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3 Reasons Why People Confess to Crimes They Didn't Commit

  October 17, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
If you think only guilty people confess to crimes, you couldn't be more wrong. In fact, innocent individuals are often convicted after they...
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Asylum in the USA

  October 5, 2017     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
U.S. immigration law includes protections for “asylees” and “refugees.” Before continuing, it is important to understand the similarities and...

Battle Rages Over NYC's Construction Safety Act

  October 4, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
Construction is arguably one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, if not the most dangerous -- particularly in New York. In fact,...

Legal Strategy: Tips in Producing Courtroom Videos

  September 29, 2017     By Dubin Research Consulting
Simple tips on how you can produce effective courtroom videos that will be beneficial to your cases.

NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation "Interviews" about Medicaid

  September 22, 2017     By Law Offices of John Howley, Esq.
A letter from the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation means that you are the target of a fraud investigation. How you respond to the letter can...

Report: African Americans Are More Likely To Face Wrongful Convictions

  September 21, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
According to a new report that examined roughly 1,900 exonerations nationwide, innocent African Americans are far more likely than other races...

3 Reasons Why Wrongful Convictions Occur

  September 21, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
Even though we would like to believe that everyone in jail is there for a reason, the truth is that people are wrongfully convicted for crimes...

Avoiding Criminal Charges at the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation for Medicaid Fraud

  September 14, 2017     By Law Offices of John Howley, Esq.
Every year, hundreds of New Yorkers face criminal charges because they provided false information on their Medicaid application or...

Will Lawmakers Change New York's Scaffolding Law This Year?

  September 6, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
Given that New York has one of the toughest scaffolding laws in the country, it is no surprise that many business associations, property owners,...

Man Freed from Prison after His Doppelganger Is Found

  August 23, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
After serving 17 years in prison for a 1999 robbery he adamantly denied committing, a Kansas City man is now free. What is particularly...

U.S. Immigration and Refugees

  August 22, 2017     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Both refugees and asylees must meet the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) definition of “refugee.” However, there is a key difference...

Will Recent Court Opinion Place New Limits on Construction Scaffold Law?

  August 18, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
According to a recent, yep sharply divided, opinion issued by the New York Court of Appeals -- the state's highest court -- employers may not be...

What Are the Elements of Interference with Contract in New York?

  August 9, 2017     By Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
A cause of action for interference with contract in New York may result in monetary damages.

Call-Blocking Apps Could Stop You from Winning Big Against RoboCalls

  August 8, 2017     By Tariq Law Firm PLLC
By Using Apps such as NOMOROBO. This will prevent you from earning money from these harassing robocalls. You may be entitled to stop and earn...

New York State Issues Paid Family Leave Regulations Broadly Construing Circumstances Qualifying for Leave

  July 31, 2017     By Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
In 2016, New York State enacted a bill, N.Y. State Senate Bill No. 3004-A, N.Y. State Assembly Bill No. A. 3870A (the “paid family leave law”).

New York City Curtails Retail Businesses' and Fast Food Chains' Discretion in Scheduling Workers' Shifts

New laws in New York City substantially limit retail employers' and fast food establishments' discretion in scheduling work shifts for their...

Are My Business’s Employees Exempt from the Minimum Wage in New York?

The New York State Minimum Wage Act, N.Y. Labor Law § 650 et seq., requires that employees in New York be paid at least the New York minimum...

NYC Mayor Signs New Law Barring Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History

The new law’s rationale is that, on average, women are paid less than men for the same work, and that relying on salary histories in determining...

Easy Worker Health Initiatives You Can Implement in Your Workplace

Whether business owners realize it or not, worker health and safety plays a major role in managing the costs of running an operation. In fact,...

What’s Included in a Catastrophic Injury Claim in New York?

In New York, catastrophic injury claims can cover more than just the upfront financial costs for hospitalization and treatment of the immediate...

How Should My Company in New York Address a Worker’s Complaint of Hostile Work Environment Harassment?

In New York, hostile work environment harassment involves conduct so objectively offensive as to alter the conditions of the victim’s...

Historic Preservation: Legal and Economic Issues

The legal and economic implications of landmarking homes, streets, and neighborhoods.

New York State Increases Minimum Salary For Executive And Administrative Exemptions From Overtime Pay

New York State recently raised the minimum salary level for certain white collar exemptions from overtime pay laws.

