• Negotiation Pointers from an FBI Negotiator

    It can’t hurt to hear what a former FBI negotiator has to say about negotiation strategy. Chris Voss, former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, shares his most effective tips on how to become more persuasive in his new book, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It (HarperBusiness, 2016).  Business Insider recently posted an insightful article by blogger and Wired writer Eric Barker culling seven of the best tips from Voss’s book.  As Barker explains, Never Split the Difference dismisses traditional negotiating tactics such as being abrupt and making your opponent feel that you have ...

    cmandm

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

    (0)

    Read More >
  • Overthinking Overpayments from Medicare

        Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, compliance officers and attorneys have struggled to comply with the new rule requiring notification and repayment of Medicare overpayments within 60 days.  The two large questions that remain unclear are what constitutes an “overpayment,” as well as what it means to “identify” an overpayment. Section 6402(a) of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) created a new section 1128J(d)(1) of the Social Security Act (the “Act”), which addresses overpayments.  Section 1128J(d)(2) requires an overpayment to be reported and returned “by the later of (A) the date which is 60 days after the date on which the ...

    cmandm

    Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

    (0)

    Read More >
  • Microsoft v. Baker: Federal Appellate Courts’ Jurisdiction to Review Orders Denying Class Certification

    In the October 2016 term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, et al. on appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  The question presented—whether a court of appeals has jurisdiction to review an order denying class certification after the plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss their claim—is an interesting one for federal practitioners with an interest in the procedural tactics of class-action litigation. In Baker, owners of the Xbox 360 video game console filed five actions claiming the consoles scratched video game discs.  Plaintiffs brought claims for breach of warranty and violation of state ...

    cmandm

    Monday, June 13th, 2016

    (0)

    Read More >
  • 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 ...

    cmandm

    Monday, June 13th, 2016

    (0)

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

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

    cmandm

    Tuesday, June 07th, 2016

    (0)

    Read More >
  • 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

    cmandm

    Tuesday, June 07th, 2016

    (0)

    Read More >
  • 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 ...

    cmandm

    Tuesday, June 07th, 2016

    (0)

    Read More >
  • 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 ...

    cmandm

    Friday, May 27th, 2016

    (0)

    Read More >
  • 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 ...

    cmandm

    Thursday, May 26th, 2016

    (0)

    Read More >
  • 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 ...

    cmandm

    Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

    (0)

    Read More >
Fred Eisenbud