Pokemon Stop: Gaming Sensation Raises Potential Legal Issues
Authored by Christopher Powers, Summer Law Clerk As you may have heard, Pokemon Go is sweeping the nation, including Central New York. Pokemon Go is a downloadable mobile app where players try to find different characters from the popular Japanese cartoon and video game on a virtual map based on a user’s actual surroundings. The app…Read more
Even if You’re Eligible for a Ticketmaster Refund, That Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get It
Authored by Christopher Powers, Summer Law Clerk This week, the new Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse, N.Y., hosted one of the biggest concerts of the summer in these parts. The sold-out Dave Matthews Band concert was the first show of the season, and first ever sellout, at the new venue, which opened in 2015. The kickoff of…Read more
The Drones are coming!
With the holidays upon us, more people than ever will be receiving the newest drone models as novel and exciting gifts. The U.S. Department of Transportation expects over 1 million drones to be sold this holiday season. But what exactly is a drone, you ask? A drone is an unmanned aircraft commonly referred to as…Read more
Important Time Periods for New York Business Owners Contemplating Litigation
Perhaps you have seen commercials from personal injury law firms trying to convince you to call them immediately if you have been injured because your claim may be time-sensitive. While these firms are obviously trying to get your business, there is some truth in this type of statement. Virtually any claim you may have against…Read more
Another Day – and Another Large Scale Identity Theft
The recent attacks: The IRS announced recently that criminals have gained unauthorized access to approximately 100,000 individual tax accounts through the “get transcript” application. The information accessed includes taxpayers’ social security numbers, birth dates and addresses.Read more
Can I Recover My Attorney’s Fees?
Clients often ask whether they can collect attorney’s fees from their opponent if they win the case. They are often disappointed by the answer, which is “maybe – maybe not.”Read more
License and Registration Please – And Proof of Insurance Too
“License and registration please” – every motor vehicle operator dreads hearing those words, typically spoken by a police officer following a traffic stop. But just having your license and the vehicle registration available is not enough. You must also be able to produce proof of financial security – insurance – to a police officer.Read more
Advice for New Drivers
Two weeks ago my 16 year old son passed his road test and now enjoys what he calls “true freedom.” Here is a summary of the conversation I had with him before his first “solo flight.” DO NOT SPEED! New drivers in New York State are on probation for six months. If you are convicted…Read more