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Paul Weiss Targeted, This Time by NYU Law Students

Law news - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 19:30

A protest on Tuesday was the third in a month by students at top law schools against Paul Weiss in a bid to pressure the firm to end its representation of ExxonMobil.

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NY Lawyer Arrested in Atlantic City, NJ, After Buying Boat, Sailing for St. Croix to Escape Grand Larceny Charges

Law news - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 01:21

Tara Boyle Fallon was arraigned in a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday, six months after a warrant was issued for her arrest, according to criminal court filings.

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Legal Aid Decries 2019 Stop-and-Frisk Spike; NYPD Questions Whether There Was One

Law news - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:46

"It's unlikely to be a true increase in stops but rather more accurate and complete reporting," the police department said in response to Legal Aid's public condemnation of what it says was a 22% increase in the use of stop-and-frisk from 2018 to 2019.

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In Closing Arguments Over Extortion Charges, Michael Avenatti Portrayed as 'Zealous Advocate'

Law news - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:44

Critically, prosecutors alleged that Avenatti hid the proposed payments from his client and used the information he supplied to his own benefit.

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High Court Urged to Hear Nazi Art Theft Case, With Dealer Saying NY State Decisions Should Give Way

Law news - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:35

The Court of Appeals must review the lower state courts' rulings, Charron wrote, because they created "novel rules" of collateral estoppel and laches that could affect a wide variety of art ownership cases in New York.

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DLA Piper Hires 3 From Greenspoon Marder in NYC

Law news - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:20

The litigation partners include the head of Greenspoon Marder's Manhattan office.

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Barnes & Thornburg Launches in New York, Hiring From Akin, Davis Polk

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 23:50

The Am Law 100 firm has quietly added people in the Big Apple, recruiting its office leader from Akin Gump and hiring counsel from Davis Polk and Cahill as partners.

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Considerations for LIBOR'S Replacement in the Real Estate Loan Market

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 23:15

In their Real Estate Transactions column, Peter E. Fisch and Mitchell L. Berg discuss the challenges of transitioning away from The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).

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Kaplan, Boies Schiller Lawyers Chart Different Courses as US Judge Allows Discovery in Cases Against Epstein Estate

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 22:12

The status of the victim compensation program came into question, after U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George last month hit the estate with liens for alleged criminal activity.

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Bronx DA Darcel Clark Sworn In for Second Term

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 21:46

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore swore in Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clarke for her second term of office on February 8.

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Cadwalader Sees Another Profit Hike, Amid Strategic Focus on Financial Industry

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 21:15

The profit surge comes as Cadwalader closed its Brussels office and saw another down year in London office revenue.

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Patterson Belknap Boosts Revenue Amid Litigation Gains, Management Focus

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 19:20

The firm saw double-digit revenue gains while pursuing a greater emphasis on business operations and development.

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Book Review: 'A Republic, If You Can Keep It' by Neil Gorsuch

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 17:42

In his new book, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch reflects on his path to the high court using excerpts from an array of articles, speeches, and judicial opinions that analyze the responsibilities of citizenship, constitutional law, the art of judging, and ethics.

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Finality and Implied Severance, Interlocutory Orders, Final Orders

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:00

Although the court has not defined "finality", "implied severance" and "necessarily affects the final judgment", the bar must, nevertheless, sort it out at its peril.

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Stockholder Derivative Litigation Update

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 06:30

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed a nearly unprecedented issue: the discovery and privilege implications of a special litigation committee's decision to hand over control of a company claim to a stockholder derivative plaintiff who initiated the claim and survived a motion to dismiss. As Joseph M. McLaughlin and Shannon K. McGovern discuss in this edition of their Corporate Litigation column, the framework established by the court to provide the plaintiff with the benefit of the SLC's work has expansive disclosure aspects and important boundaries to be understood by practitioners.

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Acupuncture Fee Schedule, '8-Unit Rule', Preclusion

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 06:15

In his No-Fault Insurance Law Wrap-Up, David M. Barshay discusses recent decisions in the field, including what rates apply for acupuncture and cupping services.

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Attorney Proffers: Practical Considerations and Some Law Too

Law news - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 06:15

White-Collar Crime columnists Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert discuss attorney proffers, which can provide a critical opportunity to gauge a prosecutor's reaction while limiting the risk of compromising the client's potential defense at trial.

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