Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Law Firms And Cloud Computing

The term “cloud computing” has been tossed about as the new trend in IT. Unfortunately, just as often has you hear the term echoed as the “next big thing” a comprehensible definition rarely follows. So what is cloud computing?…more

Attorney-Client Privilege, Cloud Computing, Confidentiality Agreements, Ethics

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In Addition To Natural Gas Providers And Water Providers, Bankruptcy Courts Are Now Allowing Electricity Providers To Claim Administrative Expense Status Under Section 503(b)(9) Of The Bankruptcy Code

Recent case law may allow electricity providers to benefit from a payment priority for the value of electricity provided to a bankrupt debtor during the twenty (20) days preceding the date of the debtor’s bankruptcy filing (the…more

Administrative Priority, Creditors, Debtors, Electricity, Goods

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Facebook: What Exactly are We Sharing When We Update Our Statuses?

Facebook’s newest feature may have you thinking twice about your status updates. However it’s not what you write that you should worry about, but rather where you write it. The social media giant has unveiled the latest addition…more

Facebook, Internet Streaming, Mobile Apps, Popular, Privacy Concerns

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Enforcing “Bad Boy” Guaranties When The Borrower Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Have you ever gone through an entire foreclosure action only to have the borrower, usually a special purpose entity, file for bankruptcy protection on the eve of sale? If you have - and what lender hasn’t? - you know how…more

Bad Boys, Commercial Bankruptcy, Enforcement, Remedies

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Cyber-Bullies Charged With Distributing Child Pornography In Canada

In April 2013, Rehtaeh Parsons died after her parents took her off life support following a suicide attempt after months of enduring cyber bullying. The harassment was the result of a photo depicting Parsons allegedly being…more

Bullying, Canada, Child Pornography, Criminal Prosecution, Cyberbullying

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The Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response Issues Its Interim Report

On January 7, 2013, the Moreland Commission (the “Commission”), established to examine utility response to the devastation of super-storm Sandy, presented to Governor Andrew Cuomo its Interim Report. The Interim Report outlines…more

Disaster Preparedness, Electricity, Hurricane Sandy, Interim Reports, Moreland Commission

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New York’s Two Prong Analysis For Production Of Social Media

Last month, we summarized the N.Y. Supreme Court case, Fawcett v. Altieri, which involved the production of electronically stored social media content. What the post did not address, however, was the simple two prong analysis…more

Discoverable, Motion to Compel, Social Media

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NY PSC Acts on Energy Highway Initiative

New York’s “Energy Highway” continues to move forward. On October 22, 2012, the Energy Highway Task Force presented Governor Andrew Cuomo with its New York Energy Highway Blueprint (Blueprint), a comprehensive plan to upgrade…more

Energy Policy, Highways, Private Investment Funds, Renewable Energy

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Recent Federal Guidance On Title IX And Sexual Violence

Over the last several weeks, colleges and universities have been inundated with new Title IX and sexual violence guidance and enforcement decisions to digest. First, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights…more

Colleges, Department of Education, OCR, Rape, Sexual Assault

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Financial Advisors Advance Their Cause for Overtime Pay

According to Judge Frank Maas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the first step was taken in the settlement process between Merrill Lynch & Co. and over 500 field financial advisors. Recently he…more

Merrill Lynch, Over-Time, Unpaid Overtime, Wage and Hour, Wages

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Gov. Cuomo Establishes Green Bank In New York State

In his State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo announced the formation of a green bank in New York. The green bank will be a $1 billion initiative used to promote financing for clean energy projects. Promoting clean energy and…more

Andrew Cuomo, CEFIA, Clean Tech, Green Banks, Public-Private Partnerships

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Pursuit of a “Smoking Gun” May Be a Recipe for Disaster

In the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judge Matthew F. Kennelly recently held that plaintiffs alleging price-fixing in the text messaging market were not entitled to an adverse inference after failing…more

