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When is a Signed Release/Liability Waiver Valid & Enforceable?

May 13, 2010 • Posted By Douglas R. Rosenzweig • Complex Litigation, Contracts

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Both our corporate and individual clients often ask us whether the waiver they have prepared or signed is valid and binding in a Court of law.  Our clients are specifically interested in the validity of a clause in a release waiving any the rights to sue for any injuries, even if those injuries are caused by the negligence of the party seeking the release.

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Excluding Evidence of a Witness’s Prior Criminal Convictions: Remoteness & Moral Turpitude

May 10, 2010 • Posted By Douglas R. Rosenzweig • Trial Practice

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In preparing a case for trial, it often comes to pass that one or more of the witnesses in the case have a prior criminal record. In cases where there is a significant amount of money on the line, you can be sure that opposing counsel has done her homework carefully and is chomping at the bit to destroy the witnesses' credibility with an in depth and lengthy cross-examination regarding the prior misdeeds. This can have a significant impact on a case, particularly if the witness's credibility will be a determining factor in obtaining a defense verdict.

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French & Casey, LLP participates in St. John's Roundtable Program

February 4, 2010 • Posted By • News

French & Casey, LLP recently participated in the Small to Mid Size Firm Specialty Roundtables program of St. John's University School of Law.  The program offered students the opportunity to network with small to mid size firm practitioners and speak informally to the practitioners about their firms' legal setting and practice areas. The program was recognized as a great success with generally heavy student participation and multiple law firms represented.

French & Casey to speak at Queens Chamber of Commerce

January 26, 2010 • Posted By • News

On January 29, 2010, Moira Casey, Susan Romano and Rosalyn Maldonado are giving a presentation entitled "Emerging Developments in 2010 for Small Business Owners and Construction Contractors" to the Queens Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit the Queens Chamber of Commerce website at www.queenschamber.org or look us up on facebook.   

French & Casey, LLP participates in NY Cares Winter Wishes Program

December 15, 2009 • Posted By • News

French & Casey, LLP once again participated in the NY Cares Winter Wishes Program.  Children throughout Manhattan were the recipients of holiday gifts thanks to the generous support of the firm.

State Tax Day: Multiple Taxes: Governor Signs Amnesty Measure

December 9, 2009 • Posted By • News

New York Gov. David Paterson signed tax amnesty legislation (Ch. 501 (A.B. 21), Laws 2009, Fourth Special Session) on December 4, 2009, that authorizes the PAID (Penalty and Interest Discount) program. The measure allows the Department of Taxation and Finance to administer an accounts receivable discount program, for certain outstanding tax, fee, or surcharge liabilities, that are or were imposed under the Tax Law and administered by the department.

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French & Casey, LLP wins summary judgment on appeal

December 9, 2009 • Posted By • News

The Second Department reversed the Supreme Court and granted summary judgment in favor French & Casey, LLP's client Rockledge Scaffold Corp.  For more information, please see the "Recent Accomplishments" page of our website. http://www.frenchcasey.com/recent-accomplishments.

French & Casey, LLP scores directed verdict

December 9, 2009 • Posted By • News

French & Casey, LLP won a directed verdict for client, third-party defendant Adco Electrical Corp.  For more information, please see "Recent Accomplishments" page of the website.  http://www.frenchcasey.com/recent-accomplishments.