New York

  • September 26, 2020

    Trump Chooses Amy Coney Barrett For Ginsburg's Seat

    President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a prominent conservative law professor who serves on the Seventh Circuit, as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement on the U.S. Supreme Court — a move that could lurch the court even further to the right.

  • September 25, 2020

    Ex-King & Spalding Partner Settles Benefits Suit With Insurer

    A former King & Spalding LLP partner suing Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. for ignoring medical evidence and violating federal law by cutting off his benefits after he suffered blood and lung complications stemming from a gene mutation told a New York federal judge Friday that a settlement has been reached.

  • September 25, 2020

    Dem Reps. Eye High Court Term Limits, Temporary Expansion

    Three progressive House Democrats are proposing an 18-year term limit on future U.S. Supreme Court justices that would almost certainly temporarily expand the high court beyond nine seats, unveiling their bill as Republicans move to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  • September 25, 2020

    U.S. Pressed For Firm Stance In Venezuelan Bond Case

    A New York federal judge on Friday grilled a lawyer representing the U.S. government on whether she should defer to Venezuelan's denunciation of the some $1.68 billion in bonds, even as she acknowledged later that it would be a "very harsh result" to deny the bondholders what they're owed.

  • September 25, 2020

    Insurer Won't Have To Defend Roofing Co. From $5M Suit

    Employers Mutual Casualty Co. scored a win in not having to cover a $5 million roof damage suit against its policyholder Siplast Inc. after a Texas federal court ruled Friday that the policy excludes property damage caused by an insured's work.

  • September 25, 2020

    Club Monaco Sues Landlord Over 'Illegal' COVID-19 Eviction

    A New York City landlord's efforts to terminate the lease of Club Monaco on Broadway during the pandemic "is not only cruel considering the current environment, but illegal," the Ralph Lauren-owned retailer said in a lawsuit filed in New York state court on Thursday.

  • September 25, 2020

    Fox Host Didn't Need To Say 'No' To Sexual Texts, Judge Says

    A New York federal judge appeared skeptical Friday of Fox News commentator George Murdoch's efforts to toss sexual harassment and retaliation allegations by television personality Brittany McHenry, saying there's no legal requirement for McHenry to have explicitly said "no" to her colleague's sexual advances and vulgar texts.

  • September 25, 2020

    BNY Mellon Accused Of Aiding Ex-BigLaw Atty In $4B Fraud

    Bank of New York Mellon was accused of playing a "central role" in the $4 billion OneCoin cryptocurrency scam by investors in a proposed class action.

  • September 25, 2020

    2nd Circ. Won't Undo Social Media Defamation Ruling

    The full Second Circuit is refusing to undo a ruling that said MSNBC host Joy Reid could be sued for defamation over social media posts accusing a woman of racism, despite warnings from major news outlets that the decision will chill free speech.

  • September 25, 2020

    2nd Circ. OKs Toss Of Suit Over German SW Africa Atrocities

    The Second Circuit has ruled that a lawsuit seeking damages from Germany for atrocities and property seizures committed by its colonial authorities against Indigenous groups from southwestern Africa more than a century ago can't proceed in New York under foreign sovereign immunity law.

  • September 25, 2020

    Investor Sues $2.6B Allergy Drugmaker Over Nestle Deal

    An investor in a $2.6 billion biopharmaceutical company that's making the first federally approved peanut allergy treatment for children alleged that the company left out key financial information in disclosures surrounding its planned sale to Nestle, contending in a New York federal court complaint that the omission makes it impossible for shareholders to properly weigh the deal.

  • September 25, 2020

    Fla. Investment Exec Gets 7 Years For $18M Pre-IPO Fraud

    A tearful Florida fund manager was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for perpetrating an $18 million fraud involving sham investments in technology companies prior to their initial public offerings, avoiding a request by New York federal prosecutors for at least 14 years behind bars.

  • September 25, 2020

    Dime Community Investor Sues To Block $489M Bank Merger

    A Dime Community Bancshares Inc. investor has filed a proposed class action in Delaware federal court seeking to block the bank's planned $489 million sale to Bridge Bancorp Inc., claiming not enough information has been provided for shareholders to make an informed decision on the transaction.

