...
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