• Landlord Not Liable for Harassment by Fellow Tenants

    July 01, 2021 |

    In Francis v. Kings Park Manor, Inc., the Second Circuit upheld dismissal of tenant's claims against a landlord who failed to take action against a harassing tenant. The court's holding did not give landlords a free pass, but it did establish that to survive dismissal, a harassed tenant's complaint will have to include more than bare-bones allegations of intentional discrimination.

  • Real Property Law

    July 01, 2021 |

    Easement By Prescription and Easement By Estoppel Claims Entitle Owner to Preliminary Injunction Right of First Refusal Valid Under Rule Against Perpetuities Easement Holder Not Liable for Trespass Mortgagor Entitled to Cancellation When Mortgagee's Beneficiaries Ratified Transaction

  • Landlord & Tenant Law

    July 01, 2021 |

    Questions of Fact Remained About Loft Law Coverage Tenant Validly Terminated Subtenants's Lease Conversion of Tenant from Corporation to LLC Did Not Relieve Guarantor of Liability

  • Development

    July 01, 2021 |

    Building Administrator Had No Authority to Make Site Plan Determinations

  • The Pandemic Job Market: From Drought to Pandemonium

    July 01, 2021 |

    This article gives historical context to the events that brought us to the current climate and provides guidance on how employers and employees can successfully navigate the ensuing complexities of job searching and hiring in the post-pandemic pandemonium. Part One of a Two-Part Article

  • Key Points In Licenses for Sports Betting Rights

    July 01, 2021 |

    The legalization of sports betting and the licensure of such rights to new tech market players is redefining sports media and sports law. As a result, contract negotiations are becoming increasingly complex and requiring parties to consider an evolving set of nuanced issues.

  • Addressing the Spiral of Silence In Law Firms: Fostering Open Communication

    July 01, 2021 |

    The "Spiral of Silence" can mean workers don't feel comfortable sharing their opinion or voicing concerns about how they or others are being treated. This allows mistreatment and biases to go unchecked at an individual level and can also result in a secondary spiral in which workers feel they are not able to fully express their personal identity in the workplace.

  • New Report Finds Declines In Copyright, Trademark Suits

    July 01, 2021 |

    Copyright lawsuit filings declined significantly over the last two years, according to a new report by Lex Machina, which found that overall cases had dipped from a 2018 peak that was driven primarily by surges in file-sharing litigation.