Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Garden City, NY 11530, United States

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UPDATE: UConn Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit for $1.3 Million

We recently reported that five former and current students filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Connecticut (“UConn”) alleging discrimination and that the university failed to properly investigate claims of rape and…more
| Civil Rights, Education

Fifth Circuit Upholds the Use of Race in Admissions at the University of Texas

For a second time, the Fifth Circuit dismissed Abigail Fisher’s claim against the University of Texas at Austin (the “University”), holding that the University’s admissions policy, including the use of race as a factor, passes…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education

CFPB Proposes Significant Changes to HMDA Reporting Requirements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has issued proposed amendments to Regulation C, the regulation that implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (“HMDA”). The proposed amendments would revise the tests for…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

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
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New York Court of Appeals Upholds Local Fracking Bans

The New York Court of Appeals, in a 5-2 decision, held that the New York State Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law (“OGSML”) does not preempt municipal zoning authority. The Court explained that land use regulation is among the…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

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
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

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
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery

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
| Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Second Circuit Rules New York City’s Prohibition of Religious Services in School Facilities Constitutional

Recently, in Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of the City of New York[1], the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the “Second Circuit”), in a 2-1 decision, reversed the lower court’s decision and ruled that…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Education, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

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
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Think Before You Tweet

In November, 2013, a 20 year old woman, Kayla Mendoza, allegedly drove between 84 and 96 miles per hour the wrong way down a Florida highway. Her car allegedly collided with the car of Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio, both…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Personal Injury

Online Privacy: Friend or Foe to the American Public?

A recent court ruling in Europe will present new challenges to online corporations such as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Not only will this directly affect their operations in the E.U., but it will also have implications for…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Employers Sick Over New Paid Sick Day Laws: The Epidemic is Spreading

Newark is the latest city to enact a mandatory Paid Sick Leave law, joining Jersey City and New York City. These laws will be impacting employers long after the latest bug goes around the workplace…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Bullying: Slowly But Surely, the Law Recognizes an Age-Old Problem

How far is too far when it comes to protecting your child from an alleged school bully? A mother in Santa Rosa, California may very well have pushed the limits of good parenting in attempts to protect her daughter earlier this…more
| Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Education, Personal Injury
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