Civil Litigation

Some years ago there was a thriving cottage industry in creating tax shelters.  It took the IRS a few years to catch up, but it did so with a vengeance. Boesky v Levine 2021 NY Slip Op 02059 Decided on April 01, 2021 Appellate Division, First Department is the story of an attorneys travels through a number of firms and how the statute of limitations and continuous representation work to track him. “The motion court…
New York has intended to protect consumers from forgetting about an automatic renewal clause. For certain agreements for service, maintenance or repair to or for any real or personal property, New York’s General Obligations Law § 5-903 requires a specific reminder notice before renewal. Protections have now been extended to other consumer agreements with a new Article 29-BB of the General Business Law effective February 9, 2021. According to the legislative history (S1475A/A3173): "An increasing…
The Child-Parent Security Act (the CPSA) became effective on February 15, 2021 and can be found in Article 5-C of the Family Court Act.  Section 581-402 of the CPSA, entitled “Eligibility to enter surrogacy agreement” provides at paragraph (a) (6) as follows: “(6) the person acting as surrogate, and the spouse of the person acting as surrogate, if applicable, have been represented throughout the contractual process and the duration of the contract and its execution by…
In order to drive a commercial motor vehicle, the following conditions may apply: You need a CDL to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in the U.S. You may obtain a CDL if you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the U.S. If you are not an LPR, and you live in Canada or Mexico, you have to get a CDL from Canada or Mexico to drive a CMV in the U.S. If you…
Rasmussen Dickey Moore’s attorneys and staff are dedicated to providing focused service day in and day out to our clients across a broad range of industries. But many of our team members are dedicated to service beyond the office walls, going above and beyond to help make the world a better place. RDM’s Accounts Payable Specialist Martha Strahler has one such cause she stands behind. As a volunteer with Noah’s Bandage Project, Martha raises…
EPTL 4-1.4 provides: “a) No distributive share in the estate of a deceased child shall be allowed to a parent if the parent, while such child is under the age of twenty-one years: (1) has failed or refused to provide for the child … whether or not such child dies before having attained the age of twenty-one years, unless the parental relationship and duties are subsequently resumed and continue until the death of the child.”…