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Defending against Title IX sexual misconduct charges: What students, parents need to know

Title IX charges are pursued aggressively by colleges and universities across the country. A Title IX allegation has the potential to ruin a student’s academic future and should not be taken lightly. Although these proceedings are quasi-criminal in nature, they actually afford students far fewer ...

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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. Temporary Restraining Orders In Lake Region Medical, Inc. v. Pike, 21-cv-00844-LJV-LGF (Aug. 20, 2021) — an action ...

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Real Estate Law: This for that: Advising clients in a forward 1031 Exchange

‘Tis the season for exchanging gifts, or, in real estate, perhaps the season to exchange one piece of property for another. Section 1031 Exchanges or “like-kind” exchanges are effective vehicles for investors in real property to defer capital gains tax ...

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Commentary: Six steps toward building a stronger security profile in 2022

These days, there’s a lot of emphasis on the implications of data breaches, ransomware attacks, and other system compromises from bad actors on the world stage. We read about the “parade of horribles,” which can ensue after an event, and ...

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Commentary: Trapped children — adverse childhood experiences need renewed analysis by NY courts

Domestic strife research into the long-term consequences of a child’s exposure to household traumas may herald a new wave of advocacy for both matrimonial and defense attorneys in New York. This new developing research on the long-term impact of adverse ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Let’s include everyone when we connect

“From Striving Alone to Thriving Together.” This is the title of NYSBA’s recent report on attorney well-being. I think that’s what the MCBA and other bar associations are really all about — connection with others that look out for us ...

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Jazz for Justice returns with successful event at Harro East

The Foundation of the Monroe County Bar welcomed the legal community to the 10th Annual Jazz for Justice event last Friday at the Harro East Ballroom. Despite some uncertainty, after an MCBA membership survey it was decided that the show ...

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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. Notice of Motion Requirement Under Local Civil Rule 7(a)(1) In Kujawski v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 19-cv-00603-WMS ...

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Real Estate Law: Home is where the heart (or HOA) is

I was welcomed to the world of Homeowner’s Associations (“HOAs”) as a young associate in the early 1980s, when I was assigned the task of establishing an HOA for a local townhouse development. At the time, HOAs were just starting ...

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Your Counsel: Adult cannabis use and the New York workplace

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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