Passage of the New York Child Victims Act has been a long and contentious legislative battle. HoganWillig PLLC has been directly involved in the fight to pass the Child Victims Act. In 2015, Attorney William A. Lorenz, Jr. traveled to Albany to lobby for the bill with one of HoganWillig’s clients. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey invited him to work with several downstate attorneys on amending the Child Victims Act in the hopes of getting it passed. While the bill did not pass in 2015, HoganWillig continued to lobby on behalf of its clients.
The costs associated with bringing a lawsuit can add up very quickly, and are not always justified. Every client believes they have the winning hand at the beginning of litigation. However, after commencing an action and enduring paper discovery, depositions, and motion practice – a process that can take years – a client may begin to have doubts about the strength of their case. Such doubts can arise even on the eve of trial, after a considerable amount of time and money has been spent preparing for court. Rather than wait for such a feeling to occur, a client would do well to consider the advantages of bifurcating their case.
Ever wonder what happens to your favorite characters after the movie ends? Want to take those characters and put them in your own movie? If you are not careful, you might find yourself and your “fan film” facing a federal lawsuit.