New York

  • December 2, 2016

    BREAKING: NJ Judge Denies Special Prosecutor Bid In Christie GWB Case

    A New Jersey state judge on Friday rejected a bid by a local political activist to have a special prosecutor appointed to handle his criminal complaint accusing Gov. Chris Christie of official misconduct in connection with politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

  • December 2, 2016

    5 Insights From Airbus Group's Joshua Walker

    Technology so quickly outpaces regulation, and it’s imperative governments at every level find that sweet spot where the public is reasonably protected but innovation isn’t stifled. If the U.S. doesn’t get this balance right, other governments will, says Joshua Walker, general counsel and project executive for A3 by Airbus Group.

  • December 1, 2016

    McDonnell Doesn’t Help Magnate In UN Bribery Suit, Feds Say

    U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office urged a New York federal judge on Wednesday not to toss charges against a Chinese real estate magnate accused of bribing United Nations officials to move an annual conference to his property in Macau, saying its allegations rest on solid footing even after a Supreme Court ruling that raised the bar for prosecuting corruption.

  • December 1, 2016

    Judge Questions Firm’s Trading Strategy In $20M CFTC Trial

    As trial opened Thursday over the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s allegations that DRW Investments made $20 million by manipulating futures contracts, a New York federal judge seemed skeptical of DRW’s claim that its bids on the contracts were legitimate and questioned why the firm would keep bidding if no one was biting.

  • December 1, 2016

    Wu-Tang Clan Hit With $2.5M Royalty Suit By Member U-God

    A founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan is suing the rap group in New York court for not paying him his fair share of royalties, including from a rare one-off album infamously auctioned to pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli.

  • December 1, 2016

    DoCoMo Says $1.2B Tata Arbitration Tiff Can Be Heard In NY

    Japanese cellphone company NTT DoCoMo Inc. asked a New York federal judge Wednesday to dispense with Tata Sons Ltd.’s jurisdictional objections to its petition to confirm a $1.17 billion arbitration award, saying there’s no question the Indian conglomerate has sufficient ties to the Empire State.

  • December 1, 2016

    Rite Aid Can't Demand Union Remove Staff, Judge Says

    A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Wednesday that Rite Aid unlawfully insisted that a union agree to remove certain New York employees from a bargaining unit in order to reach a contract, saying a deal can't hinge on a condition that's not a mandatory subject of bargaining under labor law.

  • December 1, 2016

    Real Estate Rumors: A&E, Allegra, Deutsche

    A&E Real Estate is reportedly paying $89 million for a Brooklyn multifamily portfolio, Allegra Holdings is said to have bought a Brooklyn office property for $76.5 million, and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has reportedly dropped more than $175 million on a Menlo Park office property.

  • December 1, 2016

    EEOC Waived Right To Docs In Sex Bias Case, Sterling Says

    Sterling Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday urged a New York federal judge not to allow the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to access documents supposedly related to a sex bias lawsuit, arguing that the information in question is privileged and that the agency previously waived its right to them.

  • December 1, 2016

    Calif., NY Back Conn.'s Renewable Certificate Program

    California, New York and four other states urged the Second Circuit to find that Connecticut's rules on tradable renewable energy certificates don’t conflict with the U.S. Constitution, saying the issue has implications for their own state programs.

  • December 1, 2016

    DOJ Wants SEC To Yield To Criminal Hedge Fund Fraud Case

    U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara urged a New York federal court Wednesday to freeze discovery in the civil case against a hedge fund founder alleged to have spent part of one investor’s $2 million stake on his rent and car payments, saying the related criminal trial should proceed first.

  • December 1, 2016

    Pro Racer, Atty Deny Fresh Charges Alleging $2B Loan Scam

    Race car driver and businessman Scott Tucker and lawyer Timothy Muir on Thursday denied new wire fraud and money laundering charges stemming from an alleged $2 billion illegal payday lending operation that prosecutors say charged rates as high as 700 percent and co-opted three Native American tribes.

  • December 1, 2016

    Engineer In Metro-North Derailment Sues For Negligence

    The engineer who reportedly fell asleep while operating a Metro-North commuter train that derailed in the Bronx, New York, in December 2013, killing four people, sued the railroad for negligence in Manhattan federal court Thursday, seeking $10 million and claiming the railroad’s shoddy systems caused the accident.

  • December 1, 2016

    $7B Visa-MasterCard Fee Deal Hits Supreme Court

    A group of retailers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider their landmark, $7.25 billion antitrust settlement with Visa and MasterCard after the Second Circuit nixed the interchange fee deal.

  • December 1, 2016

    Baseball Analyst Seeks Review For Gawker Defamation Claim

    A New York bankruptcy judge Thursday reserved judgment on lifting a stay to let baseball analyst Mitch Williams challenge a New Jersey state court's award of judgment to Gawker Media LLC over his $50 million defamation claim, requesting transcripts from the case to help determine if the claim is precluded.

