Andrew Denney

Second Circuit Upholds Ban on Private Investment in Law Firms

Andrew Denney and Ben Hancock

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt to loosen restrictions on private investment in the legal industry, dismissing arguments that ethics rules impinge on lawyers' First Amendment rights.

In Uber Appeal, Another Test for Digital Arbitration Pacts

Andrew Denney

A Second Circuit panel, reviewing a decision from Judge Jed Rakoff, is parsing just how prominently arbitration agreements must appear on an app or website for their terms to be enforceable.

Judge Says DA Withheld Evidence, Orders New Trial

Andrew Denney

Citing the Bronx District Attorney's Office failure to disclose an informant's testimony in the 1995 slaying of a retired police officer, a judge has ordered a new trial for a man who has spent 20 years in prison for the crime.

Court Finds Consultants' Emails Are Public Records

Andrew Denney

A state judge said cloaking the informal relationship between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Jonathan Rosen, co-founder and principal of BerlinRosen, with the deliberative privilege exemption "impermissibly" broadens the exemption and runs counter to the public interest.

Appeals Court Set to Eye Uber's Drive to Steer Price-Fixing Dispute to Arbitration

Andrew Denney

Whether users of Uber's ride-hailing app have proper notice that they are waiving their right to a jury trial when they register and later decide to sue the company's service will be a central issue in oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday.

2 States, 2 Levels of Punishment in Attorney Discipline Case

Andrew Denney

An attorney who was disbarred in New Jersey for misappropriation of client funds has received a lighter sanction—three years' suspension—in New York, where he is also licensed to practice, for the same incident of misconduct.

Former US Attorney Bharara to Teach at NYU Law School

Andrew Denney

Former Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired earlier this month after refusing to resign at the Trump administration's behest, has taken a position with New York University School of Law as a distinguished scholar in residence.

Firing of Needle-Averse Pharmacist Not Wrongful, Circuit Rules

Andrew Denney

Rite Aid Pharmacy was within its right to fire a pharmacist at its store in Utica who refused to give immunization shots to customers because he suffers from a fear of needles, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

New York AG Adding Firepower in Bid to Confront Trump

Andrew Denney

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is adding boots to the ground in his multifront battle with the Trump administration.

Allegation Added Three Years After Filing Is OK'd

Andrew Denney

A medical malpractice plaintiff properly amended his lawsuit three years after filing to add an allegation that his gastroenterologist failed to diagnose him with appendicitis, a divided appeals court ruled.

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