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Climate Change Blog 7 For the 23rd time world leaders gathered, this time in Bonn, Germany, to try to agree on an approach for meaningful advances in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Official delegations represented 195 countries. Only the US representatives attended on behalf of a country not intending to stay in the Paris accord. And while the other countries proposed emissions reductions and rapid movement toward carbon-free, renewable energy, the US representatives included members of the fossil fuel industry who spoke on behalf of the US promoting continued use of carbon-emitting fossil fuels. The US also advocated the continued use of nuclear ...
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October 29, 2017 was the 5 year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting the NYC area. It is important to recall that this storm crippled the region, killed over 100 people, cost billions in lost real estate, business and infrastructure and billions more have been spent fortifying for the next storm. But many home-owners and businesses have still not recovered and many storm-protection projects have yet to begin.  It is essential that we learn how to recover from such storms. A Rutgers University report found that NYC could experience Sandy-like storm surges every five years by the middle of this century. If Sandy recovery efforts are any indicator, it means ...
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​Please mark your calendars for “Coordination of Global Merger Reviews” – a panel discussion and networking cocktail reception.  The event will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 6-8:30PM at the Penn Club (30 West 44th Street) .  The panel will be moderated by Charlesa Ceres (United Technologies Corporation) and include: Nick Gaglio (Axinn), Jordan Ellison (Slaughter & May) and Mary Marks (Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP).    One CLE Skills Credit will be available for the event. There is no charge for this event thanks to generous sponsorship by Consilio. Please feel free to invite your colleagues.  Kindly RSVP to Kelly Struck ( kstruck@consilio.com ...
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Climate Change – Blog 5 The record-shattering hurricanes that destroyed Caribbean Islands including much of Puerto Rico, as well as Houston and Florida were well publicized, but did you know that Ireland too was pummeled by a hurricane? Winds hitting Fastnet Island were recorded at 119 mph, on the mainland widespread damage, flooding and power outages occurred and at least two deaths have been reported from trees falling on cars. The hurricane, Ophelia, reached Category 3 status and, in keeping with the prior hurricanes, was made possible in large part, by unusually warm ocean temperatures that were 1 – 2°C (1.8 – 3.6°F) above average. As the planet continues ...
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Climate Change – Blog 4 The essential point I’ve been making is that great progress is being made in the collective global effort to slow Climate Change (CC), but we are fast running out of time. We need a greater sense of urgency. We absolutely must work toward a future of zero carbon emissions. It is entirely possible to move to renewable energy. We just need the collective will to push for it and push hard. My co-chair of the NYSBA EELS Global Climate Change Committee, Kevin Healy, recently moderated a panel on Climate Change. A representative from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals displayed a graph showing the company’s GHG emissions steadily decreasing from ...
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Climate Change – Blog 3 Bill McKibben’s “Eaarth” is a must-read. We no longer live on Earth, he argues, we now live on a different planet, called Eaarth. The differences, large and small, are due to climate change. Like the old earth we still have hurricanes, tornadoes, heavy rain and wind, draughts and wildfires, but now these events are deadly, destructive and costly beyond anything we’ve ever seen. Climate models have predicted this for decades and now it’s here, with a vengeance. Following Irma, Miami mayor, Tomas Regalado, said many of his Republican colleagues were wary of being “called crazy or liberals” if they talked about climate. But he said ...
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Have you checked out the latest issue of Electronically In Touch ? If not, you can check it out here:  http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/ .   This issue contains an article regarding legal and life lessons learned from a seasoned Principal Court Attorney, section liaison reports from the Labor and Employment Law and International Sections, and much more!  Electronically In Touch is a member driven publication. We welcome submissions from members on any relevant topic, including practice tips, substantive legal articles, case updates, work/life balance, and information regarding upcoming meetings and events. Please submit articles to Sasha R. Grandison, ...
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Climate Change - Blog 2 July 2017 was the second warmest month on record, just behind July 2016. And it marked the 391st consecutive month with warmer-than-average temperatures, according to NOAA’s most recent global climate report (see link, below). The western US was among the most “notable” warm areas along with Australia, southern South America, Mongolia, and China. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3920195/Final-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Report.pdf Globally, 16 of the last 17 years have been the warmest on record, and 2017 is on schedule to break records, too. In the contiguous U.S., average annual temperatures rose between ...
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Global Climate Change Blog #1 This is the first of a series of Blog posts on Climate Change. Below I will introduce a few topics and will elaborate on them in future blogs. This blog is intended to inform readers on climate change developments on the ground (physical effects), in Washington (politics), in science, and share good news and bad. I will refer the reader to sources of information worth reading. The best place to start is the IPCC Reports (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change): -Free on line at: http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/ (or just Google “IPCC  reports) The four most recent reports are: Climate Change 2013 – The Physical ...
