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New York

  • January 9, 2019

    Labaton Sucharow Chairman Steps Down After 20 Years

    Lawrence Sucharow, who has served as managing partner and chairman of New York-based plaintiffs firm Labaton Sucharow LLP for more than 20 years, is stepping down from his leadership role, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • January 8, 2019

    Weinstein Gets Ch. 11 Doc Access Pending NY Class Motion

    Ex-movie mogul Harvey Weinstein received permission in Delaware bankruptcy court Tuesday to use emails exchanged with accusers leveling sexual misconduct claims against him in his civil and criminal defense, but can't make them public for 48 hours to allow a proposed class of accusers time to seek additional restrictions in New York federal court.

  • January 8, 2019

    National Events To Consolidate Estates, Resolve D&O Dispute

    The debtor entities of defunct ticket brokerage National Events Holdings LLC will be substantively consolidated in bankruptcy to further liquidation proceedings and return money to creditors, a Chapter 7 trustee attorney said Tuesday, noting an agreement reached to settle with the company’s directors and officers insurer.

  • January 8, 2019

    Arbitration Panel Sides With NY Over Tribe In Revenue Row

    An arbitration panel chosen by the Seneca Nation and the state of New York has sided with the state in its efforts to recoup more than $100 million a year in revenue from the tribe's three casinos, according to Tuesday news reports.

  • January 8, 2019

    Obama USCIS Boss Says Trump Approach To Haiti Illegal

    A BigLaw attorney who led the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the Obama administration told a Brooklyn federal court Thursday that his successor appointed by the Trump administration broke the law by omitting key facts when recommending that the special immigration status of 59,000 Haitians be ended.

  • January 8, 2019

    NHL's Stanley Cup Mug TM Suit Skates Past Dismissal Bid

    A New York federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid to dismiss the National Hockey League's suit alleging three Illinois companies infringed on trademarks for the Stanley Cup, ruling the league adequately pled its case and the court has jurisdiction over the defendants.

  • January 8, 2019

    Cambridge Analytica Exec Can’t Stay Out Of Ch. 7 Case

    The Cambridge Analytica LLC director who signed the consulting firm’s bankruptcy papers can’t use a claim he wasn’t properly served to duck his role as the firm’s representative in its Chapter 7 case, a New York bankruptcy judge has found.

  • January 8, 2019

    NYC Launches Plan For Universal Health Care Access

    New York City is launching a two-pronged plan to arrange affordable health care services for its 600,000 uninsured residents, including immigrants without authorization, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

  • January 8, 2019

    Gov't Can't Claim $1B Loss At Platinum Criminal Trial

    Prosecutors will not be allowed to introduce evidence of an alleged $1 billion in investor losses at next month's criminal trial for four former Platinum Partners executives accused of defrauding the hedge fund's investors, a New York federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • January 8, 2019

    21 AGs Join Pa., NJ In Fighting Trump's Birth Control Rules

    Attorneys general for 20 states and the District of Columbia have thrown their support behind Pennsylvania and New Jersey in urging a federal court to block proposed Trump administration rules allowing employers to opt out of covering contraception if they oppose its use on moral or religious grounds.

  • January 8, 2019

    Condo Developer, Lenders Resolve NYC Loan Fight

    A New York state judge on Monday agreed to end a lawsuit accusing a construction executive of misusing funds meant for a luxury New York City condominium project and failing to repay a related $4 million loan while flaunting his "lavish lifestyle" on Instagram, saying the man and a group of lenders mutually agreed to end the suit.

  • January 8, 2019

    Neiman Marcus Settles Multistate Data Breach Row For $1.5M

    A settlement was reached between The Neiman Marcus Group LLC and 43 states and the District of Columbia, with the upscale retailer agreeing to pay $1.5 million to resolve an investigation into a 2013 data breach that affected thousands of customers.

  • January 8, 2019

    Sears Gives Ex-CEO's Fund 1 Day To Submit Revised Bid

    Sears Holding Corp. told a New York bankruptcy judge Tuesday that it will consider a revised version of a $4.4 billion bid for the company from a hedge fund owned by company chairman and ex-CEO Edward Lampert, giving the retail giant a chance to avoid liquidation.

  • January 8, 2019

    Venezuelan Commodities Co. Urges OK Of $650K Award

    Venezuelan commodities merchant Luzar Trading SA has urged a New York federal court to confirm an interim emergency arbitral award that requires U.S. commodities supplier Tradiverse Corp. to pay a $650,000 bond in a delivery dispute, rebutting Tradiverse's argument that it wasn't given a fair hearing.

