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NY Emergency Responders Need Not Honor Health Proxy

Rita Stein, on behalf of herself and as executrix of the estate of her deceased husband Milton, brought an action against the County of Nassau, the Nassau County Police Department, and four emergency responders. She claimed that the emergency responders violated her and her husband’s Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment constitutional rights and committed the…

The 21 Most Common Mistakes Made By NY Landlords

New York landlords often make costly mistakes by failing to: Use rental applications to screen tenants. Use criminal/credit/tenant screening reports. Use move-in/move-out checklists. Obtain payment of security deposit and rent and tenant’s signature on the lease before giving the keys to the tenant. Include attorney’s fees, late fees and added rent provisions in the lease.…

Sister Appointed NY Guardian Subject to Approval of Asset Preservation

Sister filed a petition to be appointed the NY Article 81 Guardian for the person and property of her brother, an alleged incapacitated person. A psychiatrist reviewed nursing home and hospital records, and evaluated him. The doctor opined that he lacked capacity to manage his personal needs and finances, and required the appointment of a…