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Bond named top 10 on law firm list

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC was named in the Top 10 of the “Thirty Best Labor and Employment Law Firms” by bestattorneysonline.com, an independent authority on legal services, which released its list of the 30 best labor and employment law ...

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Rochester named Top 10 government fleet

Government Fleet magazine has named Rochester’s fleet of more than 1,300 city vehicles among the Top 10 on its list of Top 100 Municipal Fleets in North America. It marks the second consecutive year Rochester has been in the top ...

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Top 10: Top Ten points on contesting a will

1. There are three basic ways a will can be contested. First, proving a failure to duly execute the will properly. Second, proving the will was procured by fraud or undue influence. Third, proving that the proponent of the will ...

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Top 10: Top 10 points on punitive damages

1. “[P]unitive or exemplary damages may be awarded where the defendant’s conduct amounts to such gross, wanton or willful fraud, dishonesty, or malicious wrongdoing as to involve a high degree of moral culpability, making it appropriate to deter the defendants ...

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Top 10: Points on trade secret disclosure in litigation

1. A trade secret is “a formula, pattern, device or compilation of information which gives the possessor of the information an advantage over a competitor who does not possess the information,” Matter of New York Tel. Co. v. Public Serv. ...

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Top 10: Top 10 points on vicarious liability

1. A principal is generally liable for an agent’s negligent acts performed within the scope of its authority under respondent superior, Parlato v. Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States of America, 299 A.D.2d 108 (1st Dept. 2002). This ...

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Top 10: Top 10 points on removing an action to federal court

1. A defendant may remove any action brought in state court to a federal district if the district court has original jurisdiction over the action. 28 U.S.C. §1441(a). District courts have original jurisdiction over cases involving federal questions (28 U.S.C. ...

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Top 10: Top 10 points relating to changing venue in state court

1. Article 5 of the CPLR allows venue to be fixed by contract (CPLR 501); or where one of the parties reside (CPLR 503); or where the real property is located in actions affecting title, possession or interest in real ...

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Top 10 citations: Opposing discovery in state court

The burden of proving that the method of discovery sought will result in disclosure of relevant information, or that it is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of information bearing on the defense of the claims, lies with the party seeking disclosure, Crazytown Furniture v. Brooklyn Union Gas Co.

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Top 10: Things to know when starting law school

1. You are about to enter a new world that will give you the “code” for how much of society operates and that hopefully gives you the key to make a difference in solving your clients’, if not some of your community’s and society’s problems.

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Top 10: Tips on making adverse possession claims

1. For a party to successfully claim title by adverse possession, that party must prove, by a standard of clear and convincing evidence that the possession is (a) actual; (b) hostile and under a claim of right; (c) open and notorious; (d) exclusive; and (e) continuous for the prescriptive period of 10 years ...

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