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Latest Case Reviews

Plaintiff in a Storm in Progress Legal Malpractice Action Must Prove Success in Underlying Action

By Christopher Guetti, Esq. In a legal malpractice action, the plaintiff must show he or she would have prevailed in an underlying action “but for” the lawyer’s negligence. Basically, this means that if the claimed legal malpractice has to do with the loss of potential recovery from a law firm’s handling of a personal injury […]

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Third Department: Owner of Land Adjacent to Parcel Subject to “Forever Wild” Covenant Does Not Have Standing to Enforce

In a decision dated August 16, 2018, the Third Department decided the following issue: Does an owner of land adjacent to a parcel which is subject to a “forever wild” covenant have standing to enforce said covenant? The facts of this particular case (Gorman v. Despart, 2018 NY Slip Op 05795) are as follows. The […]

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First Department Grants Summary Judgment to Plaintiff in Premises Liability Action; Open and Obvious Nature of Condition Does Not Preclude Granting Relief

In April 2018, the Court of Appeals decided Rodriguez v. City of New York, 31 NY3d 313 (2018), which held that on a motion for summary judgment, an injured plaintiff was not required to demonstrate absence of his own comparative fault in order to obtain partial summary judgment on the issue of liability in a […]

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Latest Blog Posts

The Housing Market Crash: A Retrospective

Next month marks the 10-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, generally viewed as the moment the Great Recession began. But a decade later, much has changed in the consumer credit marketplace, most notably and overtly in the mortgage sector, according to the Q2 2018 Industry Insights Report by TransUnion that looks at the […]

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U.S. Homeowners Are Lingering Longer, and the Wait Is Paying Off

Homeowners in the U.S. are holding on to their houses longer than they have in at least 18 years, and when they do sell, they’re reaping gains that haven’t been seen since before the housing crisis. Those who sold in the second quarter did so after owning their homes for an average of 8.09 years, […]

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And They’re Off: Racing to the Track?

By: James P. Brodie, Esq. It’s that time of year again . . . the programs are hot off the presses and it’s a fresh start for those who may not have fared so well during the 2017 Saratoga Race Track meet. You’re rushing to get the coolers in the trunk, kids in the car, […]

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