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Appellate Division Upholds Summary Judgment for Divorce

Last week, Rapaport Law Firm obtained the first Appellate Division, First Department decision recognizing that the only prerequisite for obtaining a judgment of divorce under D.R.L. §170(7) (irretrievable breakdown) is a statement by the plaintiff that the parties’ marital relationship is irretrievably broken. The First Department upheld the decision by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah

Telecommuting: A Trend in Reverse at Companies Large and Small?

More than 3 million people telecommute for their jobs. But some big corporations, such as Yahoo and Best Buy, are bucking the trend. Is telecommuting a trend in reverse? Or has the train already left the station? “The subcontext to what Yahoo and Best Buy have done is that there are all sorts of hidden

Marc Rapaport’s Article, “What To Do If You’re The Victim Of Pregnancy Discrimination”, Featured on

Marc Rapaport’s article regarding federal and state laws that prohibit pregnancy discrimination in the workplace was recently featured on the legal news website, In his article, Marc discusses important steps that victims of pregnancy discrimination should take to protect their legal rights under federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Marc has effectively handled pregnancy discrimination

Lawyers Who Resort to Anti-Semitism as a Litigation Tactic: The Insidious Lesson of Otis Carroll

Earlier this year, I had my first encounter with an attorney who openly resorted to anti-Semitism as a litigation tactic. This occurred in a divorce proceeding that is now pending in a county in upstate New York. The attorney in question submitted court papers that were laden with epithets that had a decidedly anti-Semitic flavor

Dis Is We Thing, Inc. Might (or Might Not) Be Liable For Assault, But Definitely Guilty of the Most Atrociously Bad Corporate Name in History of Universe

New York’s Appellate Division for the Second Department is, in all likelihood, the busiest appellate court in the United States. The justices of the Second Department hear appeals from trial courts in 11 different counties, ranging from rural Dutchess and Putnam Counties to urban Brooklyn and Queens. The Second Department’s decisions offer a kaleidescopic view

Rapaport Law Firm Summer Intern Wins Youth Leadership Award

Last summer, Rapaport Law Firm initiated a student internship program to inculcate skills among young scholars. Our program has already yielded demonstrative results for its first participant, Thomas 0’Connor. This month, Mr. O’Connor was awarded the Putnam County Youth Leadership Award based on his experiences and contributions with our firm. In his acceptance speech, Mr.

United States v. Clemens

Rapaport Law Firm Successfully Defends Confidentiality of New York Divorce Records in Clemens Perjury Trial Attorneys at the Rapaport Law Firm mounted an aggressive and successful campaign to protect our client’s matrimonial records from the tentacles of the Roger Clemens perjury trial. We obtained a Federal Court order upholding the confidentiality of marital proceedings under

Marc Rapaport on ABC News regarding the Britney Spears Child Custody Case

“The worst possible position a litigant in a child custody case can be in is when they can’t control their behavior during the case itself. It’s one thing to walk into court with a messy history [and] quite another when you can’t get yourself under control during the proceedings,” said family law attorney Marc Rapaport.

Marinaro v. Greenberg Traurig LLP

We represented Yasmin Marinaro with regard to her claims for discrimination and retaliatory discharge against the law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP. Ms. Marinaro, who was an executive assistant with the firm, alleged that she was the victim of sexual harassment and retaliation. Related Articles: Lawsuit of the Day: Marinaro v. Greenberg Traurig LLP;

When Twelve Weeks is Not Enough: FMLA, ADA and NYCHRL

by Marc A. Rapaport, Esq Most plaintiffs’ employment lawyers are all too familiar with the stinginess of the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), both in terms of the substantive protections that it offers, and the damages that it makes available. Like decaffeinated coffee or nonalcoholic beer, the FMLA can, at times, seem a bit too weak

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