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The U.S. state. For questions pertaining only to the city use the new-york-city tag.

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What is a “family group” as it pertains to quarantine orders?

New York currently has travel restrictions in place, which require individuals coming in from specific states to quarantine for 2 weeks. They use the definition of "quarantine" as defined by ...
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Tenant refused to move out even I told him no more renewal lease. New York, Queens [closed]

I've rented out my apartment in Queens, New York to a family since 08/01/2019. My early intention was to allow them to continue the rental but something comes up - my inlaw was diagnosed as a cancer ...
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How to search for court records regarding medical malpractice for a particular physician?

New York state (US) here. I would like to know what tools/sites/etc. I can use for searching any pertinent court records/documents regarding medical malpractice suits against a particular physician. ...
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How do I demonstrate a legal right or claim to my great-grandfathers death certificate?

Jurisdiction: New York State (Broome County) I am trying to obtain a copy of my great-grandfather's death certificate (died 1951 in Broome County NY) in support of a dual citizenship application. ...
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Can a person or business be charged for shipping something that is prohibited in one state but is federally legal?

New York state is banning all flavored nicotine products and nicotine base for making e-juice tomorrow. What would happen of somebody in say, California shipped one of these banned products to New ...
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How would one go about getting an exemption from the gathering limit of the PAUSE Executive Order?

Say a person wants to get Married in Upstate New York within the most recent revision of the PAUSE act. Right now, gatherings are restricted to 10 people. This would cause the wedding to be slimmed ...
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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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Does the New York State Governor have the authority to impose fines?

The New York State Governor has allegedly declared a "fine for violations of the state's social distancing protocol from $500 to $1,000...." The government website claiming that declaration ...
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Do you need both a bill of sale and title when buying used car?

I am attempting to make my first used car purchase from a private party in New York. I understand that the title should be transferred to me after the sale but what about a "Bill of Sale" ? Would I ...
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Ending a lease in NYC via assignment, “reasonable” rejection

I'm considering whether I'd like to leave my apartment in NYC to move elsewhere. The NYC Tenant's Rights guide states: Assign a Lease To assign means that the tenant is transferring the entire ...
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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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Who decides the sale price of jointly owned property?

Two friends decide to purchase a condo 50/50 and become roommates. Foolishly, no agreement between the friends is entered. Shortly after, roommate A finds a girlfriend. The relationship rapidly ...
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Did Avi Yemini illegally record “Jim Jefferies” by using a hidden mobile phone?

Activist and YouTuber Avi Yemeni recorded the conversation he had with "comedian" and show host Geoff Nugent A.K.A "Jim Jefferies". The conversation seemed to have taken place on a professional ...
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Paid Family Leave in New York State

If I take FMLA and use sick time and vacation time during my leave, would I still be able to receive any monies from NYS thru its Paid Family Leave? Or since I am being paid, I would not be eligible ...
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Can you maintain your anonymous status when registering an LLC as a forgein entity in NY State?

I'm wanting to register a new LLC for an online company I want to start. I will be working from New York State but want the LLC ownership to remain anonymous. I would like to register the LLC ...
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Insurance law and premium audits in NY state

Upstate New York (USA) here. I'm researching insurance law, specifically around the topic of so-called premium audits (aka insurance audits, aka insurance premium audits), which are on-site "field" ...
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Tolling the Statute of Limitations New York

I'm new and am wondering where I could find the statutes that detail the possible ways to toll the statute of limitations in New York. Also, might some of these possibilities not be in statutes but in ...
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Could U.S. states test a wealth tax?

There has been some debate in the Democratic Party on the subject of a federal wealth tax. I know that there is some debate about the constitutionality of a wealth tax, but for the purpose of this ...
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After the New York 2019 Reproductive Health Act, are there ANY penalties to late-term abortion?

The New York 2019 Reproductive Health Act lists conditions under which an abortion may be performed (before 24 weeks, woman’s life or health at risk, fetus not viable). And the Act completely removes ...
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Where can I download the entire NY DOM?

Where can I download the entire NY Domestic Relations Law? I find I have to click and click and click to see the different sections. I'd like to be able to move around a pdf.
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Perjury on Petition grounds for dismissal?

In a family court matter, a petitioner for more support funds completed a form, signed it (perjury?) certifying he was a resident in a county he does not live in. Is the readily provable false ...
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Can a website incur liability for linking to a funding campaign for a lawsuit against it?

A large website that hosts user-created content has recently announced that it is redacting links to a fundraising campaign for a lawsuit against it "under direction from [its] legal team." Is there a ...
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Volunteer Labor Union in New York State

In the state of New York, is it legal for a group of volunteers to form a labor union? If not clearly legal, is there anything that prohibits a labor union of volunteers? Clarifing edit I am ...
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Cobra medical benefits life event

My employer has several health ins plans. My employer is required to provide Cobra coverage as it has several dozen employees. If I were to choose one during open-enrollment, then get laid-off, the ...
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Start a business out of my house selling coffee

I want to start a business where I charge people to use my living room, wifi. They can leave a tip for any of my coffee that they drink. Is there a legality issue with this?
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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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Evicting My Domestic Partner from an Illegal Basement Apartment

I own a single family house in Queens, NY. I have an illegal basement apartment where my ex (legal domestic partner) has lived for 3 years to share care of our dogs. One of the dogs recently died and ...
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Does the iconic WWII-end “Kiss” photo depict sexual assault?

