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Reed Smith Approved for Alternative Business Structure in UK

Law news - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 15:00

The firm is one of the largest to date to make use of an ABS structure.

       
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Thursday Newspaper

Law news - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 07:00

Click on the selected day/section to open the New York Law Journal in PDF format.

       
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Mark Lebovitch, Partner at Bernstein Litowitz, Is NYLJ's Attorney of the Year

Law news - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 04:38

Lebovitch is the attorney behind several high-profile cases involving the rights of shareholders, like one against Fox News over claims of sexual harassment and discrimination at the network.

       
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Breadth of Appeal Waivers During Plea Agreements Reviewed by NY Court of Appeals

Law news - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 00:44

One of the attorneys who appeared before the Court of Appeals on the issue Wednesday argued that the waivers amounted to "hoodwinking" defendants, and should be invalidated by the high court if misleading information is included.

       
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Center for Court Innovation, 'Driving Force' Behind Criminal Justice Reform for Decades, Will Transition to New Leadership

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 23:55

During his 23 years of guiding the nonprofit, Greg Berman has watched the center grow from having 12 staffers and a $1 million budget to having 520 staffers and a $65 million budget.

       
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Judge DiFiore Receives Columbia Business School's Deming Award

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 21:06

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore was among the recipients of Columbia Business School's Deming Cup, an honor traditionally reserved for leaders in the for-profit business world.

       
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Lawyer for Giuliani-Linked Defendant Cites Executive Privilege Issue in Campaign Finance Case

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 20:11

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebekah Donaleski said that the Department of Justice was aware of the concerns and already had a "filter team" in place but said "now is not the forum to litigate that issue."

       
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New Potential Consequences for Undergoing Surgery Prior to IME

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 18:45

In personal injury lawsuits, it is often the case that a plaintiff will undergo surgery during the course of litigation, without giving any prior notice to the defendants. Whether unintentional, or tactical, two decisions in the Supreme Court, including one issued earlier this year, may serve to change this practice, at least in cases where the defendants have demanded the right to conduct a presurgical independent medical examination (IME).

       
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'They're Making This Up': Manhattan Prosecutor Hits Back at Trump Lawyers' Claim of Immunity From State Criminal Procedures

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 18:27

All sides in the matter have voiced their understanding that the U.S. Supreme Court would have the final say on Trump's bid to block Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. from enforcing a subpoena on the president's personal accountants seeking, among other things, eight years of tax returns.

       
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47 States on Board for Facebook Antitrust Investigation Led by NY

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 14:29

With 31 states announcing Tuesday they'd be joining an antitrust probe into social media giant Facebook, 47 states are now officially on board in saying they'd take part in the investigation.

       
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Barington Capital General Counsel Has Helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC Raise Over $3M

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 14:25

Jared Landaw co-founded the Gridiron Games, which gives children, their mentors and some of New York City's top law firms the chance to play football at MetLife Stadium.

       
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Challenges Ahead on New York's Path to Carbon Net Zero

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 07:45

New York state recently enacted a sweeping new law to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from virtually all sources over the next 20 to 30 years. The law contains no specific regulatory roadmap and instead leaves the details to be developed over the next three years with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Public Service Commission taking leading roles. As New York takes up the hard work of developing a regulatory path forward, it will need to tread carefully to withstand the public and legal scrutiny that lies ahead. In their Domestic Environmental Law column, Karen Meara and Christopher Rizzo have identified three significant challenges that the state will face as well as possible solutions.

       
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Investors Cautioned on Channeling Injunctions as Jurisdictional Limits Are Given a Fresh Look

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 07:45

In her Distress Mergers and Acquisitions column, Corinne Ball discusses a decision that addressed the scope of the channeling injunction contained in W.R. Grace's plan of reorganization, and specifically, whether the channeling injunction enjoins a state-court lawsuit against one of W.R. Grace's insurers. Importantly, it also addresses a bankruptcy court's jurisdiction, a rationale that would extend beyond asbestos provisions and reach channeling injunctions used in other circumstances.

       
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Undisclosed Expert Testimony and a Village Small Claim

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 07:30

In her Western District Roundup, Sharon M. Porcellio discusses a decision which analyzed whether a declaration submitted in support of plaintiff's motion for summary judgment constituted undisclosed and untimely expert testimony in denying plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, and a decision dismissing a medical malpractice complaint that started in village court and ended up on a federal docket.

       
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New York City Bar Calls for US AG William Barr's Recusal in Ukraine Matter

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 07:13

If Barr does not recuse himself, the bar association's statement said, "he should resign or, failing that, be subject to sanctions, including possible removal, by Congress."

       
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Wednesday Newspaper

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 07:00

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Tillerson Expected to Testify as Trial Begins in NY AG's Lawsuit Against Exxon

Law news - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 00:24

The attorney general's office has argued that the cost models were inconsistently and confusingly applied, which led investors to pay more than they should have paid for Exxon securities.

       
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Charges Reduced for 'Mailbox Fishing' Defendant for Lack of Evidence, High Court Rules

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 23:56

Prosecutors from the Bronx District Attorney's Office indicted Omar Deleon on charges of attempting to steal more than $3,000, but lacked the evidence to do so, the Court of Appeals said.

       
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NY Law Journal's Rising Stars Share Their Secrets

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 23:46

Here's what this year's Rising Stars had to say about building a satisfying career, finding mentors and thinking long-term.

       
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New York City, California Sue Postal Service Over Illegal Cigarette Shipments

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 23:27

"Our nation's own postal service has ignored the practice and enabled one of the biggest killers in our country," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "It needs to end, and we intend to be the ones to end it."

       
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