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:

Clearview AI raises $30 millions despite New York Legal Issues US Legal industry to consider focus outside of New York US Supreme Court to Review New York Gun Laws New York Senator to speed up Legal Cannabis program in the city Further COVID regulations set to be introduced in New

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Finding the Right New York Attorney for your Business

Finding the right attorney for your business needs has become critical as New York’s shift into economic recovery gathers momentum. A recent case of a Long Island woman posing as an Immigration Lawyer highlights the importance of doing your due diligence. The Nassau County District Attorney’s office announced that they

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New York Amends NY Civil Practice Law to Conform with Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgments Act

New York Governor Cuomo signed into law on 11 June 2021 an amendment to Article 53 of New York Civil Practice Law and Rules to conform with the revised Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgments Act of 2005. The revision to the law is welcomed by many commentators and practitioners. The

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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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Singapore International Arbitration Centre in New York

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) officially opened its office in New York on December 3, 2020. This is the first representative office of SIAC outside Asia. Adriana Uson, who served as Counsel for SIAC Secretariat for many years, will be leading the SIAC office in New York. The opening

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The Halal Guys is suing The Halal Girls for Trademark Infringement in New York

The Halal Guys, a fast casual halal restaurant established in New York City in 1990, filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against The Halal Girls, in Eastern District Court of New York, on March 2, 2021. The Halal Guys accused The Halal Girls of undermining the former’s brand and causing

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Jury Trials in New York State to Resume this Week

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, through a video posted in New York court website on 22 March 2021, announced that jury trials for both criminal and civil cases will resume this week throughout the state. The jury trial was suspended last November 2020 in an effort to further curtail the outbreak

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New York to Chase “Fraudulent” Cryptocurrency Companies

In a press release on 01 March 2021, Attorney General Letitia James emphasized a clear message to cryptocurrency industry especially to cryptocurrency companies stating “play by the rules or we will shut you down.” This pronouncement is in pursuance of NY governments stated goal to curtail the operations of fraudulent

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Fraud Cases in New York Increased Exponentially during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Last year, many New Yorkers experienced hardships as the numbers of Covid-19 cases grew in rapid numbers. Multiple restrictions were placed on the City, businesses were shut-down and many lost their jobs. And because of these economic difficulties, certain criminal activities have also seen a sharp increase. One of the

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Department of Justice Dropped Discrimination Case against Yale University

The Department of Justice on February 3, 2021 dropped the discrimination case pending in a district court in Connecticut against Yale University. We shall write more about this matter in the near future. This decision to dismiss the lawsuit is a reversal from the last year’s legal stand made by

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New New York Laws for 2021

A new year signals a new beginning and sends a message of hope for a lot of us especially when we spent almost the entire year of 2020 in series of lockdowns, quarantines, economic recessions, job losses, and a lot more devastating things as a result of the still ongoing

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Sale of Fake or Fraudulently Obtained Covid-19 Vaccines in New York

In a press conference in January of 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that “if there’s any fraud in the distribution. You’re letting people get ahead of other people or selling the vaccine – you’ll lose license. But I do believe it should be criminal, and I’m going to

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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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New York City Ranked 2nd Place on “Judicial Hellhole” List

New York, failing just behind Pennsylvania and just above California ranked 2nd Place on the Judicial Hellhole List for 2020. The Judicial Hellhole List is a ranking by the American Tort Reform Foundation. The full report may be found at: ATR Foundation’s Judicial Hellhole List. While, not all lawyers of

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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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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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Eviction Moratorium on Commercial & Residential Rents set to continue in New York until 2021

The Big Apple continues to present new opportunities to both new entrepreneurs entering the market and the established players who continue to call New York City home. No one is denying that we are all doing it tough. Commercial tenants have been put through the wringer with mandatory enforced business

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U.S. Mail-in Voting Law: How to Vote in New York

New York is among one of the states in the U.S. which allows mail-in voting in accordance with N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210 (3). And for the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election, voters may actually want to consider mail-in voting as it may provide a safer way to cast votes in

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