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Fourth Department addresses abuse by parents

In a decision entered last month, the Fourth Department reviewed a case in which there was limited evidence as to what had caused serious injuries to a child.  However, the court affirmed the Family Court’s determination that both respondents had ...

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NY DEC issues proposed regulations to implement Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

On July 18, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).  The legislation was described in the governor’s press release at the time of adoption as “the most ambitious and comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation ...

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The importance of planning for law firm resiliency during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in some parts of the country, you’re likely wondering about the future of your law firm and its book of business. One way to abate those concerns is to prioritize preparing your firm ...

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U.S. Supreme Court strengthens church autonomy doctrine

Last month, in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morissey-Berru,[1] the United States Supreme Court decided two Catholic schools were exempt from employment discrimination claims from teachers they had terminated. This decision was a follow-up to the 2012 Hosanna-Tabor decision, ...

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IP Frontiers: Design patents should be in every portfolio

A patent confers the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling an invention, as recited in the claims of the patent, within the jurisdiction or from importing the invention into the jurisdiction in which the ...

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COVID-19 survey: Lawyers continue to work remotely and in the cloud

It’s hard to believe that the pandemic has been with us for nearly 6 months — and will likely be around for months — or even years — to come. As a result of COVID-19 and its effects, some firms are busier ...

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Legal Loop: Zoom court hearing tips from the Boston Bar Association

It’s the end of July 2020, and we’re months into the COVID-19 crisis with no end in sight. As surges occur across the country, working remotely has become commonplace for most members of the legal profession. Because of that, court ...

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Commentary: Social media advertising and attorneys — words to the wise

There are two two-word warnings for any attorney seeking to exploit social media to help build their practice. Watch out and be careful. The ethical rules for attorney advertising — long based primarily on direct client solicitation or print advertising ...

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