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Best Practices for e-discovery Production

August 21 2017 A key consideration as a case begins is to make a determination on the production format to be used for documents in the case. The attorney should…

Suing Foreign Entities in NY: Changes to the Law of Personal Jurisdiction

September 19 2017 For more than a century, it was well established that any foreign entity registered to do business in New York could be sued in a New York state or…

Foreclosure Decision Limits Statute of Limitation Defense

June 23 2017 On April 3, 2017 the Suffolk County Supreme Court granted Nationstar Mortgage LLC’s motion for summary judgment to recover defaulted mortgage payments…

Complaint Dismissed in NY Against Dermal Filler Medical Device Manufacturer

October 12 2017 Harris Beach attorneys successfully moved the New York Supreme Court to dismiss a plaintiff's medical malpractice, lack of informed consent, and…

New York Law Affords Greater Privacy Protections to Backyards

August 22 2017 A recently enacted law will affect backyards across New York state for years to come. Senate Bill S870-A (Senator Young) and its counterpart Assembly…

Catching up on Recent Cannabis Developments in New York State

May 18 2022 This is an exciting time in the adult-use marijuana space in New York state - last month more than 80 small farmers received conditional cultivator…

EPA to Adopt New Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard

May 17 2022 Lenders need to consider the scope and extent of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (“Phase I ESA”) they routinely utilize in connection with…

State Blue Sky Laws: Shedding Light on Exclusions from Municipal Bond Exemptions

May 11 2022 We continue our series exploring the lack of uniformity - and sometimes lack of guidance - that makes it challenging to interpret state Blue Sky laws…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Approves New Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

May 9 2022 In mid-March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule approving ASTM International (ASTM) Standard E1527-21 as an…

Healthcare and Mental Hygiene Workers Employed by Educational Institutions May Receive Bonuses Under New York Law

May 3 2022 As part of the New York State enacted budget for the 2023 Fiscal Year, the Legislature and Governor provided bonuses for certain healthcare and…