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​ Registration Reminder: Please register by Tuesday, August 8. Healthcare Apps, AI & Big Data: A Conversation on Legal Implications A Complimentary Panel Discussion and Networking Reception Date : Thursday, August 10, 2017 Schedule : 7 pm – 8 pm ABA and NYSBA Sponsored Panel Discussion 8 pm – 8:45 pm Networking Reception sponsored by Fox Rothschild and NYSBA 9 pm – Optional dinner (Dutch Treat) Ciprioni's, Grand Central Station (limited availability-see below) *** The DINNER IS SOLD OUT Location : Fox Rothschild LLP, 101 Park Avenue - Suite 1700, New York, NY 10178  Cost : Complimentary to ABA and NYSBA members and non-members. Guests ...
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The June 2017 Issue of Electronically In Touch is Available at Electronically In Touch . This issue contains EIT's recommended upcoming events, a message from the new Chair of the Young Lawyers' Section, and transparency regulations that impact pharmaceutical companies, amongst other helpful information. Electronically In Touch is a member driven publication. We welcome submissions from members on any relevant topic, including practice tips, substantive legal articles, case updates, work/life balance, and information regarding upcoming meetings and events. Please submit articles to Sasha R. Grandison, Esq. at srgrandison@gmail.com or Anne LaBarbera, Esq. ...
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Dear mates: Can you give me advice or suggestion or input in following scenario.   Client is coop unit owner. She replaced a rotten small kitchen cabinet located under the sink with new one with her own carpenter after waiting for  more than seven months to get it done through management and super of the coop. At first, the coop management agent recommended its own contractor to do the job. The contractor backed off on the day he was supposed to do the job saying the price agreed with client was too low and wanted double the price. client refused to pay since it is too expensive.The super and management was aware of the situation. Client also asked ...
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On April 29 th , I had the incredible opportunity to travel to DC and participatein the Climate March with about 25 other students from my school. While organizing and planning to attend the event was a complete headache, once we got there, it was totally worth it. With the temperature reaching 92 degrees (the highest it has been in several years), the march was more symbolic than ever. The march drew in tens of thousands of people from all over the United States to simply show how important climate change is to them. The crowd varied in ages, backgrounds, and even occupations. While we were a contingency of students, we were able to march with nonprofit groups, ...
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NY decedent received a letter from a dormant account recovery firm (Keane) with a specific dollar amount. I checked NY abandoned property file as well as “missing money” website to no avail. Any other ideas re sites? Or do I bite the bullet and sign up with them?
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We are pleased to submit the April 2017 Issue of Electronically In Touch. This issue contains a practice note on transient occupancy, a call for the involvement of senior lawyers in the Young Lawyers Section, and helpful information for any attorneys,law students, and/or their families that may be suffering from an addiction or mental disorders. The issue can be viewed at http://nysbar.com/blogs/EIT/ Electronically In Touch is a member driven publication. We welcome submissions from members on any relevant topic, including practice tips, substantive legal articles, case updates, work/life balance, and information regarding upcoming meetings ...
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 McDonalds might be getting its own reputation on the streets, and it may not be the good kind. For those who are loving it at McDonalds, don't worry, it's not their food that's in question, but a video they had used. It might not come as a surprise that once again, McDonalds is being accused of copyright infringement. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, infringement occurs when "copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner." [1]   People may have had the chance to view the video called “McDonald presents the Vibe of Bushwick NY”; however, the video ...
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As of Thursday April 6, 2017, Democrats in Senate had enough votes (40) to filibuster and not end the debate for confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch. [1] But that did not go ahead as they thought it would. In a collaborative article in the Pathways Newsletter, I discussed options for Trump’s SCOTUS pick. Now it’s a reality that Senate faced. After a 11-to-9 party line vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee send the nomination to the full Senate for vote this week. [2] Currently, to approve a Supreme Court nominee, 60 Senators must vote for ending the debate. If the Senate votes to end the debate, only a simple majority of Senators is needed to vote for ...
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Dear listserve members, I have a client in upstate New York who has developed a new product and needs help with the trademark process. Does any have a good referral for me? My client would prefer someone who is upstate with reasonable rates. Thanks in advance. Jill
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BY MICHAEL A. SIDDONS, ESQUIRE ____________________ For Immediate Release The Commonwealth Courts decision on April 8, 2014 in Damar Real Estate, Inc. vs. U.S. Bank, N.A., et al,(citations omitted), reaffirmed the long held view that in order for a judicial sale to be valid, the provisions of the Municipal Claims and Tax Liens Act, 53 P.S. 7101-7505 (MCTLA) must be strictly complied with. This opinion makes clear that, if a propertys legal description exposed to sheriffs sale contains an erroneous legal description, which in essence would sell more property than what is described, the sale is invalid. The convoluted ...
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H eres the scenario-you have been chasing after a delinquent account and finally get the debtor to pay up. A few months later, you get sued by the debtors Bankruptcy Trustee for the money that the debtor just paid you! Sounds crazy, right? Its called an Avoidable Preference. If you do business with individuals, or businesses, that are on the verge of filing for bankruptcy protection, you may be required to return the payments received from that entity within the 90 days preceding a bankruptcy filing. In todays economic turmoil, all dealings with financially troubled parties should be approached with an eye toward avoiding preference risk. The ...
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