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COVID-19 Response Plan

To our valued clients, colleagues and friends: At Schoenberg Finkel Newman & Rosenberg, we take our obligation to ensure a healthy and safe working environment as seriously as our commitment to providing a continuous, high level of service to our clients. Since...

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Are False Accusations of Racism a Form of Defamation?

The other day as I was taking my work-from-home morning walk, I explored a thought: Should racism be made a per se defamation category?

Clearly, that’s not a solution to the enormous problem of societal and institutional racism spurring the current protests in furtherance of the Black Lives Matter movement, in the wake of George Floyd’s death. But as a lawyer who concentrates in defamation litigation, it was an idea that intrigued me.

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Property Tax Deadlines Extended

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, some county governments have extended deadlines for payment of property taxes or waived interest and penalties for late payment. The relief has been ad hoc with different measures enacted by different counties.

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