New York

  • May 19, 2017

    Honeywell Again Dodges Claims It Botched NY Lake Cleanup

    A New York federal judge on Friday tossed for the second time a suit accusing Honeywell International Inc. of exposing upstate residents to dangerous chemicals after botching a government-mandated water pollution cleanup, saying the suit merely tries to hold Honeywell liable for cleanup activities it was instructed to carry out by federal and state environmental regulators.

  • May 19, 2017

    16 AGs Look To Intervene In ACA Subsidy Suit At DC Circ.

    Fifteen states and Washington, D.C., on Thursday urged the D.C. Circuit to let them fight a U.S. House of Representatives lawsuit challenging Affordable Care Act subsidies, saying the Trump administration can’t be counted on to defend the payments as it works to eliminate the ACA.

  • May 19, 2017

    NY AG Hits Exxon With More Subpoenas In Climate Probe

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday that his office has issued additional subpoenas to ExxonMobil in his climate change probe of the oil giant and has questioned witnesses over concerns the company is violating its duty to preserve documents relevant to the investigation.

  • May 19, 2017

    GoPro Harness Maker Says Insurer Must Defend It In IP Row

    360Heros Inc., an independent company that makes mounting harnesses for GoPro cameras, on Thursday sued Mainstreet America Assurance Co. in New York federal court for allegedly failing to pay its defense costs in a patent infringement suit brought by GoPro.  

  • May 19, 2017

    NY Solar Tax Credit Not For Geothermal Systems, Panel Says

    New York’s solar energy tax credit does not cover the costs of geothermal energy systems, a state tax tribunal has ruled, rejecting a Buffalo surgeon’s bid to slash $5,000 off his personal income taxes after shelling out thousands more for a ground-to-home heat pump.

  • May 19, 2017

    Photog Fights To Keep Baseball Fight Photo Suit Alive

    A Dallas sports photographer asked a New York federal judge not to toss his copyright suit over unauthorized copies of a widely distributed image of a fight involving two Major League Baseball players on Thursday, arguing that discovery will prove the court’s jurisdiction over a chain of sports memorabilia shops.

  • May 19, 2017

    Drivers Lose Bid To Block Subpoena In GM Ignition MDL

    A class action news website can’t ditch a subpoena issued by General Motors in multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective ignition switches, a New York federal judge ruled Friday, shooting down arguments from the drivers bringing the suit that the requested communications are privileged.

  • May 19, 2017

    DOJ Brass Says Sessions Has Eye On Health Care Fraud

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will keep health care fraud high on the U.S. Department of Justice agenda, the agency's acting criminal head said at a speech.

  • May 19, 2017

    NY Lawmakers Want DOE To Rethink Nuclear Waste Transport

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins called on Thursday for the Trump administration to delay a plan to transport liquid uranium from Canada to South Carolina until there’s been an environmental study of the project’s risks, saying highly radioactive material has never before been transported over public roads in liquid form.

  • May 19, 2017

    Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty To Sexting Teen

    Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner pled guilty in a New York federal court on Friday to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor for sexting a 15-year-old girl.

  • May 18, 2017

    DOJ Asks 2nd Circ. To Overturn BMI Fractional-License Ruling

    The U.S. Department of Justice defended its recent interpretation of a 75-year-old antitrust agreement with BMI governing the licensing of music performance rights at the Second Circuit on Thursday, saying a lower court judge incorrectly found the consent decree allows fractional licensing of compositions.

  • May 18, 2017

    Patent Litigator Joins Quinn Emanuel From Kirkland & Ellis

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has added a former Kirkland & Ellis LLP intellectual property litigator with experience in the medical device and telecommunications industries as a partner in the firm's New York office, focusing on federal patent and U.S. International Trade Commission litigation.

  • May 18, 2017

    Russia Meddling Claims Block 'Donorgate' From UN Bribe Trial

    A New York federal judge on Thursday blocked a swath of evidence concerning Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng’s purported funding of U.S. politics, saying the risk of prejudice by bringing up foreign political meddling in the bribery trial is too great in light of the current accusations of undue overseas influence in last year’s elections.

  • May 18, 2017

    SunEdison Says It's Poised To Solicit Votes On Ch. 11 Plan

    SunEdison Inc. told a New York bankruptcy court on Wednesday that after resolving several objections to its Chapter 11 plan disclosures and reaching a critical accord with its key creditors, it is in position to move forward with soliciting votes for its exit from bankruptcy.

  • May 18, 2017

    Turkey-Owned Bank Foots Legal Bill For Zarrab Co-Defendant

    A Turkish bank executive charged in a politically sensitive Iran sanctions case is having his legal bills paid by his state-controlled employer, his lawyer told a New York federal judge on Thursday.

