New York

  • January 9, 2017

    Man Who Forged Mets Exec Signature Sued In $3.5M Scheme

    A New Jersey man who copped to forging New York Mets executive Jeffrey Wilpon’s signature as part of a $3.5 million fraud scheme now faces a civil suit alleging fraud, after his business partner claimed that he falsified loan documents to secure $3.54 million in financing.

  • January 9, 2017

    NY Nuke Plant Subsidies Flout Feds, Power Coalition Says

    Power providers and energy groups challenging New York state's plan to subsidize three struggling nuclear power plants as part of its clean-energy program said Friday that the state hasn't cited a single case in which a similar program survived a federal preemption and U.S. Constitution commerce clause challenge.

  • January 9, 2017

    NY AG Says Exxon Playing Games With Climate Suit

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday blasted Exxon Mobil Corp.'s claims that he and Massachusetts AG Maura Healey conspired to suppress the oil giant's free speech on climate change, accusing the company of contradicting its response to Schneiderman's subpoena for climate-related information in New York state court.

  • January 9, 2017

    Justices Won't Tackle Trademark's Nominative Fair Use

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would not review a May ruling on trademark law’s doctrine of nominative fair use, passing on a case that would have been the court’s first on the issue.

  • January 9, 2017

    NY, Entergy Strike Deal To Close Indian Point Nuke Plant

    New York state officials and Entergy Corp. said Monday that they've brokered a deal to shut down the Indian Point nuclear plant just north of New York City by 2021, ending a lengthy fight over a facility opponents say poses environmental and safety risks to the largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

  • January 9, 2017

    GM Drivers Say Sale Doesn't Bar Ignition Switch Claims

    Drivers suing General Motors in multidistrict litigation over alleged ignition switch defects said GM cannot hide behind its 2009 bankruptcy sale to escape successor liability, telling a New York federal judge on Friday that allowing the automaker to evade their claims would undermine due process.

  • January 9, 2017

    Ex-Coin.mx Operator Cops To Bitcoin-Fueled Conspiracy

    Former Coin.mx operator Anthony R. Murgio pled guilty to three conspiracy charges on Monday, telling a Manhattan federal judge that he schemed to operate an unlicensed money exchange, to defraud banks and to obstruct an investigation into a credit union he controlled.

  • January 6, 2017

    CFTC Settles For Small But Personal Fine In Corzine Deal

    Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine seemed to strike an attractive bargain with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission when he agreed to pay the low-low price of $5 million over his role in the firm’s billion-dollar meltdown, but experts note the agency extracted more personal punishments on its way to wrapping up the five-year case.

  • January 6, 2017

    Delta Let 'Mentor' Masturbate Openly At Desk, $20M Suit Says

    Delta Air Lines Inc. fired two women for complaining that their assigned mentor was openly masturbating at his desk, according to a $20 million New York suit filed Thursday that alleged the company repeatedly told the women it wouldn’t punish the man because he’d lose his job.

  • January 6, 2017

    A Map Of Kirkland's Conflict Maze In Turkish Trader Case

    The conflict knots around appellate all-star Paul Clement and the Kirkland & Ellis LLP team representing a Turkish trader accused of defrauding megabanks also on the firm's client roster have produced a few unusual proposed solutions. Here are some key points about the Kirkland conflict conundrum.

  • January 6, 2017

    NY Gov. Calls For Tougher Cybercrime Laws, Response Team

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday unveiled a series of legislative priorities and other reforms designed to protect government agencies and citizens from cybercrime, including a proposal to strengthen hacking and identity theft laws as well as the creation of a cyber incident response team for the state.

  • January 6, 2017

    Davidoff Hutcher Sued For $1M By Sports Authority Creditor

    Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP was smacked Friday with a $1.4 million malpractice suit in New York state court by Castlewood Apparel Corp., which claims the firm improperly advised it as a creditor in the bankruptcy of Sports Authority, leading it to lose ownership of certain consigned inventory.

  • January 6, 2017

    Vodka Maker Roust Gets Prepackaged Ch. 11 Plan Approved

    Vodka producer Roust Corp. on Friday got the green light to move forward on a prepackaged Chapter 11 plan, allowing the Russian Standard Group subsidiary to reduce its noteholder debt by hundreds of millions, as a New York bankruptcy judge cast aside a lone objection from the U.S. trustee.

  • January 6, 2017

    Dish Wants Ruling Against Alleged TV Pirate In IP Row

    Dish Network LLC, China Central Television and a pair of other companies that license foreign-language TV asked a New York federal judge Friday to enter default judgment against HTV International Ltd. in their copyright infringement suit after the alleged piracy perpetrator fired its own lawyers.

  • January 6, 2017

    Virtus Can't Appeal Claims Over F-Squared, Judge Says

    A Manhattan federal judge on Friday denied Virtus Investment Partners Inc.’s bid to appeal his decision to keep alive class allegations over soured investments handled by now-bankrupt F-Squared Investments Inc., saying discovery needs to happen first.

