The subject matter jurisdiction of the District Courts in summary proceedings to recover possession of real property is limited. It is limited by Uniform District Ct Act § 204, which provides in relevant part: The court shall have jurisdiction of summary proceedings to recover possession of real property located in
On Tuesday the First Department held in 546 W. 156th St. HDFC v Smalls, 2007 NY Slip Op 05574 that parties can not voluntarily agree to subject an apartment to Rent Stabilization Laws where the apartment is in a building created as a not-for-profit housing cooperative under the Private Housing
Beware you jet setting, international, super celebrities. Your days in your New York rent controlled or stabilized apartments may be numbered. This is the implication of the Court of Appeals’ decision yesterday in Katz Park Ave. Corp. v Jagger, 2008 NY Slip Op 07987. The case involved not Mic, but Bianca Jagger. Ms.
More and more jurisdictions are recognizing civil unions between same sex couples. What happens when one of the partners to a civil unions dies because of a work related injury. Is the surviving partner entitled to New York Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits? The Third Department was faced with this question
On February 8th, Columbia Law School will host an all-day symposium on the recent evolution of the “fair use” doctrine of U.S. copyright law. The symposium, which features fair use experts from law schools across the country and a representative of the U.S. Copyright Office, will probe a variety of
On March 2-3, Cardozo School of Law will host a two day symposium on self-incrimination entitled: “The Future of Self-Incrimination: Fifth Amendment, Confessions, and Guilty Pleas.” The symposium will take a fresh look at the use of confessions and guilty pleas as a means to establishing a criminal defendant’s guilt.
The New York State Bar Association has released its 2008 manual – Current Legal Issues Affecting the Profession. The manual contains concise summaries of 33 subjects of concern to the legal profession, the organized bar, and the public. The handbook is divided into two sections, current topics and informational topics.
In 1986, the New York State Legislature created the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to replace the privately-owned Long Island Lighting Company to provide electricity in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and a portion of Queens. In 2006, several LIPA consumers commenced actions against LIPA to recover rate increases LIPA imposed