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About Michael Wechsler

Michael Wechsler
Michael M. Wechsler is an experienced attorney, founder of TheLaw.com, 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 Zedge.net and legal consultant at Kroll Ontrack, a leading service e-discovery and computer forensics service provider.
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    News NY City Council Challenger Pledges to be Responsive to Local Issues

    A new challenger for New York City Council District 29 may bring new hope of greater responsiveness for addressing the City's notoriously stringent and costly Local Law 11, as well as other...
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    Residential NYC Local Law 126: A Costly, Instantly Outdated Elevator Regulation

    Newly enacted Local Law 126 of New York City includes a virtually unknown section requiring a conspicuous, costly, outdated LCD display to be installed in every elevator - that will likely never...
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...