A western New York man has pleaded guilty to calling a U.S. prosecutor at his office and threatening to kill him with an assault rifle.
A trial judge in a murder case erroneously rejected a defense challenge for cause to a potential juror whose brother had been murdered and whose sister had been raped by a man who "took her eye out," a divided Manhattan appeals court has ruled.
Ace Decade Holdings' lawsuit over a $500 million investment loss against the Swiss banking and financial services company UBS AG belongs in Hong Kong, not in New York, a Manhattan judge ruled on Thursday.
The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Criminal Division acknowledged Thursday that some federal prosecutors lack the experience and supervision to properly determine whether to bring charges.
A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii won't fight extradition from upstate New York, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, one of the largest law firms on Long Island, has added six corporate and transactional attorneys, including four partners, in its largest acquisition to date.
Seventh Judicial District administrative judge Craig Doran announced the appointment of Acting Supreme Justice John Gallagher as supervising judge for Family Courts through the eight-county upstate district.
The New York City Bar Association presented its 12th Annual Thomas E. Dewey Medals on Tuesday, honoring outstanding assistant district attorneys in each of the DA offices within New York City and the city's Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
A pension fund that made millions from Bernie Madoff before he was exposed tried to claim that it could have earned even more if its trustees had shared their suspicions about the Ponzi schemer. But the Second Circuit decisively rejected that claim.
The Appellate Division, First Department, ruled firing the teacher shocked their sense of fairness.
While courts around the country are increasingly allowing for process service through electronic means like social media accounts, a Brooklyn judge denied a woman's request to serve her husband with a divorce summons via Facebook finding she failed to prove he is an active user.
A Sullivan County attorney died Tuesday during a vacation boating trip with two friends, including a state Supreme Court justice, when he fell overboard in rough waters off Puerto Rico.
Record levels of Emerging Markets Debt may provide opportunities for distress investors. Success may not depend on local law.
Six Sigma NYC, a boutique design and development firm, has plans to create a new luxury condo building in Chelsea. Plus more in our column.
David Owen and Adam Mintz of Cahill Gordon & Reindel write for the New York Law Journal: Widespread losses suffered by many investors during the financial crisis have spawned more than a few fraud claims based upon broadly alleged misconduct affecting many investments or transactions. The loosely pr
Stephen P. Younger, a partner with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, writes: While the major international arbitration centers each have their own unique geographical and legal features, New York has a singular combination of stable and well-established law, a vast reserve of legal talent, and an exte
In his Contract Law column, Glen Banks, of Norton Rose Fulbright, reviews recent decisions, including one that follows the principle that when a sophisticated party chooses to proceed with a transaction despite notice that warranties made to it were not true, that party may not later claim fraudulen
Ann Israel answers the question: I am an evening student at Loyola Law School while working full time as an Environmental Engineer with a big name consulting firm. How can I get firms to realize that being in the top 1/3 of my class while working in the field I intend to practice may be more impress
Brian Parker, co-chairman of McGuireWoods' life sciences industry group, has been appointed managing partner of the firm's Pittsburgh office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.
I am the director of professional development at a national law firm and I sit on its diversity and women's committees. Over the past five years, we have seen a significant increase in the percentage of our female partners but unfortunately, we haven't had much success with diverse female partners.
My nerves have been so racked thinking about whether I passed the bar and waiting for my start date as a first-year associate that I gained nearly 10 pounds, and like most of the women in my Dominican/black family, it went straight to my thighs and hips. I'm completely mortified and fearful that I w
I am a black female and have been a corporate partner with a highly regarded international firm for the past two years. I have started considering new opportunities, but despite my excellent credentials and expertise, I am having some difficulty getting any traction from potential employers. Given a
I am the primary lateral recruiter at a firm with selective hiring criteria and a commitment to diversity. Recently we received the r�sum� of a Latino male, fourth-year associate with outstanding large firm experience and very good schools, but his GPA is a 2.9, and our minimum for laterals is 3.2.
Although women are well represented in our firm's junior and mid-level associate classes, the numbers decrease and change dramatically at the partnership level. What should we do to increase the number of women associates who stay and become partner?
Parties Fail to Substantiate Claim to Permit Expedited Treatment of Uncontested Divorce
Police Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity; No Probable Cause Existed for Arrest
Subpoena for Doctor's Deposition Not Quashed; Doctor's Compliance Not Unduly Burdensome
Court Denies Minority Member's Motion To Compel Responses by Managing Member
Service of Process Via Facebook Fails Without Proof of Active Use
Dismissal of Claim as To Permanent Consequential Limitation of Use Granted
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