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July 11 – Truong to Present “Law Meets Art: A Legal Roadmap for Creatives”

Law Meets Art: A Legal Roadmap for Creatives Presented by Eryn Y. Truong, Esq. Chair, Intellectual Property Department Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP You’ve got the talent and the drive…now arm yourself with the tools to help you run a successful business in the arts. In this presentation, intellectual property lawyer Eryn Truong will cover critical [...]

Wheatley Heights Residents Again Object to Colonial Springs Plan

By Denise M. Bonilla denise.bonilla@newsday.com Photo credit: Barry Sloan Wheatley Heights residents expressed anger and disbelief this week that they are still fighting the development of an apartment complex more than a decade after the project was first proposed. The residents spoke out Wednesday at a Babylon Town Board public hearing on the rezoning of [...]

Supreme Court Settles Important Taking Question

On June 23, 2017, in Murr v. Wisconsin, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed whether adjacent properties owned by the same owner may be combined for purposes of determining if there has been a regulatory taking without compensation. The Court ruled that a Wisconsin regulation preventing the owners of two adjacent parcels from selling or developing [...]

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

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 to when employees are eligible for anti-retaliation protection under [...]

And the Scams Keep Coming

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 when I talked to some of the seniors that [...]

Supreme Court Limits Venue Shopping in Patent Cases

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 important implications for businesses [...]

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

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 statute of limitations under 28 USC § 2462.  Justice [...]

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

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, and understood by others.  This reality means that negotiation strategy [...]

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 Editor-in-Chief: Patricia E. Salkin, Esq. Managing Editor: Emily Howard, Esq. Under the Fair Housing Act, when does the denial of an applicant’s request for a reasonable accommodation become justiciable?  The answer [...]

Long Island Economic Revitalization Update

By Janine M. Mejeur-Haas Mejeur-Haas Communications, Inc. 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 and the development of [...]