Tag Archives: civil litigation

If You Are a New York Homeowner Facing Foreclosure, You May Have Rights to a Court-Mandated Settlement Conference … Even if Your Lender Doesn’t Think So

If you are one of New York’s many homeowners behind in mortgage payments and have been served with a foreclosure complaint, New York law may offer you an important right — to meet with your lender to try to work out a settlement enabling you to keep your home. Unfortunately, some lenders’ foreclosure practices have… Read More »

Mexicali Sues: The Hidden Costs of Litigation to Small Businesses

The owners of a small Mexican restaurant in Bell, California were suddenly sued. The lawsuit claimed they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, in that their bathroom mirror was too high for customers in wheelchairs. As it turned out the mirror was not too high. Even better, a check of the restaurant’s surveillance cameras confirmed… Read More »

How NOT to Plead in a Civil RICO Complaint

On October 12, 2012, two affiliated companies that operate nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Connecticut jointly filed a RICO lawsuit against two local union affiliates in U.S. District Court in New Jersey. They allege the defendants engaged in a long-term pattern of criminal sabotage, intimidation and other acts of extortion in a coordinated… Read More »

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