Courts hold that properly structured receivables purchases are not usurious loans

Jan 27, 2017 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

A New York court held on two separate occasions that purchases of receivables at discounted prices were not usurious loans under New

How much background information must existing employees provide?

Oct 7, 2015 By: Sandra Johnson

Background, credit and reference checks are a routine part of the pre-employment process for a majority of employees before they report for

“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.

“Deceptive practices” and lender force-placed insurance: New York’s state of mind (Part 1)

Oct 29, 2014 By: Dennis Wall

Lender force-placed insurance practices under residential mortgage contracts have led to many recent lawsuits, most of which have been filed in federal court.

New Pro Bono Requirements for the New York Bar

Apr 22, 2013 By: Alan Gutterman

As many of you have probably heard, the pro bono landscape was dramatically, and permanently, changed on January 1, 2013. The new rules went into effect in New York State requiring applicants seeking admission to the New York bar to complete at least 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service prior to filing an application for admission.

A High Stakes Game for Online Gambling

Sep 17, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

A recent decision by a New York federal judge may lead the way for the legalization of online poker gaming.

Cyberlaw Update: NY legislature to ban anonymous Internet commenting?

May 30, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The New York state legislature is considering a bill that would ban anonymous posting of comments on the Internet. The bill has irked free speech advocates, who correctly claim that it is unconstitutional.

Hot Docs: Appeal of woman convicted of poisoning 21-month-old stepson fails

Apr 19, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A New York woman convicted of poisoning her 21-month-old stepson unsuccessfully appealed her conviction, claiming that her sentence was too harsh and that her admission should have been suppressed.

Court awards 10% of wife’s law degree to husband in divorce

Apr 16, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A New York court recently affirmed a lower court ruling that the husband was entitled to only 10% of wife’s law degree, which was valued at $126,000.

Today in 1942: SCOTUS rules that the First Amendment doesn’t protect commercial speech

Apr 13, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 13, 1942, the Supreme Court ruled in Valentine v. Chrestensen that the First Amendment does not protect commercial speech because it is motivated by profit.

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