New York

  • December 14, 2017

    State AGs Sue Over Corinthian Debt Relief Delays

    The attorneys general of New York, California, Illinois and Massachusetts went after the U.S. Department of Education in federal court Thursday, alleging that the agency is shirking its obligations to the victims of Corinthian Colleges Inc. by not discharging their federal student loans and unlawfully trying to collect on the debts.

  • December 13, 2017

    New York Wheel Design Firm Files Ch. 11 Amid Contract Fight

    The design team company associated with the unfinished New York Wheel attraction slated to be built on Staten Island filed for Chapter 11 protection Wednesday in Delaware as it remains locked in litigation with the wheel’s owner and the city over what the debtor says were breaches of the project contract.

  • December 12, 2017

    FXCM Owner Files Ch. 11 Prepack To Restructure Notes

    An indirect effective owner of online foreign exchange broker FXCM filed for bankruptcy in New York on Monday with prenegotiated plans to push out the maturity date for $172.5 million in senior notes following the company’s delisting from public trading on the Nasdaq Global Market.

  • December 11, 2017

    Blind Man Hits Korean Grocery Chain With ADA Suit

    A Korean grocery chain with locations nationwide discriminates against the legally blind via a website that does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a suit a blind man filed in New York federal court Friday.

  • December 8, 2017

    Medicaid Scheme Lands NY Businessman 6-Year Sentence

    An Albany County Supreme Court justice slapped a New York transportation company’s owner with two to six years in prison for submitting over $50,000 worth of false Medicaid claims for transportation that never occurred, according to an announcement Friday from the state attorney general’s office.

  • December 5, 2017

    Credit Union Sues Trump For Naming Mulvaney CFPB Director

    A credit union sued President Donald Trump and his appointed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau acting director Mick Mulvaney in New York federal court on Tuesday, claiming Trump undermined the Constitution to pick his man over the deputy director selected by the former agency head.

  • December 5, 2017

    AGs Lob Latest Suit Accusing EPA Of Missing Smog Deadline

    A coalition of 15 attorneys general from states including New York, California and Massachusetts sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its leader on Tuesday, alleging the agency has missed a deadline to identify the areas of the U.S. that are subject to smog reduction requirements.

  • December 5, 2017

    Costco, Target, Others Hit With Flushable Wipes Class Action

    Major retailers including Costco Wholesale Corp., Target Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. manufacture and sell wipes that are misrepresented as safe to flush and consequently damage sewage systems, claimed a proposed class of sewage treatment plant operators Monday in New York federal court.

  • December 4, 2017

    NY Officials Announce Construction Wage Theft Crackdown

    New York state and city officials on Monday charged a subcontractor and two alleged officers with grand larceny as part of a regional crackdown on wage theft in the construction industry, also announcing recent charges against other companies and officers they allege stole more than $2.5 million in wages from more than 400 workers.

  • December 4, 2017

    O'Reilly, Fox Sued For Improperly Disparaging Accuser

    A former Fox News producer who settled harassment allegations with onetime star anchor Bill O’Reilly more than 15 years ago sued him in New York federal court Monday for allegedly breaching their deal by publicly insinuating that her claims were politically and financially motivated.

  • December 1, 2017

    NY District Atty Charged With Perjury, Won't Resign

    A New York district attorney told reporters he wouldn’t resign after the unsealing Friday of a grand jury indictment charging him with two counts of official misconduct and one count of perjury, stemming from his handling of the death of a man shot by police.

  • November 28, 2017

    Cipriani Group Says Pasta Co. Is Infringing TMs Despite Deal

    Cipriani Group Inc. filed suit in New York federal court Monday alleging that the new owner of rival Italian food purveyor Cipriani’s Pasta & Sauce Inc. is infringing the luxury group’s trademarks and damaging its reputation in violation of an earlier settlement between the two similarly named companies.

  • November 27, 2017

    Chicago Suit Is The Latest Over Uber Data Breach, Cover-Up

    The city of Chicago sued Uber in Illinois state court Monday, accusing the company of failing to protect 57 million users’ data and then attempting to cover up a 2016 breach, but the suit, which follows class actions in California, Oregon and Pennsylvania, likely won’t be the last over the ride-share giant’s admitted lapse.

  • November 27, 2017

    'Reckless' Adviser Doomed Copy Of Biogen Blockbuster: Suit

    The “reckless indifference” of a prominent pharmaceutical adviser cost a generic-drug maker exclusive rights to sell a copy of Biogen Inc.’s blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera, according to a new lawsuit filed in New York federal court.

