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Michael Wechsler
Michael M. Wechsler is an experienced attorney, founder of, A. Research Scholar at Columbia Business School and of-counsel to Kaplan, Williams & Graffeo, LLC. He was also an SVP and chief Internet strategist at and legal consultant at Kroll Ontrack, a leading service e-discovery and computer forensics service provider.
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    Residential New York City Snow Shoveling & Ice Removal Laws

    This article summarizes some of the most common snow shoveling and ice removal laws, regulations and resources so you can be prepared for the winter season.
  2. News Skyscraper Jail Debate Impacts 2021 New York City Elections

    Candidate for New York City Council, Donghui Zang, shares his thoughts on controversial borough based jails being inserted into residential areas.About - Department of Correction
  3. Premises Liability New York City 4 Hour Snow Removal Law

    While many New York City residents believe they have 24 hours for snow removal, they have less and likely only 4 hours. Don't make assumptions about reasonableness as the New York City Department...
  4. Consumer Protection Assignment Clauses in Health Club, Gym and Martial Arts Membership Contracts

    It is very important to read and understand contract clauses before signing a health club, gym or martial arts school membership agreement. Learn how to identify and appreciate the nature of what...
  5. News Trump Criticism of Judge Spurs Outrage in Legal Circles

    Donald Trump's questioning a California federal court judge's impartiality as a result of his Hispanic heritage has drawn harsh criticism from the legal community.
  6. News Gawker Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    Gawker Media filed for federal bankruptcy protection and may avoid payment of a $140 million jury verdict to Hulk Hogan.
  7. News Ed Sheeran Sued in Amazing Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

    Renowned pop music singer, Ed Sheeran, was hit with a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit. Legitimate claim or copyright trolling?
  8. Reviews Crime Documentary "Murder in the Park" Movie Review

    Documentary film "Murder in the Park" is one of the most fascinating and disturbing stories concerning an Illinois justice system failure where the guilty were freed and innocent convicted.
  9. Decisions Jury Finds Google's Android Lawful Fair Use of Java API

    A jury in U.S. District Court in San Francisco concluded unanimously that Google made lawful "fair use" of Oracle's Java API in its Android operating system and is not liable for copyright...
  10. Decisions Calorie Free "Zero" Trademark Decision Results in Answers and Questions

    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) ruled that Coca-Cola could register it's "zero" brand of calorie free soft drinks but had no exclusive right to its use.
  11. News AAA Study Concludes Marijuana DUI Limits are Unreliable

    An AAA study concluded that (1) DUI limits for marijuana (THC) are inherently unreliable with additional evidence; and (2) the number of fatalities involving drivers who recently used marijuana...
  12. Editorial Pro Bono: My MTA Select Bus Service Fare Evasion Case

    Riding the confusing New York MTA Select Bus Service can easily result in wrongful $100 fare evasion summonses being issued. Here is why I'm taking this case pro bono.
  13. News Lawsuit Alleges Marijuana Candy Caused Murder

    A company which creates edible marijuana was sued by a criminal defendant, on trial for murdering his wife, that the company failed to provide adequate warning that marijuana consumption can lead...
  14. News DOJ & North Carolina Sue Each Other Over LGBT Bathroom Law

    The U.S. Department of Justice and State of North Carolina each filed a lawsuit and accusing the other party of civil rights violations and overreaching with regard to the LGBT / transgender...
  15. News Chicago Expungement Summit Provides Help Clearing Criminal Records

    The Cook County Clerk's office in Chicago is holding its annual Expungement Summit, which provides free assistance with clearing criminal records. The program's goal is to give the convicted a...