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Wednesday Newspaper

Law news - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 06:00

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Roberta Kaplan Says Trump Avoided Service in Author's Defamation Suit

Law news - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 01:11

Overall, Kaplan argued, Trump's motion for a stay is "just the latest example in a clear pattern of delay in this litigation."

       
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Ex-Partner of Plaintiffs Securities Firm Alleges Gender Discrimination in New Suit

Law news - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:35

Amy Miller, formerly of Levi & Korsinsky, claims she was given smaller bonuses than an associate she supervised.

       
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Judge Throws Out Challenge to New York City's Fair Workweek Law

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 23:42

"We fought hard to get workers the peace of mind they deserve and will continue fighting for workers every time anyone tries to take it away," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

       
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Ex-Publishing Executives Plead Guilty, Avoid Jail Time in Case Linked to Newsweek Magazine

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 23:01

While the details of their sentences have yet to be confirmed, attorneys for both men said the plea arrangements do not involve jail time.

       
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Bar Exam Pass Rate Jumps to 80% Nationwide for First-Timers

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:48

The increase, though not unexpected, is welcome news in the legal academy, which has been plagued with falling or stagnant bar pass rates for the past five years.

       
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Fifth Circuit Decision Primes SCOTUS Test for Affordable Care Act

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:26

A discussion of two constitutional principles which have been paramount in the latest challenge to the health care law's constitutionality: Congress' power to levy taxes, and the doctrine of severability.

       
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Fox Rothschild, Ex-Atty Say Harassment and Assault Claims Don't Hold Up in NY

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:26

Plaintiff Stephanie Jones worked for the firm in Morristown, New Jersey. But her accusations against former Fox Rothschild lawyer Ian Siminoff landed in Manhattan federal court.

       
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Improving Rental Buildings' Profitability Through Demolition

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:51

Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss demolition proceedings before the DHCR.

       
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Lawyers Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:00

Although sex trafficking cases are difficult, the litigation is growing as attorneys are continuing to advance claims in state and federal courts across the country.

       
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Judge in Harvey Weinstein Trial Issues Gag Order in Wake of Defense Lawyer's Op-Ed

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 16:36

"I would caution you about the tentacles of your public relations juggernaut," Manhattan Criminal Court Judge James Burke said in court.

       
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Realty Law Digest

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:33

In his Realty Law Digest, Scott E. Mollen discusses "Karpen v. Castro," "Wells Fargo Bank NA v. Ogando," and "Wilmington Sav. Fund Soc'y v. Heampstead Prop. Ventures II LLC."

       
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Tuesday Newspaper

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00

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SEC Proposes Changes to Accredited Investor Definition

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00

In his Real Estate Securities column, Peter Fass discusses the SEC's proposed amendments to the definition of "accredited investor."

       
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ABA Approves Innovation Resolution, With Revisions to Limit Regulatory Changes

Law news - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 01:26

By a near-unanimous vote, the ABA House of Delegates approved the resolution after revising it to address concerns raised by the New York State Bar Association and others.

       
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2 Debevoise Attorneys Move to Winstead for NY Office Launch

Law news - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:00

The new hires build on Winstead's focus on airline clients. The firm's New York location quietly opened in late January.

       
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Trump Administration Moves to Dismiss Challenge to 'Public Charge' Rule, After SCOTUS Allows It to Take Effect

Law news - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 00:52

In a court filing, attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice said that the lawsuit targeting the administration's "public charge" rule should be tossed in light of the high court's 5-4 decision Jan. 27, which allowed the new regulation to take effect while the case is litigated.

       
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DLA Piper Shows Near Double-Digit Growth in 2019

Law news - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 00:18

Clients are increasingly willing to pay premium rates for high-value work, said global and Americas co-chair Roger Meltzer.

       
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Attorneys' Missing Argument Date on ECourts Docket Held Excusable

Law news - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 22:28

The lawyers from Rosenberg Giger apparently never saw an oral argument date posting on the state Unified Court System's eCourts website and never received a notice.

       
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