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  Are your neighbors watching you? If so, there may be something you can do about it. . . As of September 15, 2017, a new law came into effect in the State of New York providing a private, civil right of action for unwarranted video imaging of residential premises.  That means that you can…

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The New York Safety in Agriculture Tourism Act Finally Enacted on October 23, 2017 On October 23, 2017, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the “Safety in Agriculture Tourism Act.”  This law is an inherent risk act intended to shield equine and agricultural tourism businesses from liability for the potential risks incurred…

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Some Outdoor Recreation Law Do you play outdoors? Do you own land used for outdoor recreation? Then do you know about New York State General Obligations Law §9-301? If you don’t, you should and, please, read on. This law was enacted to encourage property owners to permit people to come onto their land to engage…

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Does the Infant Car Seat Face Forwards or Backwards? Are you a new parent? Or are you like me, a new grandparent? You surely want to take your precious cargo out and about. Let’s talk about the requirements when it comes to infants/young children in cars. A review of a single portion of the New…

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Is Political Corruption Even Illegal Anymore? Recent overturned convictions of Dean Skelos and Sheldon Silver leave many New Yorkers frustrated and wondering if its public servants will ever be held accountable for using their offices for personal gain. Dean Skelos, former New York State Senate Majority Leader, was convicted in 2015 on Federal corruption charges…

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You Just Had A Motor Vehicle Accident!   First off, we are sorry to hear it. What follows is some information that will help. Maybe you were the driver.  Maybe you were a passenger in a multi-vehicle collision.  Maybe you were a pedestrian knocked down by a moving vehicle. Maybe, maybe . . . there…

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Is The Horse Responsible? Here at Jacobowitz and Gubits we consider ourselves a firm that offers services in  many and varied fields of the law. A look at our home page will reveal the different areas in which we practice. This article is a cross between two: personal injury and equine law. Put simply, what…

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Don’t Wait Too Long To File Your Lawsuit One major obstacle to a successful lawsuit may be the statute of limitations. If you miss it, you may be forever barred from bringing your claim. A statute of limitations is a statutory time limit in which a lawsuit must be filed. Statutes of limitations can be…

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It’s Happy Hour at the NY State Legislature for Brewers, Distillers, and Cideries   You can’t swing a hand-crafted artisan cocktail or local craft beer around the Hudson Valley without hitting a farm distillery or farm brewery.  And it’s wonderful! The farm distillery, farm brewery, farm cidery, and farm winery industries and their “New York…

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Avoid a DWI:  How much alcohol is too much? Several years ago the New York State STOP-DWI Association, Inc. launched the “STOP-DWI Crackdown Weekends” to better coordinate and promote county efforts to achieve greater visibility of DWI enforcement activities.  The Association has found that when there is visible and reported heightened watch; drivers are less…

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