New York

  • March 29, 2017

    McCartney Says Beatles Song Fight Must Be Decided Now

    Attorneys for Paul McCartney fired back Wednesday over claims that he prematurely filed a lawsuit in a bid to recover the rights to hundreds of Beatles songs from Sony/ATV, saying the music publisher is trying to "leave McCartney in suspense."

  • March 29, 2017

    Spectrum-Surfing NY Judge Bails Out Of AG's Net Speed Suit

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's big-dollar suit accusing Charter Communications of fleecing 2.5 million Empire State web surfers with false promises of fast internet over its Spectrum service will have to wait for a judge who surfs with Verizon — or not at all — after a Wednesday recusal.

  • March 29, 2017

    NYC Says Legal Defense Fund Contributions Are Gifts

    Contributions to legal defense funds established by New York City public servants to offset legal costs must be considered gifts and are subject to applicable gift restrictions, according to an advisory opinion released Wednesday by the city Conflicts of Interest Board.

  • March 29, 2017

    Green Groups Say No Proof Nuke Plants Are Zero-Emission

    Green groups on Tuesday told a federal judge the conclusion that nuclear power produces zero emissions when generating electricity asserted in New York’s plan to subsidize three struggling nuclear power plants is flawed, saying there is no evidence supporting such an assertion.

  • March 29, 2017

    DOJ Gets Extension For AmEx Appeal Amid New Leadership

    While the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has been forced to forge ahead with its merger work despite a lack of new leadership under the Trump administration, it is trying to delay at least one key decision: whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to revive its challenge to American Express’ merchant rules.

  • March 29, 2017

    IP Boutique Knobbe Martens Opens NYC Office

    Knobbe Martens, a prominent law boutique specializing in intellectual property, has announced it will add a New York City office, strengthening the firm’s offerings on the East Coast.

  • March 29, 2017

    Westinghouse Hits Ch. 11, Reassesses Nuclear Projects

    Toshiba-owned Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, a global icon in nuclear technology design and construction, filed an anticipated Chapter 11 petition on Wednesday, aiming to shore up its core businesses and reassess the future of its nuclear reactor projects in Georgia and South Carolina that could cost the debtors billions.

  • March 29, 2017

    Fox News Ignored Controller's Racist Conduct, Suit Claims

    Two Fox News accounting employees accused the company of looking the other way as its longtime controller regularly mocked minority workers with racially charged statements and retaliated against them after they refused to settle pending litigation, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York state court.

  • March 29, 2017

    Willkie, Skadden Guide $100M Private Investment In Cowen

    Privately owned CEFC China Energy Co. Ltd. has agreed to buy a roughly $100 million stake in New York financial services firm Cowen Group Inc. in a deal guided by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, respectively, the companies said Wednesday.

  • March 29, 2017

    Real Estate Rumors: Anbang, Hirschfeld, WeWork

    Anbang Insurance has reportedly backed out of talks with Kushner Cos. for a $7.5 billion Manhattan redevelopment project that includes a hotel and retail, Florida developer Jeronimo Hirschfeld is said to be selling rather than developing a mixed-use project, and WeWork has reportedly leased nearly 95,000 square feet in New York.

  • March 29, 2017

    GWB Scandal Figures Get Prison Terms For ‘Abuse Of Power’

    Two former public officials convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal were slapped with prison terms Wednesday for what a New Jersey federal judge called “an outrageous display of abuse of power” driven by a culture in the state Capitol where political opponents faced retribution.

  • March 29, 2017

    High Court Says NY Credit Card Disclosures Regulate Speech

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday asked a federal appellate court to determine whether a New York law that restricts the disclosures retailers can make to customers about credit card surcharges violated retailers’ First Amendment rights, vacating the lower court’s ruling that upheld the law.

  • March 28, 2017

    Trump To Seek Immunity From 'Apprentice' Defamation Suit

    President Donald Trump’s attorneys on Monday said they plan to ask a New York state court to toss a defamation suit from a former contestant on “The Apprentice” filed after he refuted her sexual harassment allegations, citing presidential immunity under the Supremacy Clause.

  • March 28, 2017

    Ex-Broker Tells Walters Jury Of Large, Risky Trades

    Prominent sports gambler Billy Walters was considered to be one of the most sophisticated investors in the world despite his penchant for large and risky stock trades sometimes as high as $50 million, his former broker told a New York federal jury Tuesday in Walters’ insider trading trial.

  • March 28, 2017

    Judge Dumps NY Town's CERCLA Suit Against Landscapers

    A New York federal judge on Tuesday freed three groups of farmers and landscapers accused of illegally dumping truckloads of hazardous waste in a Suffolk County park from a lawsuit brought by the town of Islip, saying there’s no proof the defendants knew the material was toxic.

  • March 28, 2017

    Dewey Cooperator Says He Never Told CFO Of Fraud

    The former controller for Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Tuesday told a Manhattan jury that he never told former Dewey Chief Financial Officer Joel Sanders that the law firm wasn’t in compliance with its lending agreements, as the retrial of Sanders and former Dewey Executive Director Stephen DiCarmine neared the two-month mark.

