New York

  • October 6, 2016

    States Say EPA Ignored Plea To Limit Cross-State Pollution

    Six northeastern U.S. states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in New York federal court on Thursday, accusing the agency of ignoring calls to crack down on air pollution from several upwind states that contribute to elevated ozone levels in the region.

  • October 5, 2016

    Glenn Beck's Website Sued For Photo Copyright Violations

    Photojournalism service Barcroft Media Ltd. has filed a copyright infringement suit in New York federal court against pundit Glenn Beck’s conservative media website, alleging that TheBlaze Inc. and its parent company, Mercury Radio Arts Inc., financially benefited from two images it used without permission.

  • October 5, 2016

    NY Daily Fantasy Law Is Unconstitutional, Suit Says

    A lawsuit filed in New York state court Wednesday is seeking to stop a new law regulating daily fantasy sports in the state, passed earlier this year under threat of a New York attorney general lawsuit against top companies DraftKings and FanDuel, alleging the law violates the state’s constitutional prohibition on gambling expansion.

  • October 4, 2016

    PepsiCo Faces Marketing Suit Over Naked Juices

    PepsiCo. Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in New York federal court Tuesday contending that it markets Naked products as containing highly nutritious ingredients and no added sugar when the beverages are stuffed with cheaper juices and often have more sugar than a can of Pepsi.

  • October 3, 2016

    Carfax Sues AIG Unit For Defense In $50M Monopoly Dispute

    Carfax sued an AIG insurer in New York court Friday to force the carrier to cover Carfax's defense against a $50 million lawsuit alleging the company created a monopoly in the vehicle history report market and lowered the reports' reliability while increasing the price.

  • September 30, 2016

    Co.'s E. Coli, Salmonella Losses Aren't Covered, Underwriters Say

    Several underwriters filed suit in New York federal court Thursday contending that two policies don’t provide coverage for $15.5 million in losses stemming from E. coli and salmonella contamination at a facility where a Post Holdings Inc. subsidiary made nutritional supplements.

  • September 27, 2016

    Big Banks Hit With Forex Price-Fixing Class Action

    Every bank accused of rigging the foreign exchange market in ongoing litigation in the Southern District of New York was sued on Monday over the same issue in the same court, this time by a putative class of people who bought foreign exchange-linked shares indirectly.

  • September 26, 2016

    Lloyd's Underwriter Sues Saudi Prince, Banks Over 9/11 Ties

    A Lloyd's of London underwriting manager sued a senior Saudi prince Friday along with several charities and banks it alleges helped al Qaeda in the years leading up to the 9/11 attacks, with a New York federal court complaint seeking $312 million in total damages.

  • September 26, 2016

    Omarion Hit With Copyright Suit Over Chris Brown Song

    Music publisher BMG Rights Management LLC filed a copyright lawsuit Friday claiming hip-hop artist Omarion infringed an earlier Chris Brown song when the two collaborated for their 2014 hit "Post To Be."

  • September 22, 2016

    Ex-Cuomo Aides, Execs Charged In Corruption Dragnet

    Federal and state prosecutors accused two former aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, another state official and executives from energy and development companies of a slew of corruption charges Thursday, over claims of bribery connected to the award of hundreds of millions of dollars in state contracts.

  • September 20, 2016

    Insurer Needn't Cover Contaminated Cheese Row, Suit Says

    Harleysville Worcester Insurance Co. filed suit in New York federal court Monday contending that it isn’t responsible for providing coverage for two actions against a trucking company over the delivery of milk contaminated with metal pieces, allegedly leading to more than 360,000 pounds of cheese being exposed.

  • September 19, 2016

    Woman Admits To Using NY Hospital Patients' Stolen Data

    A woman who used personal information stolen from more than 80 patients at Lenox Hill Hospital to take over their bank accounts and buy hundreds of thousands of dollars in designer merchandise has pled guilty to grand larceny, identity theft and other related charges, the Manhattan district attorney announced Monday.

  • September 19, 2016

    NASCAR Accused Of Racial Discrimination In Lawsuit

    Auto-racing organization NASCAR was hit with a racial discrimination lawsuit in a New York federal court on Monday seeking an estimated $500 million in damages for allegedly keeping out African-American drivers and team owners from its competitions, most notably the Sprint Cup Series.

  • September 13, 2016

    NY Post Photog Says Time Stole John Kasich Pizza Photo

    A New York photojournalist on Tuesday accused Time Inc. in federal court of infringing his copyrights by showing his photos of Ohio Gov. John Kasich eating pizza with a fork within its video of President Barack Obama’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner speech earlier this year.

  • September 12, 2016

    Berkshire Hit With $18M Suit Over Workers' Comp Policies

    A New York courier system sued Berkshire Hathaway and a grouping of insurance units in New York state court for $18 million on Friday, alleging violations of state insurance laws with a “reverse Ponzi scheme” over workers’ compensation policies.

  • September 12, 2016

    Mobb Deep Rapper Sues UMPG For Copyright Infringement

    One half of the East Coast hip-hop duo Mobb Deep sued Universal Music Publishing Group and affiliates for copyright infringement Monday in New York federal court, alleging that the music publisher has held back royalties for a 2014 album.

