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AALDEF Honors Civil Rights Leaders with Justice in Action Award

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 21:33

William Lee, partner at WilmerHale, and Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Sympathizer," were presented with Justice in Action Awards at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Lunar New Year Gala.

       
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Court Vacates Suspension of Lawyer Who Filed Sealed Info on Felix Sater

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:59

The Second Department said it had "recalled and vacated" its decision to suspend Frederick Oberlander's law license.

       
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Harvey Weinstein Case Jurors Suggest They're Deadlocked on 2 Charges, Unanimous on Others

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:54

The note sparked 20 minutes of whispered conversations among each side's lawyers, with Burke asking for input on how he should guide the jury.

       
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The Room Where Mediation Happens: 2020 Insights for a Successful Employment Dispute Resolution

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:40

Following are some insights to help your mediations in 2020 be successful, regardless of the party you represent.

       
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Explain It to Me Like I'm an 8-Year-Old, Counselor!

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:39

Is being a lawyer hard? What happens if a bad client wants to hire you? Why do lawyers keep secrets? On this episode of Legal Speak, we let kids ask the questions.

       
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Practical Guidance for Complying With NY's Prohibition on Hair and Religious Garb Discrimination

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:30

Employers should be proactive in creating a workplace environment that does not treat individuals differently because of their hairstyle or religious garb.

       
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Anti-Fraternization Policies Globally and the Impact of #MeToo

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:20

Implementing a one-size-fits-all approach to global policies generally is shortsighted and a more nuanced approach is preferable.

       
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When a Portfolio Company Fails: WARN and Upstream Liability Risk for Private Equity Funds and Sponsors

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:10

In a WARN situation, there is always a company in financial difficulty, and plaintiffs seeking damages under the Act have become increasingly aggressive in seeking an entity with greater asset liquidity than what the failed company has to offer.

       
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Equal Theories of Liability? Pay Disparity Claims Under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:00

While the narrower goal of the EPA is reflected in the broader goals of Title VII, the proofs and defenses for each intersect and diverge by equal measure, demanding forethought and agility in litigation.

       
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'Guantánamo [Un]Censored: Art from Inside the Prison'

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 19:15

The exhibit features artwork and writings by current and former Guantánamo Bay detainees.

       
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Employment Lawyers 'Side Switching' in the #MeToo Era

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:00

Since the #MeToo movement, there have been several incidents of public outrage directed toward lawyers who "switched sides"—specifically, attorneys for accusers who switched to represent the accused. In the employment law context, this article provides a refresher on the relevant ethics rules attorneys who represent both employees and employers should keep in mind.

       
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How an Unheralded Change to Criminal Procedure Law §150.20 Will Overhaul Arrest Procedures in New York

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:00

Criminal justice stakeholders throughout New York must be aware of this paradigm-shifting development in arrest and ticketing procedures.

       
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House Impeachment Lawyer Joshua Matz Will Lead Kaplan Hecker's DC Expansion

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:38

While Kaplan Hecker has a presence in D.C., the new office marks an official expansion to the region.

       
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Ex-Culinary Institute Prof Claiming His Accent Was 'Mocked' Fails in Nationality Discrimination Suit

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:38

The Appellate Division, Second Department panel wrote that the famed Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York had "submitted evidence that it had been receiving student complaints about the plaintiff's demeaning and insulting behavior towards students for years."

       
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Children Testifying About Abuse in the Context of Custody

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:45

Many attorneys are reluctant to ever consider allowing a child to testify in a matter. In this Family Law column, Toby Kleinman and Daniel Pollack discuss various considerations that factor into the decision.

       
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The SECURE Act: Charitable Gift Implications

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:45

The SECURE Act kills the stretch IRA for most heirs. Until this new legislation, an heir could generally have required minimum distributions stretched over his or her life expectancy. And that minimized taxes—plus the assets in the heir's IRA grew tax-free until withdrawn. In his Estate Planning and Philanthropy column, Conrad Teitell discusses the ramifications of the Act's changes.

       
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Brooklyn Judge Rules DA Cannot Rely on App to Satisfy NY's New Discovery Law

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:14

Like other DA's offices around the state, Brooklyn prosecutors have said they have security concerns about the new requirement that they turn over witness information to defense lawyers.

       
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Friday Newspaper

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:00

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

       
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NY AG Letitia James Says City Owes $810 Million for Taxi Medallion Fraud Scheme

Law news - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 01:07

James said the scheme lasted from at least 2004 to 2017. In a statement, New York Taxi Workers Alliance executive director Bhairavi Desai attributed the damage to former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

       
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