FDNY broke a hydrant after putting out a fire. The streets were flooded, Catch Basins and Sewers were clogged and there was no where for water to drain but into our all our basements causing extensive damage. Comptrollers Office just rejected our claims. Three property owners filed claims with the... Read more »
answered on Mar 27, 2023
Sorry to hear what happened to your property. Before you can formally sue a municipality such as the City of New York for negligence, you must first file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the occurrence. Once you've filed a Notice of Claim (a prerequisite to any lawsuit), you have 1 year... Read more »
I have called the electric co. no response It is grandfather in. I have called the public comm.,town of Owego. I get no replies. To have it removed I was told back then in2000 it would cost me 20,000 dollars to move the poll. Can u help me? Thank you. From
answered on Feb 23, 2023
From your post, it looks like you've already reached out to the electric utility and the Public Service Commission. Given the fire hazard you describe, you could also try reaching out to local fire & safety departments and elected officials for guidance. Good luck
If you are in front of the driveway opening it is visible looking from the street, but anywhere else you wouldn't be able to see the house numbers. I want the privacy. The trees are 10-20 ft tall. Can the city make cut them down in height? I'm in Syracuse, NY.
answered on Dec 22, 2022
Dear Syracuse Home Owner:
It would help if you provided the section of the e-code with the violation cited by the inspector. There are many reasons to make a house number visible from the road before driving past the driveway, especially for emergency vehicles looking for your house in the dark.
answered on Dec 6, 2022
In New York State, guidelines for displaying signs in school zones are found in NYS DOT regulations. See the link...... Read more »
I am active duty Army station at Fort Drum, New York. My residence is back in Carriere, MS on the Hancock County side. Is there any exemptment for soldiers stationed away from home? If so, what will I need to do to let the court know?
answered on Oct 9, 2021
There are military law attorneys on this forum who have experience with such matters, and they could answer best. But your post remains open for a day, and it is probably best to take some form of action without further delay. You could show the notice to your commanding officer and request their... Read more »
answered on Jun 23, 2021
Did you pay through an app or other digital means? Maybe that info could be help locate driver and vehicle to ask if they have the suitcase. Another approach might be through the TLC - here's a link for Lost Property through the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission:... Read more »
My dad resided in Las Piedras Puerto Rico
answered on Aug 21, 2020
I'm sorry for the loss of your dad. This isn't really a municipal law matter. If you repost under Probate and Estate Planning, there would be better chances of your question being picked up by an attorney who could offer meaningful input. Good luck
Can any mass of people congregate in a public park, setup some speakers and listen to an orator speak about politics, for example? Is this protected by the right to peaceful assembly? I'm talking about non-pandemic times, btw. Thanks for any help provided.
answered on Aug 8, 2020
This is something that a constitutional law scholar would know best. It sounds like you are touching upon the time, place, manner attributes of the First Amendment. It would be safest to contact agencies or offices within the City of New York to verify these guidelines - it's possible they... Read more »
Doing research for a class project
answered on Mar 9, 2020
It does not seem like something that would expressly be spelled out in any statute or code. But you should still research and check municipal codes and ordinances (including those written by FDNY) to be certain. If after diligently checking, you find no such provisions, you could consider including... Read more »
I was traveling in Manhattan through subway and someone outside the gate told me he had an emergency and wanted me to open the emergency exit for him. I was unaware of his real goal and let him come in but then I realized this was wrong. No police or staff was in that station at that time and no... Read more »
answered on Jan 14, 2020
For the most meaningful analysis of your situation, a New York criminal defense attorney is really best suited to advise you; you could repost in that category. But as a practical matter in light of your awaiting an answer on this board with concern, you would have likely been stopped right then... Read more »
answered on Dec 25, 2019
This sounds like something that an employment attorney might be more likely to know than attorneys in the posted categories - if there is a possibility the issue is addressed in a collective bargaining agreement or other employment-related contract. Municipal or administrative laws might not go... Read more »
answered on Dec 6, 2019
It could be any number of reasons. One could be an issue of conflict, where if the lawyer represents anyone having any affiliation with the village, they don't want a conflict of interest, or at least the appearance of one. Another could be that if the lawyer has aspirations of handling work... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2019
Visit the New York State Unified Court System website, and search the attorney directory.
I'm going to a scout camp in WV, and want to bring my victorinox (swiss army knife). We're flying to New York LGA. Therefore i was wondering if i'd be allowed to bring it?
answered on Jul 9, 2019
NO that is not legal at all, especially flying into an airport. I really do not know what you thinking.
The home is located in San Juan, PR. If there is no will, can my husband legally inherit the home? Or will it have to be sold? What happens then?
answered on Jun 4, 2019
If your mother-in-law passed away while residing in New York State, your husband should be eligible to commence a proceeding to Surrogate's Court called an Administration. The share of the Estate your husband would be entitled to would depend upon whether his mother was married at the time... Read more »
New York State: A number of discussions on traversing on frozen water exist. The DEC discusses safety issues for recreation users like anglers. The Parks and Recreation statutes discuss the use of snowmobiles. The NYS Snowmobile association discusses training, risks, and safety measures that a... Read more »
answered on Feb 4, 2019
First, don't put you email up ---ask Justia to take it down.
I'm not hearing any specific facts in your situation. As a general rule a person chosing their route is responsible for it's safety. Unless there is a need to go across frozen water they would be harmed. Look at... Read more »
I live next door to what was a city owned home that I had filed a notice of claim against due to damage caused to my home from the foundation crumbling, causing a shared walkway to pull away from my home, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage to my homes foundation. The city has since sold... Read more »
answered on Sep 21, 2018
The notice of claim is not a lien. You have no claim against the new owner or property. Your money claim against the city survives but must timely be turned into a lawsuit.
answered on Aug 31, 2018
I think the more important question is how long might labor unions continue to exist in the form we knew them to be?
A big part of society seems to be rebelling against laws and rules. Sort of like the "let those who ride decide" movement opposing motorcycle helmets years ago.... Read more »
We rent a condo in NYC (since July 2016). The landlord is amazing and we have had no problems whatsoever….until new tenants moved upstairs (both condos are owned by my landlord). Long story short they have a dog that barks uncontrollably when left alone. These tenants work all day so this... Read more »
answered on Jul 18, 2017
You can report the noise to the police and the landlord. If they defame you, you can sue for that. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials,... Read more »
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