The New York State Senate Democratic Conference has joined forces with the State Banking Department, and lending and counseling institutions to help New York borrowers avoid unnecessary foreclosures. “Operation Protect Your Home” will bring lending institutions and housing counselors to New York City, Westchester and Nassau Counties in a series
Last week in Noghrey v Town of Brookhaven, 2008 NY Slip Op 01314 the Second Department ordered a new trial in case where the plaintiff claimed that the Town’s rezoning constituted an unconstitutional taking of his property. A jury had found in favor of the plaintiff, the but Second Department
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.
What is the duty of a landowner to provide illumination when there is a blackout? The Second Department issued a somewhat confusing decision on this question last week in Solan v Great Neck Union Free School Dist., 2007 NY Slip Op 06861. In that case, the plaintiff arrived at the
Does the work of the cable guy or telephone repairman fall within the protection of Law Law § 240(1)? A case from the First Department last week – Rhodes-Evans v 111 Chelsea LLC., 2007 NY Slip Op 07540 suggests that for many instances it does not. The plaintiff was a
When a child dies it is understandable that a parent would seek to impose liability on anyone who had any responsibility to care for the child. For school districts, just how far should the duty to care for a child go, and when does such a duty end? An interesting
A cause of action to recover damages for wrongful death action is a property right belonging to the distributees of the decedent. If someone dies with both surviving children and grandchildren can a wrongful death award be made directly to the decedent’s grandchildren? No, answered the Second Department Tuesday in
Parents Beware – be careful while attending your next little league game or practice. We all know that those participating in athletic activities assume the risks that those activities entail. But what about spectators or bystanders to athletic events? To what extent do they assume the risks of athletic events.
Double parked cars in Manhattan – it is as common as grass in the suburbs. Taxicabs picking up fares, buses loading and unloading passengers, and everyone else giving up the hunt for the one existing parking space and putting on the hazards for the few minutes it takes to
The New York courts have previously determined that nurses who have been negligently exposed to the HIV virus through a scientifically accepted method of transmission of the virus may recover damages for emotional distress because of the fear of developing AIDS. But one appellate court has limited the time period