• New York Zoning Law & Practice Report: Ensuring Uniform Application of the Fair Housing Act

    “End the unnecessary exclusion of persons with handicaps from the American mainstream”[1]: Safe Harbor Retreat’s Efforts to Ensure Uniform Application of the Fair Housing Act By Joseph N. Campolo, Esq. and Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. Published in New York Zoning Law & Practice Report, Thomson Reuters, May/June 2017, Volume 17, Issue 6 Editor-in-Chief: Patricia E. Salkin, Esq. Managing […]

    Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Suffolk County’s 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 […]

    Thursday, May 26th, 2016

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  • Supreme Court Preview

    By Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. August 26, 2015 Following an action-packed few weeks in June before summer break, the Supreme Court will begin its next session on October 5, 2015.  While the upcoming cases on the docket may not have generated the same attention as the major decisions reached at the end of the last term—when […]

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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  • Supreme Court Defines “Supervisor” for Purposes of Harassment Claims

    New York Labor Law Update: Workplace Harassment By Lauren Kanter, Esq. July 22, 2013 An employer’s liability for workplace harassment could turn on whether the harasser meets the Supreme Court’s newly adopted definition of “supervisor” of the victim, according to the Court’s opinion in Vance v. Ball State University, handed down on June 24, 2013. Petitioner […]

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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  • Supreme Court Rules that Attorneys Cannot be Awarded Attorneys’ Fees in Defending Their Own Fee Applications

    By Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. June 22, 2015 Dating back at least to the 18th century, the “American Rule” provides that each litigant pays his or her own attorneys’ fees, regardless of the outcome, unless provided otherwise by statute or a contract between the parties.  Justice Thomas, writing for the majority in the Supreme Court’s June […]

    Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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  • Supreme Court to Decide Whether Patent Holders Are Entitled to Royalties After Patents Expire

    By Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. May 20, 2015 If a primary purpose of the patent system is to encourage innovation and the disclosure of new ideas, should patent holders receive royalty payments once their patents have expired?  The Supreme Court heard arguments on this question on March 31, 2015. The case stems from a Spiderman string-shooting […]

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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  • Professional Licensing Boards Not Automatically Immune from Antitrust Litigation

    By Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. March 18, 2015 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 […]

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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  • Aereo Update: Case Volleys Back to Trial Court

    By Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. November 24, 2014 This blog has previously reported on American Broadcasting Co. v. Aereo, here and here, a dispute between television broadcasters and a start-up that distributed broadcast signals through a network of small antennas in a “cloud.” For around $10 a month, subscribers could record shows and watch live and recorded programming […]

    Monday, November 24th, 2014

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  • Broadcast Networks Prevail in Aereo Suit

    By Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. August 22, 2014 My January blog post reported that the Supreme Court had recently agreed to hear the case American Broadcasting Co. v. Aereo, focusing on the dispute between television broadcasters and Aereo, a start-up that distributed broadcast signals through a network of small antennas in a “cloud.” Subscribers, who paid between […]

    Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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  • Supreme Court Holds that Competitors May Bring False Advertising Claims Challenging Food and Beverage Labels Regulated by the FDA

    By Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. June 23, 2014 Perhaps Coca-Cola should stick to soda. A unanimous Supreme Court held this month that competitors may bring false advertising claims under the federal Lanham Act – even if the challenge is to food and beverage labels regulated by the Food and Drug Administration under the federal Food, Drug, […]

    Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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