Category Archives: General

A Local Debate: Kingston Reacts to Plans for a New Broadway with Mixed Reviews

So what does the preliminary vision for the new and improved Broadway look like?  •    Enhanced crosswalks•    A designated bike lane•    Approximately 13 fewer parking spaces initially, followed by an estimated 42 more•    Restructured traffic lanes  Those in favor of updates, a product of the “Building a better Broadway” organization, say pedestrians and cyclists will -->

The Discrimination Injured or Disabled Job Candidates Face

In a recent study researchers from Rutgers and Syracuse concluded employers tend to discriminate against job candidates who have a disability of sorts, even those who are well qualified.  The study compared fictitious candidates with an application or cover letter which made mention of an injury or disability to applications that did not reference a -->

National Grid Nationwide Scam

National Grid has announced its customers may be at risk for a utility bill scam. According to officials customers have received phone calls stating they must provide payment for past due balances for electrics accounts. The callers threaten the customers with immediate service interruption if payment is not made.  A statement from National Grid: “National -->

Four Legged Dates, New York Passes Dining with Dogs Law

Governor Cuomo recently passed a new state law which allows furry friends to join their human companions on restaurant patios throughout the state. It appears New Yorkers have received the news of the legislation with mixed reviews. While animal lovers and dog owners are pleased the health department and other critics feel differently.  The majority of -->

A Happy Client Says it All

We often post recent case results including the dollars and cents won, but it’s the words of our happy clients who appreciate the work we’ve done along the course of their case that’s shows what type of law firm Finkelstein & Partners is. A few notes from clients this summer: “…It’s been a long road, -->

Labor Day Travel, “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

State and local law enforcement will be ramping up efforts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by impaired drivers throughout September 7th.  The statewide campaign, “Driver Sober or Get Pulled over” was announced earlier this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Driving drunk is both reckless and selfish, and we have seen too far too many -->

What You Should Know About Cyber Fraud

According to the United States Department of Justice, cyber or internet fraud falls into the category of “mass marketing fraud,” which “uses one or more mass-communication techniques and technologies – such as the Internet, telephones, the mail, and even mass meetings in person — to present fraudulent solicitations to numbers of prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent transactions with victims, -->

Drone Surveillance Trial in Ulster County

An Ulster County man charged with unlawful survellience has been acquitted. According to authorities, the man was filming a hospital with a camera attached to his drone. Drone Legislation is still being developed and debated in N.Y. and in much of the US. Early this Spring, lawmakers in Rockland County contemplated implementing drone restrictions,which would -->

E-Cigarette Use Banned in Westchester County

Lawmakers have approved a countywide indoor e-cigarette smoking ban for Westchester County. E- cigarettes, or Electronic Cigarettes, are battery powered vaporizers, meant to mimic the feeling of smoking a traditional cigarette. There is limited evidence to date that definitively states e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes. Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia, who proposed the bill, -->