The Standard For, and New Guidelines to Govern, Securing Non-Party Discovery

By: Leo K. Barnes Jr.*

*Mr. Barnes, a member of Barnes & Barnes, P.C. in Melville, practices commercial litigation and can be reached at lkb@barnespc.com

 

A recent decision from the Court of Appeals clarifying the standard to obtain non-party discovery, coupled with proposed new guidelines for obtaining electronically stored information (“ESI”) from […]

RECOVERING DOCUMENTED LEGAL FEES

*Mr. Barnes, a member of Barnes & Barnes, P.C., can be reached at lkb@barnespc.com

Almost without exception, a new client presented with litigation will inquire whether he or she may recover counsel fees incident to the litigation.  Assuming the client has a basis to pursue legal fees (whether in contract, statute or Court rule), […]

The Latest Word From the Court of Appeals on the Scope of Duty Owed by a Realtor to a Seller

By: Leo K. Barnes Jr.*

*Mr. Barnes, a member of Barnes & Barnes, P.C. in Melville,

can be reached at LKB@BARNESPC.COM

 

In our June 2009 column entitled Caveat Broker: Avoiding Unenforceable Agreements to Agree, we reviewed the prerequisites to a viable and enforceable brokerage commission agreement. This month we explore the […]