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IP Frontiers: First impressions of the Copyright Claims Board

In December 2020, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (the CASE Act) was signed into law at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CASE Act provided for the creation of a Copyright Claims Board (CCB) by amending Title ...

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Commentary: Penalties and punishments for weapons charges in New York

The state of New York has some of the most restrictive weapon laws in the country, and New York City has codified even more severe restrictions. If you are facing a criminal weapons charge, or if you just have questions ...

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What is a consent father versus a notice father?

In Matter of William [2022 Slip Op 03831] entered June 10, the Fourth Department addressed the issue of what creates a “consent father” whose agreement is required for an adoption, as opposed to a “notice father,” who is only required ...

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Commentary: Can a misdemeanor be expunged in New York?

In the United States, about 45 million Americans, or 14% of the population, have been convicted of a misdemeanor. If this is the case for you, you might be asking yourself, can a misdemeanor be expunged in New York City ...

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Insurance and Injury Corner: CPLR 4549 and expanding admissibility of statements made by opposing party’s employee

New York recently enacted CPLR 4549. This new provision expands the cases in which hearsay statements by a party’s employee will be admissible as admissions of an opposing party. The new provision became effective December 31, 2021, and courts are ...

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