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  • December 6, 2018

    Real Estate Rumors: Lewis Brisbois, Hamleys, Mercantil Bank

    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is reportedly taking 24,000 additional square feet in downtown Los Angeles, British toy retailer Hamleys is said to be close to leasing roughly 30,000 square feet in New York from REIT SL Green and Mercantil Bank has reportedly loaned $10 million for a recent Florida industrial property purchase.

  • December 6, 2018

    REIT Blasts Investor's 'Meritless' Bid To Block Merger

    Select Income REIT challenged an investor’s “meritless” attempt to block its proposed merger with Government Properties REIT in New York federal court Wednesday, saying that the investor is merely following a recent trend of investor suits over company mergers and that he presents no real claim.

  • December 6, 2018

    Hyundai Drivers Seek Class Cert. In Sonata Brake Defect Suit

    Consumers asked a New York federal judge Wednesday to certify their proposed class action alleging Hyundai Motor America knowingly sold Sonata sedans with defective brakes, saying they were subjected to the same Hyundai misrepresentations and warranties so pursuing their claims as a class is warranted.

  • December 6, 2018

    Axis Needn't Cover Patriarch In SEC Probe, 2nd Circ. Affirms

    The Second Circuit on Thursday affirmed that Axis Insurance Co. doesn't owe Lynn Tilton's Patriarch Partners LLC $5 million to cover the costs of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation and enforcement action, saying coverage is barred because Patriarch was aware the SEC had the firm in its crosshairs before the Axis policy went into effect.

  • December 6, 2018

    Ex-FIFA Official Free To Leave US After 3 Years In Hiding

    Rafael Salguero, a Guatemalan lawyer and former FIFA official who pled guilty to fraud, racketeering and money laundering offenses, was spared time in prison at his sentencing on Thursday, where he was revealed to have cooperated with prosecutors while living in hiding from potential threats for the past three years.

  • December 6, 2018

    Ex-Travel Finance Pro Gets 18 Months For $2.3M Theft Spree

    A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday sentenced former finance executive Randy Wang to 18 months in prison for using the corporate credit card of his former employer, OneWorld Management Co., to go on a $2.3 million electronics shopping spree, hiding the purchases and reselling the goods for cash.

  • December 6, 2018

    Hunton Andrews Steers Cross River's $100M KKR-Led Round

    Fintech-focused Cross River Bank said Thursday KKR & Co. LP led a recent funding round that brought in $100 million, with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP guiding the New Jersey-chartered bank.

  • December 6, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Ogletree's Evan Moses

    Ogletree's Evan Moses uses unconventional strategies to boost the firepower of his class action practice, including a homegrown Monte Carlo algorithm, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 6, 2018

    Orrick, Clifford Chance Guide $87.3M Financial News Deal

    U.K.-based business and financial magazine publisher Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC said on Thursday that it has agreed to buy The Deal LLC, which is made up of BoardEx and The Deal, from financial news and information provider The Street Inc. for $87.3 million, in a deal guided by Clifford Chance LLP and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

  • December 5, 2018

    17 Women Sue Columbia Over OB-GYN's Alleged Abuse

    Seventeen women claim a former Columbia University obstetrician-gynecologist sexually abused them during appointments while the school did nothing to prevent the abuse spanning a period of more than 20 years, according to a suit filed Tuesday in New York state court.

  • December 5, 2018

    Techie, Pastor Ask 2nd Circ. To Ax Bitcoin Fraud Convictions

    A Florida tech expert and a New Jersey pastor urged the Second Circuit on Wednesday to reverse their convictions over a purported scheme to co-opt a small credit union into facilitating unlawful bitcoin transactions, citing errors with key witnesses.

  • December 5, 2018

    Medical Groups Back States In Association Health Plan Row

    The American Medical Association has told a D.C. federal judge that the U.S. Department of Labor's association health plan rule flies in the face of Affordable Care Act’s aim of trying to make sure patients across the country can get good, affordable health coverage.

  • December 5, 2018

    Deutsche Bank Settles BlackRock RMBS Suits

    Deutsche Bank has struck a deal with residential mortgage-backed securities investors including funds of BlackRock Inc. and other asset managers to settle their litigation in New York federal court and California state court over the bank’s handling of hundreds of RMBS trusts.

