Category: Litigation

New York Legislators Stand-up to Squatters: How Squatters and Squatter’s Rights Cases in New York Could Be in for Big Changes.

Property ownership in New York can be complicated, especially when you choose to rent or leave your property empty for extended periods of time throughout the year. Specifically,…

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Municipalities Can Recoup Training Costs for New Line Workers

Is your municipality training new hires to become certified electrical line workers, only to lose them to major utility companies such as NYSEG or Rochester Gas & Electric…

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Liability Waivers—Why They Might Not Be What You Think

In the wake of the OceanGate submersible tragedy, there has been much discussion about liability waivers and whether they can bar a lawsuit. For example, there have been many…

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Will Recent Cannabis Litigation Halt New York’s Recreational Cannabis Sale Rollout?

A federal judge in the Northern District of New York has temporarily halted the issuance of the state’s first conditional adult-use retail dispensary (CAURD) licenses in…

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In wake of Schoharie limousine tragedy, ensuring personal safety is key

It may not be an everyday occurrence, but when renting a limousine—whether for a wedding, prom or other special occasion—it is a good idea to spend a few extra minutes to take…

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Federal court ruling leaves you with little recourse if abused by TSA agents

Airline passengers now have limited legal options in the event of TSA abuse due to a recent ruling by a federal appeals court that Transportation Security Administration…

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Case Dismissed!–Why the Texas Citizens Participation Act is an Important Tool for Civil Litigation

The Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA), also known as the Texas Anti-SLAPP law, is a must-read for Texas litigators and their clients.  The purpose of the law is “to…

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Regulation of digital political ads aims for transparency in New York; other bills follow

New legislation will make it clear who is paying for political advertisements online and on social media in New York State. The Democracy Protection Act, now in effect, will also…

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Texas Joins States Suing Opioid Drugmaker Purdue Pharma

The Texas Attorney General filed suit in Travis County District Court on May 15, 2018 against Purdue Pharma L.P. et al based on its “aggressive” and “deceptive” marketing…

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Fifth Circuit holds that Texas Equitable Lien doctrine does not extend to provide standing to non-named lessor

On May 15, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a suit by an equipment lessor seeking coverage under a property policy issued…

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