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Criminal Law Litigation

NY Court: Minor Child’s Parent Can Secretly Record Other Parent

NOTE: I was the trial attorney for this case People v. Badalamenti that I am discussing today. Everything I write about below comes only from the published opinion. The NY Court of Appeals, in a 4-3 split decision issued yesterday, ruled that a parent can secretly record a conversation between a minor child and anyone […]

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Kardashian Scam Shows Need for Repeal of DOMA

The life lessons from the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries sham-scam marriage are numerous. Our society has become interested in fake celebrities to the point of exhaustion; sex sells; American society is dumbing down in record time; and so on and so forth. But the most important lesson that society can take from this sorry episode in […]

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Litigation

Court Shoots Down Hubby’s Argument: “I’m a Genius -She Gets Nothing!”

This blog is all about strategy – how facts and evidence play out in the courtroom, the media and public opinion. Its also about how that strategy can be made effective. In today’s New York Law Journal, a decision by Justice Laura Drager of NY Supreme Court, shows that creativity can only go so far. […]

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Dad Loses Custody of Kids to Skype!

A Long Island father who had joint custody of his children will now only get to see them via Skype, because of a judge’s ruling allowing the mother of the children to relocate to Florida. It’s a sad tale with no winners, folks.  The Bakers married in 2000 and divorced in 2008.  Since then, both […]

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One Blood Sport Approved While Another is Curtailed by NY Senate

So the NY State Senate was busy today.  It approved Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in NY state and also approved No-fault Divorce.  It would have been nice if they also agreed on our long-overdue budget but , Hey you can only ask for so much.  From my point of view both of these were […]