The latest test of whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act can be read to bar workplace discrimination because of sexual orientation proved complicated Friday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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Once again, prosecutors are aiming to persuade a Manhattan jury that top executives at Dewey & LeBoeuf lied to investors and lenders about the firm's financial condition before the firm's implosion nearly five years ago.
The internet age and its influence on American culture and the law will be much in evidence as the New York State Bar Association holds its 2017 annual meeting beginning Monday in Manhattan.
Janet DiFiore will present the 2017 State of the Judiciary speech, her first as the state's chief judge, from the Bronx Criminal Hall of Justice on Feb. 22.
Construction of a nursing home next to an Upper West Side school can go forward after a state appeals court decided the Department of Health took a sufficient look at potential environmental hazards linked to the project.
A New York State corrections officer whose sexually explicit photos and videos of her with her boyfriend, also a corrections officer at the same prison, were disseminated after the boyfriend's phone was confiscated does not have grounds to sue the state for emotional distress, an appeals court affirmed.
A former portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management LP has been convicted of securities and wire fraud charges. The Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office said he conspired in a scheme to artificially inflate by tens of millions of dollars the value of a fund made up of debt instruments issued by health care companies.
The Appellate Division, First Department, ruled a lower court judge acted prematurely in granting summary judgment to dismiss the case.
Nassau County held a ceremony Friday afternoon to induct Supreme Court Justice Edmund Dane, District Court Judge Eileen Goggin, Administrative Judge Thomas Adams, Family Court Judge Ayesha Brantley and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Lorintz.
A lawyer's rebellion against a law requiring attorneys who practice in New York state to maintain an office in the state just got a boost at the U.S. Supreme Court.
New York regulators have made Coinbase Inc. the latest virtual currency and money transmission company to be licensed by the state.
Before taking office a little more than a year ago, Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon knew full well that his borough has an opioid problem.
Uber on Thursday agreed to pay $20 million to resolve federal allegations that the online ride-hailing service duped drivers about vehicle financing and inflated how much money they could earn at the company. Uber did not admit or deny wrongdoing in the Federal Trade Commission case.
The Southern District is looking to fill upcoming vacancies of two veteran magistrate judges, Ronald Ellis and James Francis IV, who are stepping down after decades of service.
Nassau County remains on the hook for a $36 million malicious prosecution verdict secured for two men wrongfully convicted in a 1984 murder—and a nearly $5 million award of legal fees for the attorneys who secured the victory.
Mark Weprin, the governor's deputy secretary for legislative affairs, joined Greenberg in a law and lobbying role this week.
New York's attorney general on Thursday issued guidance to local governments on how they can put laws and policies in place to limit their participation in federal immigration enforcement activities under Republican President-elect Donald Trump's administration.
A once-powerful New York state legislator convicted of lying to FBI agents has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The prospect of Donald Trump in the White House has galvanized more lawyers to volunteer their time, law firm pro bono coordinators say. What's first on the pro bono agenda?
The Beatles singer is seeking to use an expiration provision in the Copyright Act to reclaim rights to numerous songs that currently belong to Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
The Delaware Supreme Court seemed skeptical Wednesday that a former Goldman Sachs computer programmer was entitled to more than $2 million in fees and costs for successfully defending himself against charges that he had stolen the investment bank's source code.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not have to require water transfers—like the system that supplies fresh water to New York City—to meet a federal anti-pollution permitting program, the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday.
A former attorney's quest to undo his insider-trading conviction because his lawyer failed to make a cutting-edge legal argument on appeal has been rejected by a federal judge.
Creation of a new federal bank charter for financial technology companies would stifle competition and usurp effective state regulation, financial services Superintendent Maria Vullo argued in comments opposing the charter.
Robert Feder, a founding partner of Westchester County-based Cuddy & Feder, died Saturday after suffering complications from pneumonia. He represented most of the major developers and owners of commercial real property in Westchester and surrounding counties, such as the Robert Martin Co. and Presidential Realty, said firm managing partner Joshua Kimerling.
Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican President-elect Donald Trump discussed issues including tax policy and GOP plans to repeal the federal health care law during a meeting at Trump Tower on Wednesday, Cuomo said.
The attorneys general of five states and the District of Columbia urged the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions III for U.S. attorney general.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed no problems with the Judiciary's $2.18 billion budget request for 2017-18 when the governor released his $152.3 billion budget on Tuesday.
The New York City Bar Association started work on their report this past summer in preparation for the election of a new president.
Judith Enck, the Environmental Protection Administration's regional director, will become a visiting scholar at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.
Blank Rome, Cornell Grace, Akerman and Anderson Kill have added attorneys; Orrick, Fitzpatrick Cella and Pryor Cashman have announced promotions.
Several justices appeared sympathetic to the band during oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, which bodes well for the Washington Redskins' fight to restore its trademark.
A pair of leading sports industry lawyers have left their firms for new digs. O’Melveny & Myers hired DLA Piper corporate partner Chuck Baker to chair its sports industry group out of New York, where longtime Weil, Gotshal & Manges litigator James Quinn is retiring from the firm at 71 to become of counsel at top trial boutique Berg & Androphy.
The commercial bar has advocated for years for an experienced commercial litigator to be placed on New York's highest court, and hailed Gov. Cuomo's nomination of Cravath litigator Rowan Wilson.
A decision seen by practitioners as restricting nonconsensual out-of-court debt reorganizations has been reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
A state judge said it would violate an Orthodox Jewish man's constitutional rights for the judge to use a secular divorce proceeding to compel him to grant his wife a "Get"—a religious authorization to remarry.
Pamela McDevitt, director of the law practice and technology group at the American Bar Association, has been named the new executive director of the New York State Bar Association.
The owner of a livery cab that collided with another vehicle after the cab driver was knocked unconscious during a robbery does not owe a duty to the general public to ensure that its drivers are protected by partitions, a Manhattan appeals court ruled.
Just days before the retrial of two former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives, prosecutors and defense attorneys continue to battle over upcoming testimony of a key witness.
A New York appeals court affirmed sanctions against Anthony Zappin over his conduct in divorce proceedings with his then-wife.
The New York City Bar Association honored Southern District Judge Jed Rakoff Friday at its annual "Twelfth Night" annual musical revue called "MacJed" or "All's Well That Ends: The Life and Times of Judge Jed Rakoff."
Reserving parts of the parade route for official seating doesn't violate the free speech rights of protesters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled on Tuesday.
BlackRock Inc., the New York-based asset management firm, will pay $340,000 to resolve claims the company improperly used separation agreements to force employees to waive their ability to obtain any whistleblower awards. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has hit several companies in recent months for similar violations. Regulators have put companies on notice that they cannot restrict the right of an employee to recover any award for providing information to the authorities. BlackRock did not admit or deny liability.
Cravath Swaine & Moore partner Rowan Wilson has been nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the state Court of Appeals.