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Commercial Division Force Majeure Decision Provides A Good Overview of the Law Surrounding Leases and the COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - May 16 2022 A few months ago, a Commercial Division court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff-landlord in a case involving a commercial lease for…

Alvin Li

The First Department Enforces Settlement Agreement, Despite Claims of Economic Duress

USA - May 13 2022 The First Department’s recent decision in Zhang Chang v. Phillips Auctioneers LLC seems to have ended the long, turbulent dispute over Gerhard…

Andrew I. Lief

New York City Salary Law Amendment

USA - May 12 2022 On April 28, 2022, the New York City Council passed an amendment, Int. No. 134-A, to the New York City salary transparency law. The amendment was…

Hannah M. Brudney, Lisa E. Cleary, Ryan J. Kurtz, Andrew M. Willinger

Commercial Division Holds Oral Modification to Written Agreement Unenforceable Under New York’s Statute of Frauds

USA - May 12 2022 A recent ruling in the Suffolk County Commercial Division highlights the risk a party faces when agreeing to, and later attempting to, enforce an…

Ian C. Kerr

New York Employers Now Required to Provide Notice of Electronic Monitoring

USA - May 10 2022 Senate Bill S2628 went into effect on May 7, 2022. The bill, which was signed into law by Governor Hochul on November 8, 2021, requires all private…

Charlotte Allyn, Lisa E. Cleary, Ryan J. Kurtz, Andrew M. Willinger