New York

  • May 18, 2018

    Cohen Wants Avenatti Out, Citing A 'Carnival Atmosphere'

    President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen told a New York federal judge Friday that Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti has been creating a “carnival atmosphere” and should not be allowed into the court proceedings that have resulted from a raid of Cohen’s office.

  • May 18, 2018

    FERC Reins In GHG Analysis For Certain Pipeline Projects

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday used an order on a New York gas pipeline expansion effort to announce a policy limiting its analysis of certain projects’ climate change impacts, igniting dissent by two commissioners that said the body should not regress on such an important issue.

  • May 18, 2018

    Fox Ditches Ex-Host’s Cyberstalking, Sexual Harassment Suit

    Former Fox News personality Andrea Tantaros lost her case alleging that when she complained about sexual harassment at the network, its executives and contributors cyberstalked her, with a New York federal judge on Friday finding the suit relied on “speculation and conjecture.”

  • May 18, 2018

    Foreign Detainees Have Right To Bond Hearings, ACLU Says

    The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday told a Manhattan federal judge that foreigners detained by immigration authorities for six months or more have a constitutional right to bond hearings, arguing that Second Circuit law demands it.

  • May 18, 2018

    Friends Bilked Sick 'LOVE' Artist, Art Foundation Alleges

    The bedridden artist Robert Indiana, well-known for his "LOVE" image, has allowed friends to manipulate him and forge his works, in violation of The Morgan Art Foundation’s licensing agreements, according to the foundation’s suit filed in New York federal court Friday.

  • May 18, 2018

    Ex-Server At NYC Eatery Drops Worker Mistreatment Suit

    A former server at Manhattan’s acclaimed French seafood restaurant Le Bernardin has ended her proposed class action against the company less than four months after filing it, with a New York federal judge dismissing on Thursday her allegations that the eatery and its owners mistreated employees and ignored sexual harassment.

  • May 18, 2018

    Chicago Wine Bar Denies 'Copycatting' NYC Restaurant Group

    Two former employees of a New York group of Italian restaurants and wine bars that is suing them for trademark claims under the Lanham Act have urged an Illinois federal court not to close their new Chicago wine bar, arguing the startup’s design and menu are not "copycat" versions that violate the group’s trade dress.

  • May 18, 2018

    Construction Exec Cops Plea Before 'Buffalo Billion' Trial

    An executive with Buffalo construction firm LPCiminelli avoided trial on charges of rigging hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of bids connected to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's “Buffalo Billion” revitalization initiative, copping Friday to conspiracy and wire fraud and agreeing to testify against his colleagues.

  • May 18, 2018

    Skeloses Get Docs That Could Undermine Developer Witness

    A federal judge ordered a Manhattan developer's general counsel to hand over documents on Thursday that she said could “undermine” testimony expected at the upcoming corruption retrial of New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam.

  • May 18, 2018

    Feds Double Down On Union Boss' Graft Retrial

    Manhattan federal prosecutors on Thursday beefed up their case against New York City labor boss Norman Seabrook with a new fraud charge, ahead of a coming retrial over accusations that he took bribes from Platinum Partners in exchange for his union’s investment in the hedge fund.

  • May 18, 2018

    Health Hires: Michael Best, Martin Clearwater, McCarter

    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP and McCarter & English LLP have all recently enhanced their health care abilities with new attorneys in Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania, respectively. 

  • May 18, 2018

    Goldberg Weprin Accused Of Illegally Holding $1M In Escrow

    A real estate holding company has accused a New York City boutique law firm of defying a court order and refusing to hand over $1.15 million it was holding in escrow related to a property sale.

  • May 18, 2018

    Cambridge Analytica Files Bankruptcy Liquidation Case In NY

    Cambridge Analytica LLC, the scandalized political consulting firm that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Thursday in New York as part of its liquidation announced earlier this month when the company entered similar proceedings in the U.K.

  • May 18, 2018

    Gold Co. Seeks OK Of $10.8M Award Against Canadian Miner

    Global Gold Mining LLC urged a New York federal court Thursday to confirm a more than $10.8 million arbitral award issued against a Canadian miner following a dispute related to a joint venture that was established to mine gold in southwestern Armenia.

  • May 18, 2018

    Korean Satellite Co. Slams $1M Award Confirmation Bid

    A Korean satellite provider has urged a New York federal judge to vacate a $1 million arbitral award issued to a Bermuda satellite operator in a dispute over a controversial satellite transaction, saying a tribunal is picking and choosing which Korean government actions to recognize, and which to ignore. 

  • May 18, 2018

    Man Who Poached Digits For $50M Text Scam Gets 30 Mos.

    A California man who stole hundreds of thousands of mobile numbers and gave them to a business that took part in a $50 million text-message billing ripoff was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison by a Manhattan federal judge Friday.