  • January 8, 2019

    Power Cos. Take State Nuke Subsidy Fight To Supreme Court

    The Electric Power Supply Association filed two petitions asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review nuclear power subsidy programs in Illinois and New York, arguing that they stepped on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's role in regulating electricity power markets.

  • January 8, 2019

    US Tennis Can't Trim Former Umpire's Race Bias Suit

    A New York magistrate judge has recommended denying a request from the U.S. Tennis Association to trim what the sports organization called irrelevant and “inflammatory” claims from a suit by a former umpire alleging racial bias, ruling discovery may prove the passages important to the case.

  • January 8, 2019

    Real Estate Rumors: BridgeInvest, WarnerMedia, Galaxy

    BridgeInvest has reportedly loaned $33 million for a Florida hotel, condo, retail and restaurant tower project, WarnerMedia is said to be seeking roughly $2 billion for its Manhattan headquarters and Galaxy Management has reportedly dropped $12 million on a Florida 24 Hour Fitness building.

  • January 8, 2019

    NY Restaurateur Facing Wage Suit From Ex-Bussers

    New York City celebrity chef Chris Santos’ restaurant group on Monday was hit in federal court with a collective action by three former employees of high-end eatery Beauty and Essex, claiming they were underpaid and forced to perform untipped work without being fairly compensated for it.

  • January 8, 2019

    Platinum Liquidators Can't DQ Curtis From Fraud Suit

    Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP won't be disqualified — at least not yet — from defending a former Platinum Partners founder against a suit brought by the hedge fund's liquidators over an alleged $1 billion fraud, despite having represented the fund in the past, U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said Monday.

  • January 8, 2019

    Winklevoss Bros. Bitcoin Fraud Suit Survives Dismissal Bid

    A bitcoin entrepreneur and convicted felon must face fraud claims brought by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss that he swindled the twin brothers out of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency, a New York federal judge ruled.

Expert Analysis

  • 10 Things We Wish We Were Told When Going In-House

    Dana Lee

    Attorneys at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Perkins Coie LLP and the Healthcare Association of New York State reflect on lessons they learned the hard way when transitioning to in-house counsel positions.

  • Opinion

    3 Ways To Disarm The Next Local Subsidy Arms Race

    Anne Philpot

    Amazon recently concluded a 14-month bidding war among 238 cities, each hoping to secure an economic boost. The vicious cycle of offering costly public subsidies to corporate giants can be broken by adopting specific cultural and legal reforms, say Ann Philpot and Michael Farren of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

  • The Virtual Law Team: Advantages For Litigants And Lawyers

    Jessica Cox

    The virtual law team was created as a necessary response to mass tort litigation — however, with advances in technology and ever-increasing specialization of the legal practice, the model should be considered in multiplaintiff litigation of any size, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • A Multistate Perspective On Taxation Of Digital Products

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    While most states have addressed the taxability of canned and custom software, these two concepts already appear antiquated. Now, with electronically delivered and remotely accessible software, the guidance among states has begun to diverge substantially, says Christopher Lutz of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd.

  • NY Offshore Wind Carries Unique Challenges For Insurers

    Sophie Shiffman

    New York state's abundant wind resources and strong government backing for renewables make it ripe for expansion in offshore wind energy. But the Atlantic coastline, a prime site for wind farm installation, also poses special challenges for development — and special considerations for the insurance industry, say attorneys at Clyde & Co. LLP.

  • Emerging Cybersecurity Threats In The Legal Industry

    Michael Hall

    Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.

  • A Year-End Refresher On Laws Banning Pay History Inquiries

    Amy Traub

    A recent wave of state and local legislation aims to correct the disparate impact of a seemingly innocuous interviewing practice — asking a candidate about his or her salary history, say Amy Traub and Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo of BakerHostetler.

  • Rise Of The CMOs

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    Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.

  • State Net

    Voters, Courts Slowly Take Lawmakers' Redistricting Power

    Rich Ehisen

    Thanks to the passage of ballot measures in this month's elections, Missouri, Colorado and Michigan have joined 13 other states that use independent commissions or other bipartisan or nonpartisan means to create legislative or congressional districts, or both, to combat gerrymandering, says Rich Ehisen of State Net Capitol Journal.

  • Spoofing Charges Don't Readily Translate To Private Actions

    Laura Brookover

    Private plaintiffs have filed putative class actions in Chicago and New York on the heels of government enforcement efforts against spoofing. But actions like these are largely untested, and two threshold hurdles for these new cases are apparent, says Laura Brookover of Covington & Burling LLP.