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New federal regulations take effect that will allow commercial uses of drones in the United States.

The rules created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cover unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds flown for “routine non-hobbyist use.”  The rules govern simple uses of drones for tasks like surveying property, real estate site inspections, and photography. The rules do not (yet) allow the use of drones for deliveries and shipping, which require autonomous technology.

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New York City is trying to force certain employers to sign “labor peace” agreements with unions.

Last month, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an executive order requiring property developers receiving at least $1 million in “financial assistance” to require any large retail and food service tenants on the premises to accept “labor peace” agreements.

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A recent decision highlights the importance of understanding New York’s “Long-Arm” Statute when considering to sue an overseas business.  A New York court ruled that a flight attendant claiming that a defectively designed jump seat on an Airbus made in France caused her injury on a flight from Boston to Washington D.C. could not sue for damages in New York because she had failed to fulfill the requirements of New York’s “long arm” statute contained in CPLR 302(a).

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