Landlords: What You MUST Do With Your Tenant’s Security Deposit if You Want the Right to Claim it for Damages

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Two things are certain about almost every landlord-tenant relationship: that the tenant will be required to deposit money with the landlord as security before moving in; and that the relationship will end at some point. So what happens to the security deposit? Generally, the landlord has a duty to return it to the tenant when he or […]

What Happens When You Are Disqualified From Becoming a Suffolk County Police Officer Because You Failed the Psychological Exam?


    ‘Tis the season for Suffolk County Police Academy recruitments, so it’s a good time to brush up on the options available when you are denied from a civil service position.      After you score exceptionally well on the written qualifying Suffolk County police examination, there are several stages you must still pass […]

Loan Modification & Foreclosure Lawyers on Long Island Sued for Scamming Clients

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     Foreclosure defense and loan modification assistance is a popular new business due to the economy. But do you need a lawyer or a loan modification company to assist you if your home is in foreclosure?      The answer is no, you do not need a lawyer, and certainly not a private company […]

Updates on the Nancy Genovese Case…


FOR A RECAP, READ THESE PRIOR POSTS: Mother of 3 Arrested for Taking Pictures of Tourist Attraction at Airport Town of Southampton Defaults in Genovese Lawsuit Some Comments on the Nancy Genovese Case New Southampton Town Attorney Hired Southampton Police Lieutenant Robert Iberger RETIRES The Other Side of the Story: Motion to Dismiss Filed (With […]

T&T Gunnery: Nassau County Gun Store Raid Update

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  For previous case details, see this post. Here’s a quick update on the case. Settlement negotiations have stalled, even though the defendants (County of Nassau, Police Officer Faltings, et al) have offered six figures to settle. Yes, that’s right. Nassau County is essentially admitting it was at fault for the botched gun store raid, […]

Is It Legal to Photograph or Videotape Police?


The ACLU wants you to know that you have every right to photograph or videotape that police officer, and reinforce that “Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes the outside of federal buildings, as well as transportation facilities, and police and other […]

What Duty Does a Landlord Have to Make Repairs if a Tenant Complains?


In Olszewski v Neuman, 2011 NY Slip Op 51287(U), a Nassau County District Court case, tenants sued their landlord for the return of their $2,100 security deposit. The tenants entered into a one-year written lease with their landlord commencing on May 1, 2010, and vacated the apartment on October 30, 2010, seven months before the […]

NY Attorney General Gives Long Island Residents a Place to Report Government Corruption Without Fear of Political Influence


New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced this week that he is appointing “public integrity officers” to Nassau and Suffolk County, most likely in response to an alarming number of government corruption and retaliation cases reported to the attorney general’s office recently. If you feel you’ve been the victim of police corruption or government […]

New York Attorney General Cracks Down on Shady Photography Studios


It’s a nightmare most brides dread. You hire what you think is a professional wedding photographer to capture the most memorable day in your life. But shortly after your wedding, the photographer disappears, along with your money and your photos. New York’s Attorney General has filed lawsuits against Terry Michael Photography operated by Michael DiPaolo […]