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Retroactive v. Prospective Application of the 2020 NY Anti-SLAPP Amendments

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New York’s Anti-SLAPP (“Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation”) legislation was significantly expanded in 2020 to provide greater protection to public discourse by the everyday consumer. From a litigator’s standpoint, however, it was an open question as to whether the amended statute applied retroactively to anti-SLAPP lawsuits filed prior to its […]

Westchester Supreme Court Addresses Question of First Impression Under New York’s Child Victim’s Act: Does the CVA’s Revival Statute Apply to Wrongful Death Claims?

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In February 2019, New York State enacted the Child Victim’s Act (the “CVA”), which, inter alia, opened a one-year window reviving civil actions based on certain criminal sexual offenses against minors for which the statute of limitations had already run.  The “window” period was thereafter extended for an additional year.  The purpose […]

NY State Proposes Amendments to Labor Law Voiding All Noncompete and Restrictive Covenant Agreements

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On June 20, 2023, the New York State Assembly passed new, potentially game-changing legislation under the New York Labor Law that would prohibit employers from entering into noncompete agreements with employees.  The bill follows the Federal Trade Commission’s announcement in January 2023 of a proposed rule banning noncompete agreements nationwide.  […]