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As seen recently in the commercial lease area, the parties can agree to waive a commercial tenant’s right to bring a Yellowstone injunction; but with residential lease,s the warranty of habitability is absolute. HAMEROFF v. SWAMINATHAN, 2019 NY Slip Op 50875 – NY: Appellate Term, 2nd Dept. May 31, 2019: “A valid lease may qualify as documentary evidence within the meaning of CPLR 3211(a)(1) (see Sunset Cafe, Inc. v Mett’s Surf & Sports Corp., 103
RPAPL 881 provides: When an owner or lessee seeks to make improvements or repairs to real property so situated that such improvements or repairs cannot be made by the owner or lessee without entering the premises of an adjoining owner or his lessee, and permission so to enter has been refused, the owner or lessee seeking to make such improvements or repairs may commence a special proceeding for a license so to enter pursuant to…
August 2 on Chamber Chatter, Mark Snider is joined by Andrew Lamkin – President of the Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce and owner of the Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, Jenny Jorge – President of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of Operation for Gala Foods Supermarkets, and Jon Probstein – President of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce and owner of the Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein. A production of…
Here I am with a student I mentored this year. One of the volunteer opportunities for Nassau County Bar Association members is to become a Student Mentor. Student Mentors provide valuable adult guidance and serve as a role model for at-risk middle school students in one-on-one sessions at a local middle school. The commitment is twice a month for less than an hour, but the rewards you receive are immeasurable. Mentors are always in demand.…
Here I am with a student I mentored this year. One of the volunteer opportunities for Nassau County Bar Association members is to become a Student Mentor. Student Mentors provide valuable adult guidance and serve as a role model for at-risk middle school students in one-on-one sessions at a local middle school. The commitment is twice a month for less than an hour, but the rewards you receive are immeasurable. Mentors are always in demand.…
An interesting note to this case: the wife’s lawyers withdrew as counsel after the trial court denied the application for additional interim counsel fees. It was the law firm who appealed as a “non-party appellant” and the court held that “the law firm is aggrieved by the order on appeal despite the fact that the relief the law firm sought in the alternative was granted (see RCI Plumbing Corp. v Turner Towers Tenant Corp.,
An interesting note to this case: the wife’s lawyers withdrew as counsel after the trial court denied the application for additional interim counsel fees. It was the law firm who appealed as a “non-party appellant” and the court held that “the law firm is aggrieved by the order on appeal despite the fact that the relief the law firm sought in the alternative was granted (see RCI Plumbing Corp. v Turner Towers Tenant Corp.,
The child was a female around 16 years old when the Family Court made a decision on a change of custody. Matter of Newton v McFarlane, 2019 NY Slip Op 04386, Decided on June 5, 2019, Appellate Division, Second Department, Scheinkman, P.J.: “This appeal raises several important issues pertinent to child custody determinations. We conclude that: (a) the attorney for the child has the authority to pursue an appeal on behalf of the child from…