$8.5 Million Verdict against Johnson & Johnson for DePuy Hip Replacement

March 11, 2013

The New York Times reports Johnson & Johnson, the maker of the company’s DePuy orthopedics unit, which made and marketed an all-metal hip replacement loses its first case due to a faulty hip replacement.  The verdict before a jury was $8.3 million dollars. Be aware that Johnson & Johnson is planning to appeal the decision. This case […]

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New York Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Legal Checklist

March 11, 2013

Are you looking to form a non-profit organization in New York? Because your entity will enjoy tax exempt status, there is a number of hoops that you will need to go through. Attached, please find my New York non-profit 501(c)(3) formation checklist. Be aware that this list may not be all encompassing and I suggest […]

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New York Small Business Law Must-Reads March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013

Cyber insurance: Because the costs of investigating and responding to cyber attacks can be staggering for small firms, some companies are turning to cyber liability insurance. If your business stores data in the cloud, I would certainly look into purchasing. FYI, my friend Chad Ezkanazy over at Morstan General Agency Insurance can help you out. Texas Bill […]

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Does the Death of Chavez Have Any Impact on New York Businesses?

March 6, 2013

Hugo Chavez died yesterday. I have always expressed an in intense interest in the study of other cultures. My love for all things Latin American began when I was a young youth in sixth grade.  My parents were avid New York Times readers and the Times was delivered daily to our home. My daily habit of  reading […]

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Do You Need a Contract for Every Business Relationship?

March 5, 2013

Since we live in a capitalist society, we exchange money for goods and services everyday. Last week I leased a new car and and I was required to sign on the dotted line. When we go to the store to purchase a package of gum with cash, that type of activity clearly does not require […]

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Someone Copied My Website, What should I do about Copyright Infringement?

February 27, 2013

    While perusing the internet you notice that someone copied your website.  As you write more content, the chances of this happening to you increase over time. It has even happened to me.  One of my fellow attorneys here in New York copied one of my pages. What should you do? It depends on […]

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Cease and Desist- Internet Defamation Form

February 27, 2013

Ceast and Desist Defamation- SAMPLE FORM by Fred Abramson

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New York Commercial Sublease Form- Temporary Event Space

February 27, 2013

  Do you need to rent space on a temporary basis? Big events such as TED, South by Southwest, Techcrunch and the New York Auto Show all have side events where much of the action really happens. Many of my clients have businesses related to the event industry. They often need to sublease a space […]

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An Ode to Pumpkin (a/k/a Pookies) Our Cat… RIP

February 19, 2013

Yesterday, we put Pumpkin (pookies/pookers/pookiduke), our tabby cat, to sleep.  She was not herself, looking kind of weak lately, and not even eating or drinking the past couple of days, so we brought her into the vet.  She was more critically ill than we had realized and at the age of near 15 we put […]

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The Lawyer Runs The Show

February 14, 2013

We have the technology. We have the business skills. We have the ability to bill by the hour. The lawyers run this show. We’re the ones who command the attention. We’re the ones who create the engagement. We’re the ones who influence what people think and do. The lawyers run this show. We won’t submit to being cold, […]

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