Recent Publications - Commercial Litigation


Businesses Can Cautiously Proceed with Student-Athlete Sponsorship Deals
July 16, 2021 | Corporate

Businesses have been champing at the bit for a chance to collaborate more with college athletes for years. Until recently, however, those collaborations were not possible because college athletes were prohibited from profiting off their name and likeness and entering into sponsorship deals under the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Over the

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Administrative Order 270/20 Brings Change to the Uniform Rules
March 1, 2021 | Commercial Litigation

Chief Administrative Judge Larry Marks recently issued Administrative Order 270/20 (“AO 270/20”), which, effective February 1, 2021, incorporated certain aspects of the Rules of the Commercial Division into the Uniform Rules for the Supreme and County Courts (“Uniform Rules”).  Attorneys desiring the efficiencies of the Commercial Division, now established in 24 counties across New York

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A Divided Bench Revealed in Top Court’s Commercial Cases
February 23, 2021 | Appeals | Commercial Litigation

When discussing the U.S. Supreme Court, commentators spend considerable time reviewing the decisions of the Court to create “lineups” of conservative versus liberal Justices and to speculate which Justices, or group of Justices, are the deciding or so-called “swing” votes. In cases raising constitutional issues involving prominent social issues, legal philosophies can be observed that

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Municipal Fraud in Focus as Local Governments Face Budget Woes
December 31, 2020 | Insurance Fraud

Nearly a decade ago, in October 2011, Preet Bharara, then serving as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced pension disability fraud charges against a number of individuals associated with the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The complaint estimated a potential loss to the Railroad Retirement Board of more than $1 billion in

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Miller Published in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
December 21, 2020 | Commercial Litigation

Gregory Miller’s article, “Concise-ly is Not Nice,” was recently published in the Writer’s Corner of the New Jersey Lawyer.

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Title Insurance Coverage And Easement Disputes: Case Update
October 15, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Insurance Coverage

David Leno, Peter McNamara, Matthew Spero, and Michael Heller published the article “Title Insurance Coverage And Easement Disputes: Case Update” in Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes.

Courts have issued several important decisions recently in cases involving title insurance coverage and easement disputes. In this article, the authors discuss a New York court decision resolving whether a

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Del Pizzo Published in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
August 21, 2020 | Commercial Litigation

Nancy Del Pizzo’s articles, “Judges take notice of gender neutrality in legal writing” and “The Thoughtful Lawyer is a Better Writer,” were published in the Writer’s Corner of the New Jersey Lawyer magazine in February and August 2020, respectively.

Click here to read the February article.

Click here to read the August article.

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Bank Publishes Article in Summer 2020 USLAW Magazine
July 30, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Brian Bank published the article, “Cross-Border E-discovery in the Privacy Era,” in the Summer 2020 issue of USLAW Magazine.

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You Can Be Compelled to Arbitrate Based on an Agreement You Didn’t Sign
July 21, 2020 | Commercial Litigation

As a general rule, parties cannot be forced to arbitrate a dispute unless they signed a clear and binding agreement to arbitrate. However, a recent decision issued by New York County Commercial Division Judge Barry Ostrager reminds litigants that parties, who invoke the benefits of an agreement requiring arbitration, may, in fact, be compelled to

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Like Cloth Masks, Corporate Protections Are Not Absolute
July 9, 2020 | Corporate

We live in a different world than a few months ago. The existence of a pandemic in our community has impacted every aspect of our day-to-day life and has brought an unprecedented amount of uncertainty and anxiety as to the shape and tenor of our future experiences.

So, in order to enjoy some degree of

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