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“Deceptive practices” and lender force-placed insurance: New York’s state of mind (Part 2)

Nov 3, 2014 By: Dennis Wall

In the first installment I explored the statutory framework; today I will examine Courts have applied these Deceptive Practices Acts provisions to lender force-placed insurance cases in New York.

Court of Appeal does not hide elephants in mouseholes

Nov 3, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The Court of Appeal does not “hide elephants in mouseholes” in its opinions.

Business counselors need to be aware of the Federal Trade Commission regulation of advertising

Oct 31, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Business counselors need to be in a position to remind clients about the scope of regulation of advertising activities by the Federal Trade Commission

Can you build future rainmakers?

Oct 31, 2014 By: Allan Colman

The answer is yes, as long as one is capable of distinguishing between a rainmaker and a client service partner.

Family Law Practice Series: What do you do about an unpredictable judge?

Oct 31, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Often in family law practice, you’ll encounter judges who, for whatever reason, do not closely follow the law in making decisions. What do you do about it?

No Knock. No Justice. No Peace.

Oct 31, 2014 By: Stanley Rule

A no-knock search warrant authorizes members of law enforcement to enter premises without knocking and announcing their presence beforehand.

Today in 1978: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is signed into law

Oct 31, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On October 31, 1978, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was signed into law, prohibiting employers from taking adverse employment action because of pregnancy.

Finding Zombie Statutes on Westlaw

Oct 31, 2014 By: Charles Schwartz

The term “Zombies” as used in the Colloquial Terms Table refers to programs that take control of computers for certain illegal purposes (such as charges for unauthorized services)

Jack-O-Lanterns are festive

Oct 31, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Halloween jack-o-lanterns are considered “festive articles”

Employees’ Use of Social Media and the NLRA: Practical Law Toolkit

Oct 30, 2014 By: Terence McGuire

Employers face a challenge to understand how they may lawfully regulate their employees’ social media use.