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Monday, December 19, 2022

New York Tenants Have New Tool When Landlords Fail to Fix Unsafe Conditions

Sketchy landlords beware! 


New York's Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law Article 7-C has been added by A3241 to give tenants and municipalities a new tool in their arsenal to address persistent unsafe conditions that are neglected by their landlords. 


Applicable in both residential and commercial mixed use properties, the new law, which is immediately effective, allows for receivership proceedings where a landlord has failed to remedy “conditions dangerous to life, health, or safety.” Basically, this means a court may appoint an independent “receiver” who is empowered to manage and redirect rent deposits towards fixing an issue that a landlord has neglected to sufficiently address.


However, what's interesting is the flip side of the law. It's yet another reminder that tenants should not unilaterally withhold rent or make repairs, outside of their rights in their specific lease, when there are habitability issues at the premises. Instead, they should follow the law and have their rental money deposited with the Court. Doing it otherwise is technically a grounds for eviction. Simple stated, there is a procedure when a landlord doesn't fix property and you, as a tenant, can't decide to just not pay when it's not being fixed. 


This procedure of depositing rent into Court and having a receiver appointed was formerly available only in New York City, but now applies statewide. 




Thursday, December 08, 2022

NEWSY: Legal Political Commentator Andrew Lieb Gives Analysis on Election Rules

Legal Political Commentator Andrew Lieb Gives Analysis on Moore v. Harper, The Supreme Court Argument on Election Rules



Wednesday, December 07, 2022

PIX 11: Attorney Andrew Lieb Analysis on Trump Organization Being Found Guilty of Tax Fraud

Legal Political Analyst Andrew Lieb Comments on Trump Organization Being Found Guilty of Tax Fraud on PIX 11 News in NY.



CBS: Legal Political Analyst Andrew Lieb Comments on Trump Organization Being Found Guilty of Tax Fraud.

Attorney Andrew Lieb Comments on Trump Organization Being Found Guilty of Tax Fraud on CBS 2 NY.




NEWSY: Supreme Court Hears Case Of Web Designer Who Doesn't Want To Work On Same-Sex Weddings. Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb

Supreme Court Hears Case Of Web Designer Who Doesn't Want To Work On Same-Sex Weddings. Legal Analysis With Legal Political Analyst Andrew Lieb on Newsy Tonight With Chance Seales.



Thursday, November 10, 2022

Employers Required to Post New Anti-Discrimination Notice of Employee Rights

Federal law requires employers to post a notice created by the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), which summarizes the federal laws and explains filing procedures. 


The notice was just updated, and it is called the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster.


It must be placed conspicuously, in a location that is accessible to all employees, including those with disabilities that limit mobility. To ensure that remote employees receive notice, employers should also post the notice on their website.


Violations have consequences! An employer who fails to comply may be fined up to $612 for each separate offense.






Thursday, October 13, 2022

PIX 11: Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $965 Million Defamation Trial. Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb

Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $965 Million in Sandy Hook Defamation Trial. Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb on WPIX 11.



Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Newsy: Employment Discrimination & Quiet Quitting. Analysis with Attorney Andrew Lieb

 Attorney Andrew Lieb discusses employment discrimination in the quiet workplace environment including quiet quitting and quiet firing on Newsy.




NEWS 12: Legal Challenges of Biden's Loan Forgiveness. Analysis With Constitutional Attorney Andrew Lieb

 Attorney Andrew Lieb discusses legal challenges of Biden's Loan Forgiveness with NEWS 12.




Newsweek: Attorney Andrew Lieb Analyzes Ed Sheeran Copyright Trial

"How does an artist know when similar works are commonplace enough to not infringe? In the era of technology, it's time for there to be an algorithmic-based test so artists know when works infringe rather than leaving it to filing procedures and the jury," says Andrew Lieb, Esq. 

More analysis with Newsweek with Attorney Andrew Lieb. 

Ed Sheeran Copyright Trial Shows System is 'Broken': Lawyer



Tuesday, September 27, 2022

USA Today: Fact check: Document with false guidance on New York gun laws circulates online

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Biden Signs Bill Eliminating the Statute of Limitations on Civil Claims for Minor Victims of Federal Sex Crimes

On September 17, 2022, President Biden signed the Eliminating Limits to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Act of 2022


The Act completely eliminates the statute of limitations for minor victims to file a civil action for a number of federal sex offenses, including sex trafficking, forced labor, sexual abuse and child pornography. By amending Title 18 of the United States Code, the part that deals with federal crimes and criminal procedure, this Act removes all former time restrictions for specified offenses relating to minors.  


Previously, minor victims seeking to file federal civil claims for damages had until their 28th birthday, or until 10 years after the violation or injury was discovered. These restraints presented a substantial barrier for many victims, who often delay in reporting or taking legal action because of the time it takes to process their trauma. Now, the doors of justice are wide open for minor victims to pursue claims and hold their abusers accountable. 


Similar measures have been taken at the state level as well. For example, in New York, the Child Victims Act begins the statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes when the child turns 23 for criminal proceedings, and the filing of a civil action before a toddler, pre-teen, or teenage victim’s 55th birthday. 


It's becoming clear that the law is evolving favorably for victims of abuse. Perhaps knowing that the law is on their side will provide survivors with the empowerment that they need to carry on. 





Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Employer Responsible for 6-Year-Old’s Use of Racial Slurs in Discrimination Case

Did you know that Title VII employment discrimination cases can happen even if the perpetrator is merely the 6-year-old grandson of the owner?


That's the lesson from Chapman v. Oakland Living Center, which is a case against an assisted living facility where the owner’s 6-year-old grandson repeatedly used the n-word against a black employee.


The problem for the employer was - why didn't anyone stop him? The boy’s grandfather either knew or should have known about the conduct and failed to sufficiently respond. Yes, there was a spanking and an unsuccessful attempted to elicit an apology, but that wasn't enough.


The lesson here is don't let hostile, bigoted and offensive remarks occur at the workplace, no matter who is saying them. It's never okay, and failure to stop such remarks will result in a discrimination case. Be warned.




Monday, August 15, 2022

Newsy Interview with Andrew Lieb | Understanding The Legal Implications of The Unsealed Documents From The Trump Raid.

 


Understanding The Legal Implications of The Unsealed Documents From The Trump Raid. Analysis With Constitutional Attorney Andrew Lieb on Newsy Tonight With Chance Seales.

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

NBC NY: Deaf Tenants Battle NYC Landlords In Court Over Living Conditions. Interview with Attorney Andrew Lieb


Residents tried going to management directly, called on their elected leaders and on community organizers and even staged a demonstration outside of their homes. Now Lieb at Law represents the plaintiff filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of deaf and hearing impaired tenants who cannot be alerted by a fire alarm NBC New York investigates the story and interviews Attorney Andrew Lieb.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

NYC Patch: We Don't Want To Burn To Death' - Deaf NYC Tenants Plea For New Alarms. Interview with Andrew Lieb

Not wanting to die in a fire, tenants in a Manhattan building for the hearing impaired and deaf have filed a class action lawsuit demanding that the landlords and management companies upgrade items like the fire alarm so it vibrates and stops being useless for tenants who can't hear. Interview with Attorney Andrew Lieb on the lawsuit. 

Click Here For Patch Article Here.