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Matrimonial Matters: The Law is the Law

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In two Family Court appeals, the Fourth Department looked to the law to hold against the appellants. Both decisions were entered Feb. 11 and reiterate that while — particularly in Family Court — litigants and attorneys may believe that their ...

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New cybersecurity recommendations for lawyers

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Now that lawyers have been intermittently working remotely over the past year — and may continue to do so in the near future — their ethical obligations relating to cybersecurity practices have taken on a whole new level of importance. ...

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IP Frontiers: The Trademark Modernization Act 2021

Alana M. Fuierer, Esq.

On Dec. 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (the “Act”) was signed into law. Despite commonly being thought of as merely a “Coronavirus Relief Bill,” it surprisingly contained much more than COVID-19 relief. One of the lesser-known parts of ...

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Pennsylvania lawyers can ethically practice remotely from out-of-state

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In March of last year, as we faced lockdowns and the newfound threat of COVID-19, remote work became a sudden and unexpected reality. Law firms shut their doors and sent everyone home, and the work-from-home revolution began out of necessity, ...

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N.Y. Bar opines on online lawyer-client matching services

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Since the turn of the century, the internet has increasingly become part of our day-to-day lives. Initially, this new reality presented a bit of a challenge for precedent-based, risk-averse lawyers. As a result, in most cases the legal profession as ...

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Environmental Law: United States energy policy changes dramatically under Biden administration

George S. Van Nest

As we reported on in this column previously, national energy policies were key issues in the 2020 presidential election. After a tumultuous election and inauguration, newly elected President Biden wasted no time dramatically changing United States energy policy. Within hours ...

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Commentary: A final end to an un-gentlemanly agreement

Anthony Adams

Two months ago, Major League Baseball announced it would recognize players from seven Negro Leagues that operated between 1920 and 1948 as “major leaguers” for historical and statistical purposes. That symbolic act — nearly all the affected players are long-deceased ...

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Insurance and Injury Corner: Basics of the primary assumption of risk doctrine

Patrick D. Leavy

Although this winter season is certainly not over, last week we were reminded that spring is not far off as pitchers and catchers reported to spring training facilities across the country. With the start of spring training, and baseball’s opening ...

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Matrimonial Matters: Divorce and death a complicated combination

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Under New York law, a divorce action abates upon the death of a party. Over the years, both the courts and litigants have struggled to find some wiggle room around the edges. The case most commonly cited when trying to ...

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The new judicial ‘recusal’ law: A solution seeking a problem?

Hon. Richard Dollinger

As any former member of the state Legislature will confess, bills get passed each year and signed into law that represent a perceived solution desperately seeking a widespread problem. The newly enacted law, often ill defined and lacking any adequate ...

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