RALEIGH, N.C. — Bitcoin, introduced in 2008 as the world’s first decentralized digital currency, was envisioned as a direct assault on government-issued fiat currencies. So far, it has spent its still-young life as something much more akin to PayPal, but for drugs, contraband, and even the occasional law-abiding transaction. But the innovative technology that underpins […]
New York’s state comptroller cites conflicts of interest, overpayments of contracts that weren’t competitively bid and misuse of credit cards that paid for world travel and even hockey tickets and groceries as proof that the State University of New York Research Foundation needs far more oversight. “For too long, SUNY Research Foundation employees took advantage […]
U.S. District Court, WDNY Contracts Forum Selection Agreements Preston Frankford Shopping Center v. Butler Dining Services LLC 10-CV-6448 Judge Larimer Background: This action was commenced on July 2 in New York State Supreme Court, Monroe County, by plaintiff Preston Frankford Shopping Center Dallas, Texas. Limited Partnership against defendants Butler Dining Services LLC d/b/a Newk’s Café, [&[...]
Imagine having to pay insurance on your neighbor’s car — one you didn’t purchase, maintain or even drive. You have no say in where they go, how they drive or the risks they take on the road. Imagine the neighbor drinks too much and hits someone, then the victim sues you.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes fell in September after two months of gains. The National Association of Realtors says that its index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes ...
ALBANY — New York's top court says charter school contracts for construction, renovation, repair and maintenance are not subject to the state labor law requiring payment of prevailing wage rates.
Monroe County Supreme Court Contracts Termination — Notice Center for Disability Rights, Inc. v. County of Monroe 2010-9905 Judge Ark Background: CDR petitions the Court to reverse Monroe County’s decision to terminate CDR’s participation in the New York State mandated Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. The petitioner’s allegations of tortuous and unconstitutional conduct are o[...]
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Contracts Forum Selection — Enforceability S.K.I. Beer Corp. v. Baltika Brewery 06-3501-cv Appealed from the Eastern District of New York Background: Plaintiff-appellant S.K.I. Beer Corp., a New York beer wholesaler, appeals from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissing its […]
Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court seem ready to fight over mandatory arbitration, but two local attorneys say the area involved — employers and manufacturers who try to ban class-action litigation through contracts — is rarely disputed locally.
Gov. David A. Paterson on Wednesday accepted the final report from the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Task Force, the product of the state’s nearly two-year evaluation of its use of MWBEs.
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- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Law clerk: Opinion 22-154
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