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New York and California Poised to Ban Microbeads

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Personal care products like toothpaste, shampoo and soap might be great at scrubbing away dirt, but their ingredients can do the exact opposite for the environment. The culprits are microbeads, tiny particles made from polyethylene and polypropylene. Commonly used as exfoliants in more than a hundred consumer products, microbeads are added to personal care products […]

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Written by Tamar Love Grande

March 31st, 2014 at 3:25 pm

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New York Divorce Law’s Alimony Provision Stays Put For Now

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New York became the last state to allow no-fault divorce in 2010, but that law also included a provision for temporary alimony during divorce proceedings, which is still being contested. There won’t be any changes to that law in the near future, however, reports The Wall Street Journal, because an independent report by the Law […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 12th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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Who Owns NY Yankees’ Top Hat and Bat?

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The New York Yankees’ logo has been the same for as long as most of us can remember, but one New York woman claims that it was minus one top hat before her uncle came up with it in 1936. In fact, Tanit Buday has filed a federal lawsuit against the baseball organization seeking damages […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 20th, 2011 at 10:27 am

Will Internet Dating Safety Act & Craigslist Changes Make Internet Safer?

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This past week, entities in both the public and private sphere have taken steps that may make the Internet a safer place. To wit, New York may soon become the second state in the country (after its neighbor New Jersey) to pass a law that requires Internet dating sites to warn their customers about potential […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 7th, 2010 at 10:34 am

New York’s Bagel Tax

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Want your bagel sliced in New York? There’s a tax for that. The state’s Department of Taxation and Finance has begun enforcing a previously little-known provision that adds sales tax to “sliced or prepared bagels (with cream cheese or other toppings)” and also bagels consumed in the store, according The Wall Street Journal. Note that […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 26th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

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No-Fault Divorce Could Soon Be Allowed in New York

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On June 15, the New York Senate passed a bill that would allow divorce where the “relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of six months”; the bill is now headed to the Assembly, where half of its members had co-sponsored the legislation. Under the proposed law, custody and financial […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 23rd, 2010 at 11:26 am

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New NY Law Expands Pet Trusts

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Has the New York State Legislature gone to the dogs? Nah, we think they’ve just heard that it’s National Make-A-Will Month. What’s all this barking about? Well, New York has recently passed a law allowing pet trusts—which provide money for pet care after an owner’s death—to last for longer than 21 years, the previous time […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 10th, 2010 at 10:29 am