  • December 5, 2018

    Swanky NY Club Made Women, Not Men, Share Tips: Suit

    A former cocktail waitress at the Rose Bar, an exclusive Manhattan nightclub known for its celebrity clientele, said in a proposed class action filed Tuesday that the club’s management required the women — and only the women — to share their tips with male coworkers, telling the women it was because “you girls make too much money.”

  • December 5, 2018

    KPMG Ruling Casts Skeptical Light On Dukes Decision

    A footnote in a recent ruling rejecting class certification in a long-running pay equity suit against accounting giant KPMG posed an intriguing question: Does the U.S. Supreme Court's Wal-Mart v. Dukes decision have a blind spot when it comes to "implicit bias" and pay decisions?

  • December 5, 2018

    Cambridge Analytica Exec's Bid To Avoid Ch. 7 Slammed

    The trustee of Cambridge Analytica LLC's Chapter 7 case and Facebook users suing the consulting firm have told a New York bankruptcy court that the director who signed its bankruptcy papers can't escape responsibility for the firm by claiming he was served at a temporary address.

  • December 5, 2018

    NY Station Seeks High Court Review Of FCC Channel Shuffle

    A New York-area television station has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the D.C. Circuit’s support of a Federal Communications Commission decision to assign it a higher broadcast channel number during the transition to digital broadcasting, even though other broadcasters got to keep their old numbers.

  • December 5, 2018

    Nine West Seeks $22M DIP Increase Amid Ch. 11 Plan Voting

    Nine West Holdings Inc. has asked a New York bankruptcy court to approve an additional $22 million in debtor-in-possession financing, saying it now expects to exit its contentious Chapter 11 at least a month later that it originally planned and needs the additional cash.

  • December 5, 2018

    NY, NJ Want In On EPA Smog Inaction Suits At DC Circ.

    New Jersey, New York state and New York City have asked the D.C. Circuit for permission to intervene in litigation over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to grant petitions by fellow East Coast states seeking to reduce air pollution from inland sources.

  • December 5, 2018

    US Soccer Says Ex-Exec Dodging Depo In Antitrust Row

    The North American Soccer League is ducking behind technicalities to shield a former board member from being deposed by the U.S. Soccer Federation in the league's antitrust suit, the federation told a New York federal court.

Expert Analysis

  • The Latest On State And Federal Paid Family Leave Programs

    Kathryn Barcroft

    Only four U.S. states currently require paid family leave programs, leaving private employers across most of the country with the decision of whether to provide such leave to their employees, says Kathryn Barcroft of Solomon Law Firm PLLC.

  • Opinion

    What The 2nd Circ. Missed In Religious Trademark Case

    Paul Tarr

    The Second Circuit's decision this month in Universal Church v. Toellner appears to threaten trademark protection routinely afforded to nonprofits and businesses for marks that have established secondary meaning from common or historical terms, says Paul Tarr, head of the appellate practice at Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer LLP.

  • NCAA Corruption And The 'Right To Control' Theory

    Kan Nawaday

    The convictions in U.S. v. Gatto for defrauding NCAA schools have shined a spotlight on the relatively obscure — but powerful — “right to control” theory of federal wire and mail fraud liability, which formed the basis for the New York federal prosecutors' case, say Kan Nawaday and Stephen Salsbury of Venable LLP.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Bryan Cave Innovation Chief Katie DeBord

    Katie DeBord

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

  • Simple Secrets For Improving Your CLE

    Daniel Karon

    With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.

  • Energy, Environment And The Elections: A Changed Mosaic

    Ali Zaidi

    Last week's midterm elections changed the regulatory landscape for energy and the environment in three subtle yet significant ways, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

  • It’s Time For Law Firms To Start Talking About Gen Z

    Eliza Stoker

    Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Lessons From FERC Staff Reversal In Footprint Power

    Todd Mullins

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's enforcement staff recently recommended that FERC drop a case against Footprint Power LLC. This may be an effort to address criticism that the enforcement process has become a guaranteed win for the commission, say Todd Mullins and Christopher McEachran of McGuireWoods LLP.

  • State Net

    How The States Fared In The Midterms

    Lou Cannon

    Lou Cannon, editorial adviser and columnist at LexisNexis State Net Capitol Journal, dissects the results of the governor’s races and state legislative chambers in the 2018 midterm elections.

  • Guest Feature

    The Many Lives Of Michael Chertoff

    Randy Maniloff

    Randy Maniloff begins his interview with the nation’s second secretary of homeland security by saying he wants to go over his resume. The look on Michael Chertoff's face: “Bring it on.”