2019 was a BIG year for the Paralegal Association of Rochester Inc.! In the spring we welcomed new board members. In the summer we hosted our fourth annual “Par for PAR” golf tournament at Shadow Lake, raising $300 for Veterans ...Read More »
In this update to my prior articles on the state of patentable subject matter in the wake of the Supreme Court Alice decision, CAFC decisions in 2019 identified as precedential and involving abstract ideas (computer-related inventions) are considered. The two-part ...Read More »
It used to be that legal research was expensive. There weren’t a lot of choices so most law firms simply paid exorbitant prices for access to case law, statutes, and treatises. But then along came the Internet, and it changed everything. ...Read More »
Happy New Year! Unexpectedly, the final week of 2019 was not the usually uneventful lull between the holidays. First, the legal community was jolted with the startling announcement that now-former Justice Matthew Rosenbaum would decline to take office for a ...
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Last year, I wrote an article outlining the biggest mistake I believe investors can make. I argued that investors who lack patience, discipline and the inability to stay the course are effectively challenging their own choices and trying to time ...Read More »
Reuters conducted a recent survey of law firms with less than 30 attorneys and found these five issues to be their biggest challenges: New client acquisition Time spent on administrative tasks Cost control/expense growth Lack of internal efficiency Pressure from ...Read More »
Early in commercial real estate transactions, parties will often seek to agree on the primary terms of the proposed deal to determine if they are “close enough” to justify the time and money required to pursue due diligence and negotiate ...Read More »
Now that 2019 is nearly behind us, it’s time to take a look at the big picture. What’s in store for lawyers in 2020? How will the legal profession change? And what can you do right now to position your ...Read More »
Workplace Issues: Plaintiff can sue for pay disparities under Title VII: No need for ‘equal work’ comparator
Second Circuit decided Lenzi v. Systemax, Inc. on Dec. 6, 2019 (18-979). Plaintiff was Director of Risk Management who repeatedly complained she was not compensated like other male department heads. In April 2013, plaintiff made a business trip to California, ...
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Contractors doing business with New York State have become accustomed to their legal obligation to subcontract a percentage of the work to certified minority-owned businesses (MBE) and woman-owned businesses (WBE). So it was no surprise that the requirement was reauthorized ...Read More »
Nobody likes surprises when making a purchase, especially when buying real estate. For that reason, the survey map is one of the most important documents in any real estate transaction. An exception for any state of facts which a guaranteed ...Read More »