New York

  • February 8, 2018

    Fox News Slams Ex-Host's New Cyberstalking Complaint

    Fox News hit back Wednesday at a former host who says the network cyberstalked her after she complained about sexual harassment, saying accusations added in a new complaint she filed last week don’t support her legal claims.

  • February 8, 2018

    5 Cos. Price IPOs Totaling $959M Despite Market Turbulence

    Four operating businesses and a blank check company priced initial public offerings that began trading Thursday after raising $959 million at various points in their price ranges, completing deals despite renewed market volatility.

  • February 8, 2018

    Judge Skeptical Of Dewey CFO's Bid To Vacate Conviction

    Former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP Chief Financial Officer Joel Sanders got a cold reception from a New York state judge when he argued for his conviction to be nixed on Thursday, with the judge questioning whether a key witness had truly recanted.

  • February 8, 2018

    Real Estate Rumors: HNA, Bell Partners, Michael Feinstein

    HNA Group has reportedly hired a broker to sell a $4 billion real estate portfolio that includes properties in Chicago, New York and San Francisco; Bell Partners is said to have bought a Los Angeles-area apartment complex for $123 million; and Michael Feinstein and husband Terrence Flannery have reportedly sold a New York townhouse for $15.22 million.

  • February 8, 2018

    Moinian Snags Up To $350M In EB-5 Funding For NYC Tower

    The Moinian Group said Thursday it will receive as much as $350 million in EB-5 capital for its massive mixed-use retail and office tower in Manhattan as part of the New York developer’s plan to fund the $2 billion construction project.

  • February 8, 2018

    Ogletree Deakins Adds 2 Attys From Putney Twombly

    Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has announced it has expanded its presence in New York City with the addition of two new shareholders, both of whom have come over from Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson LLP.

  • February 8, 2018

    EIG Hits Keppel With $660M RICO Suit Over Brazil Bribery

    Funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners have launched a $660 million racketeering suit in New York federal court against Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. over its role in a Brazilian bribery scheme connected to a failed drill ship venture, for which Keppel recently reached a $422 million criminal settlement with U.S. prosecutors.

  • February 7, 2018

    NY Doctor Gets 13 Years for $25M False Medicare Charges

    A New York surgeon who was convicted for submitting more than $25 million in false Medicare charges was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in prison by a New York federal judge, according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • February 7, 2018

    Language Key In Builder's Coverage Fight At NY High Court

    A Bellevue Hospital building’s construction manager urged New York’s high court on Wednesday to ax a ruling that it’s not covered under a contractor’s policy with a Liberty Mutual unit for an underlying lawsuit over issues with the project, blaming the coverage denial on what it deemed poor grammar in a key policy provision.

  • February 7, 2018

    NY Stresses Anti-Fraud Obligations For Cryptocurrency Cos.

    New York’s top financial regulator on Wednesday issued guidance reminding virtual currency companies licensed by the state that they need to have policies in place to prevent fraud and that they should be on the lookout for market manipulation.

  • February 7, 2018

    Bankrupt Solar Panel Installer Hit With WARN Suit

    A pair of ex-employees of bankrupt solar panel installer Level Solar Inc. on Wednesday took their claims that the company laid off them and hundreds of other workers without notice to New York bankruptcy court, filing an adversary claim alleging the company broke state labor law.

  • February 7, 2018

    Werther’s Caramels Maker Underfills Bags, Suit Says

    The maker of Werther’s Original sugar-free chew caramels purposefully packages the candy in opaque bags that are less than 40 percent full, causing consumers to overpay for the product, says a proposed class action filed Wednesday in New York federal court.

  • February 7, 2018

    Bahraini Bank, Investment Co. Can’t Dodge Ch. 11 Suits

    A New York bankruptcy judge won't reconsider his October ruling forcing a Bahraini bank and the investment arm of a Yemeni bank to face Chapter 11 clawback suits by creditors of Arcapita Bank BCS, saying Monday that bankruptcy case law allowing the clawback of foreign funds has not changed.

  • February 7, 2018

    AT&T TCPA Class Claims Nixed Over Atty Husband's Fees

    A New York federal judge on Wednesday struck the class claims from a woman’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit against AT&T, finding that she could not suitably represent the class because her husband, who previously represented her, would seek fees in the case.

  • February 7, 2018

    Real Estate Rumors: WeWork, GGP, ABS Partners

    WeWork is said to be leasing 122,000 square feet in New York, real estate investment trust GGP is considering selling two Chicago retail properties, and ABS Partners has reportedly reached a 99-year ground lease deal for two Bronx properties.