One of the most famous images from the end of World War II was of a sailor kissing someone who looked like a nurse in Times Square, celebrating the victory. As described in a featured article in ...
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If the principal of a power-of-attorney agreement is the agent in another POA, does the first agent have agency towards the last party?

Asking about New York state specifically, but curious about an answer towards any state. In one durable General Power of Attorney agreement: Party A has agency over Party B (A is the agent, B is ...
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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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Am I required to work if I am not being paid in New York?

My pay period will start on August 22nd, however my employer wants me to come in on August 19th. Since this is outside the pay period am I required to work?
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Is dumping a bucket of water on a police officer assault?

In NYC, headlines include locals dumping buckets of water on the police officers. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/07/23/new-york-cops-throwing-water-de-blasio-unions/
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Is it legal for a supermarket to refuse to sell an adult beer if an adult with them doesn’t have their ID?

Today I went with my dad grocery shopping at a supermarket in New York (ShopRite) and he put a six-pack of beer in the cart. They then wouldn’t let him buy the beer because they couldn’t ID me (21, ...
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What is the legal status of intimate photos sent to your (now) ex-partner after a break-up?

When I met my now ex-boyfriend, we were both already over 18. I took digital nude pictures of myself and transferred them electronically to him, i. e. I was sexting him. He didn't specifically ask for ...
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Would working for a marijuana distributor remotely from outside of a legal state be open me to criminal charges?

I saw a job opening for a software developer position working in the marijuana industry. This is a job where I would not be directly handling or distributing marijuana. The company would be based in a ...
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In NYS, can a medical marijuana patient be fired or denied a job for a positive drug test result for THC?

In New York State, do medical marijuana patients have legal protections when it come to THC showing up in a drug test? Assuming they are both living and working within the state. Additionally, do ...
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Want to sue my former employer for wage theft; or settle

I have not been paid wages for April 2019 and was abruptly laid off on May 8. I want to sue the company. They are moving money out of the U.S., telling employees we'll be paid soon, and seemingly ...
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Company wants me to sign a general release ASAP. I said no

I got let go today but my company (based in NYC) still owes me money, about $12,000 after tax, roughly. Shortly after letting me go, the company asked me to sign a general release. This, in theory, ...
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Do I have to submit DNA again after first sample failed?

Question (short version): My probation has been transferred to my home state via Interstate Compact. Can the sending state still compel me to resubmit a new DNA sample? Background: I was convicted ...
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Child care exemptions for jury duty in NYS?

New York State (USA) here. I work full time and my wife is a full-time stay at home mom and caretaker for our two children (ages 4 and 6). My wife received a Jury Duty summons and is expected to show ...
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PERB Citation Elements

What does the following mean exactly? (Matter of Freeport Union Free Sch. Dist. [Freeport Educ. Off. Assn.], 31 PERB ¶ 4021 [1998]) From part 1.1 of the NYS Law Reporting Style Manual, I see a ...
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Interpreting the 2019 New York Reproductive Health Act?

There has been a lot of discussion about the New York 2019 Reproductive Health Act signed by Governor Cuomo. Under what conditions can a legal abortion be performed under the NY 2019 Reproductive ...
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Do Legal Documents Require Signing In Standard Pen Colors?

I have a question as to whether or not legal documents signed in non standard pen colors (Anything other than blue or black) are valid. I carry a purple pen around that use for everyday writing tasks,...
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Suits: How can Simon Lowe, with Daniel Hardman, sue Harvey Specter in connection with the doctrine of unclean hands?

In the last 2 episodes of Suits Season 8, Simon Lowe sues, via his attorney Daniel Hardman, Harvey Specter for breaking privilege. What happened was the lawyers Harvey Specter and Alex Williams who ...
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There's a (potentially large) mistake in my contract, is there a need to address it?

A company that's using the contracting firm said they'd pay me $X per hour, and the same amount for hours over 40 in a given week. Apparently there's an exemption from the 1.5x pay for certain ...
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Icy conditions, who is to blame?

We had a bout of freezing rain last week. While I was driving to work, I stopped at A US Customs Inspection Lane (I commute from Canada). Due to the crowning of the plaza, my car slid sideways 90 ...
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Does the adultery law in New York affect the person being used to cheat with?

I found a public website regarding this law (New York Penal Law Sec. 255.17 Adultery), this one: https://newyork.public.law/laws/n.y._penal_law_section_255.17 Let's say someone's wife cheats on her ...
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Test law for constitutionality without risking jail?

I was always sort of told that the constitutionality of a law could not be tested except by a "real" case. In other words, you had to violate a law to get it tested in court, and thereby risk jail ...
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Can a township be at fault for damaging property?

This involves the neighborhood I grew up in, and where my parents still live. Its a small exurb of NYC. The development my parents live in is about 200 houses at the base of a steep hill. In the past ...
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Supplemental Spousal Liability NY

I was always under the impression that Bodily Injury Liability pays out to to other driver, other driver's passengers, and your own passengers. After reading the below, "your own passengers" ...