Hacking Privileged Communications Warrants Striking Answer

by ASchlossberg December 1, 2017 Blawg

The plaintiffs in Iris Mediaworks, Ltd v. Vasisht, NYLJ 1202791048431, at *1 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2017) made a motion to strike the defendant’s Answer based on allegations that defendant “stole privileged and confidential e-mails.”  Plaintiffs alleged that their Chairman and Managing Director discovered that all of the emails in his account had been forwarded […]

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Insurance Coverage Can Not be Created by Untimely Disclaimer

by ASchlossberg November 2, 2017 Blawg

In an action commenced by plaintiff insurance provider seeking a declaratory judgment that plaintiff was not obligated to defend or indemnify the defendants in connection with a car accident, plaintiff moved for summary judgment.  Defendants opposed the motion by asserting that plaintiff failed to timely disclaim coverage for the accident.  At the time of the […]

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Labor Law Claims Dismissed Based On Proximate Cause

by ASchlossberg October 20, 2017 Blawg

The plaintiff in Merendino v. Costco Wholesale Corp., NYLJ 1202793125729, at *1 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2017) commenced an action against multiple defendants based upon injuries he suffered when he fell from a scaffold while working on a construction site.  Plaintiff asserted a cause of action for common law negligence and a number of labor […]

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10 Ways Social Media Has Changed How Lawyers Operate 

by YouBlawg September 8, 2017 Law firm marketing

Contribution from an author in the legal sector explaining 10 of the ways social media has changed how lawyers operate:- Chances are, you are among one of the 1.23 billion monthly active users on Facebook… Or, if not, you might be a user of various other social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, or even […]

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Defendant and Counsel Ordered to Pay Sanctions for Repeated Refusal to Comply with Discovery Demands

by ASchlossberg September 5, 2017 Blawg

As litigation proceeds from the initial pleadings stage to the commencement of discovery, parties often find themselves facing an opponent who is less than willing to comply with fair and reasonable demands to produce records and information that are necessary and relevant to the action.  Indeed the frequent reluctance of judges to punish parties for […]

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Best personal injury claims lawyers & legal advice UK

by YouBlawg September 2, 2017 Accident Claims

Best personal injury claims lawyers & legal advice UK – Guide to some of the best injury solicitors and law firms for PI in London and across the UK, with practical tips on what to do if you’ve suffered an injury in the UK.  If you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, whether a […]

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Best Immigration Lawyers UK + Brexit Immigration Legal Advice (London, Birmingham & Beyond)

by YouBlawg August 20, 2017 Immigration Law

Needing a top immigration lawyer to help with your immigration law issues? Where you’re an entrepreneur or investor (Tier 1), or looking for a visa to stay with your partner or family or need business immigration legal advice, an immigration lawyer can help you. The following are some of the best firms of immigration solicitors […]

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To Partner or Not to Partner

by ASchlossberg July 20, 2017 Blawg

Plaintiff in Hammond v. Smith, NYLJ 1202792787736, at *1 (App. Div. 4th Dept. 2017) appealed the dismissal of his complaint which sought damages for breach of an alleged oral partnership.  Since there was no written agreement, the court was compelled to consider extraneous factors — the parties’ intent, whether there was joint control and management […]

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Pre-Action Protocol for Defamation

by Summerfield Browne Solicitors June 24, 2017 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Commercial litigation insight from Summerfield Browne Solicitors, based on law & procedure in England & Wales.  The Pre-Action Protocols are sets of rules and procedures that should be strictly adhered to in every litigation matter. In total, there are 13 different Pre-Action Protocols, not including the Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct & Protocols, these protocols […]

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Insurance Provider Not Required to Provide Coverage to Additional Insured

by ASchlossberg January 8, 2017 Law

Last month in Gilbane Bldg. Co. v. St. Paul Ins. Co.. Index No.: 653199/11, the First Department held that an insurance provider is not required to provide coverage to an “additional insured” who has not entered into a written contract with the insured. The crux of the decision was the Court’s interpretation of the additional […]

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How Laws Differ Between States

by YouBlawg October 12, 2016 Law

In the United States, there are two primary types of laws. Federal laws are passed and upheld by the U.S. government and they apply to all 50 states. State laws, however, are created and maintained by individual state governments. These laws can vary widely between states because they are created to address situations which may […]

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Why Google, Facebook, Yahoo Oppose Expansion of FBI Surveillance Powers?

by YouBlawg October 4, 2016 Data Protection Law

And as we edge closer to higher levels of automation in life, technology continues to pose significant privacy threats. Aware or not, we are expelling massive amounts of personal information in the void that is internet each day and making it available to a number of authorities. Staying updated with each and every law passed […]