  • September 25, 2020

    Mishcon Sheds Case Alleging Ex-Attys 'Abandoned' IP Suit

    An Illinois federal judge has tossed a Chicago motor company's case accusing international law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP of abandoning its trade secrets infringement suit against Nidec Motor Corp., finding the retainer agreement requires the legal malpractice case to be heard in New York.

  • September 25, 2020

    Qudian Investors Fight Bid To Nix Securities Suit Over IPO

    A proposed class of investors in online microlender Qudian Inc. urged a New York federal judge Thursday to reject bids to dismiss a securities suit alleging the Chinese company hid its unfair debt collection practices, business plan and data vulnerabilities, causing its stock to tank after its initial public offering.

  • September 25, 2020

    Ex-Pierce Bainbridge Atty Wants Firm DQ'd In Defamation Suit

    Wigdor LLP should be disqualified from representing a paralegal who filed defamation claims against a former Pierce Bainbridge attorney who allegedly sexually assaulted her, as the lawyer previously shared confidential information with the firm, the attorney has told a New York federal court.

  • September 25, 2020

    2nd Circ. Probes Claim Trump's Tax Subpoena Is Too Broad

    Judges on a Second Circuit panel questioned arguments by President Donald Trump's attorney Friday that a Manhattan grand jury subpoena for his tax records was overbroad, though one judge suggested the possibility of narrowing the subpoena's scope.

  • September 25, 2020

    LNG Shipper Sued After Exec Tied To Petrobras Bribery Probe

    An investor in liquefied natural gas shipping company Golar LNG has filed a putative class action claiming its artificially inflated stock prices fell following reports that the CEO of a company joint venture was named in the Brazilian anti-corruption sweep Operation Car Wash.

  • September 25, 2020

    TIGTA Accused Of Withholding Info On MLB Steroid Probe

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration improperly withheld records in response to a news organization's request for information on an IRS agent who led steroid investigations into Major League Baseball, the organization told a New York federal court.

  • September 25, 2020

    CFTC, States Say Metals.com Swindled Seniors Out Of $185M

    Two precious metals dealers targeted senior citizens in an alleged $185 million fraud scheme perpetrated in part through false claims that company principals were friends with an unnamed conservative television host, according to a joint civil enforcement action filed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and 30 state regulators on Friday.

  • September 24, 2020

    Feds Ask Justices To Ignore Convicted HSBC Banker's Appeal

    Federal prosecutors have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject former HSBC executive Mark Johnson's bid for review of his fraud conviction over a $3.5 billion trade, saying taking another party's "right to control" its own assets is a settled form of wire fraud.

  • September 24, 2020

    Financial Services Co. Head Charged In $4.4M Fraud Scheme

    The head of a financial services firm was arrested Thursday and charged in Manhattan federal court with involvement in a securities fraud scheme that scammed at least 18 investors out of about $4.4 million.

  • September 24, 2020

    Goldman Gets Industry Support For High Court Cert. Fight

    Goldman Sachs got support from Wall Street groups, former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials, law professors and others on Thursday in its challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court of class certification in a hotly watched securities class action.

  • September 24, 2020

    Hearst Accused Of Enabling Exec Who Demeaned Workers

    An executive at Hearst Communications mocked and demeaned older and female employees with "little more than a slap on the wrist" from his managers, according to a suit filed in New York state court by a former director who says the conditions led her to quit.

  • September 24, 2020

    Law Grads Fear Tech Troubles Ahead Of Remote Bar Exam

    Less than two weeks before thousands of attorney hopefuls in over a dozen states are scheduled to take the bar exam remotely, technological problems ranging from trouble clicking multiple-choice options to suspicious money transfers after downloading the exam program are cropping up, suggesting a remote exam is easier said than done.

Expert Analysis

  • How Credit Card Fee Antitrust Cases Fare In UK Versus US

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    When compared with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ohio v. American Express opinion, two recent U.K. Supreme Court rulings holding that credit card companies' payment schemes violated antitrust law suggest that corporations operating two-sided platforms are much more likely to win an antitrust case in the U.S., say Allison Gorsuch and Lauren Weinstein at MoloLamken.

