Texting and Driving Should Be Treated Like Drunk Driving, Says LA Times Article

Texting and driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions and, as an opinion article in the Los Angeles Times recently indicated, it is “fast becoming the new drunk driving,” as a result of just how dangerous it is and how many collisions it causes... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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When to Update Your Will

Whenever a major life event happens—marriage, divorce, or the birth of a child—you should sit down with your attorney and review your estate plan. But even when your life situation remains the same, it’s still a good idea to review your will and other estate planning documents periodically. Laws can change, and you may want to update your estate plan to reflect these changes. You may also wish to add a new heir to your will, change your executor, or make other minor changes. Reviewing your will also gives you a chance to think about your choices again. You may have forgotten exactly what you included in your will if it’s been a few years. Looking at your documents with fresh eyes, you may decide to make some adjustments. How Often to Update Your Estate Plan Our estate planning packages include periodic reviews with your Case Manager. The Stewardship plan includes a full review every other year. The Legacy Plan comes with an annual review. In some cases,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Notice Sufficient, Default Not Vacated

An immediate suspension has been ordered by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department The Attorney Grievance Committee (Committee) has charged respondent with three violations of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (22 NYCRR 1200.0) in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Is federal marijuana reform certain if Democrats win back the House this fall?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Politico article fully headlined "Legal Marijuana’s Big Moment: Despite hostility from the Trump administration, signs indicate federal decriminalization is only a flipped House away." Here are snippets from the lengthy article: In Washington, evolution on the marijuana…<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/xDXqXXI65Hk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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UPDATE: New York City Council Enacts Package of Legislation Aimed at Strengthening Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies

In case you missed our discussion in a March 20, 2018 post, the New York City Council introduced a series of bills last month targeting sexual harassment in the workplace — The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act.  The City Council enacted the Act on April 11, 2018 and awaits the Mayor’s signature.  These amendments make substantial changes to the New York City Human Rights Law in matters involving sexual discrimination, and impose additional obligations on New York City employers, some of which will be effective immediately.   Read my and Melissa Federico’s detailed discussion on these amendments in our latest blog post ... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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