Adverse Inference Instructions, AT&T, Bad Faith, Price-Fixing, Sherman Act

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IRS Adopts Final Regulations On Reporting Mortgage Insurance Premium Payments

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has issued final regulations requiring financial institutions and other persons who receive mortgage insurance premiums aggregating $600 or more during calendar year 2013 to report such…more

IRS, Mortgage Insurance Fund, Mortgages, Premiums, Reporting Requirements

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Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Proposed Rule Defining “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act

On April 21, 2014, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (collectively the “Agencies”) released a proposed rule to define the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act…more

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FFIEC Releases Final Guidance For Financial Institutions Using Social Media

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the “FFIEC”) has released final guidance addressing the applicability of federal consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to activities conducted…more

Banks, Compliance, FFIEC, FHA, Regulation DD

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In Addition To Natural Gas Providers And Water Providers, Bankruptcy Courts Are Now Allowing Electricity Providers To Claim Administrative Expense Status Under Section 503(b)(9) Of The Bankruptcy Code

Recent case law may allow electricity providers to benefit from a payment priority for the value of electricity provided to a bankrupt debtor during the twenty (20) days preceding the date of the debtor’s bankruptcy filing (the…more

Administrative Priority, Creditors, Debtors, Electricity, Goods

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Court Seeks Reasoned Explanation From NLRB

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently remanded a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) that found an employer had violated the National Labor Relations Act by ordering an employee to…more

Dress Codes, Medco Health Solutions, NLRA, NLRB, Pharmaceutical

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Supreme Court to Protect Information on Cell Phones

The digital age has created a world in which over-sharing is the norm and electronic devices are capable of storing significant amounts of one’s personal information. However, in an important step to protect the privacy of U.S…more

Cell Phones, Evidence, Fourth Amendment, Law Enforcement, Riley v California

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The Fine Art of Disinheritance: Drafting in Contemplation of Probate Contests

In This Publication: I. Introduction II. Planning Techniques and Warning Signs 1. The in terrorem Clause, EPTL 3-3.5 and SCPA 1404 2. Matter of Singer and the new statutes 3. Explaining the Reasons…more

Inter Vivos Gifts, Intestacy, Prior Will

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Federal Banking Agencies Issue Guidance on Flood Insurance Requirements for Existing Loans Secured by Multi-Family Residential Buildings

As we have previously advised, the maximum amount of flood insurance available under the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) for multi-family residential buildings with five or more units will increase from $250,000 to…more

Flood Insurance, Mortgages, Multi-Family Development, National Flood Insurance Program, Popular

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Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Proposed Rule Defining “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act

On April 21, 2014, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (collectively the “Agencies”) released a proposed rule to define the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act…more

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Recent Federal Guidance On Title IX And Sexual Violence

Over the last several weeks, colleges and universities have been inundated with new Title IX and sexual violence guidance and enforcement decisions to digest. First, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights…more

Colleges, Department of Education, OCR, Rape, Sexual Assault

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Court Announces Stricter Standard Of Proof In Retaliation Cases Under Title VII

The Supreme Court has tightened the legal standards for plaintiffs claiming retaliation for employment discrimination complaints in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar (Docket No. 12–484). The Court held…more

Civil Rights Act, Discrimination, Retaliation, Standard of Proof, Title VII

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The Supreme Court’s Decision in Harris v. Quinn May Change the Landscape of Labor Unions in America

On June 30, 2014, in the matter of Harris v. Quinn, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision holding that the First Amendment prohibits the collection of an agency fee from home health care providers who do not wish to join or a…more

Harris v Quinn, Healthcare, Home Health Care, PLRA, SCOTUS

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Gov. Cuomo Establishes Green Bank In New York State

In his State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo announced the formation of a green bank in New York. The green bank will be a $1 billion initiative used to promote financing for clean energy projects. Promoting clean energy and…more

Andrew Cuomo, CEFIA, Clean Tech, Green Banks, Public-Private Partnerships

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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • New Jersey
  • New York
Number of Attorneys

100+ Attorneys

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