4 Ways Legal Processes Are Impacted By Technological Innovation

Technology offers huge opportunities for law firms to innovate in ways that benefit both them and their clients.

Common Airplane Turbulence Accidents

Though the number of major airline accidents have diminished in recent years, in-flight turbulence-related injuries have increased, in part due...

Individual Investors Can Seek to Recover Losses through FINRA Arbitration

For individual investors, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) arbitration process provides an opportunity to recover...

Anticipate the Future - How Lawyers Prepare for Technological Innovation

Across our society, we are witnessing economic and technological changes at an unprecedented rate. These changes will continue to influence the...

Aggravated Felony in the Immigration Context

Section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) defines “aggravated felonies” in immigration law. Each of the aggravated felony...

What Legal Entity to Form for Your Business?

A key decision you will have to make is whether to operate your business as a limited partnership, limited liability company or corporation.

How The Bifurcated Trial System Can Favor Defendants And Hurt A Plaintiff's Case

[It has been] discussed how a century-old rule barring mention of liability insurance may actually create bias in a jury, favoring a defendant....

The Right License: Performing Home Improvement Work in Suffolk County,NY

Most contractors know, or should know, that if they are performing "home improvement" work within Suffolk County then they must have a home...

Common Mistakes in New York Mechanic's Liens

Contractors and suppliers file liens in New York because they didn't get paid. But because liens are statutory creatures, sometimes the most...

Adjacent (Neighboring) Property Construction in New York City

When building in the tight confines of New York City is is often necessary to work with your neighbor to allow the construction to be safely...

Removing the Mystery from Bonding a Mechanic's Lien

When a mechanic's lien is filed in New York the fastest way to remove it is to file a discharge bond. Discharge bonds are often misunderstood...

Disputing a New York Mechanic's Lien

Mechanic's liens can cause headaches for property owners across the State of New York, especially when they do not know how to challenge the...

A 100-Year-Old Court Rule That Can Favor A Defendant’s Case

For 100 years, courts have disallowed even mentioning liability insurance in negligence cases. This court rule was conceived in order to protect...

Proving Your Slip and Fall Case in New York

It's important to know how NY Courts look at slip and fall cases and what makes a property owner at fault for a slip, trip, or fall on their...

Things about Your Life You Must Tell Your Personal Injury Attorney

Here's a list of some things your personal injury attorney must know about you in order to properly approach your case and get you the best...

What Is the Permanent Bar to U.S. Immigration Under Section 212(a)(9)(C)(i)?

The “permanent bar of inadmissibility” is found in section 212(a)(9)(C)(i)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Although it is...

Beware of Investment Advisors with Exaggerated Credentials

When choosing an investment advisor to help grow your nest egg or investment portfolio, you need to choose carefully. You have a lot to lose,...

Recapturing Priority Dates for Family-Sponsored Visas Through Automatic Conversion

Under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), certain child beneficiaries of immigrant visa petitions filed by a U.S. citizen or lawful...

What is TPS Status?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration benefit available to certain nationals of countries that are designated by the...

What is EB5 Investor Visa?

The employment-based fifth preference category (EB5) is for immigrant investors. Each year, a limited number of immigrant visas may be allocated...

What is L1 Blanket Petition and Who May Apply for L-1 Blanket?

The L visa for nonimmigrant intracompany transferees allows U.S.-based employers to petition to transfer certain alien employees from related...

Reinstatement of F1 Status

Individuals on F1 student status are required to follow all of the rules and regulations regarding F1 status in order to maintain such status....

What is the EB4 Visa?

The employment-based fourth preference (EB4) category is an immigrant visa preference category for “special immigrants.” A person may apply for...

Jury Rules in Favor of McQueary, Testifier in Penn State Child Molestation Scandal, for Defamation

Michael McQueary, a testifier in the Penn State Child Molestation Scandal, was publicly ridiculed for his involvement in the scandal. McQueary...

Health Insurance Crisis Projected For 2017 – Will You Be Affected?

Health insurance premiums for those insured under Obamacare are projected to rise in 2017. Will you be affected?

What Is an Immigration "Public Charge"

Under section 212(a)(4)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien who is considered “likely to become a public charge” is...

Manufacturers of Self-Driving May Be Protected from Lawsuits

Self-driving cars will undoubtedly become a widely-acceptable new technology in the near future. But, as with any new technology, mistakes can...



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