New York

  • January 11, 2017

    Md. Atty Gets 150 Days For Covering Up Family's $20M Fraud

    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.

  • January 11, 2017

    Paralegal Gets 6 Months For Forging Judges' Signatures

    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.

  • January 11, 2017

    Children's Advil Ad Ban Is Proper, J&J Unit Tells 2nd. Circ.

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    MoFo Snags DOJ's Former Top National Security Lawyer

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    Chinese Beauty Retailer Ditches Securities Class Action

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    2nd Circ. Waves Off Cayman-Related Case Until Other Ruling

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    NJ Investment Manager Denies KIT Digital Fraud

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    MLB Says Scouts' Pay-Suit Whiff Hurts Minor Leaguers' Case

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    Chadbourne Bid To Scrap Bias Suit 'Premature,' Attys Argue

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    Justices Struggle With NY Credit Card Surcharge Ban

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    Katten, Haynes Boone Steer AIG-Simon Baron $150M Loan

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    Feds Charge 4 In Foreign Bribery Plot To Sell $800M Complex

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    Trump Beats $4M Libel Suit Over 'Intemperate' Tweets

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    HSBC Wins Toss Of Suit Claiming Penalties Weren't Disclosed

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    Real Estate Rumors: Related, Truck Yard, Sam Chang

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    NY High Court Says Oral Contract OK For Securities Trades

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    Accountant To Figure Out Alstom, GE Rail Spat, Judge Rules

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    Novelist's Ex-Atty Denies Conflict At $3M Malpractice Trial

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    3 More Ex-Currency Traders Charged With Forex Rate Rigging

    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.

  • January 10, 2017

    NY Physicians Beat Med Mal Suit Over Baby's Brain Tumor

    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.

Expert Analysis

  • How Law Firms Are Using Analytics To Reduce Write-Offs

    Haley Altman

    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.

  • A Review Of Key Cases Against Executives In Q3

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    Attorneys with Miller & Chevalier Chtd. highlight the third quarter’s most significant cases and government investigations impacting corporate executives.

  • REBUTTAL: Del. Court Rejects Defense Cost Coverage Claims

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    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.

  • Why DOJ Is Right To Appeal BMI Consent Decree Ruling

    , Law Offices of David Balto

    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.

  • NY's Under-The-Radar Employment Developments: Fall 2016

    Cindy Schmitt Minniti

    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.

  • REVIEW: The Missing American Jury

    Judge William Young

    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.

  • Talking 'Bull': Episode 7, Never Saw The Sign

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    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.

  • Right-Of-Publicity Lessons From 'Grand Theft Auto' Suits

    Nicholas A. Plassaras

    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.

  • What History Tells Us About Obama's Antiquities Act Legacy

    John Freemuth

    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.

  • Avoiding Law Firm BYOD Risks: Tips For Securing Devices

    Everett Monroe

    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.