A Manhattan federal judge sentenced an attorney to 150 days in federal prison for failing to report a $20 million pump-and-dump scheme being perpetrated by family members and ordered the Maryland man to cease practicing law.
A New York judge on Tuesday sentenced a former paralegal for a personal injury law firm to six months in jail after he admitted to falsifying the signatures of 76 judges on settlement documents in New York state courts.
A New York federal judge was right to find a decades-old order stopping Pfizer from promoting Advil’s risk of stomach damage as comparable to Tylenol’s also applies to Children’s Advil because the order focuses on the drug itself, not the brand, a Johnson & Johnson unit has told the Second Circuit.
Morrison & Foerster LLP has gained the former top official of the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division as chair of its global risk and crisis management practice in New York, the firm announced Tuesday.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday nixed a putative securities class action alleging Chinese beauty retailer Jumei and its underwriters — including Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan — misled investors, finding the class hadn’t proved the company planned to close its online marketplace when it drafted its disclosures.
The appeal of a summary judgment in favor of a woman accused of stealing her former employer’s customer database was ordered held in abeyance by the Second Circuit Tuesday until a related appeal of a case that has roots in the Cayman Islands is decided.
A New Jersey investment manager on Friday denied charges that he aided his brother and others in mismanaging millions of dollars in investments from video software company KIT Digital Inc., losses which contributed to the company's spiral into bankruptcy.
Major League Baseball told the Ninth Circuit that a recent New York federal court decision to toss professional baseball scouts' pay-suppression claims because of baseball's antitrust exemption shows that the exemption is alive and well and was properly invoked to dismiss similar claims by minor league ballplayers.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP's bid to scrap a $100 million proposed class action lodged by two female partners alleging gender discrimination is “premature,” since the women have yet to receive information to dispute the assertion they're not entitled to sue, according to their Monday filing in New York federal court.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struggled with the question of whether a New York law banning merchants from disclosing a credit card surcharge constitutes a price control or a potential limitation on free speech, and could send that question back to the state for further proceedings.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP represented American General Life Insurance Co. in connection with its $150 million construction loan to Haynes and Boone LLP-counseled Simon Baron Development LLC for a Long Island City rental project, according to documents made public in New York on Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced charges against four individuals over an alleged scheme to bribe a foreign official to buy a $800 million building complex in Vietnam.
A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed a Republican political strategist’s $4 million defamation suit against President-elect Donald Trump and his former campaign manager, ruling Trump’s “intemperate” tweets saying the woman “begged” for a job were statements of opinion protected by the First Amendment.
A New York federal judge sided with HSBC Bank on Monday in a proposed class action alleging the financial institution didn’t warn customers about penalty charges, finding the claims were so thin she didn’t even need to reach the U.S. Supreme Court’s injury assessment in its Spokeo decision.
Related and Oxford have reportedly scored $195 million in tax breaks for their $4 billion Hudson Yards tower, Truck Yard is said to be taking space at a new development in Houston, and Sam Chang has reportedly dropped $95 million on a Wall Street Club Quarters hotel.
New York State’s highest court has slapped down an earlier state appellate division ruling against investment firm Stonehill Capital Management that permitted parties to back out of agreed-upon securities trades without a written sales agreement, saying oral or emailed agreements are sufficient.
A New York federal judge ruled Tuesday that an accounting firm will be in charge of resolving a price adjustment dispute related to Alstom SA’s $800 million purchase of General Electric Co.’s rail signaling business, shooting down GE's bid to send the matter to arbitration.
Former McLaughlin & Stern LLP partner Martin Friedman conceded Tuesday that he did not advise Mary Kuczkir, the 83-year-old novelist better known as Fern Michaels, to consult another lawyer before hiring him as her literary agent, but testified there was no ethical conflict even though he long had represented her in legal matters.
Three former foreign currency traders for Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc. and two other large banks on Tuesday became the latest defendants to face criminal charges in a U.S. Department of Justice probe into foreign currency market manipulation.
A New York appeals court on Tuesday tossed a medical malpractice suit accusing a Manhattan hospital and various pediatricians of failing to diagnose a baby's brain tumor, saying the plaintiff's expert witnesses offered conclusory and speculative opinions.
It is increasingly necessary for law firms to implement strategies to improve efficiency, staffing and value to meet client needs. Haley Altman, CEO and co-founder of Doxly Inc., discusses how to successfully leverage analytical tools and emerging technology to increase profitability.
Attorneys with Miller & Chevalier Chtd. highlight the third quarter’s most significant cases and government investigations impacting corporate executives.
In a recent Law360 guest article, counsel for Warren Pumps LLC reduced legally and factually complex anti-assignment and trigger issues to "delay tactics," ignoring the Delaware Supreme Court's rejection of Warren's attempt to obtain defense costs coverage to which it was never entitled, says Laura McKay of Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP.
U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton’s BMI decision has shown that the U.S. Department of Justice's consent decree enforcement might be more fragile than we hope, and should the DOJ not prevail on its recently announced appeal to the Second Circuit, we may see further erosion of the DOJ’s tools in enforcing the antitrust laws, says David Balto, a former trial attorney in the DOJ's Antitrust Division.
From new minimum wage rules to the recent adoption of statewide paid family leave, New York state and city employers have had their hands full over the past several months. Given all of this, some employment-related developments were bound to slip through the cracks, say Cindy Schmitt Minniti and Mark Goldstein of Reed Smith LLP.
Face it, the American jury system is dying. The arguments Professor Suja Thomas makes in her new book deserve consideration by everyone interested in how our government actually works and how it might recapture the unifying communitarian experience of direct democracy and actual trial by one’s peers, says U.S. District Court Judge William Young of the District of Massachusetts.
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.
The recent lawsuits brought by actress Lindsay Lohan and ex-“Mob Wives” star Karen Gravano over the "Grand Theft Auto V" video game offer a cautionary tale on the importance of jurisdiction and highlight the complex nature of right-of-publicity jurisprudence in the U.S., say Nicholas Plassaras and Jennifer Stanley of Fenwick & West LLP.
As the end of the Obama administration approaches there is renewed attention on President Barack Obama's use of the Antiquities Act of 1906. While almost every U.S. president has used his authority under this act to create new national monuments, its use has fueled tensions between the federal government and states over land control, say John Freemuth and Mackenzie Case of Boise State University.
Many believe that the solutions to the security problems created by using smartphones for work are primarily technological, but a much larger piece of the puzzle involves the human factor. To achieve reasonable security around mobile devices, law firms must go back to basics — clear policies, effective training and thoughtful oversight, says Everett Monroe of Hanson Bridgett LLP.