New York Questions & Answers

Q: Letter of termination from landlord

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
Elaine Shay's answer
Unless you are an attorney you would not be able to represent your mother. However an attorney can becretained to do so.

Q: What is the lowest amount of time a person can serve with this charge if they have a prior violent felony.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Unfortunately you didn't state the charge and the state

Q: My wife just got her conditional green card. Can we live abroad together for 3 years because of a job opportunity?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Myron Morales' answer
Maybe. She can apply for a reentry permit, which serves as the best evidence that she did not intend to abandon her residence while abroad. You should discuss your work plans with an attorney as she may qualify for Naturalization or a N-460 might help her while she is abroad.

Q: Good day! What are the specifics of psychology medical practice methods patenting? Are they patentable at all?

2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for New York on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Griffin Klema's answer
Short answer: Maybe.

Long answer: Generally speaking methods of providing a therapy are patentable, but it is hard to get into the any specifics without some factual context for your case (and I recommend against seeking same in a public forum). All patents are subject to the statutory requirements, including novelty (102), obviousness, (103), and subject matter eligibility (101). The Alice v. CLS Bank case may or may not limit the patentability of a "psychology medical practice"...

Q: Can landlord evict rent stabilizes senior citizen with no lease ?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Elaine Shay's answer
Rent stabilized tenants have substantial rights that can prevent landlords from evicting regardless of whether Renewal leases have been properly offered. Therefore, depending on your grandmother’s specific circumstances, she may not have to move at all.

However, if your grandmother does prefer to move, the buy-out offer seems to be ridiculously low. An experienced real estate attorney would likely obtain a substantially better financial arrangement.

Q: What does 'churning' mean in the context of investment fraud?

1 Answer | Asked in Stockbroker Fraud for New York on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Alex Schmidt's answer
Churning in connection with investment fraud is simply when a customers investment advisor generates a high amount of trading activity in the customers investment account in order to collect more commissions. Churning is most commonly measured by checking the turnover ratio of the investment account. This formula measures the amount of trades in the investment account in a given time period relative to the total amount of assets being managed by the investment advisor. Churning is a violation...

Q: I am a us citizen and my girlfriend has an F1 student visa. We plan on getting married. Will she get a green card?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
It sounds as if she is eligible to adjust status after you marry, so it’s possible, yes.

Q: How do I get a law like this passed in New York?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Aubrey Claudius Galloway's answer
Well to be honest, just like in the federal government legislative branch is responsible for creating lot. Short of running through progress, I would suggest calling your local congressman or congresswoman and speaking to them about it. That is their job, to represent their constituents i.e. people like you in their jurisdiction up in Albany. I don’t exactly understand what your question is, but the bottom line is unless the woman is committing a toward against you or a crime there’s...

Q: Motion or other process to request judge to review case after long wait

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for New York on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
Write the Chief Administrative judge for the court you are in. From your post it is unclear.

Q: Can my parents press charges against my 18 year old boyfriend and can he go to jail?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Answered on Nov 11, 2018
Kristen Epifania's answer
The age of consent in New York is 17, so your boyfriend can face criminal charges if there is sexual contact between the two of you.

Q: Debt for legal,fees incurred by estranged husband whom I am in the orocess of divorcing in his home state Ca - debt

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Family Law for New York on
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Complicated question and not enough information. Consult a bankruptcy attorney immediately to determine your rights.

Q: Do different types of product defects come with different amounts of damages you're able to recover?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for New York on
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
In these cases, the damages are generally related to the severity of the harm. In that vein, similar to negligence-based personal injury cases, a court would examine the nature of injuries and disabilities, with a major factor being whether they are temporary or permanent.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can an HR director who quit discuss the salaries of current employees of the company that the HR director left?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New York on
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
V. Jonas Urba's answer
No. Unless the company did not take measures to protect the information it is generally a trade secret and even under common law protected. The question should be who has standing to sue and what are the damages to that interested party?

Q: I own a nyc wholesale business, I had a client who bounced several check in the amount of 200k usd

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for New York on
Answered on Nov 9, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
Only the DA can prosecute anything. You can make a criminal complaint for the bounced checks, but it is very unlikely to be acted upon. You can sue in Supreme Court for damages, but that is really it.

Q: If I'm related to a case, but not a named party, can I appeal a decision?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for New York on
Answered on Nov 9, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
Not if you did not intervene in the proceedings below.

Q: Re: Cases decided NY Supreme Appellate Division, Second Dept (2013) Can all the pleadings and motions be seen?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Litigation for New York on
Answered on Nov 9, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
They can be seen if you order the file at the court. It is not online.

Q: if you have 2 people on auto loans and personal loans , and 1 party files bankruptcy. does the 2nd party become responsa

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New York on
Answered on Nov 9, 2018
Karra Kingston's answer
Yes if you took them

Out together and one filed the other person will be liable

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