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Best Practices for e-discovery Production

USA - 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

USA - 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

TCPA Developments with Ringless Robocalls Could Impact Users and Vendors

USA - November 20 2017 Over the past few years, a new service known as ringless voicemail has been used for telemarketing and debt collection purposes. Ringless voicemail

Foreclosure Decision Limits Statute of Limitation Defense

USA - 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

New Law Expands Paid Leave in New York for Public Employee Cancer Screenings

USA - December 19 2017 On December 18, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law an amendment of the state Civil Service Law in relation to granting paid

Governor's Proposed Suspension of Tax Credits Could Stall Real Estate Development

USA - January 30 2018 Governor Cuomo’s recently released Executive Budget may not be well received amongst those planning on redeveloping urban areas, restoring historic

FEMA Flood Map Changes

USA - January 25 2018 As reported by the New York Times earlier this month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") is "for the first time in three decades"

The State of Local Government in New York, 2017

USA - January 24 2018 The Office of the State Comptroller has issued its annual report on local governments from 2016. The report shows (i) a reduction in the number of

NYS Governor’s Education Budget has Ramifications beyond Monetary Resources

USA - January 23 2018 Governor Cuomo’s 2018-2019 school aid proposal calls for an increase of about 3 percent or $769 million in total school aid. This is significantly

NYS Budget: The Impact of the Governor’s Proposals

USA - January 19 2018 As New York state lawmakers prepare to learn details, schools and municipalities face impacts of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 spending plan. The