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Magistrate Judges

“One Case / One Judge” -- Proposal for the Southern District of New York Regarding Direct Assignment to Magistrate Judges (June 2010) ( PDF format )

Maintenance in Divorce Proceedings

Report on the use of presumptive formula approach to determine maintenance awards in divorce cases (December 2013) ( PDF format )

Maldives

Letter to the Minister of Justice of Maldives expressing concern for the arrest and detention of Mr. Nasheed and others on charges of terrorism ( PDF format )

Managed Long Term Care

Letter to Assembly Member Gottfried regarding the implementation of Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) for dually eligible Medicaid recipients (December 2012) ( PDF format )
Letter to Assembly Member Gottfried regarding the implementation of Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) for dually eligible Medicaid recipients (December 2012) ( PDF format )
Report on A.4996 which would secure certain due process rights in fair hearings for Medicaid applicants and recipients in regard to the decisions made about their care by private Managed Long Term Care plans (MLTCs) (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the NYS Assembly Committee on Health on the Medicaid transition to care management for long-term care (December 2012) ( PDF format )

Mandatory Mediation, Commercial Division

Comments on Proposed Pilot Mandatory Mediation Program in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, New York County (February 2014) ( PDF format )

Manifest Disregard of Law Doctrine

The “Manifest Disregard of Law” Doctrine and International Arbitration in New York (August 2012) ( PDF format )

Marine Animals

Letter regarding the worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Report on A.1769-A/S.1711-A which would prohibit the possession, sale, offer for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins (Reissued April 2013) ( PDF format )
Report on the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 - S.850 (August 2009) ( PDF format )

Marine Environment

Letter to Congress urging they take up and approve Treaty Doc. 103-39: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ( PDF format )

Market Manipulation

Letter to the Federal Trade Commission offering comments on a proposal by the FTC regarding market manipulation and false information (October 2008) ( PDF format )

Mass Disaster Planning

General Guidance for Mass Disaster Response Team Members
General Guidance to the Families of the Victims of a Disaster
Program Handout: Lessons from 9/11: Environmental and Land Use Issues Raised in Response to a Catastrophe ( PDF format )
Report and Recommendations Regarding TWA Flight 800 Crash

Mediation

A Guide to Mediation in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York ( PDF format )
Comments in the areas of ADR/mediation and simplification of forms and processes on the November 2010 report by the Office of Court Administration's Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Court-Annexed Mediation Programs in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York: The Judges' Perspective ( PDF format )
Report on mediator quality in New York State, June 2006 ( PDF format )
Report on the Civil Appeals Management Program (CAMP) Survey ( PDF format )

Mediation Survey

Mediation: Through the Eyes of New York Litigators (February 2011) ( PDF format )

Medicaid

Comments on Proposed Regulations Regarding Expanded Medicaid Estate Recovery (November 2011) ( PDF format )
Report on A.10864 which would permit eligible people to be enrolled in pilot projects in selected state prison facilities to complete necessary paperwork for enrolling in Medicaid prior to their release. ( PDF format )
Report on A.3006-B/S.2606-B, Part A, Section 34 which would eliminate the requirement that social service districts provide interim Medicaid services for those with immediate needs while their Medicaid applications are pending (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Report on the Proposed New York State 2011 Executive Budget as it relates to Medicaid (March 2011) ( PDF format )
Report opposing the expansion of Medicaid estate recovery as proposed in the 2010 Executive Budget (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Report Regarding Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waivers Services (February 2009) ( PDF format )

Medicaid, Managed Long Term Care Plans

Report on budget legislation A.8558-C Budget which would amend the social services law and the public health law in order to provide due process rights in relation to Medicaid reviews and appeals (March 2014) ( PDF format )

Medicaid, Spousal Refusal

Report on A.3006-B/S.2606-B, Part A. Section 68 which would eliminate spousal refusal in community settings (March 2013) ( PDF format )

Medical Marijuana

Letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA) expressing support for Dr. Craker to be registered by the DEA as a bulk manufacturer of marijuana as it is consistent with "the public interest" as that term is used in 21 USC 823(a) ( PDF format )
Medical Marijuana in New York: Following the Issues into 2010 (Including Transcript of February 2007 City Bar Program) (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Report commenting on A.4867 which would permit the manufacture, delivery, possession and use of marijuana for medical purposes ( PDF format )
Report on A.6357-A/S.4406-A which would create a system for the production, distribution and medical use of marijuana for those citizens who would likely benefit from such use (Reissued June 2013) ( PDF format )
Report on A.7347/S.2774 which would create a system for the production, distribution and medical use of marijuana for those who would likely benefit from such use (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Report on Governor Cuomo’s proposal to restart the Antonio G. Olivieri Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Program (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Health on pending legislation which would authorize and regulate the sale of medical marijuana in New York (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Updated report on legislation permitting the production, distribution and use of medical marijuana in New York State (February 2013) ( PDF format )

Mental Disabilities

Amicus Brief: Polan v. State of New York Insurance Department (New York State Court of Appeals, May 2004) ( PDF format )
Letter to Senators Schumer and Clinton urging that they ensure that Congress allocates $10 million of funding pursuant to "America's Law Enforcement and Mental Health Project" ( PDF format )
Letter to the Legislature expressing opposition to the Governors proposal to eliminate coverage of mental illness, alcoholism, and substance abuse treatment services from Family Health Plus ( PDF format )
Letter to the New York State Education Department urging the Department to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of Prison Health Services, Inc. (PHS) ( PDF format )
Letter to the NYS Office of Mental Health expressing concerns regarding Part 550 of 14 NYCRR, the Fingerprinting Regulations ( PDF format )