  • March 28, 2017

    BCBG To Resolve Azria Contract Fight Before Bid Deadline

    Bankrupt women's apparel company BCBG Max Azria Group Inc. in New York bankruptcy court on Tuesday committed to resolve an adversary action brought against it by company founder Max Azria and his wife Lubov, BCBG's former chief creative officer, over the termination of her employment agreement before a May bidding deadline.

  • March 28, 2017

    Polish-American Daily Ripped Off Polish Papers, Says Judge

    A New York federal judge has ruled that Polska Gazeta, a Polish-language daily for Polish-Americans, infringed the copyrighted works of Polish-language dailies PressPublica and Super Express USA, but refused to grant judgment in favor of the two companies on a slew of other claims.

  • March 28, 2017

    Manhattan Hospital Beats Botched Heart Procedure Suit

    A New York appellate panel on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a medical malpractice suit accusing Lenox Hill Hospital of botching a man’s heart procedure, which purportedly caused vision loss, saying the hospital proved the alleged negligence was not the cause of the man’s injuries.

  • March 28, 2017

    Former Soccer Star Ends Firing Suit Against NY Cosmos

    Former Manchester United soccer star Eric Cantona and the New York Cosmos have agreed to drop a lawsuit over Cantona's 2014 firing as a team consultant, according to a stipulated dismissal filed in New York federal court Monday, putting an apparent end to the lawsuit over an incident that had marred the beginnings of the relaunched professional soccer club.

Expert Analysis

  • 10 Tips For Better Legal Negotiations

    Marc J. Siegel

    Like everything else, the art of negotiation starts by having a conversation. It’s about being respectful, finding common ground, knowing what you want and, most importantly, listening. A conversation between two lawyers can be complicated at best, but by employing a few techniques and tactics, it doesn’t have to be that way, says Marc Siegel of Siegel & Dolan Ltd.

  • How A Tweet With No Words Could Impact NY Labor Law

    Laurent S. Drogin

    When now-former New York Post writer Bart Hubbuch sued his former employer for firing him over a tweet last month, he roused Section 201-d of the New York Labor Law from its slumber. Few employers are likely aware this law exists and it remains to be seen whether media attention from this case will motivate attorneys who represent employees to add the law to their toolbox, says Laurent Drogin of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP.

  • Monthly Column

    Gray Matters: Decision Error

    Gray Matters

    Lawyers make hundreds of decisions during the course of advising a client, consummating a transaction or litigating a case. In this new column, dispute resolution experts Bob Creo and Selina Shultz explore the theory, science and practical aspects of how decisions are made in the legal community.

  • New NY Cybersecurity Regs Will Have National Reach

    Romaine Marshall

    Given the national reach of the New York Department of Financial Services, the impact of New York's new cybersecurity regulations for the financial services sector will be felt far beyond the state of New York. The new rules may drive similar changes to other state and federal information protection laws, becoming the baseline standard for the industry, say Romaine Marshall and Matt Sorensen of Holland & Hart LLP.

  • Law Schools And Law Firms: Seeking Common Ground

    Randy Gordon

    What we don’t know is whether the teaching and practice of law are undergoing massive structural changes or we’re still digging out from the worst economic collapse since the Depression. But what we do know is that the missions of the most forward-looking law schools and law firms are converging in ways that were unimaginable 10 years ago, says Randy Gordon, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP and executive professor of law at Te... (continued)

  • NY Life Settlement And Cybersecurity Compliance

    Theodore P. Augustinos

    Attorneys with Locke Lord LLP explain the New York Department of Financial Service's new cybersecurity regulations and discuss the immediate actions that life settlement providers and brokers should take in order to comply.

  • NY Cybersecurity Regulations Will Affect Health Care Sector

    Tracy E. Miller

    New York state's new cybersecurity regulations are far more prescriptive than preceding regulatory schemes, including the security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Health care providers will face significant new obligations, says Tracy Miller, co-leader of Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC's cybersecurity and data privacy practice.

  • Not From Around Here? Trying A Case As An Out-Of-Towner

    William Oxley

    The importance of authenticity is magnified when trying a case outside your home jurisdiction. While using references to local landmarks or history can help make arguments relatable, adopting local expressions or style in an attempt to ingratiate oneself with the judge and jury almost always backfires, say William Oxley and Meghan Rohling Kelly of Dechert LLP.

  • DOJ Brief Opposing CFPB Brings More Uncertainty

    Ashley Taylor

    What will be most disappointing to Republicans and President Trump, and which is entirely possible given the issues the D.C. Circuit requested to be briefed, is an outcome which avoids the constitutional issues raised in PHH Corp. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and decides the case on the basis of the statutory provisions of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, say attorneys at Troutman Sanders LLP.

  • A Narrow Exception To NY's Foreclosure Limitations Period

    Christopher A. Gorman

    A New York state appeals court's recent decision in Wells Fargo Bank v. Eitani is good news for those in the business of acquiring distressed mortgage loans because it carves out an exception to the statute of limitations on a mortgage foreclosure action. However, Eitani is very limited in its scope, says Christopher Gorman of Abrams Fensterman Fensterman Eisman Formato Ferrara & Wolf LLP.