Customer Lists: Are They Protected “Trade Secrets”

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  Many businesses contend that one of their most valuable assets is their customer list. The list may have taken years of careful management to create. To gather the list of customers or clients, a firm may have spent a fortune in advertising or devoted hours to directed marketing. Is the customer list considered to…

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New York Sobriety Checkpoints: When Your Rights May Seem to Evaporate

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  The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement officers. An officer, therefore, may not stop a motorist on a whim or hunch; the officer must have reason to believe that a traffic violation or crime has been committed – e.g., speeding, improper lane change, failure to signal,…

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New bill to protect Hoosick Falls residents exposed to toxic chemicals

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A new bill from Capital Region state lawmakers would help protect Hoosick Falls residents who may seek legal action against Saint Gobain or Honeywell. This new bill would change the statute of limitations in cases when residents are exposed to toxic chemicals. The statute would actually begin when the resident is diagnosed with a disease rather…

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E. Stewart Jones discusses laws impacting Hoosick Falls residents

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WCNY Capitol Pressroom host, Susan Arbetter, analyzed concerns over statute of limitations laws that could affect Hoosick Falls residents with attorneys E. Stewart Jones, Jr. and Edward Gorman. The Capitol Pressroom is a daily one-hour radio program broadcast from the Legislative Correspondents Association Pressroom on the third floor of the State Capitol in Albany. The…

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Local lawmakers back bill to extend deadline for Hoosick Falls lawsuit

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Albany Times Union Story on Hoosick Falls water lawsuits

Hoosick Falls, NY resident lawsuit updates.   A set of Capital Region lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a bill that would set the deadlines by which those affected by environmental contamination would be able to file a lawsuit resulting from environmental contamination. While the measure — described in a justification memo as creating “a narrowly tailored legal…

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New York Real Estate Broker’s Liens FAQ

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New York Real Estate Broker’s Liens FAQ By John Harwick, Esq., featured by the Greater Capital Association of Realtors. What is a broker’s lien? When a licensed real estate broker obtains a tenant for a lease of commercial property, the broker is entitled to a commission. In cases where a broker’s client is reluctant to pay…

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E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm Promotes Three to Partner

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NEW APPOINTMENTS POSITION FIRM FOR GROWTH  TROY – The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm is proud to announce the promotion of three attorneys to the position of partner. Ryan M. Finn, Thomas J. Higgs and James C. Knox each boast successful careers spanning diverse areas of litigation. “This is an important piece of…

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Fewer Young People are Getting Behind the Wheel After Drinking

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According to the New York Times, a new government survey found that there was a 59% drop in drinking and driving among 16- to 20-year olds from 2002 to 2014. There was a 38% decline for adults between 21 and 25 during that same time period. The study was recently published in the Morbidity and Mortality…

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Swearing-In Ceremony for ACBA, James E. Hacker, President-Elect

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The Albany County Bar Association (ACBA) will be holding its Annual Meeting and Swearing-In Ceremony at the Albany County Courthouse Today, January 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM. Daniel W. Coffey, partner at Bowitch & Coffey, LLC, will be sworn in as President. Coffey has been a member of the Association since the early 1990s, holding…

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LAPD chief recommends criminal charges for officer in fatal shooting

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The entire Los Angeles Times story is available below, or by clicking here Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has recommended criminal charges against an officer who killed an unarmed homeless man in Venice, marking the first time as chief that Beck has called for charges in a fatal on-duty shooting. LAPD investigators concluded that Brendon…

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