Real-time stock quotes on Google Finance

You can now access real-time last sale prices from both the NASDAQ and
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Google Finance, Google.com and
other search properties. It’s free – there are no
subscription fees or registration.
http://finance.google.com

NYSBA | Archive of June House Webcast Now Available


For the first time ever, the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates meeting, which was held in Cooperstown on Saturday, June 21, 2008, was broadcast live on the Association Web site. Interested members of the Association were able to access the Webcast and watch the meeting as new President Bernice K. Leber (Arent Fox LLP)was sworn in and the House debated a full schedule of items of interest including reports from the Committee on Civil Rights, the Committee on Senior Lawyers and the Committee on Professional Discipline, as well as the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section report on electronic discovery.

The archived Web cast will remain on the association site for several monthsand be available for members to view at their convenience.

View the archive at www.nysba.org/JuneHOD.

Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Released


Adobe has officially released the new 9.0 version of Acrobat, which allows you to combine different file types into one PDF Portfolio. The new version is available as afree download on a 30 day trial basis (Windows only).

Rick Borstein has posted more details on his site, Acrobat for Legal Professionals.

PDFCreator | pdfforge.org


PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.

Key Features:
Create PDFs from any program that is able to print
Security: Encrypt PDFs and protect them from being opened, printed etc.
Send generated files via eMail
Create more than just PDFs: PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PS, EPS
AutoSave files to folders and filenames based on Tags like Username, Computername, Date, Time etc.
Merge multiple files into one PDF

PDFCreator is free, even for commercial use! It is Open Source and released under the Terms of the GNU General Public License.

Download PDFCreator now. Sorry, Windows only.

Clear: The Fast Pass for Airport Security


Clear is the fast pass for airport security. Clear members are pre-screened and provided with a high-tech card which allows them to access designated airport security fast lanes nationwide. Clear members pass through airport security faster, with more predictability and less hassle.

Clear’s first year price is $100 plus the TSA vetting fee of $28 for a total charge of $128.

NOTE: If you are concerned about providing images of your irises and fingerprints, then this is not the service for you.

SHIPtool


SHIPtool brings pricing and timing information from different carriers to your finger tips. It allows the shipper to see and compare different shipment pricing and delivery options from the same page and then guides them to Carrier page to process their shipments.

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FINDLAW: Daily Opinion Summaries for New York Court of Appeals – 6/25/08


BANKING LAW, BANKRUPTCY LAW, CIVIL PROCEDURE, DISPUTE RESOLUTION & ARBITRATION, ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, INJURY AND TORT LAW, SECURITIES LAW

AG Capital Funding Partners v. State Street Bank and Trust Co., No. 114

In an action alleging breach of contract, violation of federal Trust Indenture Act, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence based on defendant’s alleged failure to deliver debt transaction registration statements required to secure a debt, the court of appeals finds that: 1) plaintiffs’ contract and Trust Indenture Act claims were barred by a release previously executed by plaintiffs as part of a bankruptcy settlement and that no fiduciary duties existed; however; 2) because negligence claims were not barred by the release and there were issues of fact as to whether defendant owed and violated a duty of care, plaintiffs’ cause of action for negligence is reinstated.

 

CIVIL PROCEDURE, CORPORATION & ENTERPRISE LAW, JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT

Landau, P.C. v. LaRossa, Mitchell & Ross, No. 99
A judgment dismissing a complaint without prejudice on the basis of a corporation’s lack of capacity does not have res judicata effect on a subsequent action brought by the corporation’s successor.

 

CORP. GOVERNANCE, CORPORATION & ENTERPRISE LAW, ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, SECURITIES LAW

People v. Grasso, No. 120
In an action charging defendant Richard Grasso, former chairman and CEO of a public corporation, with receiving excessive compensation from NYSE, judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) each of the challenged causes of action sought to ascribe defendant’s liability based on the mere “size” of his compensation package; however; 2) the legislature’s specifically enacted statute requires more to overcome the hurdles of the business judgment defense.

 

CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE

People v. Baret, No. 123
Guilty plea to drug related-offenses is affirmed where were no grounds to support defendant’s allegation that that his plea was involuntary as a result of being threatened by his co-defendant.

 

CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE

People v. Montilla, No. 116
When the Penal Law does not define a particular term, it is presumed that the term should be given its precise and well settled legal meaning in the state’s jurisprudence, and thus borrowing the Criminal Procedure Law’s definition of a “conviction” to give meaning to the word “convicted” in Penal Law is justified.

 

ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, INJURY AND TORT LAW

Marmelstein v. Kehillat New Hempstead: The Rav Aron Jofen Cmty. Synagogue, No. 115
In an action for breach of fiduciary duty against a cleric-defendant premised on his alleged inducement of a consenting sexual relationship which lasted for over 3 years, the court of appeals finds no breach of fiduciary duty when: 1) plaintiff had only shown that she was deceived by the cleric, not that she was vulnerable as to surrender her will and capacity to determine her own best interest; and 2) in absence of a prima facie showing of a fiduciary obligation owed by defendant, no cause of action can be maintained for an extended voluntary sexual affair between consenting adults, even if plaintiff could prove that her acquiescence was obtained through lies, manipulation, or other morally opprobrious conduct.

 
FOOD & BEVERAGES, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

Morales v. D & A Food Serv., No. 117
Summary judgment for defendant is reversed where: 1) plaintiff made a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on a Labor Code section 240(1) claim; and 2) nothing supported defendant’s contention of lacking the sufficient nexus with plaintiff for liability under section 240(1).

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