Joel Stashenko

Bill Seeks Clarity on Court Jurisdiction Over Corporate Disputes

Joel Stashenko

New York state court administrators are seeking passage of a law in 2017 they say would undo a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision and clarify that New York courts have jurisdiction over litigation involving foreign companies licensed in New York.

More Than $5M Recovered for Victims of Bias in 2016

Joel Stashenko

The state's Division of Human Rights said it secured $5.2 million in compensation for 923 victims of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation in New York state in 2016.

Liability Rules for Disc Golf Injuries No Different Than for Regular Golf, Judge Decides

Joel Stashenko

The assumption of risk inherent in the relatively modern game of disc golf are the same as for the more traditional form of the game, a state judge ruled in throwing out the claim of an injured player.

Inmate Pleads Guilty to Plotting Attack on Ex-ADA Who Prosecuted Him

Joel Stashenko

A state prison inmate pleaded guilty Friday to trying to arrange to have a person attack the former Long Island assistant district attorney who prosecuted him for murder in the 1990s.

State, Investors Team Up to Force Exxon to Report Climate Change Risk

Joel Stashenko

New York state's comptroller said Thursday he has lined up support from 47 other investors in the Exxon Mobil Corp. for a proposed shareholder resolution requiring the energy company to report on how its business will be affected by climate change mitigation efforts.

Civil Rights Claim Against Lifetime TV Network Is Revived

Joel Stashenko

An appeals court Thursday reinstated an action by a convict who claims a made-for-TV movie about his murder case was in violation of a state law barring fictionalized portrayals for "purposes of trade."

Airbnb and Its Critics in New York City Are Back in the Ring

Joel Stashenko

Airbnb and its critics in New York City are back in conflict over 2016 state rental law, with the company's supporters now charging that a state law penalizing those who advertise units illegally discriminates against minorities.

DiFiore Looks Inward to Extol Court Improvements in Annual Address

Joel Stashenko

Janet DiFiore kept the focus of her first State of the Judiciary address Wednesday almost entirely on the internal workings of the state courts and her efforts so far as chief judge to improve their efficiency.

Microsoft, Stripe Urge Federal Bank Regulators to Go Cautiously on Cyber Regs

Joel Stashenko

Microsoft and Stripe are urging federal banking regulators not to draw cybersecurity rules for the largest banks so narrowly that they exclude innovative technologies developed by innovative third-party providers.

Owners of Caribbean Resort Found Not Liable for Child's Assault

Joel Stashenko

The owners and operators of a luxury resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla cannot be held liable for an attack on a guest family's 12-year-old child for which a gardener at the resort was arrested, a state judge has ruled.

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