  • What To Know When Making Dispositive Motions In Arbitration

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    As practitioners increasingly turn to dispositive motion practice within arbitration, they should be aware of the underlying authority for these motions and consider practical guidance for their use, says arbitrator and mediator Janice Sperow.

  • ERISA Ruling Shows Daunting Review Standard For Claimants

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    The Eighth Circuit’s recent decision to overturn a reinstatement of disability benefits in McIntyre v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance highlights claimants’ ongoing battle to mitigate the harsh impact of the arbitrary and capricious standard of judicial review for Employee Retirement Income Security Act disputes, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Sherman.

  • COVID-19 Amplifies Unique Issues For Student Housing

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    COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on business and legal considerations in student housing, including its vulnerability to development delays and the difficulty of backfilling beds, says Mitchell Poole at Cozen O'Connor.

  • 5 Common Virus-Related Employment Claims To Know

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    Jessica Shpall Rosen and Keli Liu at Greenwald Doherty discuss trending pandemic-related employment law claims, and explain how companies can mitigate risk by focusing on compliance and defense strategy.

  • Series

    AGs In A Pandemic: Fox Talks Montana Meatpacking

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    Montana Attorney General Tim Fox discusses his efforts with other state attorneys general to push federal authorities to pursue an antitrust investigation of the beef processing industry, and the importance of maintaining competitive markets and protecting consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 4 Ways Amicus Briefs Can Support An Overall Legal Strategy

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    The strategic use of amicus briefs can help an appellate court think about a case in a new way and lift an organization's own cause or reputation for legal thought, say Mark Chopko and Karl Myers at Stradley Ronon.

  • What Nonprofits Should Learn From AG Lawsuits Against NRA

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    The recent New York and D.C. attorneys general lawsuits against the National Rifle Association show that states are aggressively policing nonprofits — including activities ordinarily monitored by federal agencies — and should put organizations on notice of regulators' enforcement priorities, say attorneys at WilmerHale.

  • Deciding Whether Co-Mediation Is Right For Your Case

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    Not every case requires more than one mediator, but engaging two mediators with different perspectives or expertise can significantly enhance the settlement process in certain disputes — and parties can choose from several co-mediation approaches, say Gail Andler and Cassandra Franklin at JAMS.

  • Roundup

    Black Law Firm Leaders On Improving Diversity In BigLaw

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    In this Law360 Diversity Snapshot series, five Black law firm leaders share their memories of breaking into BigLaw and thoughts on how to increase minority representation in the legal industry.

  • Opinion

    Ariz. Law Firm Ownership Rule Change Is A Win For Clients

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    Arizona just became the first state to abolish an obscure ethics rule that prohibits nonlawyers from investing in law firms — a change that will lower legal service costs, encourage more innovation in the legal industry and improve access to justice, says William Marra at Validity Finance.

  • Series

    AGs In A Pandemic: Healey Talks Mass. Worker Safety

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    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey explains how her office is responding to workplace safety concerns and ensuring businesses are following health directives during the pandemic, despite such enforcement being outside her office's traditional portfolio.

  • The Problem With Collectability In Legal Malpractice Cases

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    Attorneys are routinely immunized from malpractice actions when they represent plaintiffs pursuing claims that are not collectable, but an Illinois federal court's recent refusal to protect defense counsel in Newman v. Crane Heyman highlights inconsistency in collectability requirements, says Timothy Parilla at Palmersheim & Mathew.

  • Data Security Best Practices For Licensed Lenders' Telework

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    Now that state-licensed lenders are allowed to conduct loan activities from home due to the pandemic, they need to optimize their remote working environments in a secure manner by leveraging third-party solutions and prioritizing cybersecurity compliance reviews, say attorneys at Buckley.

  • Series

    BigLaw Needs More Underrepresented Attorneys As Leaders

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    Hiring more women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to BigLaw positions of power is the first key to making other underrepresented attorneys believe they have an opportunity for a path to leadership, says Ernest Greer, co-president at Greenberg Traurig.

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