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  • July 18, 2014

    Coast Guard, EPA Fail To Protect River Species, Suit Says

    The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday sued the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency saying it failed to update the oil-spill-response plans for New York and New Jersey to ensure that spill-response activities do not jeopardize endangered species in the river.

  • July 17, 2014

    Russian Real Estate Mogul Sues Amanresorts Partner

    Russian real estate tycoon Vladislav Doronin asked New York's high court on Wednesday to force Omar Amanat, the man he partnered with to purchase a luxury hotel company, to sell his stake, claiming Amanat is a serial defrauder.

  • July 17, 2014

    'Sopranos' Star's Ex-Hubby, Others Charged In Microcap Fraud

    The ex-husband of a former “Sopranos” star, a Nevada attorney and the chief executive of a medical education company were among seven people accused of taking part in pump-and-dump schemes and bilking unwitting investors out of millions of dollars, according to a criminal indictment unsealed Thursday.

  • July 15, 2014

    Canon Hit With Suit Over Alleged Pixma Printer Defect

    Canon USA Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in a New York federal court on Thursday alleging several of its Pixma printer models have a crippling defect with their printheads that often renders the machines useless shortly after the warranty runs out.

  • July 15, 2014

    Gordon Rees Says A-Rod Owes Fees For MLB Contract Clash

    Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP on Monday sued Alex Rodriguez for $380,000 in allegedly unpaid fees tied to the suspended New York Yankees slugger's now-abandoned legal assaults claiming Major League Baseball was trying to railroad him with doping allegations.

  • July 14, 2014

    Ex-COO Sues Salisbury & Ryan Over Partner's Harassment

    Salisbury & Ryan LLP's former chief operating officer sued the New York law firm on Friday in state court, alleging she was harassed, discriminated against and fired after ending a sexual relationship with one of the founding partners.

  • July 11, 2014

    Lions Gate Sued Amid $7.5M SEC Fine In Icahn Takeover Bid

    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. investors slammed the studio with a securities class action in New York federal court Friday, claiming the value of their stock dropped after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission assessed a $7.5 million fine over efforts to block a takeover by billionaire investor Carl Icahn.

  • July 11, 2014

    American Apparel Defaulted After CEO Ouster, PE Firm Says

    Private equity firm Lion Capital Inc. is demanding immediate repayment of nearly $10 million in loans from American Apparel Inc. following the beleaguered clothing retailer’s recent ouster of its founder Dov Charney, according to documents filed in a New York court Friday.

  • July 9, 2014

    Cartier Accuses Ex-Worker Of Plotting To Heist Jeweler's Data

    Cartier's owners have accused an ex-employee of plotting a digital heist of the jeweler's trade secrets, trying to lure her Cartier underling to join her at rival Tiffany & Co. and swiping her work cellphone number, according to a New York federal suit.

  • July 9, 2014

    RE Trust Sues Natixis Real Estate Over $400M In RMBS Losses

    IXIS Real Estate Capital Trust filed suit against Natixis Real Estate Holdings LLC in New York state court on Tuesday, claiming Natixis refused to buy back defective loans it had pooled into residential mortgage-backed securities after they lost almost $400 million in value.

  • July 7, 2014

    Ex-Soros Manager Launches $20M Wrongful Termination Suit

    A former Soros Fund Management LLC portfolio manager sued the New York-based hedge fund Thursday for almost $20 million claiming Soros fired him without cause and then refused to pay him performance fees and other monies owed under his contract.

  • July 7, 2014

    Hain Squeezes Past Class Action Over 'Raw' Juices Labeling

    A California federal judge has tossed a proposed class action accusing The Hain Celestial Group Inc. of misleadingly labeling and advertising its vegetable juice products as "raw" and "organic," ruling that the plaintiffs relied on evidence that contradicted their claims.

  • July 7, 2014

    Cantor Suit Says 8an Fund Hid $500K To Avoid $3M Judgment

    New York-based brokerage Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. has hit 8an Capital Management Partners Master Fund LP with a lawsuit in state court alleging the fund unlawfully transferred $500,000 to a Swiss bank account to avoid paying an impending $2.8 million judgment against it for breach of contract.

  • July 3, 2014

    CWCapital, Wachovia Hit With Suit Over Stuy Town Title Deal

    Lenders for Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village sued CWCapital Asset Management LLC and affiliates of Wachovia in New York state court Thursday, alleging that CWCapital cost them hundreds of millions of dollars when it recently took control of the property.

  • July 2, 2014

    Coach Inc. Hit With Class Action Over Intern Pay

    A former employee hit Coach Inc. with a proposed class action in New York state court on Tuesday for allegedly misclassifying employees as unpaid interns and failing to pay them minimum wage, making Coach the latest in a growing number of companies to be hit with such allegations.

  • July 1, 2014

    Ex-Goldman Workers Call For Class Cert In Gender Bias Suit

    A group of former employees at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. upped the ante on Tuesday in a lawsuit that alleges the bank pays women less, sexualizes women and undermines their success, asking a New York federal judge to certify them as a class.

