Pleading and Proving a Fraud Cause of Action - Case Update 2019: Epiphany Community Nursery School v. Hugh W. Levey, et.al The recent New York Appellate Division, First Department, decision of Epiphany Community Nursery School v. Hugh W. Levey, et.al, 2019 NY Slip Op 00842 (1st Dept. 2019) sheds light... Read more →


It was 2:32 a.m. in January 2019 at EQT’s headquarters. A senior level employee who was slated for a layoff the next day, entered the premises and connected his company-issued laptop to a private network, transferring confidential trade secrets to his personal Google drive. In addition, he removed a portable... Read more →


Introduction Numerous risk management guidelines advise lawyers that the last thing they should ever do is sue for fees. That is good advice. In response, however, many attorneys ask: “Well, what should I do? I have to get my bills paid!” The standard reply given is: “Don’t get behind on... Read more →


Since the cost of “full service” representation is cost-prohibitive for many, it is not uncommon for clients to retain an attorney to perform designated legal services. In the corporate world, it is also not uncommon for corporate clients to divide legal representation into discrete tasks and to retain different lawyers... Read more →


It is “black-letter law” in New York that the four elements a plaintiff must plead and prove to succeed on a legal malpractice claim are: (1) the existence of an attorney-client relationship; (2) negligence on the part of the attorney or some other conduct in breach of that relationship; (3)... Read more →


The dawn of a new year makes us pause for a moment and reflect upon the past year. Doing so within the cyber security space in 2018 reminds us once again that none of us are safe from the challenges and risks of living and practicing law in a technological... Read more →


What does this mean to you? It means the carrier will never settle a claim on your behalf, without your consent. Watch our latest video on the removal of the "hammer clause" and why this matters. Call or email USI Affinity today for additional information. 1.855.USI.0100 Read more →


On October 17, 2018, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 483 on a lawyers' obligations after an electronic data breach or cyberattack. This opinion acts as the compliment to Formal Opinion 477R which opines on a lawyer's obligations to safe guard protected... Read more →


Veterans are the nation’s protectors, the defenders of American ideals and freedom. This Veterans Day marks the 100th year of celebrating these military heroes, both past and present, and collectively thanking them for their sacrifice. Veterans Day, originally Armistice Day until 1954, is a day to show appreciation for those... Read more →