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How Foreclosure Fraud Escaped the Facebook RipOff Criminal Charges

In November,2012, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara obtained an indictment against Paul Ceglia on charges of forging a contract with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.  The charges include mail and wire fraud and that Ceglia doctored, fabricated and destroyed evidence to support his 2010 lawsuit he filed against Zuckerberg using a phony contract.  Doesn't that sound like the same allegations against the Foreclosure Mills-doctoring and fabricating documents, including assignments of mortgages and robo-signing with false notaries to support phony foreclosure complaints against Million of citizens nationwide? Susan Chana Lask

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Susan Chana Lask Supports Town of Gorham Moratorium-Ontario County Planning Board Votes in Favor

Susan Chana Lask with Umka the Puppy Battle Puppy MillsNo more Puppy Mills in 2012 is fast becoming a reality as Susan Chana Lask supports the Town of Gorham residents against opening a Puppy Mill there. She has been activily involved with the Town representatives and provided law and other documents to help the Towm stop the opening.  Today the Ontario County Planning Board voted for a moratorium against opening the puppy mill.  See Lask's March 14, 2012 letter to the Town.


New York Courts' Custody Determinations of Pets are Similar to Custody of Children

Puppy CustodyAn increasingly prevalent issue facing courts today is how to treat a family’s beloved pet in a divorce proceeding.  A recent poll of 1,500 members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that “nearly a quarter of divorce lawyers surveyed across the country have noticed an increase in pet-custody cases in the last five years.”   In divorce proceedings or property disputes between housemates and separated couples, the scale has begun to tip in favor of treating pets or companion animals as living beings as courts consider the pet’s best interest when custody is an issue. The standard in child custody is the acronym “BIC”-or “best interests of the child.” It appears we now have “BIP”, or best interests of the pet”.

Puppy Mill Facts: “Puppy Massacre” is not an Overstatement, It's a Crime!

Puppy Mill Puppy Begs for HelpIn a country already suffering from an over population of dogs, cats and other companion animals, there are nearly six thousand commercial kennels or “puppy mills” in the United States licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture perpetuating the problem.  Approximately four million dogs are bred in puppy mills annually and an estimated four to five million die every year (almost 11,000 daily).  Causes of death include but are not limited to, neglect and starvation, untreated illnesses, and lack of heat or air conditioning in puppy mills.  The conditions in puppy mills are downright atrocious and inhumane.

Lask Shutdown Foreclosure Mill Baum, but he Left NY "Homewrecked"

  Susan Chana Lask's YouTube Video Busted Ny Foreclosure Mill Fraud

Foreclosure Fraud Defense Attorney Susan Chana Lask was the first attorney to expose Baum in 2010, sue him for her clients and win a settlement. She says Baum's now closed Foreclosure Mill "HOMEWRECKED" New Yorkers and the court system with the mess he left us with, as quoted in Gannett's story today.

Puppies Pain and Suffering as Damages-Part 1

Susan Chana Lask and Umka the puppyOn December 29, 2012, Elena, by her attorney Susan Chana Lask,  filed a complaint as ELENA ZAKHAROVA for herself and as Representative of her dog, Umka, against Raising Rover in New York County Civil Court. The effect of naming Umka in the Complaint is to show Umka is a living being and the subject of this case. It is not about Elena-this is about Umka and any puppy created defective because of bad breeding and left to live in pain.

Five Tips to Avoid Pet Store Contract Fraud

Animal Rights Attorney Susan Chana Lask with Umka
When you purchase your puppy from a pet store, your new little friend will cost thousands of dollars, and the salesperson will tell you alot to convince you to pay more than the sales price. There will be paperwork for you to read and sign and consumer laws that you need to understand to avoid the additional fees your salesperson tries to tack onto the price.


Child CustodyThe terms courts mainly address in divorce settlements are custody, visitation and child support.  Often attorneys or parties are all too anxious to close a divorce, so they fail to address three typical issues involving children that arise after settlement: religion, schooling and visitation schedule changes as the child gets older.  To avoid court, use a mediation clause in the initial settlement to address resolving disagreements regarding future child rearing. Below is a sample mediation clause...

Dream Men

Once in a lifetime we meet a dream.  D...dreams do come true! To everyone...Happy Holidays ...mine have worked out and I wish everyone peace, love and joy!Susan Chana Lask and D 11/24/11

Susan Chana Lask's Ambien NewsWeek Story

March 27, 2006 NewsWeek Stroy on Lask's Ambien Case
On March 27, 2006 NewsWeek did a full page story on my Ambien case.  Just one of thousands of media stories worlwide on what was a historical year of courage for me as one woman to stand up to big pharma Sanofi Aventis and the FDA and prove sleep drugs were dangerous and warnings were needed.

Lask's Foreclosure Case Confirmed by U.S. Attorney Fining Baum $2 Million

10-6-11 U.S. Attorney Fines Steven J. BaumThe U.S. Attorney fined Steven Baum $2 Million and imposed orders on him to protect the public. In September, 2010, I filed the first and only Federal Action in New York's Eastern Dstrict Court alleging Steven Baum was a Foreclosure Mill filing bad foreclosures and his relationship with MERS was suspect. AND I WAS RIGHT!  I'M THE ONLY ATTORNEY nationwide to settle sucessfully against him and not get dismissed...and now the givernment's following through.