  • December 1, 2016

    SocGen Defends Arbitral Win In Anti-American Job Bias Row

    Societe Generale SA asked a New York federal court Thursday to confirm an arbitral tribunal’s decision against a former energy derivatives executive alleging he was denied a post-merger promotion because of anti-American bias, accusing his lawyers of dealing in hot rhetoric instead of facts.

  • December 1, 2016

    Wells Fargo Sues Over Faulty Air Conditioning Unit

    Wells Fargo Bank slapped an air conditioner manufacturer and several installation companies with a breach-of-contract lawsuit in New York federal court on Wednesday, saying a faulty set up of a shoddy unit lead to a coolant leak and more than half a million dollars in property damage at a Manhattan branch.

  • December 1, 2016

    Consumers Say L’Oréal Hair Fixer Can't Fix Hair

    L’Oréal USA Inc. was sued Wednesday by a putative class of consumers who say one of its products couldn’t repair damaged hair as advertised.

  • December 1, 2016

    Former Cuomo Aide, Ex-SUNY Prez Deny Graft Charges

    Eight men including a noted former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and an ex-State University of New York Polytechnic Institute president denied federal corruption charges at an arraignment Thursday in Manhattan, where U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni hinted at the possibility of guilty pleas in the near future.

  • December 1, 2016

    Kelley Drye And Texas Firm Known For Enviro Practice Merge

    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced Thursday it has merged with the Texas-based law firm Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs PC, allowing Kelley Drye to strengthen its environmental practice and expand both firms' national presence.

Expert Analysis

  • Rakoff Addresses Tippee Liability In SEC V. Payton

    Jonathan E. Richman

    U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Payton recently denied a new trial for two remote tippees found guilty of insider trading. An interesting aspect of the decision is the court’s treatment of whether the tippees knew or should have known that the tipper had breached his duty of confidentiality in exchange for a personal benefit, says Jonathan Richman of Proskauer Rose LLP.

  • Energy Policy In The Trump Era: Part 1

    Christopher Carr

    President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government’s role and policies in relation to energy, the environment, and climate change. In the first of a two-part series, Christopher Carr and Robert Fleishman of Morrison & Foerster LLP consider the incoming administration's plans on infrastructure, natural gas, oil and coal, as well as clean and renewable energy.

  • The Ethical Risks Of A Multijurisdictional Practice

    Melinda Gentile

    As law firms and clients conduct more business on a regional or national scale, multijurisdictional practice is becoming more prevalent for practicing attorneys. Attorneys engaged in both private practice and as in-house counsel need to be aware of the ethical risks of practicing across jurisdictions — including the implications of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, say Melinda Gentile and Monique Cardenas of Peckar & Abramson PC.

  • And Now A Word From The Panel: MDL Venue Choices

    Alan Rothman

    A critical — and arguably the least predictable — facet of the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation's practice is the selection of the venue for a new MDL proceeding. In this installment of his bimonthly series on the panel, Alan Rothman of Kaye Scholer LLP looks at the panel’s reasoning for its selection of particular venues, as well as arguments advanced by the parties, over the past year.

  • How Law Firms Are Using Analytics To Reduce Write-Offs

    Haley Altman

    It is increasingly necessary for law firms to implement strategies to improve efficiency, staffing and value to meet client needs. Haley Altman, CEO and co-founder of Doxly Inc., discusses how to successfully leverage analytical tools and emerging technology to increase profitability.

  • A Review Of Key Cases Against Executives In Q3

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    Attorneys with Miller & Chevalier Chtd. highlight the third quarter’s most significant cases and government investigations impacting corporate executives.

  • REBUTTAL: Del. Court Rejects Defense Cost Coverage Claims

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    In a recent Law360 guest article, counsel for Warren Pumps LLC reduced legally and factually complex anti-assignment and trigger issues to "delay tactics," ignoring the Delaware Supreme Court's rejection of Warren's attempt to obtain defense costs coverage to which it was never entitled, says Laura McKay of Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP.

  • Why DOJ Is Right To Appeal BMI Consent Decree Ruling

    , Law Offices of David Balto

    U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton’s BMI decision has shown that the U.S. Department of Justice's consent decree enforcement might be more fragile than we hope, and should the DOJ not prevail on its recently announced appeal to the Second Circuit, we may see further erosion of the DOJ’s tools in enforcing the antitrust laws, says David Balto, a former trial attorney in the DOJ's Antitrust Division.

  • NY's Under-The-Radar Employment Developments: Fall 2016

    Cindy Schmitt Minniti

    From new minimum wage rules to the recent adoption of statewide paid family leave, New York state and city employers have had their hands full over the past several months. Given all of this, some employment-related developments were bound to slip through the cracks, say Cindy Schmitt Minniti and Mark Goldstein of Reed Smith LLP.

  • REVIEW: The Missing American Jury

    Judge William Young

    Face it, the American jury system is dying. The arguments Professor Suja Thomas makes in her new book deserve consideration by everyone interested in how our government actually works and how it might recapture the unifying communitarian experience of direct democracy and actual trial by one’s peers, says U.S. District Court Judge William Young of the District of Massachusetts.