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Law Office of Yuriy Moshes P.C. blog is a law firm blog for up to date content. Check back here often for news, legal developments and tips. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading our blog. We welcome suggestions on topics you would like featured in the blog. Whether you are another lawyer, a current or past client, we look forward to a nice dialogue about today’s legal trends. We aim to update our blog on a weekly basis, and check out our Facebook page for legal tips of the day.

We specialize in the subjects of real estate, foreclosure defense, personal injury, labor and employment matters and civil litigation. Please see our posts related to these topics.

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What to Do When Your Signature Was Forged On a Loan Modification

A loan modification is a change made to the terms of an existing loan by a lender, such as a bank or mortgage company. It may involve a reduction in the interest rate, an extension of the length of time for repayment, a different type of loan, or a combination of all three. If you find yourself a victim of forgery in that your signature was forged on a loan modification, that forgery is considered automatic fraud and you are not legally bound by that agreement. Although one would like that t...

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Knowing Your Rights Regarding Workplace Social Media Policies

There's no mistake about it. Social media is a permanent fixture of not only New York City’s social fabric, but of the world’s. Everywhere you turn, everybody, young and old, are using social media to communicate, learn, entertain themselves, advertise, and express themselves. Everybody has a cellular phone now, which means everybody finds themselves turning to social media, both on and off the clock. However, using social media at work could draw criticism from your employer. Not all posts...

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Understanding Product Liability Claims/Product Liability Cases and the Importance of a Defective Product Attorney

When you purchase a product at a store or even online, you assume that what you’ve purchased is safe and that no injury will result from it. You assume that the product has been tested by top notch professionals or your assume that the product has been approved by a federal or state regulatory agency and that the product is safe for the public. That, unfortunately, is not always the case and defective products do indeed can cause injury or harm to either yourself or loved ones. When this happen...

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Mortgage Forbearance and Covid-19

With the onslaught of COVID-19 devastating New York’s economy resulting in crippling both the employment and mortgage sectors of not only New York City, but throughout the entire state, many homeowners have had no choice but to forego their mortgage, resulting in late payments and unpaid monthly mortgages. In fact, nationally, in April of this year, there were a recorded 3.6 million Americans who were delinquent on their mortgage. This represents an increase of 6.45 percent in April, which was ...

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What to Do in an Apartment Lease Buyout

If you have an apartment lease and your landlord informs you that he wants you to move out immediately and he wants to buy out your lease, unless you are familiar with NYC buyout law and NYC tenant buyout law, don’t just think that you can negotiate your own lease buyout. Although you may think you know how to negotiate an apartment lease buyout, unless you have the experience of drafting a buyout agreement, are familiar with the apartment buyout taxes, and have negotiated a real estate buyout ...

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What to Do If you Receive a Foreclosure Notice

With COVID-19 affecting not only New York’s job market and the economy, it has inevitably taken away jobs as well. With unemployment benefits ending in New York State, many homeowners are finding themselves still jobless, gone through most of their savings, and unfortunately, unable to pay their monthly mortgage. Although some homeowners with federal loan mortgages may be spared from being foreclosed on due to the federal CARES ACT, most homeowners who have private and non-federal mortgages are...

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What to Do in a Taxi Accident

Being on the road, particularly in a city such as New York City, can be dangerous and makes you particularly prone to being involved in a motor vehicle accident involving a taxi cab or directly with cab drivers. This article shall address taxi cab injuries and what to do if you are involved in one. If you are involved in an similiary type of accident, taxi being active or inactive, whether you’re the passenger of the taxi or were hit by a taxicab driver, you are entitled monetary damages for...

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Can I Sue my Employer for Stress and Anxiety?

Can I sue my employer? When an employee may experience emotional distress at work, the employee may ask, “Can I sue for emotional distress?” Unlike bodily injuries, emotional distress injuries are more difficult to measure. Since emotional injuries, such as PTSD, depression, or anxiety, are not tangible injuries where you can easily measure the injury or what happened, they can be more difficult to pursue. However, just because they are more difficult does not mean that you cannot pursue a clai...

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Polygraph Tests in the Workplace

Life is hard enough and working for an employer or difficult boss does not make life any easier. Accordingly, should your employer make accusations against you for, say example, alleged theft, sexual harassment, drug use, or some sort of deception, and asks or requires you to take some sort of polygraph test, you do have certain rights as an employee. This article shall address polygraph tests in the workplace, the employee polygraph protection act and the accompanying employee polygraph protec...

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9 Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Lawyer

Do I need a real estate lawyer (sometimes referred to as a realtor lawyer)? When dealing with real estate, whether it’s purchasing or selling, having a real estate attorney is a must. Not only is a real estate attorney familiar with the steps involved in the process, but will be familiar with the New York laws involved and can advise you while steering you in the right direction to best accomplish your goals. Free Real Estate Lawyer Consultation in NYC [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get...