• Court of Appeals Ponders “Extreme and Outrageous” Conduct

    If it isn’t extreme and outrageous to film a trauma patient’s last minutes alive, the pronouncement of his death, and the family notification, then broadcast those intimate moments on national television in the name of entertainment, all without consent – then what is? A recent decision from the New York State Court of Appeals leaves the legal community—and the family of that trauma patient—asking that very question. In April 2011, Mark Chanko, 83, was struck by a sanitation truck as he crossed York Avenue to buy milk at a local deli.  He was still conscious and able to speak when he arrived ...

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    Monday, June 13th, 2016

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  • May 2016 CMM Newsletter: Hiring Tips, Trade Secrets Bill, and Overtime Updates

    May 2016 CMM Newsletter: Hiring Tips, Trade Secrets Bill, and Overtime Updates

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    Tuesday, June 07th, 2016

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  • April 2016 CMM Firm Newsletter: Telecommuting, Paid Family Leave, Networking Advice for Startups

    April 2016 CMM Firm Newsletter: Telecommuting, Paid Family Leave, Networking Advice for Startups

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    Tuesday, June 07th, 2016

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  • CMM Partners All Achieve AV Preeminent® Ratings

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, has announced that all four partners of the firm—Joe Campolo, Scott Middleton, Patrick McCormick, and Christine Malafi—have earned AV Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating from the most recognized and trusted legal directory and resource for nearly 150 years.  The AV Preeminent rating recognizes attorneys for both ethical standards and legal ability, and is earned only after an extensive peer review and recommendation process that includes members of the bar and judiciary.  Frederick Eisenbud, Of Counsel to the firm and chair of the Environmental & Land Use practice group, also holds an AV ...

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    Tuesday, June 07th, 2016

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  • McCormick Elected to Suffolk County Bar Association Board of Directors

    CMM partner Patrick McCormick was installed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Suffolk County Bar Association at the 108th Installation Dinner Dance on Friday, June 3.  The gala event at the Cold Spring Country Club in Huntington celebrated the incoming officers and directors and honored those SCBA members who have made an indelible mark on the community over the past year. McCormick chairs the Litigation & Appeals practice group at Campolo Middleton.  He has been named to New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition for several years running and has also earned an AV Preeminent rating on Martindale Hubbell. In addition ...

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    Friday, May 27th, 2016

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  • Campolo, Middleton & McCormick Petitions U.S. Supreme Court in Fair Housing Act Case

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm, has filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Safe Harbor Retreat, a residence in East Hampton, New York, for individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.  The May 18, 2016 petition asks the nation’s highest court to settle a split among the circuit courts as to when the denial of an applicant’s request for a reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act becomes justiciable. “The question presented by this case is of critical import to the millions of disabled Americans who are denied equal enjoyment and ...

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    Thursday, May 26th, 2016

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  • Malafi Joins Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Board of Directors

    Christine Malafi, a partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Suffolk County’s premier law firm, has been sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County (“GSSC”).  The preeminent leadership development organization for girls, GSSC serves more than 40,000 girls between the ages of 5 and 17.  As a board member, Malafi will work to further the organization’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. In 2015, Malafi was involved in the implementation of GSSC’s new “Justice Patch” program, which was designed to help girls develop a sense of fairness and an understanding ...

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    Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

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  • I Need an Estate Plan – Part Four

    The first three parts of this series have been about the various advanced directives, i.e. Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, and Living Will.  These are all very important documents but they also become null and void upon your death. That’s where your Last Will and Testament (the “Will”) comes in.  If you don’t write and execute a Will, New York has a default Will set up for you.  For those technical people, it’s mainly in the Estate Powers and Trusts Laws (“EPTL”) 4-1.1.  If you don’t like what the law says, you need to change it by properly drafting and ...

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    Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces Updates to Overtime Exemption Rule

    On May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor released final updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), extending overtime eligibility to over 4.2 million workers.  The key change is to double the salary threshold – from $23,660 to $47,476 per year ($455 to $913 per week) – under which most salaried employees are now guaranteed overtime pay.  Employers should immediately begin preparing to comply with the updates by the effective date of December 1, 2016. Previously, the FLSA’s salary threshold had been updated only once since the 1970s.  The change automatically entitles 35 percent of full-time salaried workers ...

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    Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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  • President Signs Bill Providing for a Federal Trade Secret Cause of Action

    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”), long-proposed legislation that establishes a federal trade secrets law.  Now companies seeking civil remedies for misappropriation of their trade secrets can bring their claim in federal court and obtain other remedies such as seizure orders and injunctive relief. Prior to the DTSA, plaintiffs had to resort to state courts to bring their trade secret claims, which often led to inconsistent results as states have their own interpretations of key issues including damages, what constitutes “reasonable measures” to secure secrecy, and even the statute of ...

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    Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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