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Does Albany Have the Will to Create Family Court Judgeships?
The new fiscal budget includes funding for 20 new Family Court judges starting next year, but the positions have yet to be created by the Legislature.
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Courthouse News Service
'Lidia's Italy' Star May Be Liable to Italian Worker
Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich must face claims that she took advantage of an Italian looking to break into the restaurant business, a New York appeals court ruled Maria Carmela Farina alleged in a 2011 complaint that she had been living in Venice in 2005 when she received an exciting offer to come to New York.
3 Local Sewage Plants "at Risk"
A report card and interactive map tracking upgrades at several local Westchester sewage treatment plants around Long Island Sound in Blind Brook, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, and Port Chester shows three that are "at risk," which means that they have a lot of work that needs to be completed in order to cut pollution required under federally mandated ... (more)
New York Attorney Malpractice Blog
The Case Lives On, But Not For This Plaintiff
Here is a case about the attempt to re-make a movie. It did not go well. Plaintiff had invested $ 4.5 million in order to put together, or remake, or work with "Dance Cuba" She retained Davis & Gilbert to handle the transfer of ownership.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
NYCLA Musical Fundraiser Will Honor Betty Ellerin
The New York County Lawyers Association's fundraising arm, the NYCLA Foundation, is hosting a musical comedy show April 24 to honor the life and career of Betty Weinberg Ellerin, the first female justice of the Appellate Division, First Department.
Kamel R. Sadek, Plaintiff-Appellant v. Jenkins A. Wesley, et al.,...
Plaintiff appeals from a order of the Supreme Court, New York County , entered on or about November 3, 2011, which precluded the testimony of his neurological expert and directed that judgment be entered dismissing the complaint, and which brings up for review an earlier ruling precluding the testimony of his first-proposed The question raised by ... (more)
The Washington Post
Ethnic America, mapped
The history of European colonization of the Americas is still evident today in most of the United States.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
AG Schneiderman Appoints New Chief of Conviction Review Bureau
April 17, 2014 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the appointment of Gail Heatherly to lead the Office of the Attorney General's Conviction Review Bureau.
Lawsuit challenges Valley View decision
Neuhaus' office released to The Chronicle a menu of choices given to legislators that propose staff cuts to the 37 other departments funded by county taxes.
New York Attorney Malpractice Blog
Did This Legal Malpractice Case Fail For the Same Reason the Underlying Case Failed?
We often see a "pot and the kettle" issue in legal malpractice cases. Example: Plaintiff trips and falls, and her attorney sues the City.
New York Court Recognizes Foreign Criminal Judgment in Case of First Impression
On April 1, 2014, a New York state appellate court held that a judgment rendered by a foreign criminal court that required the defendant to make a payment of money to victims of his fraud was capable of domestication under Uniform Foreign Money Judgments Act ), and ordered the attachment of New York-based assets under Article 62 in aid of that ... (more)
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Flooding in northern NY closes some roads, bridges
A state of emergency has been declared in a northern New York county after rising floodwaters caused by melting snow and rain closed several roads and bridges.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
On Tax Day, new IRS data shows New Yorkers with highest income in 20 years
New York state residents listed an average adjusted gross income of $68,84 in their 2012 tax returns, the highest total over the past 20 years, according to new Internal Revenue Service data analyzed by researchers at Syracuse University.
In re Alicia Echevarria, Petitioner-Respondent v. Matthew M. Wambua,...
Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County , entered May 3, 2013, granting the petition to annul respondent Commissioner's determination to award an apartment to the Andermanis respondents, to the extent of remanding the matter to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development , unanimously reversed, on the law, without costs, the petition ... (more)
Mon Apr 14, 2014
New York Daily News
Time to honor our heroes
The brave men and women who have sacrificed for the nation deserve a seismic outpouring of gratitude in the Canyon of Heroes - where America's best have been honored over the generations.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
People v. Scott Barden, 2448/10
Defendant appeals from the judgment of the Supreme Court, New York County , rendered December 7, 2011, as amended December 12, 2011, convicting him of identity theft in the first degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, and theft of services , and imposing sentence.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Caprio v. NYS Department of Taxation, 651176/11
Cite as: Caprio v. NYS Department of Taxation, 651176/11, NYLJ 1202650501996, at *1 Plaintiff appeal from the judgment of the Supreme Court, New York County , entered November 5, 2012, dismissing the complaint, and bringing up for review an order, same court and Justice, entered September 25, 2012, which granted defendants' motion for summary ... (more)
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Courthouse News Service
Ex-Partner Sues Chef Gordon Ramsay for $10M
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay purposefully drove his popular Los Angeles eatery out of business and used a business partner's investment to open another restaurant without him, the investor claims in a $10 million lawsuit.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Major Drug Trafficker Found Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court of Two Murder-for-Hire Conspiracies
April 4, 2014 - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Roger Key, a/k/a "Luchie," a violent and large-scale drug trafficker who operated in Manhattan and the Bronx, New York, was found guilty yesterday in Manhattan federal court of two murder-for-hire conspiracies, attempted murder, and ... (more)
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Nyack Sketch Log: The Hopper Years
New York County remains the center of the American art universe. But according to the curator of the current exhibit at the Edward Hopper House, the big bang that created the American modern art cosmos may have happened here in Rockland County.