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Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Settles $1.3 Million for Construction Worker Injury Prior to Trial by cjleclaire
Feb 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend
Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP successfully negotiated a $1.3 million settlement for a 41 year-old Asian male construction worker, who was injured while performing asbestos removal work at an upstate construction site. The injured client fell from a 6-foot extension ladder while affixing a heavy ...
POSTERS REQUIRED FOR BUSINESSES UNDER NY EMPLOYMENT LAWS by cjleclaire
Feb 23, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 237 237 recommendations | email to a friend
What Posters Must Employers Display based on NY Employment Laws? A number of laws have been passed that require employers to display posters. It is often hard to keep up with all the requirements and know whether or not you’ve displayed all the posters. The   New York Department of Labor   has a ...
Astoria Characters: The Monster Maker by Nruhling
Feb 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sky Deviler on the loose. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Somewhere sinister, in a secret lab, Dr. Cube, a mad scientist intent on ruling the universe, is making a malevolent monster mob that can crush cities with a single stomp. When the bad doctor, who wears a bo...
Using Our Schools to Curb School Shootings by cjleclaire
Feb 16, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 579 579 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Cindy Silver-LeClaire Access to Counseling and Instilling Values are Key to Addressing Culture of Violence Once again, we are collectively stunned, watching reports of a number of high school students dying on school grounds at the hands of an armed gunman. Once again we look upon the hor...
Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Recovers $700,000 in a Settlement Prior to Trial by cjleclaire
Feb 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 949 949 recommendations | email to a friend
Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP recovered $700,000 for a 43-year-old Asian male sign installer in a settlement prior to trial. The sign installer fell from a 16-foot extension ladder at a renovation site while he was removing a 20-foot-long sign from the building. He suffered from a fractured ankl...
Surrogate Court Gives Lifetime Promise Priority Over Will by cjleclaire
Feb 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 717 717 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the most common way to transfer property upon death in the State of New York is through a valid will or trust.   What happens, though, if you’ve entered into a binding contract to transfer certain property to a specific beneficiary under you will, but the terms of the document convey it t...
Job Termination: What Should You Know? by cjleclaire
Feb 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 299 299 recommendations | email to a friend
Frequently Asked Questions About Job Termination Deciding to fire or layoff an employee is often a tough decision. Sometimes employees have adverse reactions and retaliate if they believe the termination was unjust. Here are some answers to common questions about termination provided by the   New...
Astoria Characters: The Art-Foundry Owner by Nruhling
Feb 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Michael’s family owns Sculpture House Casting. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling What’s your title? It’s not meant to be a funny question, but it makes Michael Perrotta of Sculpture House Casting laugh. “We’re a family business,” he says. “We don’t have titles. I’ve ...
Jamie Lynn Macchia, From Miss New York To The Campaign For #MoreThan4: A Young Woman On The Path Of Success. by Milano52
Feb 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 281 281 recommendations | email to a friend
  Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena Jamie Lynn Macchia is a 26-year-old Magna Cum Laude graduate of Wagner College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Arts Administration and Marketing. While in attendance, she was a Competitive Dance Team member, Alpha Omicron Pi sorority sister, and part of ...
Court Limits Scope of Release Involving Estate and Trust Accounting by cjleclaire
Feb 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 702 702 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bonnie Lawston   |   Feb 7, 2018   |   Estate Administration It’s pretty common procedure for a fiduciary to a trust to obtain a release, with the objective of waiving the fiduciary’s obligation to provide an accounting of the assets of the estate and trust. A recent opinion from the Surroga...