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New York Joins List of States Prohibiting Geofencing Near Healthcare Facilities
March 29, 2024 | Health Services | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Frank Izzo and Jeffrey Ehrhardt authored the USLAW article, “New York Joins List of States Prohibiting Geofencing Near Healthcare Facilities.”

The article discusses geofencing laws, enacted partly in response to the Supreme Court Dobbs decision, in depth by state.

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Novikoff’s Employment Law Reporter Published in Employee Relations Law Journal
March 28, 2024 | Employment & Labor

Kenneth Novikoff’s issue of the Employment Law Reporter was published in the Employee Relations Law Journal Summer 2024.

The column discusses a number of recent employment discrimination cases and cases involving complaints stemming from non-competition agreements.

Read the full column here.

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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update
March 27, 2024 | Insurance Coverage

Third Department Upholds Summary Judgment to Insurer Based on Material Misrepresentation by Insured in Insurance Application

Plaintiff loaned money to his employee to purchase a home, and the loan was secured by a mortgage. When the employee failed to pay the loan and to insure the home, Plaintiff obtained a landlord package policy from

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Insurance Update
March 19, 2024 | Insurance Coverage

Our March Insurance Update is now available.

We begin with three state supreme court decisions answering these questions:

  • A year before an insured bought its claims-made policy it received an attorney’s letter threatening mass tort litigation. The first suits were filed when the claims-made policy was in effect. Is the claims-made policy triggered? The Delaware Supreme Court decides if
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Decanting a ‘HEMS Only’ Trust in Favor of an SNT
March 14, 2024 | Trusts & Estates

In 1992, New York became the first state in the nation to enact a decanting statute, namely, New York Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (EPTL) 10-6.6. The statute subsequently was modified several times. The 2011 amendment was notable because it greatly liberalized the statute’s application. Today, New York’s decanting statute is a tool frequently used

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Recent Guilty Pleas Highlight Illegal Control of Medical Practices, Kickbacks for Patient Referrals
March 8, 2024 | Insurance Fraud

On Jan. 16, 2024, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the final two defendants in United States v. Pierre, Dkt. No. 1:22-cr-00019 (S.D.N.Y.), Arthur Bogoraz and William Weiner, D.O., pled guilty to charges stemming from their involvement in a massive insurance fraud scheme, where the government alleged that the defendants

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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update
February 28, 2024 | Insurance Coverage

New York’s Highest Court Holds That Restaurants’ Business Losses from Coronavirus Not Covered

The insured, Consolidated Restaurant Operations, a company that owns and operates dozens of restaurants, obtained a commercial property policy from Westport Insurance Company. Subject to certain exclusions, the policy covered “all risks of direct physical loss or damage to insured property” and

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Insurance Update
February 23, 2024 | Insurance Coverage

In this month’s insurance update, we address:

  • Whether opioid suits allege an occurrence
  • Whether the recurring presence of wild turkeys is “infestation”
  • Whether improper copying of an industry publication was in the performance of professional services
  • Whether wildfire dust is a “pollutant”
  • Whether an aircraft exclusion applies to a partially disassembled plane
  • And whether
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COVID Biz Interruption Coverage Denied by NY Court of Appeals
February 20, 2024 | Insurance Coverage

On February 15, 2024, the New York Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the Appellate Division, First Department decision affirming dismissal of restaurant operator Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc.’s (CRO) complaint against Westport Insurance Corp. seeking COVID-19 business interruption coverage.

The Court’s affirmance continues New York’s well-settled approach to contract interpretation, which demands that all contracts –

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Plan Now for Sunsetting Estate & Gift Tax Exemption
February 12, 2024 | Tax | Trusts & Estates

As we’ve previously discussed, portability is an important feature of an estate plan. Portability allows the surviving spouse to die to “save” any of their predeceased spouse’s unused federal estate and gift exemption amount. A federal tax of 40% is imposed on each dollar that exceeds a decedent’s federal estate and gift exemption amount.

The

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Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts: A Way to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
February 1, 2024 | Tax | Trusts & Estates

You may have heard of Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts (SLATS) lately, especially if you have been thinking about using your federal estate and gift tax exemption before the current higher exemption amount of $13.61 million is automatically reduced to about $7 million on January 1, 2026, assuming Congress takes no action. (See my column from last

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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update
January 30, 2024 | Insurance Coverage

Second Circuit Holds That Malpractice Insurer Has No Duty to Defend or to Indemnify Lawyer Because Of Business Enterprise Exclusion

 Associated Industries Insurance Company sued its insureds, a lawyer, and his former law firm, seeking a declaration that it had no duty to defend or to indemnify an underlying lawsuit brought by their former client.

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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update — Compilation 2023
January 30, 2024 | Insurance Coverage

Please click the link below to view the New York Insurance Coverage Law Update – Compilation 2023.

New York

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Wendy and Jen Wreck the Movies: ‘Willy Wonka’ (1971) or You Got Your Kid in My Chocolate
January 30, 2024 | Immigration | Employment & Labor | Corporate | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar

What Happened

Come on, you know what happened, right?

For those denied the joy of Roald Dahl and his take on bad parents, here is an overview.

Willy Wonka, the owner of Wonka’s Chocolates, is a unique and secretive chocolatier. Wonka’s Chocolates has one factory. Unlike other factories, no workers or visitors are seen entering

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Not-for-Profits and the CTA
January 29, 2024 | Corporate

Recently, there has been extensive reporting about the federal Corporate Transparency Act, or the “CTA,” the stated objective of which is to enhance transparency in entity structure and ownership in order to combat money laundering, tax fraud, and misconduct through business structures. The CTA, which became effective as of January 1, 2024, requires certain

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