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Why lease agreements must properly define ‘rent’ or ‘additional rent’ in commercial leases: a case study

by Bruce Loren October 30, 2019 Law

Commercial leasing practical insights, based on law in Florida and generally. Obviously, every commercial lease agreement must specify the amount of rent to be paid by the tenant to the landlord. However, there are often many additional sums that a tenant is required to pay its landlord pursuant to the lease agreement.  In a typical […]

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Common Defenses For Marijuana Possession

by Legal Author July 5, 2019 Law

Having an illegal marijuana possession charge on your record can bring a range of problems. You could be prevented from obtaining employment and desirable housing. You could lose your right to an education and have issues all throughout your life because of the criminal charges against you. A criminal defense lawyer can fight a marijuana […]

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3 Secrets for Moving Up the Legal Ladder – Legal Careers Tips

by Legal Author March 11, 2019 Law

When employers are considering which candidates to promote in legal practices, they point out that they want someone with certain competencies, but it’s hard to tell what these competencies mean in the beginning. Even if you think you have “leadership skills,” how do you prove this on the job and your application for a promotion? […]

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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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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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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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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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