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Do i have a case? [closed]

For the 3rd time while either closing or opening a window here in my rent stabilized apartment (kitchen, bathroom and bedroom), the windows came off the tracks and fell *in. 2 of those times I was hit ...
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Does a defendant get an opportunity to freshen their appearance after spending a few days in jail for contempt of court?

If a defendant is jailed for contempt of court during a case in New York for a few days or more, do they get an opportunity to shave, fix their hair, put on makeup, put on fresh clothes, etc. before ...
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Is this a fourth amendment violation? Apartment entered without warrant

Early this morning I returned home to my NYC apartment and saw roughly a dozen officers outside, a number scaling down the fire escape. Apparently they had entered my apartment through the window &...
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How to force business to provide address to serve them with?

Related to my question about a locksmith blatantly overcharging me and ripping me off when I had no alternative. I called my bank to reverse the transaction but as it had been paid with Zelle there ...
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Does anything like “indirect discrimination” or the “duty to make reasonable adjustments” exist in the U.S.?

The U.K. Equality act 2010 introduces a notion called “indirect discrimination.” Basically it’s things that one does that disproportionately affects individuals possessing a protected characteristic (...
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Who owns a co-op building if the proprietary lease expires?

I've seen multiple claims that if a co-op building lets the proprietary lease expire, then shares in the corporation become worthless (even if the corporation owns the building and land outright, ...
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What is the cause of Letitia James’s “civil claim” against trump? [duplicate]

It’s confusing to me because her standing seems to derive from her position as attorney general, and yet this is a position that is meant as I had understood to prosecute crimes, not civil matters. So ...
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What is the legal status of and penalty for turnstile jumping in NYC?

Bob had hoped over the ticket gate/turnstile without a ticket to ride the subway for free in NYC. Can he be forcibly apprehended in order to be issued some penalty? What consequences could he suffer?
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Emergency Room Obligation

Much along the lines of Can a doctor make you pay for something you didn't explicitly agree to pay for? Imagine Bob is struck unconscious by a hit & run, then transported by ambulance to the ...
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Is it bribery if your decision wasn't swayed?

I'm referencing a movie, The taking of Pelham 123. In it, as a part of the protagonists back story, he is accused of taking a bribe from a Japanese manufacturer to win a contract to supplying trains ...
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Can students transfer to a new high school purely on their will?

My high school life was subpar at the very least. I was constantly bullied and never received the necessary protection from school staff. This coupled with dwindling grades created a negative feedback ...
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NYC homeless shelter to housing application, food stamps required?

The question is in regards to one in a homeless shelter in the NYC system, which officially is supposed to help the people find some kind of government housing if that person is working etc and some ...
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NYC Warranty Deed - minimum documentation required for transfer to LLC

I have the need to transfer an apartment my wife and I own Fee Simple to a Multi-member LLC whose members are currently the two of us. I have prepared a standard Warranty Deed to do the transfer and ...
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What are the Statute of Limitations for New York City and State Human Rights Laws?

I am looking for some clarification on the Statute of Limitations for both the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Under Section 297 of the New York State Human ...
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How can a finding of suicide (on the death certificate) by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner be legally contested in the City of New York?

Inspired by some real-life case, what is the legal procedure by which a finding of suicide by Office of Chief Medical Examiner can be contested in New York City? An article authored by some Centers ...
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(NYC) What rights or responsibilities does a sub tenant have without a physical lease?

Many people, especially in expensive cities like NYC, prefer to split rent costs of an apartment/basement with other people, in a situation where one person is signed on the actual lease with the ...
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What is it about the SDNY that results in the phenomenon captured by the slang name "Sovereign District of New York"?

The SDNY seems to hear a lot of high-profile civil and criminal cases that many might argue verge on jurisdictional overreach or extraterritorial jurisdiction. In any case they certainly see a lot of &...
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What is required to warrant a drug raid in NYC?

Doing research for a fictional book, and I'm wondering what kind of "evidence" my characters could fabricate in order to make the DEA (or any other relevant agency) run a raid on a building. ...
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Are requests of court documents recorded somewhere (NYC jurisdiction)?

I'm specifically concerned with the request of documents relating to arraignments, though I don't know if that makes a difference. If a person requests the documents pertaining to an arraignment, is ...
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Do these NY old dumb laws actually exist?

I read some articles about old dumb laws in NY that few people know about. Apparently, these are violations that no one would be fined for in practice because they are so archaic that not even law-...
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Where to report suspected immigration offences in New York City?

Is it unlawful for a non-US citizen to enter the US on a tourist visa and work as a sex worker in NYC? Also, would it be considered human trafficking if she were to travel to her own country before ...
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Speed enforced by radar - why the extra verbiage

Jurisdiction NYC. Sample speed limit sign. +-------------+ | | | Speed Limit | | NN | | | | Enforced by | | radar | +-------------+ Why must the authority ...
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NY state: a landlord is subletting an apartment but is trying to charge the renter after the move-out date

If Tenant A is trying to sublet their apartment, and the landlord finds/executes the sublease and receives payment from the new Tenant B, terminating the existing lease with Tenant A. Is there any ...
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Can Landlord Require a Minimum Number of Occupants in NYC Apartment?

In New York City, is it legal for a landlord (or any other party) to require a minimum number of tenants in an apartment? I am searching (with three other people) for a four bedroom apartment, and we ...
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Are interrogation tapes of suspects in a closed case publicly available?

Do people have a right to demand tapes from interrogations/witness questioning done in relation to a closed case? I read somewhere that the tapes are only publicly available if they have been used as ...
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Are there any laws/policies regarding the contents of public addressals on unsolved murders?

