New York

  • May 21, 2018

    Ex-NY Sports Radio Host Rips Ponzi Charges, Evidence

    A former sports radio host charged with fraud relating to investments in ticket resales for major pop concerts asked a New York federal court on Friday to dismiss a substantive securities fraud count and suppress evidence found on his iPhone, saying both are defective.

  • May 21, 2018

    CVR Faced With Discovery Sanction In Wachtell Lipton Suit

    The “dilatory” document production by CVR Energy Inc. in its long-running legal battle with Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz over tens of millions in fees generated in a Carl Icahn-led takeover has put the petroleum refining company at risk of sanctions, a New York federal judge said in an order posted Monday.

  • May 21, 2018

    Bank Fraudster Gets 2 Years In Prison For Criminal Contempt

    A purported oil and gas entrepreneur found guilty of criminal contempt for refusing to repay a bank that won a $5 million judgment against him, and later convicted of bank fraud by a second jury, was sentenced Monday to two years in prison by a Manhattan federal judge in the contempt matter.

  • May 21, 2018

    TiVo Ordered To Pay Attys' Fees In 7-Year-Old IP Suit

    A global research agency on Friday won its bid for attorneys' fees in an intellectual property suit against TiVo that stretches back nearly seven years, after a New York federal judge found that TiVo had unnecessarily prolonged frivolous arguments defending its patented advertising platform.

  • May 21, 2018

    FDNY EMS Underpromotes Women, Minorities, Suit Says

    The New York City Fire Department unfairly denies officer jobs to nonwhite and female emergency medical services workers through a "highly subjective" promotional process that leaves decisions up to their mostly white and male superiors, an emergency medical services union alleges in a proposed class action filed Monday in New York federal court.

  • May 21, 2018

    Accused ICO Fraudsters Deny $25M Crypto Card Scheme

    Two co-founders of cryptocurrency company Centra Tech Inc. on Monday denied charges of conning investors in a $25 million initial coin offering to fund a digital currency payment card they falsely claimed was backed by major payment processors including Visa Inc.

  • May 21, 2018

    High Court Won't Review Gutted $4.35M Licensing Award

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will not review a decision in which the Second Circuit slashed a fitness-wear company’s $4.35 million licensing-related jury award to $1.

  • May 21, 2018

    Unilever Misleads With Corn Fiber In Ice Cream, Suit Says

    Unilever United States Inc. is misleading consumers by making its low-fat Breyers Delights ice cream with a significant amount of soluble corn fiber rather than dairy products, according to a proposed class action filed in New York federal court Friday.

  • May 21, 2018

    Personal Injury Legal Funder Accuses Atty Of Faking Cases

    A legal funding service filed suit in New York state court against a Manhattan attorney who allegedly asked for funding for bogus or exaggerated personal injury cases, saying the lawyer should have to pay back $200,000 and cough up $5 million in punitive damages.

  • May 21, 2018

    $309M In Deutsche, Barclays, HSBC Euribor Deals OK'd

    A Manhattan federal judge gave a final nod Friday to $309 million in investor settlements with Deutsche Bank AG, Barclays PLC and HSBC Holdings PLC over allegations they manipulated the Euro Interbank Offered Rate, earmarking $68.7 million of the amount for attorneys' fees.

  • May 21, 2018

    Simpson Thacher Guides Blackstone's $4.8B Deal For LaSalle

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP on Monday said it guided Blackstone's $4.8 billion deal for real estate investment trust LaSalle Hotel Properties, the fourth multibillion-dollar real estate deal the New York City-based firm has steered for the private equity giant since the start of the year.

  • May 21, 2018

    NYC's Meatball Shop Hits Houston Eatery With TM Suit

    The popular New York City eatery The Meatball Shop is suing over a restaurant at a Houston airport called The Magnolia Meatball Shop, saying it infringes the chain’s trademarks.

  • May 21, 2018

    Busta Rhymes Sued For $6.3M For Bailing On NJ Show

    Rapper Busta Rhymes, his record label and an Arizona nightclub have been slapped with a $6.3 million lawsuit by concert promoters after the rapper canceled an April performance at a New Jersey venue because it purportedly conflicted with a child support hearing, according to a lawsuit filed in New York state court.

  • May 18, 2018

    Cohen Wants Avenatti Out, Citing A 'Carnival Atmosphere'

    President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen told a New York federal judge Friday that Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti has been creating a “carnival atmosphere” and should not be allowed into the court proceedings that have resulted from a raid of Cohen’s office.

  • May 18, 2018

    FERC Reins In GHG Analysis For Certain Pipeline Projects

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday used an order on a New York gas pipeline expansion effort to announce a policy limiting its analysis of certain projects’ climate change impacts, igniting dissent by two commissioners that said the body should not regress on such an important issue.

