Monday, November 24, 2014

MORE RE: SUPERSTORM SANDY

From today's Newsday: "Of 1,287 cases filed in the Eastern District from Long Island, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn, 1,075 were still open as of Thursday."

Friday, November 21, 2014

ON SANDY AND ENGINEERING REPORTS

As a follow up to last week's post re: the recent decision regarding discovery in Deborah Raimey and Larry Raisfeld vs. National Flood Insurance Co., 14 CV 461, part of In Re Hurricane Sandy Cases 14 MC 41:.

In today's Newsday, page A33, plaintiff's counsel, theTexas-based Mostyn Law, has a full page advertisement for assistance in their litigation. The advertisement also notes local counsel Denis G. Kelly, Esq.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CREDIT HARM IN MATRIMONIAL ACTIONS

An email sent to me revealed that in California, the Family Law Act of 1970 allows awards for credit reputation harm. See https://creditdamageexpert.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/credit-harm-divorce-the-overlooked-recoverable-injury/

Compare that with the approach used in Stratton v. Stratton , 2013 NY Slip Op 50808(U)(Supreme Court, Sullivan County) found at this link:http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=11969898743381898765&q=Stratton+v.+Stratton&hl=en&as_sdt=4,33

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE

Yesterday, at Suffolk County Courthouse in Central Islip, I attended a CLE on Financial Abuse of seniors.

The CLE noted the scope of people that engage in this - particularly scammers and family members. But according to National Adult Protective Services Association:

"Financial exploitation is a fast-growing form of abuse of seniors and adults with disabilities. Situations of financial exploitation commonly involve trusted persons in the life of the vulnerable adult, such as:
    • Caretakers
    • Family members
    • Neighbors
    • Friends and acquaintances
    • Attorneys
    • Bank employees
    • Pastor
    • Doctors or nurses"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

TODAY FREE FORECLOSURE/SANDY CLINIC

I will be volunteering today, Monday, November 17, at the Nassau County Bar Association's free clinic for Mortgage Foreclosure, Bankruptcy and Superstorm Sandy issues. 
 
For more information, contact Nassau County Bar Association, 15th and West Streets, Mineola, NY 11501 at (516) 747-4070.

Friday, November 14, 2014

ON SANDY AND ENGINEERING REPORTS

Many newspapers have front page stories on the recent decision regarding discovery in Deborah Raimey and Larry Raisfeld vs. National Flood Insurance Co., 14 CV 461, part of In Re Hurricane Sandy Cases 14 MC 41.

Interesting note: plaintiff's counsel was not a New York or Long Island attorney but J. Steve Mostyn, of Texas-based Mostyn Law.

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202676256938/Judge-Fears-Manipulation-of-Claims-From-Sandy#ixzz3J2nJdrRd