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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Circuit Denies Paul Weiss Attorneys Fees for Duane Reade CEO's Criminal Trial

By B. Colby Hamilton |

Attorneys for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison can't recover costs for sitting through parts of the criminal trial of former Duane Reade CEO Anthony Cuti, a Second Circuit panel said in a summary order Thursday.

Trader Accused of Running Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

By B. Colby Hamilton |

A Brooklyn-based trader was charged with securities violations Thursday for allegedly running a bitcoin Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Thursday.

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner exits the Southern District courthouse Friday with attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown.

Prosecutors Say Weiner Deserves Jail Time in Sexting Case

By Andrew Denney |

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner "deserves time in prison" for his conviction of sending obscene material to a minor, prosecutors argued in papers filed Wednesday, in which they urge a federal judge to stick with the government's proposed sentence of 21 to 27 months.

Appellate Division, Third Department, courthouse in Albany

Secretly Taped Worker Still Deserves Benefits, Appeals Court Rules

By Jason Grant |

A state workers' compensation board correctly found that a permanently disabled ex-school worker should continue to receive benefits even after he was secretly videotaped helping to move a popcorn machine at a football game, an appeals court has ruled.

Recognition for Lawyers

John Brennan has been appointed Distinguished Fellow for Global Security at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented its presidential commendations to Marjorie J. Peerce, and more honors.

The Appellate Division, First Department, at 27 Madison Ave.

First Dept. Clears Way for Implementation of New Asbestos Case Rules

By Andrew Denney |

As attorneys prepare to clash before an appeals court over new rules for the New York City asbestos docket, which includes an option for plaintiffs to assert punitive damages, the court ruled on Tuesday to allow full implementation of the rules while the appeal is pending.

DKNY boutique

Circuit, Building on Post-'Spokeo' Law, Affirms Dismissal for Lack of Concrete Injury

By B. Colby Hamilton |

The suit is the most recent affected by the Spokeo ruling, here focused on the bare procedural claims under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003.

Alvin Bragg

AG Schneiderman Names Alvin Bragg, Margaret Garnett to New Posts

By Josefa Velasquez |

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced the appointment of Chief Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg and Executive Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice Margaret Garnett.

On the Move

Five firms announce new additions: Buchanan Ingersoll, Goldberg Segalla, Debevoise, Cozen O'Connor and Cole Schotz.

Chief Judge DiFiore

Chief Judge to Hold Hearing on Civil Legal Services

By Josefa Velasquez |

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore will conduct a public hearing Monday on the state's unmet civil legal services needs, the Unified Court System announced Friday.