Legal Watch: Will Court Reform Ever Happen?

BY LEGAL LARRY For the past decade, high profile individuals have called for a reform of the entire court system in the State of New York. Everyone from the chief judge of the highest court to the governor has pitched a “new and improved” court system to streamline the process for litigants and save money. […]

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Federal Law is Changing Rockland’s Zoning Landscape BY LEGAL LARRY In 2000, Congress enacted a law known as the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. This law is commonly known by the acronym “RLUIPA.” The crux of this article will focus on the first part of the law concerning religious land use. It is […]

Fair to Taxpayers? Rockland Suffers Expensive Loss in Fair Housing Case

Over 20K down the drain as taxpayers foot the bill for legal expenses in condo squabble BY LEGAL LARRY In 1968 the United States Congress passed the Fair Housing Act. The primary purpose of this legislation is to protect the buyer/renter of a residence from a seller/landlord’s discrimination. The law makes it unlawful to refuse […]


PENSION ABUSE CLAIMS ON THE RISE IN ROCKLAND BY LEGAL LARRY New York State has one of the largest public pension funds in the world. In fiscal year 2011, the State had a total of 970,756 active and retired members of the pension fund. The public pension fund currently totals $132.5 billion. While the public […]