What is New York’s Scaffold Law?

If you’re naming some of the most dangerous areas of work, then construction work is usually near the top of the list. Even when acting with extreme caution and using appropriate safety measures, there’s always potential for an accident that can cause injuries or even fatalities. Fortunately, there are laws in place that help to […]

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Settlement vs. Trial for Your Dispute

To settle or not to settle? That is the question. But it doesn’t always have an easy answer. Although the majority of personal injury cases settle, it doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the way to go. Under some circumstances, it might be preferable to go to court. Read on for a discussion about settlement versus […]

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How to Execute a Tax-Free New York Real Estate Exchange

Generally, if you plan to make a real estate sale, you must deal with paying taxes. When the transaction involves investment property, you can be taxed on any profits (capital gains) that you’ve made on the sale. However, if you reinvest the money in a similar property within a certain time period, you can delay […]

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New York Court System

Why Racial Bias in the New York State Court System Matters to You  The results of a review of racial bias in the New York State court system were published this month.  On June 9, 2020, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore of the Court of Appeals and of the State of New York appointed Jeh Johnson […]

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What You Need to Know About New York COVID-19 Bankruptcy

With all of the business closures in New York due to the impact of the coronavirus, it’s not surprising that many people would consider filing for bankruptcy to deal with financial hardships. Taking this step can be a way to have a clean slate and erase debts, but making this decision requires knowing all of […]

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Signs You May Have Suffered a Concussion Playing Sports

The New York State Public High School Athletic Associated made an announcement in July that the state’s high school sports seasons would begin on September 21. Though there will be no regional or state tournaments, football players, field hockey players, soccer players, and other fall high school athletes are practicing and playing their Fall sport […]

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Ending a New York Business Partnership

Most people don’t enter into a business partnership expecting it to end, but relationships can sour, problems may come to light, or even an unexpected economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic can happen and necessitate dissolution. Though it sounds easy in theory, difficulties can arise if you and your partner failed to address dissolving […]

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Common Speeding Patterns of New York Drivers

Whether in a rush, not paying attention to the speedometer, or just blatantly disregarding the law, speeding drivers are a common sight on New York’s roads – with devastating consequences. The NHTSA cited speeding as the most common cause of fatal collisions, and further identified four distinct behavior patterns of speeding drivers.  Understanding the different […]

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