NY Law Unfair To Nonresident Attys: Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (September 7, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday declined to toss a New Jersey-based litigator's challenge of a New York law requiring nonresident attorneys to maintain offices in the state in order to practice there.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn rejected the New York Attorney General's Office bid for summary judgment, ruling that the law places an unfair financial burden on attorneys practicing in multiple states and violates Ekaterina Schoenefeld's right to practice, as well as that of other out-of-state litigators.

The statute straps nonresident attorneys with a...
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