Businesses must protect their contract rights and position themselves to prosecute and defend commercial and contract claims that arise during, and because of, the business disruptions caused by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses must assert those rights, such ...Read More »
Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo instituted New York State on P.A.U.S.E. (Policies Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone), ordering 100% of the non-essential workforce to stay at home. While necessary to fight the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, the governor’s recent ...Read More »
A construction company submitted a bid to serve as the general contractor for a public/private historic redevelopment project. After being told by the developer that it was the successful bidder, over the next several months the construction company participated in ...
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High legal fees are an unavoidable fact of life for many commercial litigants. A client’s ability to commence, and successfully litigate, even a highly meritorious case often hinges on whether he or she can afford the inherent cost. This is ...Read More »
I was recently consulted by the former client of a certified public accountant. The client, who I’ll call “Ms. Smith,” hired the accountant to manage all financial aspects of her business. This included providing payroll services and preparing and filing ...Read More »
Civil Litigation: New proposed rules for the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act could mean big changes for debt collectors and consumers
Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). These proposed changes could have a dramatic effect on attorneys representing consumers and debt collectors. The FDCPA ...Read More »
During Oscar season, I always look forward to watching Turner Classic Movies’ “Thirty Days of Oscar,” which showcases Academy Award-winning films. This year, I watched the film “Kramer v. Kramer” (1979) starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep. As a matrimonial ...
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In theory, the attorney-client privilege is pretty straightforward. A client retains an attorney, and thereafter that relationship is imbued with certain rights and benefits. These benefits include an expectation of confidential communications between attorney and client, as well as a ...Read More »
The Supreme Court recently handed down some significant decisions in the labor and employment field. These decisions represent a trend of pro-employer decisions from the Court. Union Agency Fees: Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, 138 S. Ct. 2448 (2018) In ...Read More »