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The Self-Incrimination Privilege in NY Surrogate's Court

In a proceeding challenging the validity of certain trusts and transactions involving the decedent’s assets that occurred shortly prior to his death, the petitioner, who was the surviving spouse and limited administrator of the decedent’s estate, sought an order directing, the resumption of the respondent’s deposition and compelling him to respond to certain questions. During…

Buffalo, NY Area Courts Must Report Domestic Violence Convictions

The presence of a gun in a household where domestic violence occurs increases the chances of fatalities by six times. A new law, effective November 29, 2011, helps ensure that the federal prohibition against qualifying misdemeanor domestic violence offenders’ eligibility to access a firearm is strongly enforced. The New York Domestic Violence Firearm Protection Act…

Owner of WNY Gas Station Can't Use Bankruptcy to Evade Cleanup

Eight days after receiving an environmental violation notice related to bulk storage of petroleum on property that he owns in Chautauqua County, the former owner of a gas station and convenience store filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition. The petition made no mention of the violation notice. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation …