Commercial evictions will remain on hold in New York City at least through Oct. 20, following an executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo extending emergency coronavirus protections statewide.
Cannabis-focused real estate investment trust Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. said Monday it closed a $56 million sale-and-leaseback deal with a Florida cannabis company, committing to fund major expansions to its greenhouses and production lines.
The Chapter 11 case of auto parts maker Garrett Motion Inc. got off to a rocky start Monday in New York when former parent company Honeywell International Inc. alleged the bankruptcy proceeding was filed as a way for the debtor to escape more than $1 billion in asbestos liability.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s law clerks say that she brought the same level of care and dedication to her relationships with them as she did to the rest of her life. Here are some stories they shared, demonstrating how those qualities seeped into her relationships and interactions.
Female attorneys around the country say they're devastated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a woman they looked to as a role model for candidly speaking out about the struggles she faced as a female lawyer integrating her work and family life, which made her a relatable icon.
Senators return Monday to a chamber consumed with President Donald Trump's vow to quickly select a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and cement a conservative majority for years to come.
President Donald Trump has said he will name a woman to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Here's a look at five candidates he could pick in the coming days.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was perhaps best known for her dissents, but scholars and those who knew her say her majority opinions may better reflect her judicial philosophy, as well as her time as a law professor and civil rights lawyer.
With a small bench of two experienced judges accustomed to handling sophisticated Chapter 11 cases, the Eastern District of Virginia is emerging as a go-to filing destination for many distressed companies, challenging Delaware and New York as the traditional bankruptcy venues. But experts say the Old Dominion isn't going to dethrone the big two — yet.
As the senior member of the Supreme Court’s often frustrated minority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s iconic voice in recent years often sounded in dissent — particularly in politically divisive cases, such as abortion, voting rights and the Affordable Care Act. Here is some of the most pointed language from those now classic dissents.
With the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court's liberal wing loses her vote, her unique voice in the most politically divisive cases, and her talent for having the last word.
Federal prosecutors told a New York federal court Friday that the Second Circuit's recent decision to affirm a top Halkbank executive's conviction in and of itself incriminates the Turkish state-owned bank in an alleged sanctions evasion conspiracy, sinking its bid to dismiss the indictment.
A New York federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action that alleged cosmetics company Revlon and its executives misled investors about problems with its new software, citing the "abundant disclosures" Revlon made about the flawed rollout.
A New York man is facing criminal charges for threatening to murder a D.C. federal judge and his staff, according to a recently unsealed two-count grand jury indictment.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the longest-serving liberal member of the U.S. Supreme Court, has died, the court announced Friday night, opening a Supreme Court vacancy in a contentious election year. She was 87.
Fox News on Thursday slammed a Milwaukee-area Hilton for allegedly refusing to refund more than $100,000 the network spent on hotel rooms for its staff to cover the Democratic National Convention, which ended up shifting to an online event because of COVID-19.
Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees urged the Second Circuit to block the release of a 2017 letter about a league investigation into sign-stealing allegations, arguing it could harm the team's reputation and doesn't bolster a suit by fantasy sports consumers who claim they were duped by cheating scandals.
Market research company Information Resources Inc. and one of its executives discriminated against women and people of color, giving them lower pay and more work despite claims about valuing diversity, according to a proposed collective action filed Friday in New York federal court.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is cautioning against calls to increase taxes on millionaires after New Jersey leaders struck a deal to increase taxes on that state's high-earners, noting that New York's richest residents likely pay a higher rate.
BankUnited has loaned roughly $33.3 million to a Stellar Management entity for a multifamily property on West 81st Street in Manhattan with Stark Amron & Liner working on the matter, according to records made public in New York on Friday.
Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP will represent a proposed class of investors in a suit alleging hospital contractor SCWorx "overstated or entirely fabricated" its announcement in April that it would soon earn millions weekly by supplying COVID-19 rapid testing kits.
A New York bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a revised $2.45 billion debtor-in-possession financing plan for LATAM Airlines Group, minus the equity-swap provision that caused him to reject the passage last week.
In this edition of Coronavirus Q&A, Nixon Peabody's real estate leader discusses the way force majeure is being used in leasing and construction contexts and notes that affordable housing development has remained strong throughout the pandemic.
