DIMOND: Are Lawyers Immune From Defamation Laws?

DIMOND: Are Lawyers Immune From Defamation Laws?

BY DIANE DIMOND If someone libels, slanders or defames your character, you can sue them. Of course, you’ll have to be able to prove in court how the person injured your reputation or business, and you’ll have to show that what was said was more than just ugly opinion. You’ll have to show the offender […]

More Families May Be Eligible for the Child Care Credit/Dependency Exemption

More Families May Be Eligible for the Child Care Credit/Dependency Exemption

BY PHIL GOLDSTEIN Managing Partner, Goldstein, Lieberman and Co. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made significant changes to the child credit. This credit is generally available to taxpayers with children under the age of 17, but the new law adds a new (smaller) credit for other dependents. Here are the details. Old Rules – Under […]

Lowdown on Village of Haverstraw’s Sept. 4th Board Meeting

BY MICHAEL CAHILL The Village of Haverstraw Trustees met Tuesday evening for a special post-Labor Day meeting to discuss several items and vote on a new law governing landlords collection of rent from illegal housing units. During the first public comment section of the meeting asked Mayor Michael Kohut was asked for an update regarding […]

New Drug Law on Bath Salts and Synthetic Drugs

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday, August 7 a new regulation making it illegal to sell or possess bath salts or other synthetic drugs. The new regulation, issued by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and approved by the Public Health and Health Planning Council, will expand the list of prohibited drugs and chemicals […]

Gov. Cuomo Signs Senator Ball’s Puppy Mill Bill into Law

Gov. Cuomo Signs Senator Ball’s Puppy Mill Bill into Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation: S7268A, also known as “Charlemagne’s Law,” into law. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson), will improve the health and quality of life of animals by providing duly licensed pet dealers with updated standards of care. In May, Senator Greg Ball enlisted the support of his Animal Advisory […]