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What Fraud Victims Should Know About a Fraudster’s Obligation to Account

by icpc May 18, 2016 Finance

Victims of fraud often ask us whether a fraudster can be ordered by a Canadian Court to account for what the fraudster did with their money so that they may attempt to recover it from those who received it. Other times, victims of fraud just want an explanation. Last week an Ontario Court released its […]

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5 Controversial Legal Proposals Expected in the Queen’s Speech

by Emma Flood Curated Media May 17, 2016 Law

The Queen’s speech is taking place on Wednesday 18th May and could contain some highly controversial proposals. David Cameron has been warned not to bring up too many controversial plans by former health secretary Lord Lansley, whose opinion is supported by a leading thinktank. But will the Prime Minister heed this warning? This post looks […]

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Breaking down Second Home Stamp Duty

by Taylor Rose TTKW April 21, 2016 Property

The new second home stamp duty land tax rates came into effect on April 1st 2016 and changed how the amount of tax those who are purchasing a buy to let property or a second home will pay. At a basic level, this change increases stamp duty payments by 3% and is applicable on any […]

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Panama Papers – New Legislation will be a Taxing Task for Legislators

by Emma Flood Curated Media April 13, 2016 Tax evasion

In light of the Panama papers scandal, David Cameron has announced that parliament will fast-track legislation making it a criminal offence for companies to fail to prevent staff assisting in tax evasion, but how will this work? This post looks at the similar provisions in the Bribery Act 2010 to assess the likely success of […]

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Legal Murder? The Oddity of the Yellowstone Zone of Death

by burkejaskot March 29, 2016 Criminal Law

Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful nature preserve that is protected by the government to maintain the wilderness.  The park actually spans four states: Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.  Unfortunately, the jurisdiction of the park is murky and difficult to parse out for the legal matters that arise in the park.  When four states are […]

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Car Parks – A Grey Area? Private Parking & The Law

by Emma Flood Curated Media March 23, 2016 Law

One of the most commonly misunderstood areas of the law is that which pertains to parking. Two recent news stories have drawn attention to parking and the law, both raising important misconceptions about the law in the public eye. Are parking fines enforceable? Can you challenge a parking fine? Who can use parent and child […]

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Shoplifting: America’s #1 Property Crime

by Lauren Ray March 23, 2016 Business

With over 35 years of experience, Price Gun has recently conducted research about shoplifting, learning that more than 13 billion dollars of items are stolen from retailers each year. Check out the infographic with much more information about shoplifting which you can find below.

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Top 8 Reasons for Divorce in the UK

by Vincents Solicitors March 22, 2016 Divorce

Deciding to divorce your partner is never an easy decision to make; and a lot of people do not realise that a lot of reasons they want to divorce their partner are not classified as ‘Grounds for Divorce’ in England and Wales, but what are the most popular reasons people cite when they first decide […]

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What Fraud Victims Should Know About Class and Group Actions

by icpc March 4, 2016 Business Law

Victims of fraud often ask us whether they should proceed by way of their own private action, a group action or a class action. The issue often comes down to a question of economics (both for the fraud victims and the law firm being asked to represent them) and litigation strategy. This blog post provides […]

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What do VTech’s controversial new terms and conditions mean for customers?

by Wayne Beynon February 28, 2016 Law

Last week, cybersecurity experts and national media called on parents to boycott – or at least be extremely cautious of – Vtech’s electronic toys, in the wake of their newly released terms and conditions of use. Following the widely reported hacking scandal that took place in November last year, VTech – manufacturers of child-friendly technology […]

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Ridiculous Hangover Cures – that Might Just Work

by YouBlawg February 27, 2016 Blogging

Most of us like a drink, but no-one loves a hangover – the headache, the feelings of lassitude and anxiety, the slight nausea that could turn nasty any second… If only we had a sure-fire cure for this most tiresome of ailments; we know why it happens – alcohol dehydrates you, depletes several vitamins and […]

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Three Ways to Prove Negligence in Nursing Homes

by Winburn Bequette February 6, 2016 Law

Nursing home abuse and neglect cases are common and, unfortunately, these are serious issues people throughout the country have to deal with daily. In fact, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program has reported that 10 percent of its complaints nationwide involve allegations of gross neglect, and about 27 percent involve concerns about inadequate care. Nursing homes […]

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Top 7 Reasons Your US Visa May Get Denied

by burkejaskot February 5, 2016 Immigration Law

Visas are an important way to enter the United States and to stay in the country for an extended period of time.  If you live in a country other than the US, you will need a visa to work in the country, receive medical care, or stay for an extended time with relatives.  Unfortunately, there […]

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