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The Importance of Simplicity (Part 2)

In my previous article, I began discussing the importance of simplicity, in the service of clarity, in the presentation of facts and arguments. I asked the questions: –Why do we so often load up our papers and testimony with unnecessary … Continue reading

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The Importance of Simplicity (Part 1)

The facts underlying many disputes can be very simple. Others may be more complicated. In either case, when preparing a pleading, motion papers, or testimony for a court proceeding, the goal for the attorney and the client should be to … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Social Media Posts Become a Liability

Just as text messaging and email have allowed us to communicate with each other in real time, social media has allowed us to interact with people we don’t really know; or know at all.

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Where You Would Least Expect to See Your Emails & Texts: In Court!

As most of us have become very adept at using email, text, and social media, our lives have sped up. It has become possible for us to instantly connect with one another, feasible to complete transactions with a swipe or … Continue reading

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It’s Over: Ending the Employer-Employee Relationship in New York State

{3:10 minutes to read} The termination of an employee oftentimes presents the same questions to an employer, when considering the termination, and to an employee, when confronted with it. These questions are both legal and practical.

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Does an Agreement Have to be in Writing to be Enforceable?

{5:45 minutes to read} Must your agreement be in writing to be enforceable? The answer is: Yes. Or no. In the world we live in, we make agreements with other people, with companies, and with other businesses. Sometimes they’re formal and … Continue reading

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Should I Agree to Arbitration? Part 2

{5:30 minutes to read} In my previous article, I provided an overview of arbitration and what happens if one chooses to take this path. In this continuation, I discuss discovery and motion practice, arbitrator selection and the hearing, and the … Continue reading

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Should I Agree to Arbitration? Part 1

{5 minutes to read} People unfamiliar with the various forms of alternative dispute resolution often ask the difference between mediation and arbitration. In addition, they often want to know the difference between arbitration and a traditional lawsuit—meaning, going to court. … Continue reading

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Equity vs. Law: Understanding the Difference

{5:30 minutes to read} The decisions that parties make at the beginning of a lawsuit can have lasting consequences throughout the litigation. Many litigants have heard that historically, there had been a distinction between courts of equity and courts of … Continue reading

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Discovery Rules: Changes in the Commercial Division

{4:55 minutes to read} In an earlier article, I talked about the importance of discovery and how the ultimate disposition of a case can certainly be affected—win or lose—by what happens. As lawyers and many clients know, discovery can be … Continue reading

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