Linkworthy (New York Edition)

Big Tobacco sues Big Apple. Can New York City force stores to put gruesome anti-tobacco posters up?

Will the BP oil spill hit New York? A computer simulation shows how the oil sweeps up the east coast (fast!) after it passes around the Florida Keys. And if it ruins my beach vacation this summer, can I sue? 

New York City pays $10M to a man framed for murder. Will they make a movie about how it happened?

A New York judge gives tips on  how to write a brief. If you want to lose;

New York law blogger Niki Black is tired of spam from lawyers. And now she is naming names. Welcome to the club;

And super New York law blogger Scott Greenfield does something rare. He discusses himself. And a psycho cyber stalker;

Did curvaceous New York banker  Debrahlee Lorenzana get fired for being too sexy? Or do you think, as I do, that her lawsuit over it is merely a publicity ploy for a modeling career?

I thought I was pretty good when I proposed to my wife on New Year’s Eve on a boat in the Galapogos after a day snorkeling with sea lions. But this proposal in Madison Square Park puts all others to shame. Epic. Hey, marriage has plenty of legal angles to it;

Bat Masterson. Federal Marshal.  Southern District of New York. A New York Times story. Go ahead, click that link, you know you want to;

But that Bat Masterson article reminds of of another one — the time Masterson met future Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo in a courtroom showdown, with Cardozo as defense counsel when Masterson sued for libel after an article said he: 

“made his reputation by shooting drunken Mexicans and Indians in the back.”

From the New York based Above the Law: Lawyers are taught to fight. But choking a prosector?

And a rare reversal of a mult-million dollar verdict in the Bronx. Based on the improper dismissal of a juror.


2 Responses Leave a comment

  • Carole McNall 2010.6.8 at 17:36 | Quote

    I’d love to see your thoughts on this question, which stems from a news report just now and one of your links above. Take the BP oil mess and the state’s rules on soliciting clients after a mass disaster. When do the time limits on the oil spill start — when the explosion happened? When the will is capped?

    Thanks for any thoughts you offer.

  • Eric Turkewitz 2010.6.9 at 14:00 | Quote

    Take the BP oil mess and the state’s rules on soliciting clients after a mass disaster. When do the time limits on the oil spill start — when the explosion happened? When the will is capped?

    Great question. In New York, the 30-day anti-solicitiation rule applies only to personal injury and wrongful death matters, so far as I can tell.

    If there was a similar rule in another jurisdiction that is more encompassing, I’d have to see the exact language.

    Another time frame for when the time starts to run might also be when the person is injured, which could be months afterward if the oil sweeps up the east coast and damages businesses.

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