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Sanctions Ordered for Plaintiff, Counsel in Suit Against City

New York Law Journal December 16, 2015 http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202744924340/#.Vnb7PnPvoMg.mailto   A federal judge has taken the rare step of ordering a plaintiff and his lawyer to pay some of New York City’s costs for defending a meritless civil rights lawsuit. Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin said Patricio Jimenez brought a “galling” lawsuit for false arrest against

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New York City Asbestos Litigation Presiding Judge Rules Manufacturer Should Have Reasonably Anticipated Asbestos Litigation 10 Years Before First Lawsuit

On November 5, 2015, Judge Peter H. Moulton, presiding judge over the New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL), ruled in Warren v. AmChem Products, et al., 190281/2014, that J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc., was subject to spoliation sanctions for the destruction of corporate documents in two separate incidents. The judge imposed the sanction that the plaintiff

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AG v. LG

A.G. v L.G. 2015 NY Slip Op 51310(U) Decided on August 24, 2015 Supreme Court, Essex County Muller, J. Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and will not be published in the printed Official Reports. Decided on August 24, 2015 Supreme Court, Essex

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Are Tuition Expenses for Private School Recoverable in a Child Support or Divorce Order?

By: Avi Cohen http://www.lawfirms.com/resources/divorce/are-tuition-expenses-private-school-recoverable-child-support-divorce-order Are non-custodial parents obligated to contribute towards private/religious school expenses once child support has been determined by the court?  This is a question that many practictioners have tried to push for (and others defend against), and one that the NY courts have not drawn a line in the sand and ordered

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Salgado v Deglinnocenti

Source from: http://law.justia.com/cases/new-york/other-courts/2015/2015-ny-slip-op-51290-u.html   Salgado v Deglinnocenti 2015 NY Slip Op 51290(U) Decided on September 2, 2015 District Court Of Nassau County, First District Fairgrieve, J. Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and will not be published in the printed Official Reports. Decided

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A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has levied a $317,000 sanction against a law firm

Sourced from newyorklawjournal.com A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has levied a $317,000 sanction against a law firm and two of its partners in a matrimonial case, saying they made “misrepresentations and knowingly false statements to the court.” Justice Ellen Gesmer, ruling in the five-year-long case of L.G. v. M.G., 310479/10, said Abe Konstam and Madeline

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Mother Is Liable to Son for Bar Mitzvah Gift, Judge Says

Sourced from: http://m.newyorklawjournal.com/module/alm/app/ny.do#!/article/1753143982 Andrew Denney 08/28/2015 A 20-year-old man is entitled to $5,000 as an overdue bar mitzvah gift that he claimed his mother failed to deliver from his grandmother, a Nassau County court found. Jordan Zeidman had sued his mother, Shirley Zeidman, over the gift from his maternal grandmother, Rachel Steinfeld, who had attended

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Ashley Madison Leak

Were you caught in the Ashley Madison Leak? You may have messed up, your wife and may family hate you, but you should NOT allow that to make a bad deal in your divorce Settlement.  There’s a reason why New York is a no-fault ground state.  That means regardless of the severity or mistake with

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Reform to Maintenance and Child Support in New York:

On June 24, 2015, the New York State Senate passed Bill A7645-2015 relating to the duration and amount of temporary and post-divorce spousal maintenance. The bill passed the State Assembly on June 15th. It awaits approval by Governor Cuomo. The law’s formulas apply to actions commenced on or after the 120th day after they become law (except for

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