XL Fleet has agreed to merge with a special purpose acquisition vehicle called Pivotal to create a publicly traded provider of electric and hybrid fleet vehicles and associated services valued at $1 billion, the companies said Friday, in a deal steered by Morrison & Foerster, Graubard Miller and Mintz Levin.
Four of Rudy Giuliani's associates already facing charges for allegedly violating campaign finance laws were hit with new wire fraud and campaign finance charges Thursday, with New York federal prosecutors claiming that two of the men deceived investors into paying into a company that never got off the ground ironically named "Fraud Guarantee."
The New York Commercial Division's recent decision in Van Horne v. Ben-Dov demonstrates the court's increasing willingness to protect minority shareholders by enjoining a freeze-out merger where majority shareholders failed to prove there was a corporate benefit to the transaction, say Stephen Younger and Danielle Quinn at Patterson Belknap.
A New York Bankruptcy Court's recent decision in Boston Generating, holding that the Bankruptcy Code preempts state law intentional fraudulent transfer claims, may make it possible to structure securities payments to protect equity holders in leveraged buyouts, say Charles Oellermann and Mark Douglas at Jones Day.
Two recent federal court rulings, Sony Music v. Cox and Broadcast Music Inc. v. Buffalo Wing Joint, illustrate how musicians and record companies can use the Copyright Act's statutory damages provision to deter infringement in situations where showing actual damages would be too difficult or economically unfeasible, says Christopher Dyess at Schlam Stone.
As the doctrine of qualified immunity receives increased scrutiny following the deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of law enforcement, savvy plaintiffs attorneys will pursue civil claims against government entities under a U.S. Supreme Court precedent that classifies municipalities as persons, say Glenn Jacobson and James Kimmel at Abrams Gorelick.
The Second Circuit's decision in La Liberte v. Reid will test New York's recently updated anti-SLAPP law, intended to protect First Amendment activity, but there should be a viable path forward for several elements of the law, say Penguin Random House senior counsel Daniel Novack and Cornell Law School student Christina Lee.
Regulations the IRS published this week may shut down attempts to end-run the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's cap on state and local tax deductions by using a charitable contribution scheme, but fail to address other state workarounds, say Peter Lowy and Alissa Gipson at Chamberlain Hrdlicka.
It is necessary in a virtual law firm summer program to think twice about asking questions you may be able to answer on your own, but this independence and other aspects of a remote internship may help to instill habits that would be useful for future full-time associates, says law student Kelley Sheehan, who interned at Patterson & Sheridan this summer.
Following the American Bar Association's recent publication of third-party litigation funding guidance, Jiamie Chen and Dai Wai Chin Feman at Parabellum Capital outline some additional considerations, including the ethical limitations on single-case funding and the futility of economic prenegotiations between attorneys and their clients.
The Queens County Housing Court's recent decision in Weathers v. Aviv Construction, interpreting New York's Real Property Law to exempt commercial leases from the 90-day termination requirement, benefits commercial landlords and may be applicable to other sections of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act, say Marc Scolnick and David Robinson at the Law Office of Marc Scolnick.
As an attorney with cerebral palsy, Danielle Liebl at Reed Smith says that while the 30-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act has protected her against discrimination, the legal industry must do more to accommodate lawyers with disabilities and make them more comfortable in self-identifying.
Michael Karpen and Richard Eckman at Troutman Pepper analyze New York state’s pending Small Business Truth in Lending Act, including the types of transactions, lenders and financing providers to which the statute applies, specific disclosure requirements, and unique challenges for the merchant cash advance industry.
Many small towns and rural counties have few lawyers or none at all, which threatens the notion of justice for all Americans and demands creative solutions from legislators, bar associations and law schools, says Patricia Refo, president of the American Bar Association.
The Delaware Chancery Court’s recent decision in HomeFed amplifies the court's focus on discussions between controller and minority stockholders as the basis to conclude that business judgment review is unavailable, and suggests a trend toward a more restrictive judicial approach, say attorneys at Fried Frank.
Motransa, a recent first-of-its-kind Florida federal court decision moving a foreign discovery proceeding to arbitration, may provide a new defensive option for U.S. targets of Section 1782 discovery demands, say Alexander Lawrence and David Hambrick at MoFo.
Although reorganization is notoriously hard to achieve in single asset real estate bankruptcies, a category of Chapter 11 cases that will spike following the pandemic, strategic filing decisions by prospective debtors can aid in a successful restructure, says Victor Vilaplana at Foley & Lardner.