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Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation: Headed to the Supreme Court?

By Vincent Costa, Esq. Email Vinny June 26, 2017  The Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law in 2010, established a program for whistleblowing related to securities and commodities law violations.  It created a private cause of action for whistleblowers to sue their employers for retaliation after reporting company misconduct.  However, federal circuit courts are split as [...]

And the Scams Keep Coming

By Martin Glass, Esq. Email Marty June 26, 2017 About a year ago I wrote about scams, mainly those against seniors.  I feel compelled to write again since I’ve found some relatively new phone scams, one of which a senior relative of mine was caught up in. I thought this scam was brand new, but [...]

Supreme Court Limits Venue Shopping in Patent Cases

By Eryn Truong, Esq. The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision that will limit the controversial practice of “venue shopping” by plaintiffs who pick court locations they believe will be more favorable to their case, and who unnecessarily drag defendants into patent disputes in a faraway venue in the process.  The decision has [...]

Supreme Court Holds That Disgorgement Is a Penalty Subject to the Statute of Limitations

By Jack Harrington, Esq. Email Jack June 26, 2017 Disgorgement is a legal remedy requiring defendants to pay back unlawful gains, which the SEC often seeks in addition to civil penalties.  On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court held that disgorgement is a penalty, not an equitable remedy, and thus is subject to the five-year [...]

Tea and Empathy: Don’t Confuse Empathy with Sympathy in Negotiation

By Joseph N. Campolo, Esq. Email Joe June 26, 2017 The Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu famously wrote that the “supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”  Using empathy at the negotiation table is the modern-day embodiment of this strategy. A fundamental human need is to feel accepted, validated, [...]

New York Zoning Law & Practice Report: Ensuring Uniform Application of the Fair Housing Act

“End the unnecessary exclusion of persons with handicaps from the American mainstream”[1]: Safe Harbor Retreat’s Efforts to Ensure Uniform Application of the Fair Housing Act By Joseph N. Campolo, Esq. and Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. Published in New York Zoning Law & Practice Report, Thomson Reuters, May/June 2017, Volume 17, Issue 6 Editor-in-Chief: Patricia E. Salkin, Esq. Managing [...]

Long Island Economic Revitalization Update

By Janine M. Mejeur-Haas Mejeur-Haas Communications, Inc. Hauppauge Reporter, June 2017 The 2017 HIA-LI trade show luncheon featured updates by several prominent individuals involved in Long Island’s Economic Revitalization projects. HIA-LI president Alessi-Miceli proudly announced that the show was sold out with over 3000 people expected throughout the day, “We welcome our distinguished panel who will discuss the future of Long Island [...]

Hauppauge Industrial Park Update 2017: Long Island’s Oasis of Productivity and Innovation

    By Janine M. Mejeur-Haas Mejeur-Haas Communications, Inc. Hauppauge Reporter, June 2017 The gift of adversity visited the Hauppauge Industrial Park in the form of a three-day power outage in 1978. For Jack Kulka, it had become three days too many. Kulka assembled a group of civic-minded Long Island business leaders to take action and the HIA-LI was born. No [...]

Campolo Interviews Chess Champion and Political Activist Garry Kasparov at CMM International’s Human Rights Foundation Fundraiser

"On Long Island, Kasparov Talks Putin, Chess, and AI" By Adina Genn Long Island Business News June 8, 2017 Garry Kasparov and Joe Campolo On the night before Former FBI Director James Comey testified about Russian election hacks, Garry Kasparov, the Russian chess champion, said in Woodbury Wednesday that nothing surprised him about Vladimir Putin. [...]

Newsday: Keep Up the Global Fight for Democracy, Says Garry Kasparov at Fundraiser Hosted by CMM International

By Joan Gralla (joan.gralla@newsday.com) Published in Newsday June 8, 2017 Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion and an exile from Russia, where he was a pro-democracy opposition leader against Putin, speaks at a forum Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Woodlands in Woodbury. The forum was a benefit for the Human Rights Foundation. Photo Credit: Chuck Fadely [...]