New York

  • September 30, 2022

    NY Doctor Cops To Role In Trip-And-Fall Litigation Scam

    A New York doctor has pled guilty to his role in an alleged conspiracy in which a group of lawyers and doctors instructed patients to stage falls and receive unnecessary medical procedures to support fraudulent legal claims.

  • September 30, 2022

    Fox Loses Bid To Escape Election-Related Defamation Suit

    A New York federal judge Thursday denied a request from Fox and its former host Lou Dobbs to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by Venezuelan businessman Majed Khalil, who accuses them of using their platform to suggest he was part of a plot to steal the 2020 presidential election from Donald Trump.

  • September 30, 2022

    Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Takes Bench, Makes History

    Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson received her official commission Friday in a ceremony attended by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, becoming the first Black female justice to take the nation's top bench in its 230-year history.

  • September 30, 2022

    Napa Winery Hits Ch. 11 After Wildfire Damages Vineyard

    A Napa Valley winery has hit Chapter 11, saying in initial filings to a California bankruptcy court that its debts exceed $100 million a year after a wildfire devastated the vineyard.

  • September 29, 2022

    5 Firms Guide $834M Chinese Biopharma SPAC Merger

    Beijing-based biopharmaceutical company Yisheng Biopharma Co. Ltd., announced on Thursday that it will merge with Hong Kong-based blank-check company Summit Healthcare Acquisition Corp. in a transaction that values the new company at $834 million.

  • September 29, 2022

    SEC Ordered To Finally Turn Over Emails In Ripple Litigation

    A New York federal judge Thursday overruled objections by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its high-profile enforcement litigation claiming the cryptocurrency tech company Ripple Labs Inc. and its executives violated securities laws, ordering the regulator to finally disclose via discovery emails written by a former SEC director.

  • September 29, 2022

    NY Follows Calif. With Regs To End Gas Car Sales By 2035

    New York will require all vehicles sold in the state to produce zero emissions starting in 2035, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday, following the lead of California, which finalized a similar plan earlier this year.

  • September 29, 2022

    Amazon, Big 5 Publishers Beat Book Antitrust Suits, For Now

    A New York federal judge Thursday dismissed two antitrust lawsuits accusing Amazon and the country's five largest book publishers of secretly fixing digital and traditional book prices, backing the "well-reasoned" recommendations of a magistrate judge while allowing the plaintiffs to rework their complaints.

  • September 29, 2022

    Barrack Jury Told Of Pro-UAE Push To Influence Trump

    Jurors in the trial of Thomas Barrack on Thursday heard about how the Colony Capital Inc. founder allegedly worked both behind the scenes and in front of the camera during former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign to advance foreign policy positions favoring the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

  • September 29, 2022

    DLA Piper Says Tech Co. Is Forum Shopping Malpractice Suit

    A tech company that accused DLA Piper of dropping it like a "hot potato" in the midst of an investor suit was met with claims of forum shopping Thursday by counsel for the BigLaw firm and one of its partners in the legal malpractice case.

  • September 29, 2022

    CFPB Says MoneyLion Loans Gouged Military Borrowers

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued MoneyLion Technologies Inc. in New York federal court on Thursday, alleging that the fintech company has overcharged military borrowers of its online loans and trapped consumers in paid memberships.

  • September 29, 2022

    Pot Co. MedMen Wants Lease Spat In Fed. Court, Not State

    Marijuana company MedMen says its Chicago landlord Thor Equities Group should be forced to argue a suit seeking $1 million in back rent in New York federal court, despite the real estate investment firm's push to move the case to a court in a state where cannabis sales are legal.

  • September 29, 2022

    Barclays To Pay $361M Over Unregistered Securities Sales

    Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC have agreed to shell out $200 million in civil penalties and $161 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest to put to rest U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that the bank offered and sold an "unprecedented" amount of unregistered securities, the SEC said Thursday.

  • September 29, 2022

    Pot Co. Investors Get Judge's Green Light After Past Setbacks

    A New York federal judge has tossed some claims by shareholders against embattled cannabis company iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc. and private equity firm Gotham Green Partners but said the investors have now shown that certain transactions at issue in the case were sufficiently domestic under the U.S. Supreme Court's Morrison decision.

