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Distinguished Leader: Julissa Reynoso

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:07

Partner, Winston & Strawn

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Distinguished Leader: Joshua Rubenstein

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:06

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

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Distinguished Leader: Robert Scheinfeld

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:05

Partner, Baker Botts

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Distinguished Leader: David Scherl

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:04

Chairman and Managing Partner, Morrison Cohen

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Distinguished Leader: Alan Tarter

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:03

Managing Partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin

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Distinguished Leader: Jordan Thomas

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:02

Partner, Labaton Sucharow

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Distinguished Leader: Aviva Will

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:01

Senior Managing Director, Burford Capital

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Distinguished Leader: Barry Wolf

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:00

Executive Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

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NY High Court Grants New Trial in Case Where Prosecutors Withheld Witness Contact Info

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 17:46

In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals ruled that prosecutors incorrectly chose not to hand over contact information for at least one witness that could have helped his defense.

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3rd Dept Rejects SUNY Regulations Allowing Separate Charter School Teacher Standards

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 07:33

The Third Department, in its decision Thursday, pointed to the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of the word "operation" to invalidate the regulations since the Legislature failed to define it in statute.

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The High Standard for Mandatory Preliminary Injunctions

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 07:30

In their Commercial Division Update, Thomas J. Hall and Judith A. Archer discuss mandatory preliminary injunctions. Although rare, recent Commercial Division cases show that such injunctions may be granted under extraordinary circumstances where affirmative action is needed to maintain the status quo pending final judgment.

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Abandoning Treaties: Is the Outer Space Treaty Next?

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 07:00

Treaties are being abandoned or violated at an unprecedented rate. Not since the 1930s prelude to World War II have treaty obligations between and among nation-states so alarmingly unraveled. Is the 1967 Outer Space Treaty—the foundation of international space law—next to be dismantled?

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Book Review: The Districts: Stories of American Justice From the Federal Courts

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 07:00

Johnny Dwyer has published a perceptive new book about significant organized crime, narcotics, white-collar crime, counterterrorism, and public corruption cases recently prosecuted in the federal courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In so doing, Dwyer highlights important criminal justice controversies that are relevant for the entire nation and "offers a window into our politics and society."

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US Senate Confirms Kovner as District Judge for Eastern District of New York; Gillibrand Votes No

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 03:05

Rachel Kovner fills one of five empty seats for district judges on the Eastern District's 15-member bench, a situation the federal Judicial Conference has designated as a judicial emergency.

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Litigation Department of the Year Awards

Law news - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 02:38

The New York Law Journal honors the top department in general litigation and two general litigation finalists, as well as top specialty practice departments.

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NY High Court Eyes Doctors' Right to Sue Over Bad Faith Reports of Medical Misconduct

Law news - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:21

The litigation was brought by Dr. Robert Haar, a Manhattan-based orthopedic surgeon, who sued Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. two years ago for allegedly reporting him to the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct in bad faith.

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Trump Backer, Author Sues Daily Beast After Article Questioned Her Professional Credentials

Law news - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 21:52

Beyond simply winning the lawsuit — the plaintiff is demanding $25 million in compensatory damages — her lawyer said they are hoping for a "philosophical" victory.

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New York Law School Adds Religious Training to Its Diversity Program

Law news - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 21:02

The Manhattan law school has partnered with the Interfaith Center of New York to give students and attorneys a basis in religion so they can better represent clients of faith.

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DC Circuit Ruling Upholding Subpoenas Into Trump Finances Could Strike Down Others, Attorneys Argue

Law news - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 20:36

Trump's attorneys wrote in a new filing that the ruling, handed down by the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, should be interpreted to strike down a different set of federal subpoenas.

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Boies Schiller Attorneys Disqualified in Dershowitz Defamation Case

Law news - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 20:35

The judge said disqualification was "clearly required" under the witness-advocate rule, which bars attorneys from participating in cases where other lawyers in their firm might be called as witnesses.

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