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In Eviction Dispute, It’s David 1, Goliath 0

Posted on 08/23/2013 by |Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayRafael Lee is 82, it’s true. But the New Yorker’s energy and attitude revealed itself when he hired a lawyer to protest a law firm’s attempt to evict him from his rent-controlled apartment – and won. Turns out that Lee (or his lawyer, James Fishman) may have known more about federal debt collection law than the landlord’s law firm, Kucker & Bruh, which, somewhat ironically, specializes in … debt collection. First-year law students (I teach ‘em) learn on their first …

It’s Time to Readjust Our Outlook on Aging. Why the Elderly are National Treasures

Posted on 02/28/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeWhat does “older American” mean? Seriously…I see that term used more and more often. This past week it actually hit me right in the face and made me laugh. I had my mother with me out of town on a job. My mom is in her early seventies, and I never categorized her as an older American. When I flipped through some definitions of the words old and older, the answers I found amused me… far advanced in years of …