Recent Articles from Eric Walter
Proposed legislation backed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman could impose stiffer penalties against those who engage in fraudulent foreclosure practices. The Foreclosure Fraud Prevention Act of 2012, which was introduced into the New York State Assembly on Wednesday, would define residential mortgage foreclosure fraud as a criminal offense carrying fines and jail time. […]
The Monroe County Legislature will consider a new law that could authorize fines of up to $1,000 or a year in jail for those found guilty of cyberbullying. The bill, which cleared the legislature’s Agenda/Charter Committee earlier this month, will go before the full legislature at their May 8 meeting. The fact that bullying is […]
The question of whether federal prosecutors should have the power to levy criminal charges against users who violate terms of service agreements of computers will likely receive U.S. Supreme Court review. In U.S. v. David Nosal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled last week against a Department of Justice interpretation of […]
Should federal prosecutors have the power to levy criminal charges against Internet users who violate the terms of service agreements on a given website? That is one of the questions facing the U.S. House of Representatives, which is considering legislation to narrow the reach of current computer security laws. While arguing against Senate-passed legislation that […]
Federal lawmakers gave the U.S. patent system its first major overhaul since 1952 last week, when the U.S. Senate passed the America Invents Act 89 to 9. But will the law, which has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will now go to President Barack Obama ...
A plan to allow the controversial process of high volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract natural gas deposits from New York’s Marcellus Shale region moved one step closer to reality this week. The Department of Environmental Conservation ...
If a proposal now under consideration by the American Bar Association’s Section on Legal Education is enacted, law schools would have to publish the percentage of their students that have had merit scholarships revoked.
The long anticipated final portion of New York State Department of Conservation’s report on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has been delayed due to Hurricane Irene. Agency officials cited the need to tend to disaster relief and recovery from flooding and fire this week.
Can anonymous commenters and the websites they post to be sued for defamation? In the case of one local dispute, the answer is no. Monroe County Supreme Court Justice David Barry ruled last month that Democrat & Chronicle parent company Gannett did not have to disclose the identities of several anonymous commenters involved in a […]
What does First Niagara Financial Group’s acquisition of 195 branches of HSBC Bank USA across upstate New York and Connecticut mean for the regional banking industry? More competition, according to one local expert, and more opportunities for those who can capitalize on them, said another.
- Court of Appeals – Speedy trial: People v. Justice A.
- Fourth Department – Traffic stop: People v. McMillon
- Second Circuit – Fair Labor Standards Act: Abbott v. Comme Des Garcons, Ltd.
- Second Circuit – Plea agreements: Cook v. United States
- Fourth Department: Statute of limitations: Marino v. Weiler
- Fourth Department – Nail and mail service: Rebutting presumption of service L&W Supply Corporation v. Built-Rite Drywall Corp, et al
- Fourth Department – Mental Hygiene Law: Charles L. v. State of New York
- Second Circuit – Medicaid and Medicare certification: U.S. ex rel. Quartararo v. Cath. Health Sys. Of Long Island Inc.
- Fourth Department – Waiver of indictment: People v. King
- Fourth Department – Speedy trial: People v. Jordan
- Fourth Department – Rosario material: People v. Dennard
- Second Circuit – Magnuson-Stevens Act: State of New York v. Raimondo
- Split court affirms gun conviction
- N.Y. Court of Appeals reverses gun conviction
- NY board approves cannabis lawsuit settlements, paves way for retail dispensaries
- NY Court of Appeals reverses murder conviction because of illegal police search
- NY Court of Appeals reverses gun conviction over ineffective counsel
- Split court affirms gun conviction, finding search and arrest were legal
- NY appeals court vacates drug conviction over illegal police search
- Split Court of Appeals strips Police Accountability Board of disciplinary power