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Slip-and-fall accident liability relating to floors

Any time you enter into a store or public place in New York, the area should be free of slipping and tripping dangers. In fact, the owner and/or property manager of the premises you enter have a legal obligation to ensure that the premises are safe for guests.

What factors affect the legality of a dog sniff at a traffic stop?

A new decision by the United States Supreme Court limits the ability of police officers to use a dog to sniff the outside of a vehicle during a traffic stop. Years earlier the Court had held that during a lawful traffic stop, the police may use a trained dog to sniff an automobile, as long as the procedure does not unreasonably extend the duration of the traffic stop.

The TRAVEL BAN UPDATE

The Justice Department has filed a petition seeking a review of a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, continuing a travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries. This petition for certiorari sets the stage for a constitutional showdown--whether a presidential initiative is lawful. The Supreme Court normally grants review when a federal appeals court holds a presidential initiative to be unconstitutional and the government has asked the Court to expedite its decision on whether to review. Thus the Court could make its decision before it breaks at the end of June. It takes four votes by the Justices to grant a petition for certiorari and, if granted, arguments would be heard in the Fall.

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) hosted our Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins P.C.

#ABKLaw Partner Hon. Barry Kamins, the former administrative judge of the Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture on recent developments in search and seizure law at the Brooklyn Bar Association recently.

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