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NY Regulator's Lawsuit Derails Federal Push to Charter Fintech Companies

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 21:46

Division of Financial Services Superintendent Linda Lacewell said the court's decision to invalidate the regulation will allow certain companies to be more stringently regulated by state officials.

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Michael Armstrong, Lawyer Who Helped Expose 1970s NYPD Corruption, Dies at 86

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 20:55

Speaking about his choice for the DA appointment, then-Gov. Nelson Rockefeller said he hoped Armstrong's courage and integrity would inspire the people of Queens.

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Tenants' Class Action Alleging Landlords Overcharged Rent Can Continue, Court of Appeals Rules

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 20:46

The court's three dissenting judges, meanwhile, argued that the majority's decision could diminish the power of trial courts in New York to prevent abuse of the class action process.

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Court of Appeals Grants New Murder Trial Based on Juror's Text Messages

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 18:45

"We agree that the extensiveness and egregiousness of the disregard, deception, and dissembling occurring here leave no alternative but to reverse the judgment of conviction and remit for a new trial and compel us to affirm publicly the importance of juror honesty," the decision said.

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Book Review: 'Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir'

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 18:00

An interesting, often humorous, retrospective of the Supreme Court, based on over three decades of first hand knowledge and experience, I believe this is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the law and the inner workings of the highest court in our judicial system.

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Court Notes

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:09

CourtNotes, offered exclusively by the New York Law Journal, is a comprehensive listing of news and updates from the Federal, State and Appellate Courts. CourtNotes is updated on a daily basis to bring you the most current information happening in the New York Courts today.

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Hogan Lovells Has 6 Contenders to Succeed CEO Steve Immelt

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 14:52

A D.C.-based regulatory partner is considered by some Hogan Lovells partners to be the frontrunner for the role.

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The 2019 Global 200: A Growth Gap Persists Between Tiers

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:35

The Second Hundred had a strong year but can't keep pace with the Global 100.

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Realty Law Digest

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:59

In his Realty Law Digest, Scott E. Mollen discusses two landlord-tenant cases — 'Yeshiva Chanoch Lenaar v. Lubavitch,' and 'Che v. Sun.'

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The Meaning of 'Official Act' Under Bribery Laws

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:30

In their Second Circuit Review column, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp discuss 'United States v. Ng Lap Seng,' where the court clarifies the contours and scope of the bribery statutes.

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My Liabilities are My Greatest Assets: Tax Court Decision in 'Lipnick v. Commissioner'

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:24

In their Taxation column, Ezra Dyckman and Charles Nelson discuss 'Lipnick v. Commissioner,' a recent opinion issued by the U.S. Tax Court which clarifies how the interest characterization rules work in the context of partnerships that have made debt-financed distributions to their partners.

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Tuesday Newspaper

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:00

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

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Federal Circuit Decision Raises Issues About Scope of Design Patents

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:00

The 'Curver Luxembourg' decision is a large step in resolving what had been open legal issues about the scope of design patents: Are design patents limited to specific "articles of manufacture" or do they also cover designs in the abstract? Does the title of the design patent (which must recite the article of the design) limit the scope of the patent grant (and hence the scope of potential infringement), the same way as claim terms do for a utility patent?

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Attorney of the Year Finalists

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 02:04

This "MVP" award goes to the lawyer who had the most profound effect on the law or legal community in the past year or did the most to advance the cause of justice.

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Second Woman Files EEOC Claim About Former DLA Piper Partner

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 01:58

Lawyers at Wigdor LLP previously alleged that former DLA Piper partner Louis Lehot assaulted partner Vanina Guerrero, leading to his departure from the firm. The Wigdor lawyers now represent a second woman, an unnamed former human resources manager, who claims she was fired after complaining she was physically afraid to be near Lehot.

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TransPerfect, Shawe Win Bid to Access Details of Skadden Bills Incurred by Custodian

Law news - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 00:13

The ruling, which Bouchard said he planned to formally enter later this week, ratcheted down tensions in a two-state standoff between Shawe's legal team and attorneys for Robert Pincus, the court-appointed custodian in what has become Delaware's most vexing legal drama.

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NY State Courts to Host High School Students to Boost Diversity in Legal Profession

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 23:56

The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, a statewide panel tasked with promoting racial and and ethnic fairness in state courts, expects the event to be the first of many.

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Rights of Children in NY Family Courts Set for Legislative Public Hearing

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 23:11

While the hearing isn't intended to focus on just one issue involving children in the state's court system, Dinowitz said he's particularly interested in how forensic evaluators are used in family matters.

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Vance Agrees to Stay Enforcement of Grand Jury Subpoena for Trump Tax Docs, in Exchange for Expedited Review Process

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:52

Arguments are set to be heard at 10 a.m. Wednesday by Chief Judge Robert Katzmann, Senior Judge Christopher Droney and Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Women in New York Now Allowed to Postpone Jury Duty While Breastfeeding

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:11

Cuomo, who's pushed various laws in recent years to benefit women and other individuals who choose to have children, said the responsibility of being a new parent should give those individuals a temporary pass for serving on a jury.

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