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Custody in the time of COVID


Justice Matthew F. Cooper of the New York County Supreme Court issued a decision on October 7 addressing the issue of a parent’s COVID-19 vaccination status in an ongoing divorce case. (C.B. v. D.B, NY Cty. Supreme Ct., 2021).  Although ...

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Commentary: Pigeons and the Law

What could pigeons possibly have to do with the law? It turns out that the bird’s presence in our lexicon is extensive. Take, for example, the phrase “stool pigeon.” In the current context the phrase describes a person involved in ...

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Real Estate Law: Eviction moratorium, rental assistance programs settle in for extended stay

Karianne M. Polimeni

New York’s eviction moratorium and rental assistance programs, created in the early days of the pandemic to combat the health and economic consequences that accompany evictions, homelessness, and unpaid rent, will be sticking around a bit longer, but not without ...

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New Jersey court on the ethics of Facebook evidence gathering


These days, most lawyers are familiar with social media, both its benefits and pitfalls. After all, social media has been around for significantly more than a decade now. As a result many lawyers are comfortable interacting online and using social ...

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Insurance and Injury Corner: A brief primer on New York Insurance Law § 3420 (d)

Daniel S. Galan

When issuing policies covering personal injury risk in New York, insurers must remain mindful of Insurance Law § 3420(d), which requires that insurers provide notice disclaiming liability to the claimant and/or injured person as soon as reasonably possible. Under Insurance ...

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Advocate’s View: Updated status of evictions in New York State

Robert P. Yawman

Last September, The Daily Record published my Advocate’s View article entitled “Navigating the Status of Evictions in New York State.” There have been several changes over the past year. Just last month, the Supreme Court issued a decision enjoining part ...

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IP Frontiers: Yu v. Apple Inc.: Yet Another Alice Disaster

Wayne Reinke

In Yangin Yu, Zhongxuan Zhang v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. June 11, 2021), hereinafter “Yu v. Apple,” the Federal Circuit majority proves there is a serious problem with its § 101 jurisprudence, which has expanded to the point of swallowing at ...

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