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New York Appellate Court Rejects Broad Use of General Obligations Law §15-304

Operators have seen a major uptick in landowner notices under General Obligations Law (“GOL”) §15-304. In many cases, the landowner’s use was questionable and went well beyond the proper use…

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The latest polling…

The Siena Research Institute has released its most recent polling of New Yorkers taken from June 9-13, 2013. While the polling focused on a number of hot topics in New…

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Do gathering lines in New York have to be odorized?

The New York Public Service Commission (“PSC”) certainly believes that they do and relies on section 255 of its regulations which require that gas transported within gas transmission and distribution…

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Another local moratorium on drilling challenged in New York

While the Court of Appeals decides whether to grant leave to consider the Dryden and Middlefield cases, a new case challenging a local moratorium on drilling was filed yesterday in…

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IS THERE AN INCREASE IN H-1B VISAS AND EMPLOYMENT-BASED GREEN CARDS ON THE WAY???

The New York Times reported yesterday that a bill is expected to be introduced later this week which proposes to increase the annual cap on H-1B visas and allow for…

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SENATORS COME TOGETHER TO ANNOUNCE THEIR VERSION OF AN IMMIGRATION LAW OVERHAUL

The New York Times reported today that a group of eight bi-partisan senators has agreed on a proposal to try to overhaul the U.S. immigration law system. The senators, including…

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USCIS RELEASES STAGGERING DACA STATISTICS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released statistics on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program.  The numbers are overwhelming in that USCIS reported the receipt of more than…

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WILL CONGRESS TAKE A SERIOUS RUN AT IMMIGRATION REFORM?

During a speech at Georgetown University Law Center on January 16, 2013, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stated that his committee will spend the majority…

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USCIS REVISES GUIDANCE RELATING TO LATE-FILED I-751 PETITIONS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently revised its guidance regarding the adjudication of a joint, late-filed Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence. As background, U.S. immigration…

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U.S.-CANADA VISA AND IMMIGRATION INFORMATION-SHARING AGREEMENT SIGNED

The U.S. and Canada recently signed the U.S.-Canada Visa and Immigration Information-Sharing Agreement, which allows both countries to share certain information relating to third country nationals (people who are not…

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