  • January 6, 2017

    Deals Rumor Mill: Nature's Bounty, Fairfax, Meredith

    Carlyle could rake in up to $6 billion through the sale of herbal supplement maker Nature's Bounty, Fairfax is seeking a partner to help finance its $4.9 billion takeover of Allied World and Meredith Corp. has approached Time Inc. about a potential merger.

  • January 6, 2017

    Taxi Drivers Slam Uber's Bid To Ax NY Wage Battle

    The New York Taxi Workers Alliance hit back Friday at Uber’s assertion the group lacks standing to assert claims in a proposed wage-and-hour class action alleging Uber dictated drivers’ operating conditions enough for them to be classified as employees, not independent contractors.

  • January 6, 2017

    Stern & Montana Attys Join Morrison Mahoney In New York

    Morrison Mahoney LLP announced Tuesday that it brought on a team of 13 attorneys from Stern & Montana LLP, including the now-shuttered firm’s founding partners, to bolster its commercial litigation services in data privacy and security, cyber insurance and fraud investigation.

  • January 6, 2017

    Louis Vuitton Seeks Rehearing Of Parody Handbags Suit

    Louis Vuitton urged the Second Circuit to rehear its trademark infringement suit against a California retailer over its canvas tote bags Thursday, saying that if upheld the lower court’s ruling will “eviscerate” the Trademark Dilution Revision Act and its associated statutes.

  • January 6, 2017

    Citigroup Settles Overtime Pay Dispute With IT Workers

    Citigroup Inc. and 18 information technology workers have agreed to a $325,000 deal that would settle allegations that the financial services giant violated federal labor laws by stiffing them on overtime pay, according to a filing Thursday in New York federal court.

Expert Analysis

  • The Attorney-Client Privilege Post-Merger

    Kenneth A. Gerasimovich

    Knowing what happens to premerger attorney-client privileged communications relating to the transaction post-merger is only half the battle. M&A attorneys and their clients should also understand what communications are protected by the privilege, and in what circumstances the privilege may be waived, say Kenneth Gerasimovich and Sheran Sharafi of Greenberg Traurig LLP.

  • 3 Tips To Avoid Being On The Outs With In-House Counsel

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    When trial lawyers fail to recognize the unique challenges faced by in-house counsel, it jeopardizes not only the outcome of the case, but also the opportunities for future representation. These few simple strategies are hardly rocket science, but they are too often neglected, says Matthew Whitley
 of Beck Redden LLP.

  • A Trademark Year In Wine And Beer 2016: Part 1

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    Are you looking to avoid talking about politics at your annual seasonal gathering with friends and family? David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP has you covered, with over 150 diversionary legal anecdotes about this year's biggest beer and wine trademark dispute cases.

  • Restoring Some Certainty Post-Marblegate

    Miranda Schiller

    Following Marblegate, a number of actions have been filed challenging out-of-court restructurings under Section 316(b) of the Trust Indenture Act. Until the Second Circuit decides the pending Marblegate appeal, the Southern District of New York’s decision last week in Cliffs Natural is a useful guidepost, say Miranda Schiller and Agustina Berro of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

  • The Horrible Conflict Between Biology And Women Attorneys

    Anusia Gillespie

    Women leave law firms for many of the same reasons men do, but also face challenges including headwinds with respect to assignment delegation and social outings, as well as potential disruptions if they choose to have children. Firms can increase investment in talent management and improve retention and engagement of women attorneys, says Anusia Gillespie of Banava Consulting.

  • Rule 2004 Obligations And Risks For 3rd-Party Witnesses

    James Maloney

    Two recent cases illustrate the power and risks presented by discovery under Bankruptcy Rule 2004, showing that the rule can compel third parties to provide information to support later litigation against them or cause them to lose their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, says James Maloney of Bryan Cave LLP.

  • Inside The 2nd Circ. Ruling In Abbott V. Adelphia

    Brendan O'Rourke

    In Abbott Laboratories v. Adelphia Supply USAl, the Second Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction halting the alleged sale of gray-good diabetes test strips made by Abbott Laboratories. The decision is notable because the authentic test strips were identical to the gray-good versions, say attorneys with Proskauer Rose LLP.

  • Managing Intergenerational Differences Within Your Law Firm

    Najmeh Mahmoudjafari

    We are privileged to be part of an employment market that hosts employees from various generations. While “differences” may imply inherent conflict, intergenerational differences can actually be used to an advantage for organizations — especially law firms, say Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, founder of ImmigraTrust Law, and William Martucci of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP.

  • Talking 'Bull': Episode 8, Too Perfect

    Roy Futterman

    In this weekly column, real-life New York City jury consultant and psychologist Roy Futterman parses fact from fiction in "Bull," the new TV series airing on CBS about a fictional NYC jury consultant/psychologist. Spoiler alert ...

  • Philip Hirschkop: Quietly Making Noise For 50 Years

    Randy Maniloff

    The first paragraph of Philip Hirschkop’s obituary is going to contain the word "Loving." That’s undeniable. But many of Hirschkop’s other cases are just as groundbreaking in their own right. They aren’t household names like Loving, but they have affected millions in the nation’s households, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.