NYLJ: Supreme Court, Disgruntled Ex-Employee’s Disparaging Blog Posts About Company Are Protected Speech

Nassau County, Trial/IAS, Part 1 Employment

“…defendant’s communications concerning the data loss are constitutionally protected, and plaintiff has not shown the extraordinary circumstances required for a preliminary injunction. Plaintiff’s motion for leave to renew its motion for a preliminary injunction, restraining defendant from communicating with plaintiff’s customers or law enforcement agencies concerning the data loss, is denied…”

This action may come under the heading of “…making matters worse by litigating in the internet age…”.
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Albany Law plans to cut its class size, budget

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Wednesday, March 2nd at 10am PST/1pm EST for a free Webinar featuring Evernote and ScanSnap

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Evernote helps millions of people worldwide remember everything that happens in their lives. Evernote can be used to organize scans of all your notes, documents, business cards and receipts. In addition to scans, you can use Evernote to save interesting web pages, create to-dos and shopping lists, attach images and PDFs, and so much more. Watch as it all instantly synchronizes from your PC or Mac to your smartphone, tablet and the Web, allowing you to find your important information at anytime from anywhere. .

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NYSBA Pres. Younger: OPPOSE devastating cuts to the funding for the Legal Services Corporation

Office of the President

I am writing to ask that you take IMMEDIATE ACTION today to help us advocate for one of the Association’s 2011 federal legislative priorities – funding for civil legal services through the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

The LSC was created to ensure that indigent Americans have access to a lawyer and the justice system for civil legal issues regardless of their ability to pay.  The LSC provides funding to independent local legal services programs through a competitive grant process.  This week the House of Representatives is considering a bill -HR 1- that would reduce LSC’s current fiscal year funding by a devastating $70 million.  Such a cut would threaten New York’s legal service providers, which are already stretched so thin that they have to turn away many of those seeking their services.

I am in Washington, D.C. today, February 16, to carry this important message to members of New York’s congressional delegation.  Please help me reinforce this message by contacting your member of Congress through our Legislative Action Center below.

Please go to the Association’s Legislative Action Center to OPPOSE devastating cuts to the funding for the Legal Services Corporation: www.nysba.org/LegislativeActionCenter

Best regards,

Stephen P. Younger
President, New York State Bar Association
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

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Public Playground Safety Handbook

a playground (a slide)

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This handbookpresents safety information for public play- ground equipment in the form of guidelines. Publication of this handbook is expected to promote greater safety aware- ness among those who purchase, install, and maintain public playground equipment. Because many factors may affect playground safety, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff believes that guidelines, rather than a mandatory rule, are appropriate. These guidelines are not being issued as the sole method to minimize injuries associated with playground equipment. However, the Commission believes that the recommendations in this handbook along with the technical information in the ASTM standards for public playgrounds will contribute to greater playground safety.



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New York State Public Health Legal Manual

Despite the rather sensationalized news reports about a “Doomsday manual”, this new  resource/reference will be of use to local health officials as well as municipal attorneys throughout the state.  Click here for pdf version.


The Budget | The White House

Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012 contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, budget overviews organized by agency, and summary tables.

To download “Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012” as a single PDF click here (216 pages, 4.1 MB)

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