• New York Court of Appeals Rules that a Traffic Stop based upon a Police Officer’s Mistaken View of the Law is Constitutional

    New York State has long granted greater Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule protection to defendants under its holdings than federal courts have.  One example is found when a police officer in good faith bases a stop and search of a defendant upon a mistaken belief about the law.  Under the federal “good faith” exception, a mistaken view of the law is not necessarily fatal to a police officer’s illegal stop and search of a defendant.  In contrast, the New York Court of Appeals held in People v. Bigelow, 66 N.Y.2d 417 (1985), that there is no “good faith” exception to the ...

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    Monday, April 20th, 2015

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  • Trademark Trolls Overseas

    A U.S. trademark registration allows companies to leverage their brand and prevent others from using their name or a confusingly similar name in the U.S.  However, even if a trademark is protected in the U.S., it is vulnerable to squatters or “trademark trolls” overseas. Because of the global nature of business today, especially with online commerce and social media, it is important for companies looking to expand internationally to control their trademarks globally and prevent others from squatting on their rights.  The last thing a company wants to find out is that it is prevented from expanding its business overseas because ...

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  • Prepayment Review Deadlines Published for Medicare Providers

    As we recover from the cold winter, Medicare has prescribed a healthy dose of alphabet soup to Medicare providers and suppliers.  New Change Request 8583 to the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (“MPIM”) imposes a new deadline on Medicare providers and suppliers to provide requested documentation during a prepayment review. Effective April 1, 2015, the MPIM amends Chapter 3, Section 3.2.3.2 to require Medicare Administrative Contractors (“MACs”), Recovery Audit Contractors (“RACs”), Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Contractors (“CERTs”) and Zone Program Integrity Contractors (“ZPICs”) to solicit additional documentation from the Medicare provider or supplier by issuing an additional documentation request (“ADR”). A provider or ...

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  • Business Interruption Insurance: Protection Against Suspension of Business

    Business interruption insurance is designed to protect your business if your business premises is physically damaged and there is a suspension or halt of business activity at that location. It is not typically a “free-standing” insurance policy—rather, it is an additional coverage that can be added to a property damage insurance policy (i.e., fire policy) as an endorsement or a rider (for an additional fee, or course). In other words, if you don’t ask for it, you don’t have the protection it offers.  This type of additional insurance protects against your inability to continue business operations because of events  outside ...

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  • Campolo Joins LI Red Cross Board of Directors

    CMM is proud to announce that Joe Campolo has been welcomed to the American Red Cross on Long Island board of directors. The Long Island Red Cross board of directors is comprised of business and community leaders who volunteer their time to help oversee the organization’s mission on Long Island. The Long Island Red Cross responds to approximately 200 disasters a year, and serves more than 2.8 million residents. Joe joins with three other individuals who have also recently joined the Board; J. Bryan Anthony, philanthropist and returning Long Island Red Cross board member; Joseph Louchheim, president of the Press News ...

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    Monday, April 13th, 2015

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  • April 27: CMM Attorney on Stony Brook Alumni Panel: Successfully Transition from College to Career

    CMM Attorney Vincent Costa Speaking on Alumni Panel: Successfully Transition from College to Career  This panel discussion seeks to educate graduating seniors and recent alumni on how to make a successful transition from college to the workplace. Monday, April 27, 2015 6 PM – 7:30 PM Stony Brook University Campus Charles B. Wang Center Room 201 Making the transition from student to professional can be difficult and confusing.  Learn how to gain a better understanding of what it takes to be successful during the “unique first-year” in a new organization after graduation. Professionals representing various careers will answer questions about how to navigate company culture and manage ...

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  • April 29: CMM Sponsoring HIA-LI Hauppauge Industrial Park Update

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  • June 2: CMM Exec Breakfast “Are You In Control of Your Business? Or Is Your Business In Control of You?”

    Featuring Brian Turchin, President of Cape Horn Strategies and a leading entrepreneurial growth expert and problem-solver. Are You In Control of Your Business? Or Is Your Business In Control of You? Description: Designed for senior executives, this session will explore the real reasons that many companies end up losing momentum, become less profitable and add stress to the lives of owners and executives. Brian Turchin will walk you through his process for identifying growth obstacles, demonstrating real-world ways to improve systems and manage people. He’ll show you how to implement simple but effective solutions that produce real, measurable results. Learn how to: — Articulate your company’s ...

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    Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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  • Who’s Who in Labor Law

    WHO’S WHO in Labor Law Christine Malafi is a partner at Campolo, Middleton, & McCormick, LLP and a member of the firm’s executive management team in addition to its corporate, litigation and municipal law groups. Malafi believes one of the singularly most important legal relationship in people’s lives is the employment relationship, and plans to continue to focus on assisting clients to navigate that relationship. “Employment relationships are the primary source of support for most people and their families, as well as an important part of our non-work lives, Malafi said. “ A person’s employment can be a source of social relationships, friendships, ...

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  • Stony Brook Happenings Spotlights CMM as Long Island’s Best Law Firm

        Long Island Press’ 2015 “Bethpage Best of Long Island” Taps “Best Law Firm” By Brian Harmon Stony Brook graduate Joe Campolo — a former president of the University’s Alumni Association — is the best lawyer on Long Island, according to the Long Island Press’ “Bethpage Best of Long Island 2015.” Campolo’s firm, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP in Ronkonkoma, was named the “Best Law Firm on Long Island” in the contest, which is the region’s largest business and professional awards program. “You can’t be the best lawyer unless you’re surrounded by the best law firm,” said Campolo, who earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Stony ...

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    Monday, March 23rd, 2015

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