  • July 1, 2014

    Jaguar Hit With $50M Breach Suit Over NY Dealerships

    An auto dealer who was snubbed in his attempt to buy another set of New York dealerships selling vehicles made by Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC, Honda Motor Co. and Volvo Group North America slapped his one-time acquisition target with a $50 million breach of contract suit Monday.

  • July 1, 2014

    High-Ranking NY Republican Accused Of Lying To FBI

    New York federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged Thomas W. Libous, a senior state Republican lawmaker from Binghamton, with making false statements to the FBI in connection with a probe into whether money was being illegally funneled from an Albany lobbying firm to his son.

  • June 30, 2014

    BNY Mellon Hit With RMBS Suit Over Loan Docs

    A group of banks, insurance companies and asset managers with investments in residential mortgage-backed securities trusts hit trustee Bank of New York Mellon Corp. with a suit in New York court Friday, claiming they have suffered losses because of the trustee's failure to acquire and hold critical mortgage loan documents.

  • June 30, 2014

    Fireman's Sues OneBeacon Over Share Of $35M Asbestos Deal

    Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. has launched a suit against OneBeacon Insurance Co. in New York federal court, demanding that the reinsurer chip in toward its $35 million settlement providing coverage for asbestos injury claims against mining company Asarco Inc.

Expert Analysis

  • Handling Hurricane Insurance Claims Post-Sandy

    Christopher C. Loeber

    With the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, if a company has not resolved all of its Sandy-related claims by October the opportunity could be lost forever, say Christopher Loeber and Michael DiCanio of Lowenstein Sandler LLP.

  • VIDEO: Lacoste North America CEO Discusses US Market

    Anthony Lupo

    Shedding light on the lifestyle brand’s strategic initiatives in the U.S., as well as real estate law and the importance of Fifth Avenue, Lacoste North America president and CEO Francis Pierrel sat down for a video interview with Anthony Lupo, co-chairman of Arent Fox's IP practice and chairman of the firm's fashion, luxury goods and retail group.

  • An Inventive Way To Remove Pure State Court Claims

    Michael E. Blumenfeld

    Nondiverse state court defendants facing purely state law claims that seek to secure federal jurisdiction should determine whether a good faith basis exists to pursue a third-party action against a federal actor in order to trigger the representative U.S. Attorney’s certification and remove such claims under the Westfall Act, say Michael Blumenfeld and Jonathan Singer of Miles & Stockbridge PC.

  • Beyond Citigroup: A Look At Corporate Settlements

    Kirsten Mayer

    A decision in Better Markets Inc. v. United States Department of Justice may provide more clarity on the scope of Executive Branch discretion in resolving corporate cases and whether there is any role for “public interest” litigation in such matters, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • BDO Seidman Continues To Rule NY Restrictive Covenants

    Richard I. Janvey

    When drafting restrictive covenants in New York, employers and their counsel need to keep in mind the seminal appellate case BDO Seidman v. Hirshberg, which lays out what constitutes a reasonable covenant while setting the terms for what will be judicially enforced in the state, say Richard Janvey and Joan Secofsky of Diamond McCarthy LLP.

  • Madoff Foreign Entanglement Ruling Unsurprising

    Michael L. Cook

    U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff’s recent decision to block the Madoff Securities trustee's ability to recover customer funds transferred abroad by foreign feeder funds is hardly novel in view of U.S. Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, says Michael Cook of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

  • NY Insurers May Benefit From Lower Disclaimer Standard

    Joanna M. Roberto

    The New York Court of Appeals' recent decision in KeySpan Gas East Corp. v. Munich Reinsurance America Inc. affirmed the limited application of the statutory standard to only bodily injury and death claims, thereby recognizing that the heightened standard was not appropriate for environmental and property damage claims, say Joanna Roberto and Paul Steck of Goldberg Segalla.

  • 2nd Circ.'s Not-So-Subtle Wink To District Court Judge

    Jed M. Silversmith

    In United States v. Park, the Second Circuit handed the government a rare victory by vacating a district court's probationary — rather than prison — sentence for tax fraud, but the government’s victory may be pyrrhic, says Jed Silversmith, of counsel at Blank Rome LLP and a former federal prosecutor.

  • Minimum Wage Mania Among Cities And States

    James S. McNeill

    The trend of indexing minimum wage increases to the Consumer Price Index will have significant, long-term implications for states and municipalities, telling us two things: minimum wage rates will likely continue to rise annually and will bring with them an increase in potential wage liability exposure for employers, say James McNeill and Peter Stockburger of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

  • OPINION: Let's Financially Reward Law Firm Diversity

    Patricia K. Gillette

    It only took the threat of a 10 cent cost increase to make people bring their own bags to Bay Area grocery stores. What if we gave partners an extra $10,000 for increasing diversity in their firms? asks Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP partner Patricia Gillette.