I'm writing a fictional book set in NYC. As a part of the plot, there's public addressals on the on-going case. I'm just wondering what laws/policies pertain to what can and cannot be said about the ...
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Are on-duty officers allowed to lie about their identity?

This is a follow-up to this question. In it, I talk about how I see it as problematic that the identities of LEOs investigating an active case can be publicized. If that case concerns a serial killer, ...
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Does private school contract remain valid when family leaves state? Can parents be forced to cover fundraising "shortfall"?

Family signed combined tuition and "fundraising obligations" contract with a private school in NYC, in September, and moved out of state the following summer. The school's position is that ...
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If you buy an apartment that has a rent controlled or rent stabilized tenant in it can you evict them to move in?

Suppose I buy an apartment which has a rent controlled or rent stabilized tenant but I want to use the apartment as a primary residence in NYC. Do I have the right to evict the tenant and move in?
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Are local police obligated to enforce a law if they know about it? [duplicate]

If a local police officer knows that a law exists and is familiar with its details, and they observe or otherwise become aware that said law is being broken, and they have the resources, means, ...
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Where can one file complaint re bribing witness and false evidence in NYC (Manhattan)? District Attorney?

A civil court case in New York City (Manhattan) is still being decided and a attorney brought these issues to the judge. During the proceedings of the trial, one side allegedly bribed witnesses and ...
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New York City- Tenant Rights

I have a question regarding tenant's rights under a leased property; I can't seem to find the answer anywhere online. What are the obligations of a tenant in a 1yr lease to provide notice of vacating ...
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Can consular security staff carry firearms in New York City?

Can the security staff (equivalent to the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service) of the various Embassies/Missions/Consulates/etc located in New York City carry (concealed) firearms as part of their ...
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Can a real estate agent refuse to show a rental property (apartment) in NYC if I don't provide my eligibility information?

I'll email the Nooklyn real estate agents in the New York City area with a question about the property (e.g. floor level, elevator availability, cost of parking, etc.), and they almost always respond ...
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Can a co-op tenant shareholder exclude people from common areas if they refuse to abide by house rules?

In New York City, can a co-op tenant/shareholder refuse to allow a guest or contractor of another tenant/shareholder into common areas of the building if the person is violating the co-op's house ...
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Roommate with no signed contract moving out without notice

Person 1 rented a room to Person 2 in NYC and collected a security deposit. There’s no lease, no contract nothing, just proof of rent and deposit payments. Now Person 1 is being very uncool, even ...
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Tenant is asking to repair a built-in closet. It was fine when they moved in

I own a small studio apt. in a co-op building located in Brooklyn, NY USA. My tenant, who's been renting this studio for ~ 3 years, is asking to repair one of the built-in closets. This closet was ...
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Is there a knife, that can be legally carried in both NJ and NY?

I live in NJ, but work in NYC, and would like to find a knife, that can be legally carried in both locales. NYC seems to ban all folding knives, while allowing any fixed-blades under 4" long. NJ ...
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Is it legal to instruct an employee not to put contract concerns in writing?

TL;DR My COO sent me a contract that would amend an existing employment term (salary). I raised concerns regarding the terms of the contact. COO explicitly told me you don't need to put it in writing....
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What weapons can I legally carry for self-defence in New York City?

I've been on the receiving end of racist verbal attacks regarding COVID-19. I've already reported this to the police; they advise me not to engage with the offenders. However, I suspect that things ...
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Under what conditions could a police force enlist the help of a minor?

Would it be illegal for a fourteen year old to assist the police in solving a murder in New York City? What kind of red tape would the department need to navigate in order to enlist their help?
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Is it legal to have a two driver’s licenses if one is from another country?

In the USA, in almost every case, possessing two driver’s licenses from different states (e.g., California and Georgia) is illegal. I’m wondering about a related situation - is it legal to have two ...
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Is a debt owed by an adult who is supported by parents recoverable?

I am owed money by a 37 year old drug addict. We grew up together and I tried with his father to get him healthy. Over the years, I lent him small sums that added up over time, which we kept track ...
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Getting the bodycam video from NYPD for a traffic violation

I got a bike ticket for going through a red light. I don’t think I did. The officer confirmed that he was wearing his body cam and that it was on. How do I go about getting the bodycam video? I ...
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Conceal Carry in NYC?

Due to the spate of antisemitic attacks in our neighborhood, I've been considering getting a conceal carry to go to and from work. I hear it's not easy to obtain a conceal carry in NYC. Any clue as ...
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NYC new apartment purchase- transfer of funds to trust account of the attorney

We live in Australia and we bought a new apartment in the US(NYC). We already paid 30% of the apartment price and for the closing we need to pay 70%. Our US lawyer told us that we should transfer the ...
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What is a 'creed' for purposes of New York City's public accommodation anti-discrimination code?

Aside from the federal anti-discrimination law, New York City has its own more restrictive anti-discrimination laws, which seem to include more protected classes and which also seems to have a much ...
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Does CPLR 3119 allow for pro se litigants from a foreign state to take a deposition in NY?

Unlike Vermont which has recently amended their own version of the UIDDA statute which now explicitly states that the statute also applies to pro se litigants, the New York version of the UIDDA (CPLR ...
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"As is" clause - Can I remove items not retrieved by landlord?

I recently signed a one year lease for an apartment that came almost completely furnished as it was previously a short-term rental unit. Prior to moving in the landlord stated that we could use ...
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If a landlord approvs a tenant but refuses to allow them to move in, can the tenant recover fees associated with temporary housing?

Venue is NYC/New York State/US. The Situation: Landlord's real estate agent shows an apartment to Bob. Bob likes the apartment, puts down a deposit, submits an application. Application is approved,...
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