Monthly Archives: October 2016

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What Is The Merger Doctrine?

In New York, a person may be found guilty of false imprisonment and in some cases even kidnapping when he restrains or moves a person to another place (see Penal Law §§ 135.00 [1], [2]; 135.05; 135.20). Some defense attorneys have argued that the technical application of these statutes is too broad. They could arguably [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:39:22+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can a Municipality Set Off a Tax Refund by Unpaid Real Property Taxes?

The state appellate court recently decided valuations for 21 real properties located in the Town of Ulster.  The appeal involved a massive record and a multi-million dollar tax assessment. After the dust settled, the appellate court reduced several of the assessments, holding that the properties had been overvalued (see Matter of AG Props. of Kingston, [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:39:22+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments