New York

  • December 7, 2016

    NYC Parking Charges Must Stay, Ticket-Fighting Service Says

    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.

  • December 7, 2016

    Patient Hits NY Dentist With Negligence Action

    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.

  • December 5, 2016

    Newman's Own Faces Suit Over 'Natural' Pasta Sauce Claims

    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.

  • December 1, 2016

    Engineer In Metro-North Derailment Sues For Negligence

    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.

  • November 28, 2016

    Ex-Citigroup Employee Alleges 'Boys' Club,' Unlawful Firing

    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.

  • November 23, 2016

    Anguillan Bank Hits Ch. 11 Amid Widening Cash Move Probe

    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.

  • November 22, 2016

    Fake College’s Pupils Say Federal Fraud Rap Lacks Evidence

    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.

  • November 21, 2016

    Albanian Co. Says NY Telecom Owes $1.8M Arbitral Award

    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.

  • November 21, 2016

    Auto Parts Firms Speedstar, DACCO Open $600M Ch. 11 In NY

    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.

  • November 21, 2016

    Big Apple Circus Cites Low Sales, Donations In Ch. 11 Petition

    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.

  • November 17, 2016

    Bharara Unveils Charges Against Ex-Valeant, Philidor Execs

    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.

  • November 15, 2016

    Former Chinese Diplomats Charged In Labor Trafficking Suit

    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.

  • November 9, 2016

    Looted ChinaCast Seeks Ch. 11 After $65.8M Judgment

    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.

  • November 9, 2016

    Investment Co. Sues To Enforce $27M Hong Kong Win In NY

    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.

  • November 9, 2016

    Consultant Says It Is Owed €3.8M For Soccer Team Buy

    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.

  • November 8, 2016

    Wal-Mart Sold Fake Egyptian Cotton Linens, Shopper Says

    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.

  • November 8, 2016

    World Chess Files $4.5M Piracy Suit Over Players' Moves

    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.

  • November 7, 2016

    Endo Faces Securities Suit Over Unit’s Price-Fixing Probe

    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.

  • November 7, 2016

    Hospitality Developer Sues Investor Over $23M Commitment

    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.

  • November 4, 2016

    NYC Real Estate Developer Sues Firm Over Freeze-Out Merger

    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.

Expert Analysis

  • State Attorneys General Play Growing Data Privacy Role

    Jasen Eige

    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.

  • Door Closing On 'Unavailability' Insurance Exception: Part 2

    Scott M. Seaman

    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.

  • Gawker Breaks News 1 Last Time

    Danielle Donovan

    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.

  • Door Closing On 'Unavailability' Insurance Exception: Part 1

    Scott M. Seaman

    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.

  • Curbing The Power Of Pari Passu Clauses

    Sergio J. Galvis

    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.

  • In Congress: Obamacare, The Cabinet

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    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.

  • The Sky's The Limit For Public-Private Aerial Transit

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    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.

  • Why NY Employers Should Carefully Consider Freelancers

    Loren Lee Forrest Jr.

    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.

  • The End Of Robosigning Challenges To Calif. Foreclosures

    Kenneth R. Styles

    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 Case Highlights Achilles’ Heel Of Fraud Prevention

    Joseph Moreno

    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.