  • September 29, 2022

    Lululemon Dodges Peloton Suit As Part Of Patent Fight

    A New York federal judge has thrown out Peloton's lawsuit that sought a court order saying it didn't rip off Lululemon's design patents for leggings and sports bras, finding that the exercise equipment company's lawsuit was a wrongly filed "anticipatory" case.

  • September 29, 2022

    Crypto Trader Settles SEC's Token Market Manipulation Suit

    A cryptocurrency trader accused of helping a Miami financial technology firm's CEO inflate the price of its crypto token has agreed to give up more than $41,000 in allegedly ill-gotten gains and interest to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission allegations against him a day after they were filed, according to a court filing Thursday.

  • September 29, 2022

    Ex-Bulls Player, Feds Seek No Prison For Health Care Fraud

    Former NBA player Eddie Robinson, the first defendant to plead guilty in a scheme to defraud the NBA's health care plan, appears likely to avoid prison time, according to sentencing recommendations from both sides submitted to a Manhattan federal court judge.

  • September 29, 2022

    BlackBerry Investor Attys Get $55M Fees In Phone Sales Suit

    A New York federal judge granted final approval to a $165 million settlement between smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. and investors and approved a request for $55 million in attorney fees, ending a long-running suit claiming the company hid poor sales numbers for its Z10 smartphone.

  • September 29, 2022

    NRA Can't Stop NY AG From Seeking Compliance Monitor

    A New York state judge in Manhattan said Thursday it's too soon to rule out an independent compliance monitor as a potential remedy in state Attorney General Letitia James' financial probe of the National Rifle Association, rejecting the gun organization's bid to dismiss newly added claims.

  • September 29, 2022

    Ed Sheeran Must Face 'Thinking Out Loud' Copyright Suit

    Ed Sheeran can't escape a copyright lawsuit over claims that he ripped off his 2014 hit "Thinking out Loud" from Marvin Gaye's iconic "Let's Get It On," with a New York federal judge saying on Thursday that key questions involving the songs' similarities should be left to a jury to decide.

  • September 29, 2022

    NYC Bar Urges Congress To Ban Jan. 6 Rioters From Office

    The New York City Bar Association urged Congress on Thursday to invoke the Fourteenth Amendment to disqualify public officeholders who took part in the Jan. 6 riots from seeking office again.

  • September 29, 2022

    14 States Back NYC's Fast-Food Just Cause Law At 2nd Circ.

    Overturning a New York City law that protects fast-food workers from being fired without reason would ripple beyond the Big Apple, 14 states and the District of Columbia told the Second Circuit, warning that such a decision would jeopardize state and local laws regulating employment conditions across the U.S.

  • September 29, 2022

    NY AG Seeks Fast-Tracked Trump Fraud Trial Before 2024

    The New York attorney general Thursday pushed for trial to start before 2024 in a $250 million fraud case against Donald Trump, asking to keep the case before the same state court judge who held Trump in contempt over her subpoenas, due to his knowledge of the case.

  • September 29, 2022

    Real Estate Rumors: Alan Roberts Trust, Rastegar, Highwoods

    The Alan Roberts Trust reportedly could fetch $65 million with the sale of a Beverly Hills mansion, Rastegar Property is said to have inked a one-year sublease deal for space in New York, and Highwoods Properties is reportedly in talks to buy a Dallas mixed-use tower.

  • September 29, 2022

    Russian Oligarch Deripaska Charged With Evading Sanctions

    Manhattan federal prosecutors on Thursday announced criminal charges against billionaire Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska and several associates for allegedly conspiring to violate sanctions imposed against Russia in response to its war in Ukraine.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Keys To A 9-0 High Court Win: Practicality Over Perfection

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    When I argued for the petitioner in Wooden v. U.S. last year, I discovered that preparation is key, but so is the right kind of preparation — in giving decisive answers to the U.S. Supreme Court justices' hypothetical questions I was not aiming for perfection, just the best response available, says Allon Kedem at Arnold & Porter.

  • What New Bar Exam Means For Law Students And Schools

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    Stephanie Acosta at UWorld discusses how law students and law schools can start preparing now for the new bar exam launching in 2026, which is expected to emphasize real-world lawyering skills-based tasks over rote memorization.