  • May 18, 2018

    Triton, KKR Sell Finnish Private Health Care Biz To CVC

    Funds advised by private equity giant KKR & Co. LP and investment firm Triton Investment Management Ltd. agreed to sell Finnish private health care and social services company Mehiläinen to CVC Capital Partners and a group of minority shareholders in Mehiläinen, the firms said Friday.

  • May 18, 2018

    6D Global Settlement In Stock-Manipulation Suit Axed

    A New York federal judge rejected a proposed shareholder derivative settlement with 6D Global Technologies Inc. on Thursday, dubbing the planned corporate reforms lackluster in their attempt to end claims that the digital marketing company was complicit in allowing its share price to be manipulated by a private equity firm's CEO.

  • May 18, 2018

    Gibson Dunn Adds 4 Corporate, M&A Attys in DC, NY

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has added four former Kirkland & Ellis LLP attorneys as partners in its New York and Washington, D.C., offices, in a move that will expand its corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity practices, the firm said Thursday.

  • May 17, 2018

    $9.7M Valeant Payment Was Legal, Ex-Execs Argue In Closing

    Prosecutors and two health care businessmen charged with defrauding Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. out of $9.7 million when it moved to buy mail-order pharmacy Philidor Rx Services LLC made their closing arguments to a Manhattan federal jury on Thursday, advancing competing views of whether Valeant was a victim or a beneficiary of Philidor’s rise.

Expert Analysis

  • Advertiser Self-Regulation And Class Actions: Part 3

    John Villafranco

    Companies take part in National Advertising Division proceedings as a form of industry self-regulation — and as an alternative to potentially costly litigation. Analysis of which plaintiffs firms are filing lawsuits after NAD rulings, and whether NAD decisions have any impact on federal courts, supports the conclusion that NAD participation has little correlation with consumer class actions, say attorneys with Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

  • Reaffirming Omnicare's Section 10(b) Protections

    Susanna Buergel

    In its recent decision in Martin v. Quartermain, the Second Circuit reiterated that meeting the Omnicare standard set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 is no small task for investors. This strict application of Omnicare ensures that Section 10(b) jurisprudence remains focused on identifying truly fraudulent conduct, say attorneys with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.

  • Advertiser Self-Regulation And Class Actions: Part 2

    John Villafranco

    Are plaintiffs lawyers scouring National Advertising Division rulings for litigation targets? An analysis of the timing of class actions in relation to NAD decisions suggests that the risk of being subject to a follow-on consumer class action after participation in an NAD proceeding that results in an adverse decision is low, say attorneys with Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

  • 2 New Decisions Clarify Chapter 15 Requirements

    James Bentley

    Two recent decisions from the Southern District of New York reaffirmed several Second Circuit holdings that retainers placed with U.S. law firms constitute property of the debtor in the U.S. for Chapter 15 filing purposes. The surprising part was the required amount, says James Bentley of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

  • Key Issues States Face In The Wake Of Sports Bet Ruling

    Jim Havel

    While the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this week removing the federal ban on sports betting may appear straightforward, the path toward regulating sports betting across the United States may be anything but simple, say attorneys with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

  • Advertiser Self-Regulation And Class Actions: Part 1

    John Villafranco

    When an advertiser voluntarily participates in industry self-regulation before the National Advertising Division, it does so expecting to avoid litigation. Yet there is a consistent concern among advertisers that NAD participation may make consumer class action litigation more, rather than less, likely. Attorneys with Kelley Drye & Warren LLP examine whether NAD decisions actually provide fodder for class actions.

  • When 403(b) Prudence Claims Survive Dismissal

    Arthur Marrapese

    In Vellali v. Yale University, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut recently granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Yale’s 403(b) plan fiduciaries. Arthur Marrapese of Barclay Damon LLP compares this to decisions in other similar cases, and offers insight on the future of these kinds of claims in the Second Circuit.

  • Opinion

    Why Won't Judicial Nominees Affirm Brown V. Board Of Ed?

    Franita Tolson

    On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, recognizing a moral and legal truth that should be beyond question in American society. The refusal by some of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees to say whether they believe the case was decided correctly is indicative of the narrow-minded elitism they would bring to the bench, says professor Franita Tolson of the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law.

  • The Lawyers' Guide To Cloud Computing

    Daniel Garrie

    In deciding whether cloud computing is right for the organization or firm, an attorney must consider cloud computing’s significant impact on the electronic discovery process, say Daniel Garrie, managing partner at Law & Forensics LLC, and David Cass, chief information security officer at IBM Cloud.

  • How 1 Court Is Shaping The Future Of Crypto Regulation

    Deborah Meshulam

    The McDonnell and Zaslavskiy actions in the Eastern District of New York are initial cryptocurrency cases where government regulators are testing their jurisdictional theories. Both cases will help chart the course for future enforcement in an industry where the law has struggled to keep pace with technology, say Deborah Meshulam and Benjamin Klein of DLA Piper.