New York’s Automatic Renewal Law Coming in February 2021: New Compliance Issues to Follow

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New York has enacted a new law , effective February 9, 2021, regulating automatic renewal and some “free trial” type agreements. The New York law is, in many ways, modelled after California’s comprehensive auto-renewal law.

New York City Considers Facial Recognition Bill — Will New York Be the Next Forum for Biometric Privacy Litigation?

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25, 2019) , it is worth remembering that late last year, New York City Council members Ritchie Torres (and additional co-sponsors) introduced a bill for the city council to consider that would regulate the use of biometric technology in New York City. If enacted, this bill could lead to a deluge of individual and class action suits in New York based on biometric activity. In light of the recent decision by the Illinois Supreme Court in Rosenbach v.

The High-Risk Group Left Out of New York’s Vaccine Rollout - The New York Times

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The High-Risk Group Left Out of New York’s Vaccine Rollout This is a violation of the 8th Amendment to the US Constitution. Some, like New York, do not address those behind bars at all. “We New York officials said the state was preparing a plan.

Opinion | Tucker Carlson and White Replacement - The New York Times

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Carlson continued, “Every time they import a new voter, I become disenfranchised as a current voter.” Second, and revealingly, he is admitting that Republicans do not and will not appeal to new citizens who are immigrants.

Cuomo-gate: a Nixonian scandal is engulfing New York

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EST T he biggest political scandal in America right now is playing out in New York, where Governor Andrew Cuomo is in a lot of trouble – and rightly so. The healthcare industry group also funneled more than $450,000 to members of the New York legislature in 2020.

Opinion | Democrats Repent for Bill Clinton - The New York Times

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Blow The New York Times "In the last decade, the party and the former president himself have been forced to admit the failures of his administration. A 2015 New York Times Upshot analysis of 2010 census data found that there were 1.5

U.S. Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak - The New York Times

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Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak - The New York Times

New York Attorney General Unveils Latest Ticket Bot Enforcement Actions against Ticket Vendors and Software Developer

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On May 11, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman took the most recent step in dealing with this problem, and announced seven settlements in “ticket bot” enforcement actions, calling for settlement payments totaling $4.19 This development represents the latest step in Schneiderman’s longstanding and highly publicized efforts to combat unfair ticket resale practices occurring in New York.

Opinion | Voter Suppression Is Grand Larceny - The New York Times

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On his website, the announcement read this way: “Today, Governor Ron DeSantis proposed new measures to safeguard the sanctity of Florida elections. Opinion | Voter Suppression Is Grand Larceny - The New York Times

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43 - The New York Times

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‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43 - The New York Times

#irespectmusic Turtles Win in New York pre-72 Case Against SiriusXM

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More to follow, but the Turtles win another one for all pre-72 artists in federal court in New York applying New York state copyright law. Brown shoes don’t make it, baby. Turtles NY Memorandum and Order Denying Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgement

Former New York Mets Dwight Gooden Arrested for DUI

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Dwight Gooden, a former baseball player for the New York Mets, was arrested driving under the influence in Franklin Lakes NJ where he lives. Tags: DUI Under Arrest dwi dwight gooden new york mets The 45-year old, who was driving with a child in his car at the time, was arrested after a crash that involved two vehicles Tuesday morning. A statement released by the police stated that Gooden faces charges including. endangering the welfare of a child.

Why Artists Should Care About @AGSNYT: How The Times Thinks About Privacy

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The New York Times has started “The Privacy Project” and kicks off the story correctly with an introspective opinion piece from the boss, A.G. Over the past few years, The New York Times has reported aggressively on the erosion of digital privacy, bringing information to light about the exploitation of personal data that Facebook amassed on its users , about companies buying and selling children’s data , and about phone apps secretly tracking users’ every movement.

Opinion | Black and Armed - The New York Times

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20, 2020 "Credit.Damon Winter/The New York Times Growing up in rural northern Louisiana, everyone I knew, at least every household, seemed to have guns. When I moved north, first to Detroit and then to New York, I moved into a mental space of more stringent gun control.

Indelible Image of Boy’s Pat on Obama’s Head - The New York Times

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Indelible Image of Boy’s Pat on Obama’s Head - The New York Times

US Capitol on Lockdown After Vehicle Attack; Officer and Suspect Killed: Latest News - The New York Times

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US Capitol on Lockdown After Vehicle Attack; Officer and Suspect Killed: Latest News - The New York Times

White Police Officer to Face Charge She Intimidated Son’s Black Friend - The New York Times

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White Police Officer to Face Charge She Intimidated Son’s Black Friend By Allyson Waller The New York Times Officer Patricia Lio of the Milton Police Department in Massachusetts is accused of berating her son’s 14-year-old Black friend about his stance on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Nearly 2,000 Dead as Coronavirus Ravages Nursing Homes in N.Y. Region - The New York Times

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Region - The New York TimesNearly 2,000 Dead as Coronavirus Ravages Nursing Homes in N.Y.

Sixth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling Dismissing Defamation Suit Against New York Times

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The Sixth Circuit affirms a lower court ruling dismissing a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. An Ohio State University professor sued over a NYT article, but the lower court held, and the 6th circuit agreed, that a reasonable

Opinion | How Much Worse the Coronavirus Could Get, in Charts - The New York Times

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Opinion | How Much Worse the Coronavirus Could Get, in Charts - The New York Times

Voters Say Black Lives Matter Protests Were Important. They Disagree On Why. - The New York Times

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The New York TimesVoters Say Black Lives Matter Protests Were Important. They Disagree On Why. -

Judge Rejects New York’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy- The New York Times

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Kirsten Luce for The New York Times A federal judge ruled on Monday that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities in the city, repudiating a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy.

