New York

  • May 7, 2015

    Patient Says Intuitive Surgical's Robot Causes Severe Injuries

    A patient injured during an operation performed with a remotely controlled system of robotic arms filed a suit against Intuitive Surgical Inc. in New York Supreme Court Wednesday, accusing the company of promoting a defective device and failing to properly train physicians to use it.

  • May 6, 2015

    Food Industry Groups Appeal Vt. GMO Law To 2nd Circ.

    Food industry groups including the Grocery Manufacturers' Association on Wednesday indicated plans to appeal to the Second Circuit a lower court's refusal to halt a controversial measure by Vermont to require labeling of genetically modified foods.

  • May 6, 2015

    Life Alert Slapped With $7M Bias, Retaliation Suit

    A former employee for Life Alert Emergency Response Inc. hit the company with a $7 million suit on Wednesday in New York state court claiming he was fired due to his age and his complaints to supervisors about the "cauldron of illegal work practices and sexual harassment" at the workplace.

  • May 6, 2015

    CFTC Charges 2 UAE Men With Spoofing Gold, Silver Futures

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday accelerated its charge into the realm of “spoofing” enforcement, accusing two United Arab Emirates residents of the illegal trading practice just weeks after the agency levied charges in another high-profile market manipulation case.

  • May 5, 2015

    AIG Unit Accused Of Pushing Out 'Dinosaurs' In Age Bias Suit

    An insurance unit of American International Group Inc. harassed and pushed out older workers it saw as "dinosaurs," a former claims director at the company alleges in a proposed age discrimination class action filed in New York federal court.

  • May 5, 2015

    Armani Added To Parade Of Intern Wage Suit Defendants

    Giorgio Armani Corp. became the latest big name in fashion and entertainment accused of using interns for free labor in a proposed class action filed in New York state court.

  • May 4, 2015

    Heart Risk Claims Still Dog Pfizer Testosterone Drug

    Pfizer Inc. hid the risk of heart problems that come with Depo-Testosterone when it marketed the drug, a man told a New York court Friday in the latest suit over testosterone boosters that are also at the center of an ongoing multidistrict litigation.

  • May 4, 2015

    IT Workers Slap Citigroup With OT Suit

    Three current and former information technology contractors for Citigroup Inc. say that the company systematically misclassified them as exempt from overtime wages while requiring them to work more than 40 hours per week, according to a proposed collective action filed in New York federal court.

  • May 1, 2015

    Nixon Peabody, Atty Sued Over Role In Alleged Twitter Ponzi

    Nixon Peabody LLP and its top private equity attorney were sued Friday on claims they helped a fraud suspect hide his troubled past from investors and pull off a Ponzi-like scheme involving pre-IPO shares of Twitter Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc.

  • April 30, 2015

    Ocwen Exec Sold $72M Stake Before Stock Drop, Suit Says

    An Ocwen Financial Corp. board member improperly profited from selling a $72 million company stake held by his financial funds weeks before Ocwen’s poor quarterly performance was publicly disclosed, according to an investor suit filed in New York court Wednesday.

  • April 29, 2015

    Ex-Al Jazeera Worker Hits News Co. With $15M Retaliation Suit

    A former Al Jazeera America employee is claiming in a $15 million lawsuit that he was fired after reporting a “well-connected” manager’s pattern of workplace discrimination against women, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court.

  • April 28, 2015

    Consumers Seek $5M In Suit Over 'Magical' Anti-Aging Serum

    An "almost magical" serum claiming to use apple stem cells to prevent aging is a hoax and is being sold illegally as a cosmetic instead of as an unapproved drug, according to a putative class action filed in New York federal court. 

  • April 28, 2015

    Courtney Love Bailed On Memoir Deal, Owes $200K, Suit Says

    Musician Courtney Love has been slapped with a lawsuit in New York federal court by rock star biographer Anthony Bozza, who says Love reneged on his contract to co-write her memoir and owes him $200,000.

  • April 27, 2015

    Atty Claims Firm Paid Her Less Than Male Co-Workers

    An attorney who worked at an embattled firm that once drew attention for securing nearly $1 billion in settlements for World Trade Center first responders filed a sex-bias suit Friday in New York state court, claiming she was paid less than male co-workers and repeatedly passed over for partnership.

  • April 27, 2015

    ESPN Sues Verizon Over Custom TV Offerings

    ESPN Inc. accuses Verizon Services Corp. of breaching an agreement between the two over the media company’s new Custom TV service in a summons filed in New York state court Monday.

  • April 24, 2015

    Morgan Stanley Wanted A Dark Pool 'Feast,' Suit Says

    A company formed to create the intellectual property behind an off-exchange spread trading system has filed suit in New York state court accusing Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC. of fraud and breaching contracts in a dispute stemming from the investment firm’s alleged refusal to protect institutional investors from high-frequency traders.

