Is the “Right of First Refusal” a Good Idea forChild Custody Agreements?by Michael Osburn, Esq. What is the “Right of First Refusal”? During the negotiation of a child custody agreement, a parent will sometimes ask whether he/she can have the “right of first refusal.” The idea is that if one parent is unable to care for the child during his/her designated custodial period, the other parent must be given the opportunity to care for the child before entrusting [...]

On March 28th, 2018 Attorney Scott Kurkoski presented at the Guilford Town Hall on Leasing Your Land for Wind Energy. The Guilford Town Board hosted this meeting for land owners to learn about concerns related wind energy agreements. Land owners in the Guilford area have been approached with offers to lease their land for the development of a wind energy project.Thank you Scott for this valuable information!

In 2009 a female employee at Broome Developmental Center commenced an action for sexual harassment. The case was tried before a jury in Broome County Supreme Court during the week of March 12th.  After 2 days of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict this past Monday (March 19th) against Broome Developmental Center, finding they failed to protect the female from the hostile work environment that arose from being a victim of sexual harassment as well as her reporting of the harassment. [...]

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