  • November 22, 2017

    Restaurant Groups Sue To Stop NYC Fast-Food Deduction Law

    The National Restaurant Association and its legal affiliate on Tuesday sued New York City to invalidate a statute that would require fast-food businesses to forward voluntary deductions from workers’ paychecks to nonprofits like the “Fight for $15” campaign, saying it tramples on the First Amendment’s protections against compelled speech.

  • November 20, 2017

    US Accuses Chinese NGO Head, African Ex-Official Of Bribery

    A New York federal court unsealed charges Monday accusing the head of a Chinese nongovernmental organization and a former Senegalese foreign minister who met at the United Nations of bribing African officials to gain business advantages for a Chinese energy and financial services conglomerate.

  • November 17, 2017

    Aussie Mining Services Co. Seeks US Bankruptcy Cover

    A subsidiary of Australia's BIS Industries Ltd. filed for Chapter 15 protection in New York bankruptcy court on Friday as part of a $750 million debt-to-equity swap that will see a handful of BIS' lenders take control of the mining services contractor.

  • November 16, 2017

    Arnold & Porter Sues Congo Airline Client For $1M Fee

    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP sued the national airline of the Republic of the Congo Wednesday in New York federal court for more than $1 million in legal fees the airline allegedly racked up fending off a contractor’s efforts to enforce a more than €567 million arbitration award against the nation.

  • November 15, 2017

    Ex-WL Ross Execs Want Answers On $48M Fund-Related Fees

    Three former WL Ross & Co. Inc. investment managers launched a lawsuit in New York court Wednesday alleging that the company hid the presence of more than $48 million in management fees charged to a trio of general partner companies established to oversee certain WL Ross private equity funds.

  • November 13, 2017

    Equifax Hit With Rare '50-State' Complaint Over Data Breach

    Credit reporting agency Equifax, which suffered a data breach over the summer that left vulnerable the personal financial information of nearly half of all Americans, was served Friday with a rare "50-state" complaint that aims to combine the dozens of individual suits filed against Equifax since September.

Expert Analysis

  • 6 Roles To Embrace In An Evolving Legal Industry

    Rob MacAdam

    Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.

  • What To Know About NY's New Paid Family Leave Law: Part 1

    Tony Dulgerian

    A new year means new compliance concerns for employers in New York. In particular, the New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits law went into effect this month. Attorneys with Nixon Peabody LLP address employers’ frequently asked questions about the complex requirements of the new law.

  • Opinion

    This Year, Let’s Invest In Lawyer Resiliency

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    Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.

  • 5 Legal Technology Predictions For 2018

    Jeff Ton

    While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.

  • Health Republic’s Curious Liquidation: Part 13

    James Veach

    A year and a half into Health Republic's liquidation, policyholders have yet to receive any money from approved claims. We will see what the Feb. 14 status conference reveals, and hopefully some of Health Republic's former policyholders will appear and participate, says James Veach of Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP.

  • 3 Enforcement Priorities For State AGs In 2018

    Joe Jacquot

    State attorney general campaigns will be in full swing with 31 elections this year. In addition to three top substantive areas, campaign issues themselves will influence how state attorneys general prioritize enforcement, says Joe Jacquot, former chief deputy attorney general of Florida, now with Foley & Lardner LLP.

  • Indirect Purchaser Cases In 2017: Key Appeals Court Rulings

    Chris Micheletti

    As with 2016, there were no major U.S. Supreme Court decisions impacting indirect purchaser claims in 2017. Unlike 2016, however, several circuit court decisions addressed important issues such as ascertainability, 23(b)(3) predominance, and indirect versus direct purchaser status, say Chris Micheletti and Christina Tabacco of Zelle LLP.

  • The Broader Implications Of Sessions’ Marijuana Move

    Markus Funk

    Beyond what it heralds for the marijuana industry, Jeff Sessions’ memo on marijuana enforcement signals a new era of increasingly decentralized federal prosecutorial power, say attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP, including former Colorado Chief Justice Michael Bender.

  • Buying And Selling Air Rights In New York City: Part 2

    Excerpt from Lexis Practice Advisor
    Robin Kramer

    Developers utilizing air rights transfers in New York City must understand the process for obtaining such rights, as well as the provisions generally included in zoning lot development and easement agreements, says Robin Kramer of Duval & Stachenfeld LLP in the final part of this article.

  • Litigation Finance Trends To Watch In 2018

    Jay Greenberg

    Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.