On Wednesday (September 19th), the Department of Corrections proposed new rules to prohibit inmates from contacting their victims. Under the proposed rules, whenever a victim (or other members of the public) indicates that he/she does not want to receive any correspondence or telephone calls from an inmate, his/her name shallRead More →

Governor Spitzer and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner David Swarts yesterday announced a DMV policy change that will allow all New Yorkers the opportunity to apply for state driver licenses without regard to their immigration status. In addition, the Governor and Commissioner also announced plans to implement aRead More →

The Department of Education today adopted new rules regarding the continuing education of dentists. The new rules increase the amount of continuing education course hours to 60 hours per each triennial registration period. In addition, the rules require that dentists complete certain coursework in New York State jurisprudence and ethicsRead More →

A typical Borrower at Closing: I’m being charged $100 for a “document preparation fee.” What the @#%^!$ is a “document preparation fee.” I was never told about that! One can easily imagine such statements being made at many real estate closings. I myself remember my first closing on a mortgageRead More →

CPLR 6501 provides that a Notice of Pendency may be filed in any action “in which the judgment demanded would affect the title to, or the possession, use or enjoyment of, real property.” Last Tuesday, in Board of Mgrs. of Woodpoint Plaza Condominium v Woodpoint Plaza, LLC, 2007 NY SlipRead More →