Month: October 2016

Survey: 2015 Civil Practice

Michael Anthony Bottar reviews the developments in New York Civil Practice during 2015. Bottar surveys five statutory reforms, material changes to the Office of Court Administration (OCA) rules, and various case law developments under CPLR Articles 2, 3, 5, 9,

Posted in Civil Practice, Survey of New York Law

Survey: 2015 Business Associations

Sandra S. O’Loughlin and Christopher J. Bonner review developments in New York Business Association law in 2015. Their review focuses on the major changes made to New York’s LLC law, as well as a holding by a bankruptcy court that

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Survey: 2015 Administrative Law

Rose Mary Bailly and William P. Davies review the developments in New York Administrative Law during 2014–2015. For judicial developments, the authors review: (A) the due process rights of an incapacitated parolee; (B) the deferential weight of agency interpretation of

Posted in Administrative Law, Survey of New York Law

New York State Senate Passes Bill to Accommodate Ride Sharing Apps, but the Assembly Will Not Follow

—by S. Alex Berlucchi Sources: S.B. 4280, 238th S. Sess., 2015-2016 Reg. Sess. (N.Y. 2016); Mike McAndrew, Senate Passes Uber in Upstate NY Bill, but Assembly Expected to Balk, Syracuse.com, 1, 1 (June 17, 2016) http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2016/06/senate_passes_uber_in_upstate_ny_bill_but_assemby_expected_to_balk.html Abstract:  The New York State

Posted in Business Associations, Insurance, Legal Pulse, Transportation

Bill Introduced to Prevent Sex Offenders from Playing Virtual Reality Games

—by Will Kilgore Sources: S.B. 8174, 238th S. Sess., 2015–2016 Reg. Sess. (N.Y. 2016); N.Y. Penal Law § 65.10 (McKinney 2016). Abstract: New York Senator Jeffrey Klein introduced Senate Bill 8174 to prohibit sex offenders from accessing augmented reality games,

Posted in Criminal Law, Legal Pulse

California Passes Bill to Protect Sexual Assault Victims

—by Astrid Quiñones Source: Sex Crimes: Mandatory Prison Sentence, California, Assembly Bill No. 2888, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB2888 Abstract: In response to the Brock Turner case, California enacted legislation to disallow probation and provide a mandatory minimum three-year sentence for defendants convicted of

Posted in Criminal Law, Legal Pulse

Recently Introduced Bill Provides Data Breach Insurance Tax Credit

—by Adam Koulish H.R. 6032, 114th Cong. (2016) (as referred to H.R. Comm. on Ways and Means, Sept. 14, 2016). Cybersecurity Framework FAQs Framework Basics, Nat’l Inst. of Standards and Tech. (last visited Sept. 25, 2016), https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework/cybersecurity-framework-faqs-framework-basics. William H. Latham, Does

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