  • May 18, 2017

    Lawsuits Accusing Facebook Of Aiding Hamas Terror Tossed

    A New York federal judge Thursday dismissed two lawsuits against Facebook that had alleged the company allowed Palestinian terrorist groups such as Hamas to use its social media platform to recruit members and incite violence, finding that one claim lacked standing and another failed to state an actionable claim.

  • May 18, 2017

    NY Judge Dismisses $2.4B Tax-Dodging Suit Against Citigroup

    A New York state judge on Wednesday tossed out a $2.4 billion suit accusing Citigroup of dodging $800 million in state taxes by illegally deducting losses it incurred during the financial crisis, according to a source familiar with the matter.

  • May 18, 2017

    Bank Mgr., Realty Exec Charged In Multimillion-Dollar Fraud

    A branch manager at a major retail bank in New York and an executive and a bookkeeper of a real estate company were charged Thursday with bank fraud, bank fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy in what federal prosecutors say was a multimillion-dollar scheme to plunder the company’s bank accounts.

  • May 18, 2017

    HR Worker Not Fired For Enforcing Compliance, NLRB Says

    The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a Long Island, New York-based real estate company didn't illegally fire a human resources assistant who claims he was sacked for uncovering and threatening in a letter to report an array of labor law compliance issues.

  • May 18, 2017

    High Court Backs Uber’s Arbitration Bid, 2nd Circ. Told

    Uber asked the Second Circuit on Tuesday to heed a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that purportedly reinforces the ride-hailing company's arguments that class allegations of Uber and its drivers colluding to raise prices belong in arbitration.

Expert Analysis

  • Protecting Communications From PR Privilege Issues

    Donna Fisher

    Two recent opinions out of Pennsylvania and California state courts offer important lessons for avoiding claims of privilege waiver when using public relations consultants during litigation, say attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP.

  • Uber: The Turning Of The Tide

    Thomas Dickerson

    Uber Technologies may have reached the end of its worldwide efforts to dominate transportation markets with its popular ride-hailing app. Although Uber has met opposition in the past in both the marketplace and in court, particularly in California, new developments in China and in New York City may be bringing Uber’s nearly unstoppable advance to a halt, says Thomas Dickerson of Herzfeld & Rubin PC.

  • Will Corporate Monitor Reports Become Public?

    John Wood

    If independent compliance monitorships are to remain an important part of how the U.S. government resolves corporate investigations, it is imperative that courts eliminate recent uncertainty and protect monitor reports from public disclosure, says John Wood, a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

  • 10 Tips For Creating Winning Trial Visuals

    Kerri Ruttenberg

    Effective visuals require effective design. In her new book, "Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals," published by the American Bar Association, trial lawyer and Jones Day partner Kerri Ruttenberg discusses how to design and use visuals to help viewers understand, believe and remember the messages being conveyed.

  • Roundup

    Counsel To Counsel: Insights From Law Firm GCs

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    General counsel at four law firms share the biggest issues they face in an increasingly complex legal environment.

  • The 'State' Of The Gig Economy Under Trump

    Amy Strauss

    There is no question that America’s sharing economy is growing and showing no signs of slowing down. However, if the Trump administration continues its hands-off approach to worker misclassification issues, and court decisions create as much confusion as clarity, we may be forced to look to state legislatures to take control, says Amy Strauss of Fisher Phillips.

  • Monthly Column

    Gray Matters: The Attorney-Client Team

    Robert Creo

    A 1979 study of attorney-client interactions revealed startling information: Despite years of education and training to hone their legal expertise, attorneys were not acting as independent counselors but rather allowing their clients to control them. Our experience is that this trend has accelerated, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.

  • Opinion

    Why Roe V. Wade Will Not Be Overturned

    Donald Scarinci

    The threat that abortion will become illegal again by overturning Roe v. Wade has been a blockbuster campaign slogan in presidential elections for the last 40 years. Like most campaign rhetoric, this threat is not based in reality, says Donald Scarinci, managing partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.

  • Litigation Finance, Big Data And The Limits Of AI

    Christopher Bogart

    Theoretically, both better data and its better use should be able to improve results in litigation, and thus help litigation financiers allocate more capital to meritorious matters. However, while big data and artificial intelligence are intriguing additions to the litigation toolkit, they are far from turning litigation finance on its head, says Christopher Bogart, CEO of Burford Capital LLC.

  • Series

    Counsel To Counsel: Mama Said There'll Be Days Like This

    Peter J. Engstrom

    It's no longer enough for law firms simply to provide expert legal advice — we are expected to mirror clients' legal, ethics and social commitments and promises. For law firm GCs, the resulting job demands seem to grow exponentially, says Peter Engstrom, general counsel of Baker McKenzie.