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What’s the “Mother Court” You Ask?

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The “Mother Court” is known officially as the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. While the exact origin of the nickname is unknown, it is supposed that it comes from the fact that not only can this court trace its origins to the Judiciary Act of 1789, but it predates the……

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Catching up on 2018 – and What’s to Come!

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This morning, I took a moment to pause and reflect on my life as it stands.  When I think about what’s most important, of course, I think of my family first (Zohra is six now!  and Sadia is three!).  But loving them, and providing for them, comes pretty easily.  Naturally, they are irascible at times,……

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Pregnancy Discrimination Around the World: Mandatory Pregnancy Tests??

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Just last month, a City College in the Phillippines issued a policy requiring all female dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy students to undergo pregnancy tests.  If the test comes back positive, the student may be prohibited from certain classes.  In the memo announcing the policy, the school requested that the deans from each school provid…

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Rent Overcharge Victories!

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Wondering what we’ve been up to here at Crumiller P.C. this fall?  Oh just the usual kicking ass and taking names.  Here, I focus on some interesting rent overcharge cases we filed. Victory over Summary Judgment Motion We recently overcame a motion to dismiss a rent overcharge case we filed on behalf of two apartments……

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How to get your DHCR Rent History

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Getting the Rent History for you apartment is a lot easier than you’d expect. The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal has building owners register the rent on their units each year with the Office of Rent Administration. While the information isn’t publicly accessible, an apartment’s legal tenant can request a…

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