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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.


Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, Staten-Island, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Queens County, NY

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.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Chefs, Mario Batali, Queens, NY, New York, NY


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)


Related Topix: Mamaroneck, NY, New Rochelle, NY, Port Chester, NY, Westchester County, NY

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.


Related Topix: Sports

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Chronicle Newspaper

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.


Related Topix: Chester, NY, Goshen, NY, Orange County, NY

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.


JD Supra

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)


Related Topix: Czech Republic, Europe, World News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

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.


Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Post-Standard

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.


Related Topix: Tax, New York, Syracuse University, Onondaga County, NY, Madison County, NY

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.


Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Opinion

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)


Related Topix: Tax

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.


Related Topix: Hell's Kitchen, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Gordon Ramsay, Life, Food, Chefs

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)


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Harrison, NY

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.


Related Topix: Nyack, NY, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Rockland County, NY, Essex County, England, United Kingdom, World News, Greater London County, England