CMM Legal Blog

College Kids Are Adults: Take Care of These Documents Before Heading to Campus

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: September 21st, 2018

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The summer before my oldest went off to college, we all went for an orientation weekend. While there, he went off and did his thing and my wife and I went off and did ours. In one of our parent orientation seminars we were reminded that, now that our son was 18, he is officially […]

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New York State Wage Requirements for Interns

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: September 4th, 2018

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Summer may be over, but if your office is like mine, interns are a welcome presence year-round. Hiring interns can be a mutually beneficial experience for both the employer and the intern. Interns develop hands-on experience in a field they are interested in pursuing, and a company gets a fresh take on things from the […]

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Partial Enforcement Language in a Non-Compete Agreement Does Not Guarantee Partial Enforcement

By: Jeff Basso, Esq.

Posted: August 22nd, 2018

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A standard provision typically included in non-compete agreements is a “partial enforceability” provision that gives the Court the power to modify or “blue pencil” the terms of the agreement if the Court finds the restrictive covenant to be overly broad. For example, if a Court finds that a non-compete provision restricting an employee from working […]

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You Can’t Have Your Cake and Travel Ban Too: Reconciling Religious Animus in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Trump v. Hawaii

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq. , Richard DeMaio, Esq.

Posted: August 13th, 2018

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What do a baker and the President of the United States have in common? After reading two of the most highly anticipated opinions of the October 2017 term, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Trump v. Hawaii, some might say the ability to restrict access based on religion. In these opinions, the Court […]

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New York Court Issues Minority Shareholder-Friendly Decision in Controlling Stockholder Merger

By: Justin Ryu, Esq.

Posted: July 17th, 2018

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In a decision that could make New York a more attractive venue for shareholders of Delaware-incorporated companies, a New York trial court recently permitted a class action suit challenging a corporation’s acquisition by its controlling stockholder to proceed. The decision signals to Delaware entities that New York courts may be less likely to defer to controlling […]

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Wayfair Decision Updates a 26-Year-Old Law for the Modern E-Commerce Marketplace

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: June 29th, 2018

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Laws constantly evolve to adapt to modern society. Situations that were once impossible to imagine (such as buying hand soap from a distant warehouse at the click of a button and having it appear on your doorstep the next day) are now routine. As such, it is impossible to craft legal rules to anticipate the […]

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Courts Narrow Non-Compete Agreements to Protect Legitimate Business Interests Only

By: Jeff Basso, Esq.

Posted: June 26th, 2018

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There has been an aggressive push over the past couple of years by state legislators around the country and the federal government to enact legislation prohibiting or limiting the use of non-compete agreements by employers.  One such bill, entitled the Workplace Mobility Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate in late April 2018 and seeks […]

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The Supremes: Hits and Misses

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq. , Richard DeMaio, Esq.

Posted: June 15th, 2018

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Nine unelected Supreme Court Justices are tasked with deciding the most important issues confronting our country. For better or for worse, we the people are beholden to the jurisprudence of nine politically unaccountable legal minds.  However, the minds of Supreme Court Justices are neither infallible nor uniformly programmed. Justices come to the bench with different […]

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New Requirement for Suffolk County Food Service Establishments May Boost Business

By: Don Rassiger, Esq.

Posted: June 14th, 2018

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Food allergies are a growing public health concern with approximately 15 million Americans battling each day to avoid an allergic reaction. A food allergy is nothing to sneeze at; it is a life-altering medical condition in which exposure to a certain food triggers an adverse immune response. Allergy sufferers worry about more than a mere […]

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Société Générale Settles One of the Largest Anti-Corruption Enforcement Actions in History

By: Jack Harrington, Esq.

Posted: June 13th, 2018

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On June 4, 2018, Paris-based financial giant Société Générale agreed to pay the United States and France a total of $860 million in criminal penalties for bribing Libyan officials and manipulating the London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR), a global benchmark interest rate.  The bank’s U.S. subsidiary, SGA Société Générale Acceptance N.V., pleaded guilty in the […]

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