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The Devil’s In The Details

The foreclosure business is at a standstill in much of the country.  Yes, banks are still sending out foreclosure and eviction notices  but in courtrooms all across America, foreclosure cases have been stayed or frozen.  The inactivity has been caused in large part by one lawyer, Thomas Cox, whose pro bono work on behalf of […]

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Her Brother’s Keeper

The story of Betty Anne Walters has been made into a movie called “Conviction” starring Hilary Swank, reviewed in today’s NY Times.  It’s a story of the value of perseverance and strength and a reminder of the difficulty involved in exonerating the wrongfully convicted. Betty Anne’s brother Kenny was convicted of  murder in Rhode Island.  […]

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My Move to a New Firm: Cuomo LLC

While it has been my custom not to blog about my practice, I wanted to take this opportunity to announce that after 20 years of a wonderful and successful experience at Sandback, Birnbaum & Michelen, I have joined a new firm: Cuomo LLC.   Cuomo LL is a well-known, highly regarded litigation boutique in Manhattan. […]

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Testing the Limits of the First Amendment

The new Supreme Court term started yesterday and while the docket is once again heavily laden with corporate issues, one of the earliest cases to be argued will be the one involving the Westboro Baptist Church’s practice of protesting at military funerals.  It is a case that is certain to add to the line of […]