  • Apple's New Messaging Features Will Complicate E-Discovery

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    Apple's newest mobile operating system allows users to edit and recall messages and recover deleted messages, which could significantly increase the time, burden and expense of processing and analyzing cellphones if messages or their associated metadata become an area of scrutiny in a case, says Jarrett Coco at Nelson Mullins.

  • Civil Suit Trends Cos. Can Expect From State AG Enforcement

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    Companies can prepare for possible future claims from private plaintiffs and manage litigation risks by understanding the priorities and enforcement trends of state attorneys general — from greenwashing to missed commitments on diversity, equity and inclusion, say attorneys at Covington.

  • Noncompete Enforceability In The World Of Remote Work

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    A Connecticut federal court’s recent decision in Onward Search v. Noble — holding that a noncompete agreement that included an employee’s remote home office was too geographically broad — is instructive for protecting noncompete clauses with remote workers in other states, including New Jersey, New York and Texas, say attorneys at Archer Law.

  • Law Firm Inclusion Efforts Often Overlook Business Staff

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    Law firms committed to a culture of universal inclusion can take steps to foster a sense of belonging in their business services teams, says Jennifer Johnson at Calibrate Consulting.

  • Considerations For Interstate Travel For Abortion Post-Dobbs

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    Due to the patchwork of state laws regarding the legality of abortion following the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, it's important to consider the state of current and potential laws about traveling for abortion services, say Virginia Bell Flynn and Tina Safi Felahi at Troutman Pepper.

  • Antitrust Suit Could Shake Up Schools' Financial Aid Policies

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    The eventual outcome of Henry v. Brown University, a civil antitrust suit brought against a group of elite private universities, could have major ramifications for how some of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the U.S. allocate and award financial aid, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.

  • Opinion

    3 Recent Cases Highlight Public Nuisance Climate Suits' Flaws

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    Recent rulings by federal courts in West Virginia and Illinois, and a state court in Delaware, rejecting efforts to categorize societal problems like climate change as public nuisances are a sign that officials should give up on this litigation strategy, says Phil Goldberg at Shook Hardy and the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project.

  • An Associate's Guide To Rebounding After A Layoff

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    Law firm associates laid off due to economic conditions can recuperate and move forward by practicing self-care, identifying key skills to leverage during the job search, engaging in self-reflection and more, say Kate Sheikh at Major Lindsey and wellness consultant Jarrett Green.

  • AML Regulation Of Lawyers Is Imminent And Controversial

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    The U.S. House of Representatives' recently passed National Defense Authorization Act subjects lawyers engaged in certain financial-related activities to anti-money laundering regulation under the Bank Secrecy Act, which could pit lawyers against clients in ways harmful to the rule of law and administration of justice, says Jeremy Glicksman at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in New York.

  • Pfizer Kickback Ruling Shows Drug Copay Program Risks

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    The Second Circuit recently held that Pfizer’s proposed copay assistance program for a costly heart treatment would violate the Anti-Kickback Statute, reminding drug companies that copay programs involving government beneficiaries are highly risky — even if they improve patient access to necessary medications, say Sophia Gaulkin and Alan Kirschenbaum at Hyman Phelps.

  • Ex-Alstom Exec's 2nd FCPA Acquittal Limits Agency Theories

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    The Second Circuit recently upheld the second post-trial acquittal of an ex-Alstom executive on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bribery charges, imposing a significant evidentiary burden on U.S. regulators arguing agency-based theories of FCPA jurisdiction, say attorneys at Covington.

  • Key Adaptations For Law Firms Amid Quiet Quitting Movement

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    While quiet quitting may not be sustainable at law firms with billable hour requirements, there are specific steps law firms should take to maintain engagement and otherwise respond to the trend's underlying message that associates won't spend all their waking hours at work if they don't feel it's worthwhile, says Meredith Kahan at Whiteford Taylor.

  • 2nd Circ. Shkreli Atty Ruling Guides On 401(k) Garnishment

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    The Second Circuit’s recent holding that the government could garnish the 401(k) accounts of Martin Shkreli’s co-conspirator attorney shows that those facing criminal charges should prepare for the possibility that their retirement accounts may be subject to garnishment in order to satisfy restitution orders, say Brea Croteau and Edward Novak at Polsinelli.

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