Last week’s recap of the top legal headlines in New York: 9th August

New York City to require vaccinations to enter all gyms and restaurants As cannabis is legalized in New York, PharmaCann launches ambitious IPO Supreme Court blocks part of New York COVID eviction ban NY State raisies the age of consent, blocking child marriage Rudy Giuliani set to face ethics probe

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Last week’s recap of the top legal headlines in New York:

Law & Order’ Actor Indicted For Murder In New York For Shooting A Man Virtual wedding ceremonies are no longer legal in the state of New York Johnson & Johnson settles New York opioid lawsuit for $230 million Rudy Giuliani barred from practicing law in New York News Corp settle

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New York Eviction Protection for Renters to be extended

The Biden Administration has stepped in to provide rental relief for thousands of New Yorkers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the eviction ban through to the end of July. The ban on rental evictions had been in place since September 2020, was set to expire on

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Temporary Protective Orders in New York Courts may be a Little Harder to Obtain.

In an article that appeared in The Davis Vanguard, obtaining a temporary protective order, in New York Courts, may have gotten a little harder. The NY case concerned a protective order that led to the homelessness of a mother and separation of the mother from her children. Worth a read.

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SEC continues to Provoke Debate on Cryptocurrency Regulation in the US: New York Proves to Lead Way in Providing Legal Stability for Blockchain Companies

A recent article in Forbes has thrown the spotlight on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) lawsuit against Ripple. The SEC’s involvement has opened a debate on the possibility of “regulatory overreach” by this financial watchdog. According to Forbes, the lawsuit was the subject of a panel discussion on cryptocurrency

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Tort Damages in New York: Nominal, Compensatory & Punitive Damages Defined

A Tort is defined as “an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability”. The victim of a tort, in New York, may obtain three different types of damages for the action of the tortfeasor. The

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Trademark Registration and Remedies for Infringement of Trademarks in New York

Trademark, in general, is defined as “any word, name, symbol, or device or any combination thereof used by a person to identify and distinguish the goods of such person” from those used by others. Trademark may be registered trademarks or unregistered trademarks. For registered trademark, Section 360, Article 24 of

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New York City’s Debt Collection Law

In New York City, residents are protected from “harassment” by debt collection agencies under New York Consumer Protection Law. And the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is the main agency that handles complaints related to debt collection issues. DCA also ensures that New York residents are protected from abusive practices

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Terminating an Employee in NYC: NYC “Just Cause” Dismissal Basics

Two laws expanded protections for fast food workers in New York City were signed into law by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 5, 2021. The laws must be understood by all employers hiring employees in NY. We suggest consulting with an attorney and creating a HR

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How to Choose the Right Structure for your New York Business

While starting a business is one of the most exciting chapters of your life, it’s important to focus on the right structure for your New York business. The legal structure that you choose for your business will have implications on your taxes, personal liability, and the opportunities to raise capital.  

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Ban on New York Evictions to continue into 2021

New York tenants are set to be handed a further lifeline, while many landlord and lenders are in great peril after New York City agreed to extend its ban on residential evictions. The New York Legislature passed a comprehensive anti-eviction law barring commercial and residential evictions. The bill blocks landlords

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New York Restaurants continue to battle changing COVID Regulations

Restaurants in the Big Apple continue to be at the mercy of changing COVID-19 regulations. A COVID-19 update was issued by the New York City Council earlier this week, putting restaurant operators on notice as new regulations come into effect. The new rules mean that orders for takeout can only

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Defamation Law: Twitter – New York Post Defamation Saga

The New York Post recently reported that a Delaware computer shop owner is taking on Twitter in a defamation lawsuit. The owner of the store, John Paul Mac Issac was forced to close his Mac Store in Willington Delaware after he was allegedly labelled as a hacker by Twitter’s content

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The Post COVID World presents opportunities for small business owners in 2021

No one can deny that it’s been a tough year for New York City small business. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen thousands of small business operators close down. With hardships comes opportunities. Over one third of small businesses in New York have been closed since January. Nearly 30% of those

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Violation of Non-Disclosure Agreements: The Lessons from a Tell-All Book on Melania Trump

Good or bad publicity is still free press after all. And many PR professionals accept any form of publicity surrounding a book launch at no extra fee as it can spread like wildfire to readers and even non-readers alike with minimal effort. This exactly is what happened with the launch

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Challenges to Starting a Business in New York City

New York City offers entrepreneurs access to a market with consumers with high disposable income and where investors and lenders are ready to assist entrepreneurs who wish to start or grow their businesses in the Big Apple. However, that doesn’t mean that starting a business in New York is a

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Protection of Private Information in New York: SHIELD Act of New York

In this digital world, there’s one thing that we cannot live without – the Internet. As we are aware, the Internet became an even more important part of our lives during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Negatives go hand-and-hand with the benefits of the Internet. As we are aware, hackers are actively

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Protecting Trade Secrets under New York Law: NY Trade Secret Law Basics

Protecting Trade Secrets, in many cases, may be the difference between success and failure of your business in New York. The post shall detail the basics of New York Trade Secret Law. The New York Court System has not adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”), but has common law

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Challenges to Succeeding in Business in New York City

Life and work in the Big Apple isn’t all wine and roses for business owners in 2020, however, New York remains, still, one of the more attractive locations for entrepreneurs, business owners and investors looking to build a footprint in the United States. From Lady Liberty to Central Park, there’s

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NY’s Rent Stabilization Law Deemed Constitutional in Eastern District Court of New York

In a hit to landlords in New York, a judge in the Eastern District Court of New York dismissed the claims of landlords challenging a newly implemented rent stabilization law in NY. A prior article on this matter can be found at: NYC Landlords Sue to Overturn Second Year of

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