Mergers and Acquisitions

Letter to the SEC Regarding File No. S7-43-02; Release No. 33-8145, 34‑46788 Proposed Rule: Conditions for Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures ( PDF format )

Microstamping Ammunition

Report on the Crime Gun Identification Act (A.3244/S.68) which would require that semiautomatic pistols manufactured by or delivered to any licensed dealer in New York on or after January 1, 2015, be capable of microstamping ammunition (Reissued April 2013) ( PDF format )

Military Affairs and Justice

Letter to William Haynes, General Counsel, US Department of Defense Commenting on Military Commission Instruction - Crimes and Elements for Trials by Military Commissions ( PDF format )
Report in support of the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 (S.1752), which would change the designation of key decision-making authority for courts martial (February 2014) ( PDF format )

Military Commissions

A Report on The President's Military Order of November 13, 2001 Regarding "Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism" (December 2001) ( PDF format )
Letter and report to Congress urging amendments to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, March 2007 ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress on the Administration’s amended military Commissions Act of 2006, September 27, 2006 ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress regarding the Military Commissions Act of 2006, September 27, 2006 ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress supporting S.185 which would amend the Military Commissions Act and the Detainee Treatment Act by deleting the section that stripped the courts’ jurisdiction to entertain habeas petitions from alien detainees held as "enemy combatants", May 16, 2007 ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress to urging opposition to the Administration’s proposed military Commissions Act of 2006 ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress urging Congress take immediate action to eliminate provisions of the Military Commissions Act and the Detainee Treatment Act that strip the courts’ jurisdiction to entertain habeas petitions from alien detainees held as "enemy combatants", April 3, 2007 ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress urging that hearings be convened to consider charges that trials of Guantanamo detainees for war crimes may be subject to improper political influence, and that the chain of command for the military commissions process has been improperly centralized. ( PDF format )
Letter to Secretary of Defense Gates regarding procedures for Military Commissions, January 9, 2007 ( PDF format )
Letter to the Department of Defense regarding the Order Governing Written Communications Management for Detainees Involved in Military Commissions (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Letter to the Department of Defense requesting that the Department provide for a period of public comment on the draft Manual for Military Commissions ( PDF format )
Report and accompanying cover letter: Reaffirming the U.S. Commitment to Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions ( PDF format )
Testimony before the U.S. Senate urging that it act quickly to establish an expert panel with a mandate to advise Congress and its committees about the appropriate means to establish a military commission system ( PDF format )

Military Healthcare Coverage

Letter to Congress regarding the Shaheen Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would extend military healthcare coverage for abortions in cases of rape or incest (November 2012) ( PDF format )

Moldova

Thawing a Frozen Conflict: Legal Aspects of the Separatist Crisis in Moldova ( PDF format )

Money Market Mutual Funds

Letter to the SEC regarding Money Market Fund Reform, Amendments to Form PF, SEC Release No. 33-9408 (September 2013) ( PDF format )

Money Markets

Letter to the SEC regarding proposed rule (File No. S7-11-09) on money market fund reform (September 2009) ( PDF format )

Montenegro, Press Freedom in

Independent Legal Mission to Study Press Freedom in Montenegro (May 2013) ( PDF format )

Mortgage Assistance--Bridge Loans

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Mortgage Assistance--Bridge Loans

Proposal to Adopt the Home Mortgage Bridge Loan Assistance Act of 2012 (March 2012) ( PDF format )
Report in support of S.5035, the Home Mortgage Bridge Loan Assistance Act (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Summary position in support of S.5035, the Home Mortgage Bridge Loan Assistance Act (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Supplemental report on the Home Mortgage Bridge Loan Assistance Act (HMBLAA) providing additional detail concerning the eligibility of banks for contributions to HMBLAA as “qualified investments” under the Community Reinvestment Act, and the New York Community Reinvestment Act (December 2013) ( PDF format )

Mortgage Securitization

Structuring Commerical Mortgage Securitization Special Purpose Entities After General Growth Properties (July 2010) ( PDF format )

Mortgages

Mortgage Loan Opinion Report

Multi-Jurisdictional Practice

Comments to ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 on its Choice of Law and Conflicts of Interest Initial Proposal (November 2011) ( PDF format )
Letter to the NYSBA Regarding Their Report on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice ( PDF format )
Report on Conflicts of Interest in Multi-Jurisdictional Practice: Proposed Amendments to New York Rules of Professional Conduct 8.5 (Disciplinary Authority and Choice of Law) and 1.10 (Imputation of Conflicts of Interest) (March 2010) ( PDF format )

Multidisciplinary Practice

Executive Committee Statement of Position on Multidisciplinary Practice

Multiple Dwellings

Report on A.9159/S.3584 which would authorize the Commissioner of Buildings of New York City to vary or modify a provision or requirement of the Multiple Dwelling Law (March 2014) ( PDF format )

Municipal Advisors

Letter to the SEC Commenting on Proposed Rules 15B(a)1-1 through 15B(a) 1-7 Regarding Registration of Municipal Advisors (March 2011) ( PDF format )

Museums

Letter to the NYS Legislature regarding A.6959, deaccessioning by museums located in New York State (May 2009) ( PDF format )
Report in support of A.995/S.3593 (The Museum Bill) which would allow museums to manage undocumented property while also preserving the rights of lenders, donors and claimants to reclaim their property ( PDF format )

Music Rights

Music Rights Primer ( PDF format )

Mutual Funds

Letter to the SEC regarding proposed rule (File No. S7-15-10) on Mutual Fund Distribution Fees (November 2010) ( PDF format )

Myanmar

Letter to the Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) expressing concern over the recent crackdown on peaceful protestors in Myanmar, and the ongoing detention of activists and monks there under abusive conditions and without access to counsel ( PDF format )


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