The CEO of a website that helps people fight their parking tickets has sued New York City in New York state court, claiming the city’s new policy of forgiving $15 surcharges for some companies that plead guilty was costing him business.
A White Plains, New York, dentist was slapped with a state court suit Wednesday alleging that he and his employees negligently placed implants and performed other dental treatments on a patient, leading to severe complications and injuries, including a shock to the individual’s nervous system.
Newman’s Own Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in New York federal court Friday alleging that the company touts more than a dozen of its pasta sauces as being "all natural" when they actually contain citric acid, a synthetic ingredient.
The engineer who reportedly fell asleep while operating a Metro-North commuter train that derailed in the Bronx, New York, in December 2013, killing four people, sued the railroad for negligence in Manhattan federal court Thursday, seeking $10 million and claiming the railroad’s shoddy systems caused the accident.
A former financial adviser for Citigroup sued the bank in New York federal court on Monday, accusing the bank of being a “boys’ club” where she was subject to gender-based discrimination and fired after revealing that a manager allegedly pressured her for insider trading tips.
A court-appointed bank administrator for Anguilla placed Caribbean Commercial Investment Bank Ltd. under Chapter 11 protection in New York late Tuesday, citing unexplained cash transfers from the British overseas territory's failed bank to an American bank, as well as $6 million in missing funds.
Three former students of a fake university set up as part of an immigration sting filed a proposed class action in New York federal court Friday that alleges the government declared they participated in visa fraud without hearing evidence they were unaware the school was bogus.
An Albanian telecommunications company asked a New York federal court on Friday to force a company it helped with international telecommunications services to pay more than $1.8 million, saying the company failed to make payments on an agreement reached during arbitration in Switzerland.
Auto parts conglomerate Speedstar Holding Corp. filed for Chapter 11 in the Southern District of New York on Sunday, seeking a more than $600 million prepackaged debt restructuring in a multicompany case jointly administered under the DACCO Transmission Parts (NY) Inc. name.
A New York-based nonprofit circus organization has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York, citing sagging ticket sales and static donations despite increasing costs.
Ex-Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. executive Gary Tanner and former Philidor Rx Services LLC CEO Andrew Davenport were arrested Thursday over an alleged $40 million merger fraud and kickback scheme, with Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara strongly hinting that more charges were likely in the offing.
Two former Chinese diplomats who manage U.S. operations for a Chinese construction company have been charged in New York federal court for conspiring to commit labor trafficking, alien smuggling and visa fraud for allegedly forcing Chinese workers assigned only to diplomatic facilities to work on private projects.
ChinaCast Education Corp. filed for Chapter 11 protection Wednesday in New York, one day after a California federal judge issued a $65.8 million default judgment against the company over class claims regarding its chief executive officer’s theft of $120 million from company coffers.
ARM Internet Investment I Ltd. filed a lawsuit in New York state court Monday seeking to enforce a $27 million breach of contract judgment it won against a Chinese Wi-Fi services company in a Hong Kong court.
A U.S. sports consultant told a New York court Tuesday that a Chinese investment company is trying to stiff it out of millions in fees it is owed for helping to orchestrate the purchase of Italian soccer club A.C. Milan.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was smacked Tuesday with a proposed class action in New York federal court by a shopper claiming the megaretailer markets and sells a range of bed linens labeled as 100 percent Egyptian cotton but are made by an Indian company that recently admitted to using inferior cottons.
The official commercial rights holder of this year’s world chess championship hit two chess websites with a lawsuit in New York federal court on Monday, seeking $4.5 million in damages for pirating chess player moves from its website and a block from publishing chess plays from an upcoming championship match.
An Endo investor on Monday lodged a proposed class action in New York federal court accusing the drugmaker of failing to disclose that its subsidiary Par Pharmaceutical may have colluded with others to fix generic drug prices, sparking a government probe.
A company created to own and operate boutique hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and bars filed suit against the co-founder of cloud-based code generation company Temboo Inc. on Monday, telling a New York state court that he reneged on a $23 million capital commitment.
A New York real estate developer filed notice Friday of plans for a $5.5 million malpractice suit against construction boutique Quinn McCabe LLP after a freeze-out merger that left him with virtually no interest in the resulting company.
State attorneys general play an active role in data privacy and security, bringing evolving state laws and broad consumer protection authority to bear on changing technologies and threats. Private sector custodians of personal data such as retailers, financial institutions, technology companies and health systems must understand the role of state attorneys general before a crisis occurs, say Jasen Eige and Kassie Schroth of McGuireWoods LLP.
Historically, decisions applying New Jersey law have applied the "unavailability of insurance" exception in the context of some asbestos and environmental coverage claims, but the already narrow exception may potentially be further limited in the near future, says Scott Seaman of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
In bankruptcy court, releases are more controversial than a sex tape. That’s why Gawker’s recently approved Chapter 11 liquidation plan, which provides for releases of Gawker’s current and former employees and independent contractors, is a treasure trove, says Danielle Donovan of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Over the last 20 years, policyholders have often tried to use the "unavailability of insurance" exception to counteract the consequences of pro rata allocation, but recent activity suggests that the exception is losing support even in the few jurisdictions that have recognized it, says Scott Seaman of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
The New York courts’ interpretation of the pari passu clause in Argentine bonds to provide a basis for a powerful injunctive remedy was widely viewed as novel. But a new ruling out of the Southern District of New York will likely limit the precedential effect of the earlier rulings on sovereign debt restructurings for the large number of still-outstanding securities that contain pari passu clauses, say attorneys with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
Republican leaders in Congress plan to take the initial steps toward repealing and replacing Obamacare this week, hoping to deliver on the campaign promises made by most Republicans over the past six years and by President-elect Trump during the 2016 election cycle, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
Aerial tramways have been used in a number of U.S. cities for public transport in recent years. Now, aerial gondola lifts are being considered for moving commuters and tourists in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago and elsewhere, and the public-private partnership model is emerging as a favored way of delivering and maintaining these green and cost-efficient systems, says Frank Rapoport of Peckar & Abramson PC.
Employers that engage independent contractors should be aware of certain tensions between the new Freelance Isn't Free Act and the Court of Appeals of the State of New York's recent Yoga Vida decision. Both serve as reminders to scrupulously examine formalization of policies concerning independent contractors, say Loren Lee Forrest Jr. and Katherine Marques of Holland & Knight LLP.
California's Third District Court of Appeal has closed a door on challenges to securitized mortgage trusts. The Mendoza v. JP Morgan decision is important because it answers a key question that the California Supreme Court had left open, says Kenneth Styles of Miller Starr Regalia.
United Airlines recently paid a $2.4 million penalty to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to follow its own anti-corruption policies, underscoring the fact that even a perfectly designed internal control environment will not operate effectively when management can circumvent or ignore controls, say attorneys with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP.