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January 2, 2015: Renzulli Law Firm, LLP recently obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against a premises owner and large contractor on an appeal to the New York Appellate Division, First Department. In a lawsuit titled Brown v. New York Hospital Medical Center, a case previously pending in the New York Supreme Court, County of New York, our firm represented the defendant general contractor and the property owner. Plaintiff claimed that he was injured due to defendants’ violation of New York’s statutory Labor Law and Industrial Code.
December 16, 2014: Provisions governing ammunition sales within the NY SAFE Act have caused unrest amongst firearm retailers and consumers who want to insure that they are selling/purchasing ammunition legally.An open letter in early 2014 from NY State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico noted, in pertinent part, that "the [SAFE Act] requires that as of January 15, 2014, all ammunition transfers take place in person, including internet sales, which must be facilitated by a New York State ammunition seller," and "the law will also require retail sellers to do background checks and record sales once a New York State database is established and operational."
December 16, 2014: In a recent determination by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (Opposition No. 91204412), Happy Green Company’s LLC’s application for “ANTHRO” in international class 3 for bath salts; bath soaps; cleaning and washing preparations; cosmetics and makeup; deodorants and antiperspirants; fragrance etc. was held to be too close to the trademark “ANTHROPOLOGIE” registered by Anthropologie, Inc. and U.O. Merchandise, Inc. ANTHROPOLOGIE is registered in several classes for retail department store services, clothing, handbags, and clothing and fashion accessories. The Board refused registration of the “ANTHRO” trademark on the grounds that a likelihood of confusion exists between the two marks.
June 16, 2014: Defense Research Institute (DRI) recently featured an article co-authored by Christopher Renzulli and Peter V. Malfa, Construction Contracts: Personal Jurisdiction and Forum Selection Clauses, in its June 2014 Construction Law issue of For The Defense magazine, which can be found here.The article addresses recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that redefine the importance of personal jurisdiction and forum selection clauses in drafting construction contracts, with particular emphasis on how regional district courts have applied the Supreme Court’s holdings.
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