The co-founders of appraisal giant Mitchell, Maxwell & Jackson have scored a victory as a State Supreme Court Justice found that the New York Department of State improperly sought to revoke their licenses.
Steven M. Knobel and Jeffrey Jackson were facing the loss of their state-issued licenses after being charged with affixing the name of one of their top appraisers on appraisals that she did not perform or know about, according to The Real Deal. An administrative judge ruled to pull their licenses in December 2012. Messrs. Knobel and Jackson filed a so-called Article 78 petition last May asking for a stay as well as a review of the judge’s decision against them.
The trial of former Suffolk County legislator George Guldi went to the jury today, and a verdict is expected sometime this week, according to the Hampton Bays Patch. Guldi has been charged with absconding with an $853,000 insurance check, which he received after fire destroyed his historic Westhampton Beach home in 2008. Read More
Obama “Hope” poster artist Shepard Fairey and professional Obama photographers the Associated Press settled one of their copyright infringement lawsuits today, reports paidContent. You may remember when the entire country was plastered with the red, white and blue image. It had clearly used a photograph of Obama under the AP’s copyright as a Read More
The Atlantic was profitable in 2010, for the first time in decades, according to a press release.
“Overall advertising revenue grew 37%, with print advertising up 27% and digital advertising surging nearly 70%. Atlantic LIVE-the industry-leading events division behind franchises such as the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Washington Ideas Forum-grew revenues 37%”, they wrote. Read More