Cole Schotz

Storing Heating Oil In Residential Tank Is Not An Abnormally Dangerous...

The Appellate Division recent held that the storage of home heating oil in an underground storage tank is not an abnormally dangerous activity. In Ross v. Lowitz, the plaintiffs, John and Pamela Ross, owned property that was…more

| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential,...

Second Circuit Weighs In On Tort Litigation During Pending EEOC Proceeding

Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a plaintiff’s filing of a charge of discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) does not toll the statute of limitations for…more

| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment...

New York City Amends Earned Sick Time Act

As we previously reported, last summer the New York City Council passed the Earned Sick Time Act (the “Act”), requiring businesses with at least 20 employees to provide employees with five paid sick days (i.e. 40 hours) per year…more

| Labor & Employment Law

The New Environmental Due Diligence Standard Saga Continues

To supplement our prior blog posts with respect to this issue, on December 30, 2013, the USEPA published a final rule (“Final Rule”) adopting the ASTM E1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments, Phase I…more

| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate -...

2014 Estate And Gift Tax Update

The fiscal cliff drama heading into the start of 2013 fortunately was not repeated as the calendar turned to 2014. Having said that, as we now start 2014, it is important to highlight the following major estate and gift tax…more

| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Think Twice Before Throwing Out Those Old Business Records

Property owners or operators faced with an environmental cleanup often incur significant expenses to cleanup their property. Before starting the actual cleanup, property owners/operators should take the time to explore all…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Insurance, Real Estate -...

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