May 26, 2023 |
Nancy Del Pizzo was quoted in the May 22 article of the Law.com article, “ChatGPT Faces Defamation Claims. Will Section 230 Protect AI Chatbots?” The article discusses whether AI chatbots will be protected under Section 230.
“For example, Nancy Del Pizzo, co-chair of Rivkin Radler’s Intellectual Property Practice Group noted that, “even if a websiteRead More
May 22, 2023 |
Avi Sinensky authored USLAW article, “Great Resignation Spurs Spike in M&A Activity.”
Reprinted with permission from USLAW.Read More
May 19, 2023 | |
One of the many new provisions enacted as part of the 2023-2024 New York State Budget was an increase in the minimum wage for home care workers.
Initially, it is important to note that the $1 hourly increase in the minimum wage for home care workers in New York State, slated to take effect OctoberRead More
May 17, 2023 |
Additional insureds and applications. That’s our main theme this month.
Additional insured disputes can sometimes get complicated. How much coverage the additional insured gets is often a hotly contested issue, especially when the named insured has coverage above the minimum limits it promised to get for the additional insured. We see different outcomes on thisRead More
May 17, 2023 |
It is important to note that if a contractor or worker gets injured on your job, you may be held legally responsible.
Springtime not only brings warmer weather, luscious greenery, and colorful flowers to Long Island, but it is also the season when many homeowners begin construction and home improvement or renovation projects.
Depending onRead More
May 15, 2023 | |
Frank Izzo and Joseph Pidel wrote an article for Law360 on two recent court decisions that implicate the assumption of risk clause.
To read the article, click the link below.
Considerations for Assumption of Risk in NY Sports SuitsRead More
May 11, 2023 |
Recently, two important court decisions ruled that a New York City local law known as the Guaranty Law, which rendered unenforceable certain guaranties of commercial lease obligations, was unconstitutional. One month later, the New York Supreme Court declined to follow it.
Conflicting rulings, however, left the issue unsettled and landlords without clear guidance.
In 2020,Read More
May 5, 2023 |
The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR), which addresses and prevents housing discrimination in New Jersey, has increased its enforcement measures over the past 18 months. The increase in enforcement coincides with a rise in DCR complaints by both current and prospective tenants alleging violations of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the LAD)Read More
May 4, 2023 |
A number of years ago, a couple purchased a three-story house in Woodside, Queens, that contained three separate dwelling units, each with its own kitchen, bathroom, and separate entrance. Thereafter, the couple applied for and obtained a fire insurance policy from Otsego Mutual Fire Insurance Company, indicating on their application that the house was aRead More
May 4, 2023 | |
Following extended New York State budget negotiations, lawmakers have enacted a significantly modified version of Governor Hochul’s proposed health care transaction review bill, which we discussed in prior posts, here and here.
The bill, as originally proposed, included a comprehensive Department of Health review process, and required the Department of Health’s pre-approval to close certainRead More
May 3, 2023 | |
As a dental professional, you are likely aware of the surge of consolidation that has been affecting the industry for the last several years, which has mostly been driven by Dental Services Organizations (DSOs). This consolidation has not only created significant financial opportunities for investors, but it has also created additional financial and exit opportunitiesRead More
April 27, 2023 |
Second Circuit Holds That Absolute Auto Exclusion Clearly Precludes Coverage
The insureds, a country club and motorcycle group, held an annual motorcycle rally. They were sued by two motorcycle riders who were struck by an automobile as the riders and automobile were entering the premises of the club to attend the rally. Covington Specialty deniedRead More
April 26, 2023 | |
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued a decision that all business owners should be aware of. The Supreme Court resolved a Circuit split over whether a debtor can discharge a debt incurred by a fraud committed by the debtor’s business partner or agent. In a unanimous decision, the Court held that such a debtRead More
April 17, 2023 |
Privacy is a growing concern in the United States and as we increasingly see consumer private information being obtained and used, both by businesses and cyber criminals, regulation of the collection and disclosure of non-public information and cyber security will likely increase as well. For instance, in early March, the Biden Administration announced a newRead More
April 17, 2023 |
Courts were in full swing deciding insurance coverage issues over the past month or so. Here are a few that caught our attention.
The Louisiana Supreme Court became the latest state supreme court to find no coverage for pandemic-related business interruption losses because such claims do not involve “direct physical loss.” This case was closelyRead More
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