• March 2015 Legal Brief – Firm Newsletter

    March 2015 Legal Brief - Firm Newsletter

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  • Attorney Juggles Law Practice with Side Business in Film

    By Bernadette Starzee Joe Campolo, managing partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick in Ronkonkoma, attended last year’s Stony Brook Film Festival “just to watch movies,” he said, but was especially impressed by a short film “This Is Ellen,” starring Michael Nathanson and directed by John Salcido. Nathanson and Salcido spoke on stage at the screening, and Campolo met them at the after-party. “I wasn’t going to go to the party, but they were so talented, I figured I would go meet them to see what their story was,” he said. The pair submitted a script for a short film called “Tribute” to Campolo, ...

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  • Who’s Who in Intellectual Property

    Eryn Truong is a member of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP’s intellectual property (IP) group for both transactional and litigation matters. Her practice encompasses a wide range of intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, patents, trade secrets, privacy rights, licensing disputes, and domain name dispute resolution. Truong is versed in conducting infringement analysis and opinions, and counseling clients on potential or pending infringement problems. Her practice also consists of litigating complex business disputes, commercial, and intellectual property litigation. Almost every company- whether it’s a start-up or an established company- has intellectual property, Truong noted. “It is a valuable asset that companies should be ...

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  • Long Islanders Voted CMM Best Law Firm on Long Island!

    The law firm of Campolo Middleton & McCormick is comprised of seasoned attorneys who are well versed in the laws of the land and have the experience to represent clients from a number of different disciplines, including corporate law, health care, intellectual property, labor, litigation and more. What elevates this group is their commitment to the communities of which they are a part. The lawyers of the firm play large roles in volunteer groups across the island, sitting on many non-profit boards and giving back to those who need it most. http://bestof.longislandpress.com/best-law-firm-long-island/

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    Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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  • Professional Licensing Boards Not Automatically Immune from Antitrust Litigation

    Would you have your teeth whitened at the mall? Apparently, so many people were happily squeezing in teeth whitening on their shopping trips (as well as in other non-traditional venues such as salons and spas) that local dentists complained to the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners that they were losing patients to non-dentists who offered teeth whitening services at lower prices.  In response, the Board sent nearly 50 cease-and-desist letters to commercial teeth whitening providers and manufacturers, warning that the unlicensed practice of dentistry is a crime.  Although the state’s Dental Practice Act does not specifically include teeth whitening ...

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    Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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  • GM Ignition Switch Investigation Shows Value of Competent Internal Investigation

    General Motors (“GM”), who faced a very public scandal in 2014 over ignition switch defects, now faces a large class-action multi-district lawsuit on behalf of individuals who suffered injury due to the alleged defect. When the scandal broke, GM hired outside counsel to investigate the ignition switch defect and GM’s delays in recalling vehicles.  The investigation, completed in 70 days, featured 41 million documents and more than 350 interviews with 230 witnesses.  The report containing the investigation’s conclusions has been named the Valukas Report, after the attorney leading the team that conducted the investigation.  The final Valukas Report and the documents ...

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  • Cyber Liability Insurance: What it Protects Against

    Cyber liability insurance is a risk management tool and a form of protection that a business can purchase to limit economic losses from damages and for liability from a potential hacking.  Most industries in today’s world conduct a lot of business through computers and the internet.  While modern technology helps to promote efficiency and organization throughout businesses, the misuse of the technology poses a threat to private information, which may be seen or used by third parties who should not have access to it resulting in potential liability to the business.  On a daily basis, businesses must deal with data ...

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  • Selecting Witnesses for Depositions

    By Scott D. Middleton, Esq. March 18, 2015 In litigation, when deciding which employee a corporation should make available for the opposing party to depose, the “corporate entity has the right to designate, in the first instance, the employee who shall be examined.”  Schiavone v. Keyspan Energy Delivery NYC, 89 A.D.3d 916, 917 (2d Dep’t 2011).  The corporation and counsel must decide, based on the totality of the circumstances in the specific case, which employee will testify best.  Remember, opposing counsel will evaluate the likability and credibility of a witness as well as determine how the witness will present to the finder ...

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  • Communicating with Parents Is Not Easy

    Our parents have survived a lot.  In addition to raising us, they’ve gone through great depressions, great recessions, and numerous wars.   Now, as they enter their golden years, many of us are being confronted with an uncomfortable role reversal as Mom and Dad become the ones who need care. Just as kids are eager to prove their independence from their parents, parents want to prove to their adult children that they can keep their independence.  More often than not, though, things like paying bills in a timely manner get forgotten.  This becomes a problem when insurance policies get canceled or utilities ...

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