Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ABL is thankful he got to Yankee Stadium

. . . albeit as a spectator.
Notably, however, the back of the ticket does not appear to provide a release for negligence where it provides: "WARNING . . . The bearer of the Ticket assumes all risk and danger incidental to the sport of baseball and all warm-ups, practices, and competitions associated with baseball, including specifically (but not exclusively) the danger of being injured by thrown bats, fragments thereof, and thrown or batted balls and agrees that neither the Yankees, the State and City of New York and their various Agencies, Departments and Subdivisions, the Officer of the Commissioner of Baseball, MLB Enterprises, Inc., Baseball Television, Inc., MLB Advanced Media, L.P., the Major League Clubs, nor any of their respective agents, players, officers, employees and owners shall be liable for injuries or loss or personal property resulting from such causes."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuities

Here is a an article by Brent Cooley in The Advocate, the September 2008 Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES newsletter, reprinted with permission. Cooley discusses preventative measures school districts may take -- and potential pitfalls, as illustrated in litigation involving districts in Elmira (i.e., the hottest real estate market in the country this past year!) and Long Island.