Signet Jewelers Ltd. shareholders lodged a proposed class action in New York federal court Thursday accusing the parent company of Kay Jewelers of failing to disclose that some customers who brought in rings for repair were victims of “diamond swapping” by rogue employees.
The National Labor Relations Board decided in two rulings Wednesday that a charter school in New York and a separate charter school in Pennsylvania are both within the board’s jurisdiction and not exempt as political subdivisions under the National Labor Relations Act.
Forever 21 Inc. won its bid to compel arbitration of a federal discrimination and retaliation suit brought by a transgender former worker after a New York federal judge found that a contract with an arbitration provision was “valid and enforceable.”
A new suit in New York federal court hoping to narrow the scope of the block against President Barack Obama’s immigration actions is being called “novel” and “creative” by experts, but they say the case may face a tough road ahead since federal judges don’t often buck each other’s injunctions.
A New York bankruptcy judge has approved Primorsk International Shipping Ltd.’s request to begin polling creditors on its proposal for divvying up proceeds from a $215 million sale of its vessels to Russian shipper SCF Tankers.
Beyonce’s 65-second trailer for her visual album “Lemonade” is “simply not similar” to the seven-minute short film “Palinoia,” whose maker accused the chanteuse of copyright infringement, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff heard Thursday.
Six Long Island, New York, nail salons were ordered Wednesday to pay more than $200,000 in back wages and civil penalties after the U.S. Department of Labor found the businesses violated overtime and recordkeeping rules for employees, discoveries that came as part of an ongoing crackdown on an industry accused of exploiting immigrants.
The Manhattan federal judge who sentenced former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to 12 years in prison after a jury convicted him of corruption charges on Thursday said he can remain free pending appeal, citing the potential impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in McDonnell v. U.S.
A New York appeals court Thursday sided with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, ruling a steel company's $8.6 million contract breach suit over extra work on the 9/11 Memorial cannot get around the one-year statute of limitations protecting the agency.
Morrison & Foerster LLP on Thursday asked a New York judge to throw out an investment bank’s malpractice suit claiming that the firm failed to uncover a fraud before the initial public offering for Puda Coal Inc., calling it time-barred.
Three Connecticut officials pressed the Second Circuit on Wednesday to affirm a lower court’s ruling that tossed MGM Resorts International’s challenge to a state law that paves the way for the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to open a third casino there.
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul can proceed with his privacy suit against ESPN over a tweet depicting a photograph of his medical records, a Florida federal judge held Thursday, declining to toss the dispute despite First Amendment arguments raised by the media outlet.
Former Bernie Madoff account manager Annette Bongiorno has agreed to assist the court-appointed trustee liquidating Madoff’s firm in tracking down customer property that was tied up in the massive Ponzi scheme, as part of a multimillion-dollar settlement, according to New York bankruptcy court filings Wednesday.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told a federal judge Thursday that a recent court ruling that the New York State Thruway Authority improperly diverted toll revenues is irrelevant to the Automobile Club of New York’s challenge to the bistate agency's 2011 plan raising bridge and tunnel fees.
The Second Circuit ruled Thursday that Amazon's order page is so confusing that the company can't easily prove that a customer buying a weight-loss pill agreed to any terms and conditions, sending the suit back to the district court that had dismissed it.
A New York appeals court on Thursday answered a question that may haunt many lawyers who haven’t heeded the call of succession planning yet: What happens to my practice when I’m gone?
A Kentucky woman alleging General Motor LLC’s ignition switch defect caused her 2013 car crash told a New York federal judge on Thursday that the automaker should not be allowed to suggest she is a drug addict during her bellwether trial.
Electronic trading platform operator MarketAxess is set to move its headquarters to 55 Hudson Yards, which is part of the massive Hudson Yards development under construction in New York City, when the building is completed in 2018, making it the 15th tenant to make the move.
A couple who loaned a hedge fund $5 million for two real estate deals sued Dechert LLP in New York state court on Wednesday, seeking to recover a $500,000 retainer that the fund paid to the firm from the proceeds of an unauthorized penthouse apartment sale purchased with the couple’s money.
McKesson Corp. is reportedly selling its San Francisco headquarters and plans to lease back 200,000 square feet in the building, Florida Crystals is said to have scored $40.56 million from JPMorgan for a Florida residential project and McSam Hotel Group has reportedly bought a LaGuardia Airport Holiday Inn for $37.6 million.
While the Daubert standard is a helpful mechanism for excluding experts in scientific fields, it is not very practical for experts in fields that are not scientific. Helene Hechtkopf of Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney LLP reviews the alternatives for excluding experts who may not rely upon a particular “methodology.”
While smart textiles promise to make our lives easier, more connected and healthier, they inevitably raise concerns about efficacy, safety and security. Sizing up the future of fashion is Lois Herzeca, co-chair of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP's fashion, retail and consumer products practice group.
By understanding four common reasons why law firm business development initiatives fail, we can more accurately define success, avoid pitfalls, and improve return on investment, says Adam Donovan, senior manager of patent business strategy at Fish & Richardson PC.
A number of states, including Illinois, New Jersey and Ohio, could become insolvent in the next two decades. It is not too early for Congress and the next president to start planning. Both the Detroit and Puerto Rico bankruptcies were preceded by years of denial in the face of increasingly inevitable facts, says Joseph Kennedy, former chief economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Although the "last-antecedent canon" and the "series-qualifier canon" may sound like neutral grammatical principles, they carry different weights and are applied differently depending on the court. Ashley Johnson and Will Thompson of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP explore two fundamentally different approaches by the Texas Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court.
New York law's open court exception allows for the enforcement of oral settlement agreement, provided that those agreements satisfy certain conditions. James Ng of Samuel Goldman & Associates explains the process behind the open court exception and the criteria for determining which agreements can be enforced.
Life insurers need to be competitive and profitable in the 21st century. But they also need to remain solvent and be able to meet their financial obligations. Principle-based reserving — which is being implemented in many states — may strike the balance that the industry and regulators are striving for, say Frederick Pomerantz and Aaron Aisen of Goldberg Segalla LLP.
Highly successful attorneys who are thinking about leaving the safe haven of a large law firm to go out on their own face a number of issues specific to the legal profession. Russell Shinsky, chairman of Anchin Block & Anchin LLP's law firms industry group, shares four pillars of a successful startup law firm.
In its recent decision in Doe v. Columbia University, the Second Circuit repeatedly emphasized that plaintiffs only need to allege facts giving rise to a “minimal plausible inference” of intent when alleging illegal discrimination. As a result, district courts will be more likely to deny motions to dismiss complaints of discrimination and allow discovery on the claims to move forward, says Brian Lehman at The Lehman Law Group LLC.
The court of public opinion can mete out judgments as harsh as those rendered by a court of law, which is why communications professionals and attorneys should be working together to protect their clients’ reputation and advance their legal objectives as litigation proceeds, as well as when decisions or settlements are reached, say Michael Gross and Walter Montgomery at Finsbury.