Attorney Who Would Not Take Case Sued for Not Taking Case

In what appears to us to be a novel theory of law, Plaintiff in Olabopo v Scola   2017 NY Slip Op 30826(U)   April 21, 2017   Supreme Court,   New York County Docket Number: 157461/2016   Judge: Robert D. Kalish seems to be suing because Defendant attorneys did not take the case.   View Full Post
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More Contradictory Judiciary Law 487 Cases

Does a successfully pleaded Judiciary Law § 487 case require a conviction for a misdemeanor ?  A recent Magistrate’s report in the Western District of New York strikingly says so.  In Bounkhoun v. Barnesthe magistrate determined that no JL 487 case may lay without a misdemeanor conviction. View Full Post
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New York Mandatory Pay Notices: What Employers Need to Know

While employers generally provide detailed information to new hires about their pay, New York law now requires employers to provide written notice to employees when they are hired.  A failure to provide the required written documentation may result in civil money penalties up to $5,000 per employee.  View Full Post
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NLRB Region Five Rules That Resident Advisors at George Washington University Are Employees Who May Unionize

On April 21, 2017, the Acting Regional Director of Region Five of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a Decision and Direction of Election holding that Resident Advisors (“RAs”) at George Washington University are employees under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) who are entitled to vote in a union representation election.  View Full Post
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New York Attorney Malpractice Blog 2017-04-24 07:54:23

We wrote about this case last week.  Today the NYLJ writes an article.  What is this all about, and is it an earthquake in the Judiciary Law § 487 world?  Joel Stashenko writes:  “A client dissatisfied with her attorneys’ work in a personal injury case cannot bring a legal misconduct claim under state Judiciary Law because her lawyers were not also convicted of a crime in connection with her representation, a federal magistrate judge concluded. View Full Post
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Forensic Analyses in Valuation: Interview with Jaime D’Almeida of Duff & Phelps

By | New York Business Divorce | April 24, 2017
jaime-dalmeidaForensics means different things to different people in different contexts. But what does it mean in the context of valuing equity interests in closely held business entities? You’ll learn the answer – and a lot more – in the latest episode of the Business Divorce Roundtable podcast in which I interview Jaime d’Almeida, a Managing Director at industry leader Duff & Phelps in its Disputes & Investigations practice. View Full Post
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