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What is the Marital Privilege?

Posted by Giovanna A. D'Orazio | Mar 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump announced their divorce, people wondered whether she could be subpoenaed by Robert Mueller and, if so, how the martial privilege would apply. So, what exactly is the marital privilege?

What is "Lavern's Law" and why is it important?

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Feb 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Following passage in the New York State Senate and Assembly, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Laverns Law into legislation.  This new law extends the time period for victims of late cancer diagnoses to bring claims, adding, in effect, a discovery rule.  The law before.  It used to be, i...

Should you borrow against a possible settlement?

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Jan 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent article in the New York Times, titled, How the Finance Industry is Trying to Cash in on , highlighted a little known but very lucrative business - lawsuit advance loans.  These loans - and we use that term in quotes because the companies who make them avoid regulation by calling them...

Why Calling Out Sexual Harassment is not About Political Correctness

Posted by Giovanna A. D'Orazio | Dec 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Calling out sexual harassment in the workplace is not about political correctness. It is about correcting years of failing to hold people accountable for misconduct and assault in the workplace. Focusing on political correctness distracts from that real issue and ignores the actual allegations that have been made and the conduct we are concerned about.

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