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White Collar Corner: DOJ signals softer stance toward criminal defendants

White collar defense lawyers have taken notice of a recent memo in which U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland urged Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors to proceed thoughtfully when pursuing indictments, plea agreements or long prison sentences. In the Dec. 16, ...

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Commentary: Can moving out before a divorce cause problems?

Depending on your living situation, children, and the conditions of a divorce, you or your soon-to-be ex-spouse may consider moving out of the shared home before the divorce is finalized. Leaving the house might seem like the best thing to ...

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IP Frontiers: Knowing your entity status: Reduced fees carry increased penalties for honest mistakes

Just before the New Year, President Biden signed into law the Unleashing American Innovators Act of 2022 (the “Act”), with the goal of addressing disparities in the U.S. patent system and expanding access to patents among underrepresented communities. The Act ...

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Your Counsel: New York leave laws explained

Lawyers tend to limit their practice to a few areas. Nonetheless, people come to us with myriad problems — many of which fall outside our expertise. Through this column, we provide practical information to help you assist those who have ...

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Partnership is our strength

This was the theme for the 2022 NYSBA Partnership Conference that was held in person for the first time since the pandemic. In two days, more than 400 attorneys benefited from guidance regarding 21 programs covering critical areas of law ...

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Western District Case Notes

This article originally appeared in The Bulletin, the official publication of the Bar Association of Erie County. It is reprinted here with permission. Venue In Bausch & Lomb, Inc. v. Zea Vision LLC, 20-cv-06452-FPG (Aug. 31, 2022) — an action ...

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Commentary: NY school districts required to replace Native American mascots or obtain tribe approval

Amanda L. Lowe

The New York State Education Department recently issued a letter stating that public school districts must “affirmatively commit to replacing [their] Native American team name[s], logo[s], and/or imagery by the end of the 2022-23 school year” unless they obtain approval ...

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