  • May 18, 2018

    Fox Ditches Ex-Host’s Cyberstalking, Sexual Harassment Suit

    Former Fox News personality Andrea Tantaros lost her case alleging that when she complained about sexual harassment at the network, its executives and contributors cyberstalked her, with a New York federal judge on Friday finding the suit relied on “speculation and conjecture.”

  • May 18, 2018

    Foreign Detainees Have Right To Bond Hearings, ACLU Says

    The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday told a Manhattan federal judge that foreigners detained by immigration authorities for six months or more have a constitutional right to bond hearings, arguing that Second Circuit law demands it.

  • May 18, 2018

    Friends Bilked Sick 'LOVE' Artist, Art Foundation Alleges

    The bedridden artist Robert Indiana, well-known for his "LOVE" image, has allowed friends to manipulate him and forge his works, in violation of The Morgan Art Foundation’s licensing agreements, according to the foundation’s suit filed in New York federal court Friday.

  • May 18, 2018

    Ex-Server At NYC Eatery Drops Worker Mistreatment Suit

    A former server at Manhattan’s acclaimed French seafood restaurant Le Bernardin has ended her proposed class action against the company less than four months after filing it, with a New York federal judge dismissing on Thursday her allegations that the eatery and its owners mistreated employees and ignored sexual harassment.

  • May 18, 2018

    Chicago Wine Bar Denies 'Copycatting' NYC Restaurant Group

    Two former employees of a New York group of Italian restaurants and wine bars that is suing them for trademark claims under the Lanham Act have urged an Illinois federal court not to close their new Chicago wine bar, arguing the startup’s design and menu are not "copycat" versions that violate the group’s trade dress.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    Why Won't Judicial Nominees Affirm Brown V. Board Of Ed?

    Franita Tolson

    On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, recognizing a moral and legal truth that should be beyond question in American society. The refusal by some of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees to say whether they believe the case was decided correctly is indicative of the narrow-minded elitism they would bring to the bench, says professor Franita Tolson of the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law.

  • The Lawyers' Guide To Cloud Computing

    Daniel Garrie

    In deciding whether cloud computing is right for the organization or firm, an attorney must consider cloud computing’s significant impact on the electronic discovery process, say Daniel Garrie, managing partner at Law & Forensics LLC, and David Cass, chief information security officer at IBM Cloud.

  • How 1 Court Is Shaping The Future Of Crypto Regulation

    Deborah Meshulam

    The McDonnell and Zaslavskiy actions in the Eastern District of New York are initial cryptocurrency cases where government regulators are testing their jurisdictional theories. Both cases will help chart the course for future enforcement in an industry where the law has struggled to keep pace with technology, say Deborah Meshulam and Benjamin Klein of DLA Piper.

  • Opinion

    Recovering Lawyers' Lost Position Of Independence

    Samuel Samaro

    In these politically divisive times, many ask whether our institutions and traditions can help us return to a greater consensus. In days long past, the legal profession could have been counted on to serve just such a function. But lawyers are now just as polarized as everyone else, says Samuel Samaro of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC.

  • TCPA Trends: Impact On Future Litigation And Compliance

    Michael Reif

    The number of Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits has grown exponentially in recent years, and courts have issued several significant decisions in recent months that may have implications for future TCPA litigation and compliance efforts, say Michael Reif and Chelsea Walcker of Robins Kaplan LLP.

  • Lack Of Sameness Doomed INRatio Class Certification

    Michelle Hart Yeary

    Last month a federal court in California declined a second attempt to certify a class action against the makers of handheld devices used to monitor blood clotting. The case demonstrates that when key questions of law or fact affect only some members of the putative class, but not all, class certification is not sustainable, says Michelle Yeary of Dechert LLP.

  • Gender Pay Data: Impact Of European Laws In The US

    Lynne Bernabei

    Although American and European equal pay laws often develop on parallel tracks, the U.S has not kept pace with the EU in terms of pay transparency. However, new European laws may have the unintended consequence of pushing multinationals with U.S. employees to publish pay data to keep up with their European counterparts, say Lynne Bernabei and Kristen Sinisi of Bernabei & Kabat PLLC.

  • 8 Reasons To Take A Fresh Look At Your Law Office Lease

    Tiffany Winne

    After moving into a new law office, tenants often file their signed leases away, figuring that the terms are set for a few years at least. However, leases can be very flexible instruments, and should be reviewed annually even if nothing seems amiss, says Tiffany Winne of Savills Studley Inc.

  • Growing Caregiver Benefits In The US Workplace And Beyond

    Louise Balsan

    As Mother's Day approaches and more initiatives in the U.S. and around the world are aimed at increasing opportunities at work for working mothers (and caregivers more generally), attorneys with Baker McKenzie discuss recent benefits made available to these employees and review updates multinational employers need to know.

  • A General Counsel's Tips For Succeeding As A New Associate

    Jason Idilbi

    Based on his experience as a BigLaw associate for six years and now as general counsel for a tech startup, Jason Idilbi of Passport Labs offers some best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.