Washington Post Details Lask's US Supreme Court Strip Search Case

Sept., 2011: Susan Chana Lask & Albert Florence for Washington PostSupreme Court is asked about jails’ blanket strip-search policies. Robert Barnes of the WASHINGTON POST interviews Albert Florence and his lawyer Susan Chana Lask. The Supreme Court next month will hear his case about whether jail officials violated Florence’s constitutional rights by strip-searching him after he was detained on a minor offense.

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The Law of Attraction Gets You a Lawyer Just Like You

For 22 years I've practiced in State and Federal Courts nationwide, handled thousands of cases and dealt with thousands of lawyers and clients.  I've dealt with the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers and know better than anyone else to give you these quick tips to finding your lawyer:
1. Choose a lawyer like yourself.  You want a lawyer who has the same values and personality like you. If you're aggressive, then you can't hire an attorney who is nonchalant and barely moves.

CNN Interviews Lask on her U.S. Supreme Court Strip Search Case

CNN's Washington D.C. Bureau Senior Producer William Mears and Correspondent Kate Bolduan interviewed Susan Chana Lask today about her prison strip search case. The U.S. Supreme court granted cert on April 5, 2011 and argument is on October 12, 2011.  Susan Chana Lask with CNN Senior Producer William Mears and Correspondent Kate BolduanThe issue before the United States Supreme Court is whether the Fourth Amendment permits a jail to conduct a suspicionless strip search whenever an individual is arrested, including for minor offenses.

Fox News interviews Susan Chana Lask about Ambien

Fox News interviews Susan Chana Lask about Ambien

Susan Chana Lask Ambien Interview on Fox Boston News

Susan Chana Lask Ambien Interview on Fox Boston News

Fox News Interviews Susan Chana Lask about Her Prison Strip Search Class Action

Fox News Interviews Susan Chana Lask about Her Prison Strip Search Class Action.

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Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Legal Malpractice Gets Fees

A lawyer's breach of fiduciary duty alleged in a Legal Malpractice case refunds legal fees, or, disgorges fees from the lawyer. Alleging only a legal malpractice claim limits a client to damages for negligence, and that's if they exist. The difference between the causes of action are clear.

Winning Appellate Costs by Arguing Attorneys' UnClean Hands

The Second Department in Rotering v. Satz, et al. granted my appeal to reinstate this legal malpractice case after a judge sua sponte dismissed it. I also won for my client costs against Defendants.

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When Courts and Attorneys Ignore the Law

When Courts ignore the law, my clients are shocked and ask "But doesn't the court have to follow the law?"  Not when Courts rely on lawyers who misrepresent the law, and then courts that are not paying attention make bad decisions. 

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Prenuptial Confidentiality Agreements Civilize Divorces

Confidentiality Clauses civilize divorces and breakups. A prenuptial or post nuptial agreement must include a confidentiality clause stating neither party can discuss, reveal or publicize to third parties aspects of the marriage, personal or financial affairs and the relationship or breakup without suffering serious monetary penalties. And when it comes to money, a spouse will abide by the privacy terms in face of losing thousands, millions and multi-millions of dollars or other property, depending upon the penalty terms.

On April 15, 2010 Susan Chana Lask Argues in Third Circuit, Supported by 5 Attorneys' General, for Fourth Amendment Protection Against Strip Searches

For the first time in any prison strip search case, 5 former Attorneys General filed a an Amici Brief supporting the Class Action Florence v. County of Burlington, et al. in the Third Circuit, Case Nos. 09-3603 and 09-3661. On April 15, 2010, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case in Philadelphia.

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Wake Up America--we're killing ourselves

Families claim their spouses,children and parents are dying from Ambien. On February 10 and March 4, 2010, I appeared on two Fox News specials to discuss my knowledge of Ambien from my class action filed in 2006.

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How to Talk to the Police if You're Suspected of a Crime

If you’re suspected of a crime, the police can come to your house or work or find you on the street to talk to you. Usually it will be a detective in plain clothes in an unmarked car who will want to talk to you.

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Children in Child Custody Cases Choose Their Own Attorney

Children have the right to choose their counsel in Family Court child custody cases. Yet in the over 21 years that I have been practicing, I never once heard a Family Court judge inform the litigants of that right for their children.

CPLR 5501(c) Permits Notice of Appeal on Final Order Despite Subsequent Judgment

CPLR 5501(c) permits a Notice of Appeal upon a Decision and Order dismissing a case despite your adversary filing a subsequent Judgment to later claim the Notice of Appeal was premature. On September 28, 2009, in the appeal of Robert H. Rotering, etc., appellant, v Perry Satz, et al., respondents., Docket 2009-02773, the Second Department granted my motion to vacate the dismissal of my Notice of Appeal and reinstate the appeal.

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