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Friday, January 20, 2023

Foreclosure Statute of Limitations Laws Changed - No More Deaccelerations - More Dismissals Coming

In 2023, Foreclosure Law is changed forever.


Previously, a foreclosing plaintiff could sue whenever they wanted without worry about statute of limitations constraints so long as payments remained due under the loan. When they sued, they'd accelerate the loan and declare the entire amount due for purposes of the lawsuit. However, if something went wrong in the lawsuit, they'd deaccelerate the loan and then, start the process again without fear of the 6 year statute of limitations on foreclosure actions blocking their case and having the lien removed?

Simply, plaintiff had the unilateral authority to deaccelerate the loan. No more. 

Now, CPLR 203(h) clarifies "that upon accrual of a cause of action, the aggrieved party - meaning
the party with the right to commence an action and interpose a claim may not unilaterally extend its own time to assert its own claim."

This is a game changer - there are going to be a lot of cases dismissed on statute of limitations grounds moving forward in New York State. 



FOX: Attorney Andrew Lieb on Alec Baldwin Manslaughter Charges

 Legal Analyst / Attorney Andrew Lieb on Alec Baldwin Manslaughter Charges on LiveNOW from FOX.




Progressive 2023 Sexual Harassment Prevention Model Policy Changes Coming to NYS

The New York State Department of Labor (“DOL”) is once again raising the bar on workplace protections against sexual harassment and discrimination. In its Proposed Sexual Harassment Prevention Model Policy important issues such as remote work, gender identity, and bystander prevention techniques take center stage.


Back in October of 2018, the DOL required all employers in New York State to adopt written sexual harassment prevention policies and provide employees with annual anti-harassment training in satisfaction of Labor Law 201-g.To assist employers with compliance, it also issued the first model sexual harassment policy, which set a minimum required standard, and required that it be reviewed and updated every 4 years. The model policy released on January 12, 2023 is the product of this first review, and it incorporates feedback received from workers in various career fields throughout the state.


The proposed revisions are largely aimed at helping workers understand their rights and how to take action when they are violated. It does this in a few notable ways.


First, it clarifies certain aspects of the New York State Human Rights Law. For example, one key provision explains that sexual harassment need not be severe and pervasive to be illegal in New York State. Another makes clear that harassing conduct is assessed from the perspective of a "reasonable victim of discrimination with the same protected characteristics."


Next, gender diversity features heavily. Definitions are provided for certain identities including cisgender, nonbinary, and transgender as well as how such identities can intersect and affect one's experience in the workplace. This revision seems to recognize the reality that promoting a safe workplace necessarily involves awareness and sensitivity to the diverse identities and experiences of those we work with.


Other key aspects of the proposed policy include a new section devoted to bystander intervention, emphasis on supervisor sensitivity to victims, and how sexual harassment and discrimination can occur in the context of remote work.


Through February 11, 2023, the DOL is accepting public comments on the proposed revisions. After that, a final version will be adopted.


If you run a business in NYS or with NYS employees - you better be paying attention to this as your exposure is through the roof if you ignore it.




Scripps News: Instructor Showed Prophet Muhammad Images Sues School.School Says Calling It Islamophobic Was Flawed. Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb

Instructor Showed Prophet Muhammad Images Sues School. School Says Calling It Islamophobic Was Flawed. Legal Analysis With Discrimination Lawyer Andrew Lieb on Scripps News.



Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Lieb at Law Hiring Associate Attorney

Lieb at Law, P.C. - Associate Attorney (Litigation) 

Lieb at Law, P.C. seeks a creative and passionate attorney to join our boutique discrimination litigation law firm. If you want a job where you will spend your days working on pressworthy cases, this job is for you. If you are interested in complex motions / legal strategy, this job is for you. If you need your work to matter, this job is for you. Beyond discrimination, the position will also litigate other commercial and civil case topics (Plaintiff & Defense). A good candidate should want to collaborate with a collegial team while focusing on drafting pleadings, discovery, motions, ADR (mediation/arbitration), administrative proceedings, trials, and appeals.

