Suit Fighting NY Nonresident Attorney Law Survives

Law360, New York (February 11, 2010, 6:43 PM EST) -- A federal judge has rejected a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a solo New Jersey-based attorney claiming that a New York law requiring that nonresident attorneys maintain an office in the state in order to be allowed to practice there is discriminatory.

Judge Lawrence E. Kahn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York ruled Monday that the lawsuit filed by attorney Ekaterina Schoenefeld will move forward, rejecting arguments from the New York Attorney General's Office that Schoenefeld failed to...
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