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The Home Equity Theft Prevention Act

Posted by Alexander Novak | Sep 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you ever heard of the term “short sale”? If you are a lawyer, did you ever represent a buyer purchasing from a seller who was either in default on his mortgage or against whom a foreclosure action had already been commenced? If you are buying from a homeowner whose property is in foreclosure...

Dangers of Lending Money to Your Business

Posted by KIM STEVEN JUHASE | Jun 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Owners of small businesses continually fail to realize that their corporation or LLC is a separate legal entity that owes certain duties to its creditors. While it is tempting to lend money to your company in times of hardship and to pay yourself back once some money comes in, there...

DISCOVERY IN BETH DIN AND OTHER ARBITRATION TRIBUNALS

Posted by Alexander Novak | Jan 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Obtaining discovery in a Beth Din is quite a lot different than in court or in the more national, secular, arbitration tribunals. The Federal and State judiciary forums have developed extensive and comprehensive rules of exchanging documents in discovery and obtaining pretrial depositions in ord...

March Madness: Is NCAA Tournament Gambling Legal?

Posted by Alexander Novak | Mar 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

March Madness is here, and all over America people will be furiously filling out their brackets. Whether you join an office pool or a competition with friends, everyone usually throws a few bucks in the pot for the winner. According to the American Gaming Association, 40 million people fill out ...

Freelance Isn't Free Act

Posted by KIM STEVEN JUHASE | Feb 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

New Protections for Freelance Workers Many employers that do not want to commit to hiring a permanent employee with the accompanying expenses such as medical benefits, often hire freelancers for such things as public relations, computer programming, care-giving and housekeeping. Many times the...

What Type of Apartment Do You Own?

Posted by KIM STEVEN JUHASE | Sep 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

How you hold your residential apartment will have enormous legal consequences. The three major ways of doing so is renting, as a co-op, or a condominium. However, many people do not realize the differences between them. The most familiar one is renting. A landlord rents one o...

Your Private Emails Can Be Read By Your Employer

Posted by KIM STEVEN JUHASE | Sep 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many people, like our former Secretary of State, consider their work e-mail as their own private lifeline to the outside world. Crude jokes, funny stories about your bosses or put-downs of minorities are exchanged. However, doing so can get you fired because your emails are not private. Your e...

A Dog, a Cow and a Cyclist Ride into a Bar

Posted by Alexander Novak | Jun 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

People get injured and they look to blame someone and if that someone has an insurance policy, a lawyer may be there to help. Not every injury is awarded compensation. For instance if you trip over a inch difference in the grade of a sidewalk, the courts will not likely award you an...

Your Housekeeper May Sue You

Posted by KIM STEVEN JUHASE | Apr 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Do you employ a nanny for your children, a housekeeper or a companion for your sick or elderly parents, pay them in cash and fail to keep records of their employment? If so, you are leaving yourself open to a costly lawsuit. Since 2010, household workers in New York are covered by the...

If You Want Modification, Better Hire an Attorney

Posted by Alexander Novak | Apr 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the most prized possession of an average American is his or her home (although the iPhone is catching up). While it still retains its status as the ultimate expression of achieving the American Dream, at no time in US history was this dream subject to peril as it has been after the...

Baseball: Suing For Getting Hit by a Foul Ball

Posted by KIM STEVEN JUHASE | Mar 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spring is here bringing with it the thoughts of another baseball season. It can also bring with it thoughts of death and severe injuries. While there have been only two fans so far killed at professional league ballparks, at least 49 fans have died at amateur games and countless oth...

International Sale Of Goods Not Governed by the UCC

Posted by KIM STEVEN JUHASE | Mar 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Robert in New York receives a telephone call requesting he deliver a container of his pickles to Toronto from a buyer he never dealt with. Robert agrees and delivers the pickles. Shortly thereafter, the customer complains that the type of pickles he ordered was not delivered. Robert wants to...

Hey Get Your Fence Off My Land

Posted by Alexander Novak | Mar 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sometimes it happens when you buy land, you get a new survey taken of the property, and it shows that a neighbor's fence or hedges encroaches on your land. You want that fence or hedge removed and set on the property line. You go to the neighbor and ask real politely, and it is like talki...

Are Beth Din Arbitration Clauses Invalid?

Posted by KIM STEVEN JUHASE | Mar 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

Under Orthodox Jewish practice, a Jew is not supposed to sue another Jew in secular courts. Instead, they are to arbitrate their disputes before a Beth Din, which is an arbitration panel of rabbis. In order ensure that the parties will follow this rule an arbitration clause is included in a cont...

Structuring Deposits: The IRS Apologizes...Again

Posted by Alexander Novak | Feb 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week, the United States IRS Commissioner John Koskinen made a startling apology in Congress. He apologized for the IRS seizing the bank accounts of businesses merely because they deposited a lot of cash. In most of these cases legitimate small business owners were depositing say $8000 c...

Do I Have to Testify Against My Child?

Posted by KIM STEVEN JUHASE | Feb 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A parent's worse nightmare. Your child comes home, all disheveled, and tell you he thinks he is in trouble. He had been at a party and may have drunk too much. On the way home, he believes he may have run someone over. He gives you all the details of what happened. He is shortly arrested...

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