For whatever reason you plan on selling your business, it's crucial to take the right steps. Among other things, it requires you close the business, create the appropriate sales agreement, and transfer ownership.
The New York Court of Appeals, our state's highest court, recently decided Rodriguez v. City of New York. The court held that plaintiffs do not have the burden to establish the absence of their own comparative negligence in order to win partial summary judgment.
There is plenty of competition for obtaining a New York liquor license. New York's Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulates approximately 70,000 licenses in a variety of different zones. In a state of close to 20 million residents, many other businesses would like to license as well.
Over the strong objections of doctors and hospitals, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a measure that extends the statute of limitations for certain types of medical malpractice lawsuits.
Besides raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, the Paid Leave Benefits Law (“NYPFL”) becomes effective January 1, 2018, and is also changing.
Last month we addressed the employment law issues involving the Miami Dolphins workplace harassment matter surrounding Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin (http://tarantinolaw.com/?p=4201) which appeared as guest column in The Buffalo Law Journal (http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/blog/buffalo-law-journal/2013/12/no-room-for-hostility-in-modern.html?iana=ind_legal). Last night on "NBC Nightly News" we finally were able to hear from Jonathan Martin, the alleged victim of the harassment, who was interviewed by Tony Dungy, a former NFL coach and current NBC commentator. Martin left the team mid-season in October and Incognito was suspended for the last 8 games of the season. Although their interview was brief in length, Martin made several legally significant statements.
Attorney Brian Weidner recently presented as a speaker for a New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled "Medical Malpractice Litigation: Technique, Strategy, and Procedure." Mr. Weidner's Topic was "Openings and Summations."
This Guest Column by Attorney Kevin P. Wicka appeared in the December 23, 2013 print edition of the Buffalo Law Journal and in the online edition on December 26, 2013 at http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/blog/buffalo-law-journal/2013/12/no-room-for-hostility-in-modern.html?iana=ind_legal
Below is an article Kevin Wicka wrote in 2011 after the lawsuit was filed.