  • February 7, 2018

    Fired Lobbyist Tells Graft Jury He's Fuzzy On Faked Emails

    Disgraced lobbyist Todd Howe was confronted Wednesday with evidence that he altered emails sent by Joe Percoco, a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is accused of corruption, but Howe told a jury he does not recall how often he surreptitiously changed and forwarded Percoco's missives.

  • February 7, 2018

    Rakoff Smacks Down Bid To Seal Riders In $3B Petrobras Deal

    U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff on Tuesday refused to seal three side agreements submitted to him by class counsel in a $3 billion Petrobras investor suit settlement, saying there is a “certain irony” to trying to keep the documents under wraps when the suit stemmed from an alleged lack of disclosure by the Brazilian oil giant.

  • February 7, 2018

    Ex-Paralegal Pleads Guilty To Stealing Immigration Fees

    A former paralegal has pled guilty to using forged documents to steal funds from his employer’s clients that were meant for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services fees, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said Tuesday.

  • February 7, 2018

    Judge Won't Nix $50M Deutsche Win, Citing 'Gamesmanship'

    A New York state judge chewed out a Georgia real estate developer Wednesday, refusing his request to overturn Deutsche Bank’s $50 million judgment against him from 2011 after saying he gave “no real proof” that the bank misled the court and accusing him of “gamesmanship.”

  • February 7, 2018

    Luxury NY Hotel Giving Staff Tips To Managers, Suit Says

    A group of bartenders says the Manhattan luxury hotel The Pierre is failing to properly distribute a service charge it includes in the cost of catered events and is instead passing the gratuities on to managers who are not eligible to receive them, according to a suit filed in New York state court.

Expert Analysis

  • The Enneagram And The Practice Of Law

    Jennifer Gibbs

    Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.

  • Buying And Selling Air Rights In New York City: Part 1

    Excerpt from Lexis Practice Advisor
    Robin Kramer

    Developers often utilize air rights transfers in order to enable construction of taller buildings. Any parties hoping to make such transfers in New York City must understand the process by which they can obtain air rights, and the documents necessary to acquire them, says Robin Kramer of Duval & Stachenfeld LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Tymkovich Reviews 'Gorsuch'

    Timothy Tymkovich

    John Greenya’s new book, “Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself,” offers readers something the confirmation hearings did not — the backstory of Neil Gorsuch and a glimpse of who Justice Gorsuch is, says Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit.

  • 4 Ways Tax Reform May Affect The Sports World

    Michael Rueda

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 limits deductions on state and local income, sales and property taxes up to $10,000 per year. This new limitation may provide certain sports teams, particularly those in states like Texas and Florida, an advantage in attracting and signing talent, say Michael Rueda and David Lehn of Withers Bergman LLP.

  • The Tide Could Be Turning On The Bare Metal Defense

    Rachel Farnsworth

    The Third Circuit recently vacated part of a ruling that turned on the application of the “bare metal defense,” the theory that a manufacturer of an asbestos-free product cannot be held liable for injuries caused by other manufacturers’ later-added asbestos-containing parts. Now the state law tide is turning in the same direction, says Rachel Farnsworth of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

  • Spoliation Scrutiny: Disparate Standards For Distinct Mediums

    Robin Shah

    Two years ago, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) was amended to provide a clearer road map for courts analyzing whether to permit sanctions for the spoliation of evidence. Yet there is still no specific guidance for when a sanctions request relates to electronically stored and nonelectronically stored information, says Skadden associate Robin Shah.

  • Cesari V. Peju May Have Reverberating Results

    Marsha Gentner

    In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board could have preclusive effect in a subsequent court proceeding. Since then, the trademark bar has been waiting to see if this would have any significant effect in practice. With the recent ruling in Cesari SRL v. Peju Province Winery, the other shoe has now fallen, says Marsha Gentner of Dykema Gossett PLLC.

  • Diagnosing Juror Bias Against Foreign Witnesses

    Christina Marinakis

    In an effort to study jurors' attitudes toward foreign witnesses, a representative sample of over 1,000 jury eligibles across the U.S. were surveyed over the course of several years. The results revealed two important findings, says Christina Marinakis, director of jury research at Litigation Insights.

  • Tax Nonfilers Face Potential Liability Under New York FCA

    Randall Fox

    A recent, little-noticed decision in the New York Supreme Court has confirmed that the tax provisions of New York’s False Claims Act apply not only to persons and companies that cheat on their tax returns, but also to those who knowingly skirt their obligations by entirely failing to file any New York tax returns, say Randall Fox of Kirby McInerney LLP and Adam Pollock of Ford O’Brien LLP.

  • The 10 Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2017

    Randy Maniloff

    For the 17th consecutive year, Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP takes a look at this year's most notable insurance coverage decisions, based primarily on the cases' potential to influence other courts nationally, and discusses the potential impacts of these important cases.