  • April 23, 2015

    NY District Blocked Refugee Kids From High School, Suit Says

    A civil liberties group and legal aid service filed a potential class action in New York federal court against an upstate school district Thursday, accusing the district of discriminating against certain refugee students by excluding them from a public high school.

  • April 22, 2015

    Enzo Investor Wants Co.'s Books In Wake Of Medicare Fraud

    An investor in Enzo Biochem Inc. asked a New York state judge on Tuesday to force the life sciences company to allow him to inspect its books following its $3.5 million settlement of state and federal False Claims Act allegations.

  • April 21, 2015

    Helicopter Co. CHC Hit With Shareholder Suit Over $310M IPO

    CHC Group Ltd., which runs the world’s largest commercial helicopter operation, has been hit with a shareholder putative class action accusing the company of concealing financial hardships in the runup to its $310 million initial public offering last January.

  • April 20, 2015

    Lighting Co. Hit With Securities Suit As Chairman Arrested

    ForceField Energy Inc. was hit with a securities class action on Friday in New York federal court accusing the LED lighting company of plumping up its stock values with sponsored articles, while its chairman resigned from the company Sunday after being arrested, according to financial filings.

Expert Analysis

  • Insurer Considerations On ACA Narrow Exchange Networks

    Lauren D’Agostino

    Looking to strike a balance between offering insurance products in accordance with the Affordable Care Act with attractive premiums while adhering to narrow exchange network adequacy standards, insurers must assess consumer price sensitivity versus network size and consider if increased patient volume will offset reduced payment rates, say attorneys at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

  • OPINION: The Finality Of A Final Removal Order

    Judge Mahlon F. Hanson

    It is particularly egregious for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to empower midlevel bureaucrats with limited experience administering the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act to adjudicate in rubber stamp fashion deferred action applications based solely on departmental eligibility guidelines that nullify the orders of immigration judges, say Judges Mahlon Hanson and Elizabeth Hacker of the Immigration Reform Law Institute.

  • Should You Waive Privilege In Government Investigations?

    Jonathan K. Youngwood

    Companies sometimes conclude that the advantages of waiving attorney-client privilege or work product protection over internal investigation findings outweigh the disadvantages, particularly when they believe it could help avoid or mitigate adverse government action. But there may be scenarios where this could significantly impact the company’s ability to defendant against civil litigation, say attorneys with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

  • Barry Bonds Case Provides Lessons For Prosecutors

    Moez Kaba

    The Ninth Circuit's recent decision in the Barry Bonds case came not long after the Second Circuit's decision in Newman, and may indicate a trend of appellate courts willing to reverse white collar jury convictions and, in the process, push back against what they may perceive as unjustified federal prosecutions, say Moez Kaba and Menno Goedman of Hueston Hennigan LLP.

  • Law Firms Could Learn A Lot From The NFL Draft

    Mark Levin

    The NFL draft is the culmination of months of research and often years of watching top player prospects, all in the hopes of making the right decision on draft day and assembling the right athletes for a shot at a championship season. Law firm management, does this sound familiar to you? asks Mark Levin, co-founder of The Right Profile LLC and a former chief business development officer for two Chicago law firms.

  • Looking Below The Surface Of Ace V. DB Structured

    Eric B. Fisher

    The New York high court’s eagerly anticipated decision in Ace Securities Corp. v. DB Structured Products Inc. is likely to have far-reaching effects on the mortgage-backed securities industry — well beyond the statute-of-limitations issue that is squarely before the court, say attorneys with Dickstein Shapiro LLP.

  • As Goes Calif. Stormwater, So Goes The Nation's?

    Samuel L. Brown

    When states implement a flexible federal environmental regulatory program, when does a state's implementation transform it from a federal into a state requirement? The answer may come from the California Supreme Court in State Department of Finance v. Commission on State Mandates and has the potential to impact stormwater programs nationwide, says Samuel Brown of Hunton & Williams LLP.

  • Will 9th Circ. Adopt 2nd Circ.’s Application Of Morrison?

    Shahzeb Lari

    The Ninth Circuit will likely soon be faced with the question of how to interpret Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd. — on strictly literal terms or with an eye to the larger concerns regarding the extraterritorial application of the securities laws recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Second Circuit, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.

  • Flawed Synthetic Lease Definition Infiltrates GM Bankruptcy

    David Burton

    The General Motors bankruptcy raises interesting ancillary issues regarding synthetic leases. First, the bankruptcy court quoted an inaccurate definition of “synthetic lease” that was supplied by a Reuters website, says David Burton of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

  • NY Court Blazes New Path For Providers In ERISA Case Law

    Roy W. Breitenbach

    The impact of a New York appellate court's ruling in Josephson v. Oxford is clear. Through the use of an argument based on conflict of interest, the court opened the record to truly give the health care provider its day in court — a significant development in Employee Retirement Income Security Act case law, says Roy Breitenbach of Garfunkel Wild PC.