  • September 12, 2016

    Producer's Estate Sues Over Beatles Concert Footage

    The estate of legendary rock and roll promoter Sid Bernstein is suing The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. to prove that it owns the rights to footage of the band’s famous 1965 concert at New York’s Shea Stadium.

  • September 9, 2016

    Jones Day Sues Contractor Over Paneling In Office Makeover

    A dustup over an office redesign has Jones Day suing its general contractor in New York state court, as the firm filed a complaint on Friday seeking $500,000 to replace “aesthetically inconsistent” paneling installed in its office in lower Manhattan.

  • September 8, 2016

    'This American Life' Host Ira Glass Sued Over Condo Bedbugs

    A New York City condo association board sued radio personality and “This American Life” host Ira Glass and his wife Anaheed Alani in New York state court on Thursday, accusing them of failing to let exterminators deal with an “infestation” of bedbugs.

  • September 8, 2016

    Jimmy Choo Disrupted Co-Founder's Startup, $4M Suit Says

    The co-founder of women's luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo lodged a $4 million breach-of-contract suit against her former employer Thursday in New York state court, accusing it of coercing a boycott by artisan shoemakers in order to disrupt her rival startup.

Expert Analysis

  • Insurers' Biggest Headaches: Business Interruption Claims

    Richard C. Ambrow

    Business interruption claims can be very worrisome for insurers, frequently involving complex claims and significant rewards. Richard Ambrow of Troutman Sanders LLP analyzes significant recent cases involving such claims, highlighting common issues such as the purpose of business interruption coverage, and proving causation.

  • Don't Forget To Consider State Privacy Laws In M&A

    Excerpt from Lexis Practice Advisor
    George H. Wang

    All businesses with a website may be said to have reach into, and presence in, every state. Therefore, due diligence into information management compliance of a U.S. target company requires cognizance of the laws of at least 52 separate jurisdictions, say George Wang and Kenneth Rashbaum of Barton LLP.

  • The Manipulation Standard And A Setback For CFTC

    Paul M. Architzel

    In the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ongoing action against DRW Investments, a New York federal judge recently issued an order that provides important protections to market participants and is a blow to the CFTC's effort to lower the standard for proving price manipulation, say attorneys with WilmerHale.

  • When Your Client Is The President

    John W. Dean

    I went to the law books, where I discovered the crime of “obstruction of justice,” and realized I was right in the middle of a criminal conspiracy. I didn't fully understand my conduct during Watergate until — decades later — I learned about the psychology of cover-up at work, says John Dean, who served as White House counsel for President Richard Nixon.

  • Definition Of 'Disposal' Limits CERCLA's Applicability

    Joshua L. Milrad

    In Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals the Ninth Circuit ruled that contamination through aerial emission does not constitute a “disposal” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. The decision demonstrates that the meaning of the word “disposal” based on how the contamination occurred continues to dictate how the law can be applied, say Joshua Milrad and Minning Yu of Goldberg Segalla LLP.

  • Trial Pros’ Secret To Courtroom Success

     Jamin S. Soderstrom

    Somewhat surprisingly, very few of the dozens of "trial pros" who have been interviewed by Law360 have revealed the secret to effective trial preparation that is vital to their success. But ultimately, the “secret” to effective trial preparation is not actually a secret, says Jamin Soderstrom of Soderstrom Law PC.

  • DTSA's Reach Extended To Continuing Misappropriation

    Casey Griffith

    Recent federal court decisions in Adams Arms and TriZetto support the interpretation that any post-Defend Trade Secrets Act misappropriation — including continued misappropriation commenced prior to DTSA enactment — is subject to the DTSA. Consequently, trade secret claimants may have even easier access to federal court than previously thought, say Casey Griffith and Michael Barbee of Griffith Bates Champion Harper LLP.

  • Are Class Actions Returning From The Verge Of Extinction?

    Joshua D. Cohen

    The Ninth Circuit recently held in Morris v. Ernst & Young that employment contracts that require employees to waive their rights to bring class actions violate the National Labor Relations Act, and are therefore unenforceable. The Ninth Circuit’s decision and a similar Seventh Circuit decision may provide a potential road map to significantly reduce the widespread use of class action waivers, says Joshua Cohen of Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP.

  • How NY Is Fighting Back Against 'Zombie' Properties

    Alfred W. J. Marks

    The New York Department of Financial Services recently published proposed regulations requiring holders of first lien mortgages to secure and maintain vacant residential properties. Attorneys from Day Pitney LLP explain what the new obligations mean for mortgagees and servicing agents.

  • Understanding Contractual Privity In NY Insurance Disputes

    Melissa Brill

    In New York's construction industry, contracts requiring additional insured status are a common risk transfer strategy. Both insurers and policyholders should understand that insurers are bound only by their contracts with their own insured, as New York courts have been strictly interpreting contracts according to their plan language, say Melissa Brill and Laura Dowgin of Cozen O'Connor.