Author Archives: Roxanne Minott

Roxanne Minott

About Roxanne Minott

Roxanne Minott is a New York licensed attorney who attended Brooklyn Law School. She practiced personal injury law, and worked in the area of estate planning. Roxanne most recently worked as a Tax Associate at H&R Block.
Roxanne Minott

Liability of Law Firms for Defective Chairs

In New Jersey, a state appeals court recently ruled that a law firm was not negligent when a client fell from a chair. In May 2010, a man and his wife visited a law firm for a deposition. The husband was seated in … Continue reading

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Counsel for the Indigent

The indigent have, historically, received inadequate legal representation, and recently, there was a class-action lawsuit that claimed New York State had failed to offer sufficient legal defense to the poor in many counties. Governor Andrew Cuomo settled the lawsuit by … Continue reading

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Mandatory Retirement for Partners

Mandatory retirement, or enforced retirement, is the age at which people are required by industry standards or by law to retire from employment. There may be valid reasons for such a requirement—specifically in jobs that involve physical labor or physical … Continue reading

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Representation of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

There is an acute need for legal representation of unaccompanied immigrant minors, who have no family members or guardians to offer them protection. They have no knowledge of the law and the legal process, and the English language. In addition, … Continue reading

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Transfer Disclosure Statement Includes Construction Defect Litigation

On July 1, 2014, the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS) was modified in that it now mandates disclosures of the seller’s awareness of specific construction defect claims under Senate Bill (SB) 800. The law goes into effect January 1, … Continue reading

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Protection for Employees Claiming Unpaid Wages

Protection of an employee or applicant for employment who engages in protected conduct has been expanded, as of January 1, 2014. Under current law, an employer is forbidden to discharge an employee, or discriminate against an employee or applicant for … Continue reading

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Extrinsic Evidence Can No Longer Alter the Terms of Trust Instruments

Prior to January 1st, 2014, the law forbade extrinsic evidence from changing the terms of a written contract. The parol evidence rule states that a court will not contemplate any evidence beyond the four corners of a written contract to change … Continue reading

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