New York Times Beats Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit

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A judge says that mistakes will be made in the exercise of press freedoms, but lawsuits from public figures must be limited. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

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Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency ( “Regulation of the Conduct of Virtual Currency Businesses,” No. New York is the first state to actually propose such a licensing requirement for virtual currency businesses.

Likely Legal, ‘Vaccine Passports’ Emerge as the Next Coronavirus Divide - The New York Times

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New York has rolled out “Excelsior Pass,” billed by the state as “a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of Covid-19 vaccination” in case reopening sports and entertainment venues require proof of attendees’ status. And digital vaccine cards are not new.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 - The New York Times

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 - The New York Times

Ancient Native American Site Is Defaced in Georgia Forest - The New York Times

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Ancient Native American Site Is Defaced in Georgia Forest - The New York TimesAncient Native American Site Is Defaced in Georgia Forest "Rock faces and boulders bearing figure carvings called petroglyphs were scratched or dabbed with paint, the United States Forest Service said.

Left in the Lurch by Private Loans From For-Profit Colleges - The New York Times

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William DeShazer for The New York Times By Sarah Butrymowicz and Meredith Kolodner Kashia Campbell earned top grades from her patient care technician program at Florida Career College. Sandy Huffaker for The New York Times But others have thrived, as has their lending.

SiriusXM Wins New York Case Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

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The 2nd Circuit rules that the satcaster deserves summary judgment and the lawsuit from Flo & Eddie should be dismissed. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Opinion | What America’s Coronavirus Response Looks Like Abroad - The New York Times

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Opinion | What America’s Coronavirus Response Looks Like Abroad - The New York Times

Black Homeowners Face Discrimination in Appraisals - The New York Times

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But before the new appraiser could arrive, Ms. The new appraiser gave their home a value of $465,000 — a more than 40 percent increase from the first appraisal. The bank ordered a new appraisal, which came back $160,000 higher, and Mr. Hughley went on to sell the home for $770,000.

FanDuel Faults New York AG for "Flawed" Analysis of Website's Legality

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As the daily fantasy sports operator is told to stop operations in New York, media companies have a direct stake in the outcome. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Opinion | One Old Way of Keeping Black People From Voting Still Works - The New York Times

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One Old Way of Keeping Black People From Voting Still Works By Jamelle Bouie The New York Times A promising bill to ensure African-Americans’ civil rights was snuffed out by a Senate filibuster in 1891. A new state constitution would solve the problem.

New York City settles Eric Garner case for $5.9 million | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

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New York City settles Eric Garner case for $5.9 million | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Opinion | The Allies’ Betrayal of George Floyd - The New York Times

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Blow The New York Times Did the summer’s protests reflect a racial reckoning or seasonal solidarity? As The Pew Charitable Trusts observed last month : “Republican legislators in Florida and 21 other states are considering tough new penalties for protesters who break laws.

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New Music 6-3-10: The Day He Quit, We're Only Afraid of New York City, Tiefschwarz, Cobra Skulls, The Big Pink

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Staff picksThe Day He QuitWe're Only Afraid of New York CityTiefschwarzCobra SkullsThe Big Pink. Tags: tiefschwarz the day he quit cobra skulls we're only afraid of new york city the big pink

‘Excess Deaths’ in 2020 Surpassed Those of 1918 Flu Pandemic - The New York Times

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A New York Times analysis of U.S. Excess Deaths’ in 2020 Surpassed Those of 1918 Flu Pandemic - The New York Times‘Excess Deaths’ in 2020 Surpassed Those of 1918 Flu Pandemic April 23, 2021 "The U.S. death rate in 2020 was the highest above normal ever recorded in the country — even surpassing the calamity of the 1918 flu pandemic. Death rate above and below normal in the U.S. –15%

Opinion | Black People Need Better Covid-19 Vaccine Access, Not Better Vaccine Attitudes - The New York Times

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Black People Need Better Vaccine Access, Not Better Vaccine Attitudes By Rhea Boyd The New York Times The focus on “hesitancy” as the driver of lower Covid-19 vaccination rates misses the real problem, and opportunity.

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Private Insurance Wins in Democrats’ First Try at Expanding Health Coverage - The New York Times

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The new subsidies do not preclude future legislation that could make public plans more available. The stimulus plan would probably increase private insurance sign-ups by a few million people with the new subsidies it provides to those buying their plans.

New York Mag's Tweet Guide

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Here's New York Mag's guide to the best tweets. Tags: hashtag New York tweets Twitter My Twitter-feed is now essential to how I do business every day. I prefer to scroll through my feed as opposed to getting tweets on my BlackBerry. That list is very small, just people who may actually be sharing breaking news. I missed Twitter when my account was suspended for a few days.

His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752. - The New York Times

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By IVAN PENN The New York Times "After a public outcry from people like Scott Willoughby, whose exorbitant electric bill is soon due, Gov. Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times Natural gas producers were not prepared for the freeze either, and many people’s homes were cut off from heat.

Re-Evaluating New York Times v. Sullivan

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Cass, Center for the Rule of Law, Cass & Associates, PC; Boston University School of Law, is publishing Weighing Constitutional Anchors: New York Times Co. Ronald A. Sullivan and the Misdirection of First Amendment Doctrine in volume 12 of

Biden and the Fed Leave 1970s Inflation Fears Behind - The New York Times

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Pete Marovich for The New York Times “I have spent many years studying inflation and worrying about inflation,” Ms. He recalls hearing worried murmurs about runaway inflation during meetings from London to New York.