Lieb's team prides itself on having strong interpersonal work relationships. Our seasoned professionals operate a licensed school and teach law at CLEs throughout the country because we are regarded amongst our peers as leaders in the fields that we practice. To make it here, you need tenacity where you always want to continue to learn and improve. On day one, you should expect to be thrown right into the fire and get tons of opportunities in every aspect of litigation.

Desired qualifications:

  • 3+ Years of Litigation Experience
  • Persuasive Motion Writer
  • Proficient in Legal Research
  • Oral Arguments, Hearings

Practice areas:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Discrimination Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • General Litigation

Qualifications:

Excellent critical thinking, writing, organization and research (Westlaw) skills. Must be technologically savvy.

About Lieb at Law, P.C.:bout Lieb at Law, P.C.:
Lieb at Law is a litigation law firm that supports those who have been discriminated against in housing, at school, place of employment and more. We also offer litigation services for those who have commercial disputes, real estate brokerage commission / fiduciary duty / ethics matters, breach of contract cases, title claims, commercial landlord / tenant evictions, mortgage foreclosure actions, plaintiff's personal injury, and all employment matters, such as wage and hour claims and whistleblower cases. Our litigation attorneys work diligently to support our clients. In addition, they also teach anti-discrimination laws to other attorneys and real estate agents to foster equality and a more inclusive culture.

Our attorneys are admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Colorado while also practicing in the Federal Courts.

The firm's culture is driven by it's three-pillars of success: Self-confidence, Grit, and Skill.
We support our culture with an emphasis on leveraging technology. Staff have access to a cloud-based legal research platform so that the latest cases are available everywhere, including at home and in the courtroom. We have a secure, cloud-based case management system that catalogs every thought and action on each matter so that case facts are readily accessible at the stroke of a computer key. Finally, enterprise file sharing, storage, and collaboration software is leveraged to enable the efficient collaboration between attorneys where case strategy and document preparation is fresh and innovative.

Beyond our representation of individual clients and companies, our managing partner also serves as a media legal analyst, who regularly appears on TV / radio nationwide. This sets the tone for our law firm where our attorneys teach the law, rather than learning from others, at continuing education events and corporate trainings.

In all, Lieb at Law, P.C. is on the cutting edge of new statutes, regulations, and cases, which gives us a strategic advantage in the courtroom and in your representation.


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Monday, January 16, 2023

CBS: Special Counsel Investigating Documents At Biden's Home. Analysis With Attorney Andrew Lieb

Special Counsel Investigating Documents At Biden's Home. Analysis With Attorney Andrew Lieb, Legal Political Analyst.


New Continuing Legal Education Course - Viewpoint Discrimination & Symbolic Speech by Attorney Andrew Lieb

Attorney Andrew Lieb offers a brand new Continuing Legal Education course through Quimbee. This course will hit home on the constitutionality of the Florida "Don't Say Gay" Law. Registration here. 

Viewpoint Discrimination & Symbolic Speech

In this course, Andrew Lieb will discuss the emergence of restrictions on speech in public schools and whether those restrictions constitute actionable viewpoint discrimination. Can the government regulate what teachers and students wear and display in our public schools? When are time, place, and manner restrictions permissible and when are they discriminatory? Do policies like the “Don't Say Gay” rule, violate the First Amendment? This course will teach you how to analyze a viewpoint discrimination case and prepare you to fight to protect your clients' constitutional rights.




Thursday, January 12, 2023

Court TV: Husband Accused of Poisoning Wife. Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb

Husband Accused of Poisoning Wife. Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb, Guest Legal Analyst on Court TV.



Court TV: Antifreeze Murder Retrial. Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb

 Antifreeze Murder Retrial. Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb, Guest Legal Analyst on Court TV.




Wednesday, January 11, 2023

FOX LiveNOW: Attorney Andrew Lieb, Legal-Political Analyst Discussing The Articles of Impeachment Filed Against DHS Secretary Mayorkas

Attorney Andrew Lieb, Legal-Political Analyst Discussing The Articles of Impeachment Filed Against DHS Secretary Mayorkas on LiveNOW From Fox.