The prosecution's three-month-long fraud case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's top executives rested Thursday after calling its last witness, and attorneys for two of the defendants wasted little time in asking that the charges against their clients be dismissed.
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A federal magistrate judge has recommended Morelli Alters Ratner be sanctioned for failing to disclose documents to the defense in a personal injury case.
Facing an expiring lease and a senior partnership in their 60s, prominent litigation boutique Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard is dissolving and its partners are moving to new firms next week.
A 20-year-old man is entitled to an overdue bar mitzvah gift that he claimed his mother failed to deliver from his grandmother, a Nassau County court found.
The decision to remove the weapons was not political, a company spokesman said. He said the company had seen a decrease in sales of the particular models of guns but stores would increase inventory of other models of shotguns and rifles popular among hunters.
Lawyers tend to neglect the details of their private lives, or at least keep them hidden from view. They like to avoid public embarrassment, long odds, and the appearance of skipping work. In other words, the opposite of a reality television star. So why does Michael Garofola keep going back for more?
Ropes & Gray has won a federal appeal in a case brought by a former associate, who alleged he was fired after he complained about racial remarks made by partners at the Boston-based firm.
The Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office has joined a local investigation into the April 21 death of Samuel Harrell, an inmate at Fishkill Correctional Facility, following a confrontation with prison guards.
New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board is seeking to overturn a judge's order that they release a summary of records of any prior complaints against Officer Daniel Panteleo and any recommendations the board made to the NYPD based on such complaints.
A trial court should have regarded as unduly suggestive identification testimony in which a defendant who was later convicted was picked out of a lineup in which he was the only one wearing a red shirt, the Second Department held.
A federal judge dismissed an overtime pay case brought by an employee of a restaurant in Manhattan's Bryant Park on grounds that the employer, which also owned the adjacent ice rink, was entitled to an exemption for seasonal recreational establishments.
Southern District Judge Kimba Wood approved Thursday a $1.3 million settlement agreement in a disability discrimination suit that was based on the design and construction of two residential developments.
The convictions of three Long Island sex traffickers were affirmed Tuesday by a divided Second Circuit, which disagreed over whether some of the victims' history as prostitutes before becoming involved with the traffickers should have been admitted at trial.
Reaching the home stretch and preparing to rest their case, Manhattan prosecutors in a trial against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives called to the stand Wednesday a forensic accounting consultant who testified that multiple accounting adjustments each year lifted net income by tens of millions of dollars.
Inspired by the success of programs in the Eastern District and across the country, the Southern District has launched a pilot program to provide young adult defendants a chance to have their charges and sentences reduced or dismissed altogether.
Melvin Feliz admitted in court that he and his wife, Keila Ravelo, carried out a scheme involving phony litigation-support companies while she was with Hunton & Williams from 2005 to 2010, and continued when she worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher from 2010 to 2014.
A federal appeals court Tuesday sided with Michael Keaton in a suit brought against him by the producers behind his box office flop "Merry Gentleman," who claimed Keaton sabotaged the film's success by pushing his director's cut to Sundance and theaters over the plaintiffs' preferred edit.
A handful of large law firms are backing Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner in a Massachusetts case that could upset the conflict of interest rules that cover patent prosecution.
A Manhattan judge has ruled that the estate of a copper heiress seeking to recover more than $4 million in donations to the hospital where she spent her final years is time-barred from claiming that the hospital manipulated her into making the gifts.
Nearly 200 New York City landlords violated state law by accepting lucrative tax breaks but then failing to extend required rental protections to tenants, authorities said Wednesday.
Fordham University School of Law has named James Keyte, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, as director of its Competition Law Institute. He replaces Barry Hawk, who has served as director since the institute launched in 1974.
An upstate New York businessman tried for murder three times after the disappearance of his estranged wife is scheduled to face a fourth trial in March. His first two convictions were overturned, and a third case ended in a mistrial when a jury failed to reach a verdict after 11 days.
A Long Island man who is facing criminal charges for tampering with several red light cameras said that he knew he would be arrested after posting video of his actions online but that it was done in protest of government abuse.
Steven Laduzinski alleged he was lured by a promise of a managerial post overseeing a high workload at consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, but that the company was actually suffering from a sharp downturn and his supervisors were more interested in exploiting his business contacts with wealthy Latin Americans.
Lawyers on opposing sides of the case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's top executives used the last day of testimony from the former general counsel, Janis Meyer, to present the jury with their disparate versions of the events that drove the firm into bankruptcy in 2012.
With the prosecution refusing to offer a misdemeanor plea to a young man who has completed therapeutic programs, enrolled in college and gotten a full-time job since his arrest for selling drugs, Justice Thomas Farber said, "I cannot see any point in rewarding the defendant [for his success] with a felony conviction."
While Justice Lawrence Ecker said New York courts have recognized that a "mahr," an Islamic marriage contract, can be enforceable, the document must be accompanied by proof of authentication in order to be valid.
The concluding paragraph of Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion in 'Obergefell et al v. Hodges' is now making its way into wedding ceremonies for both gay and straight couples, who say they want both to acknowledge the historic decision and to use language they described as "beautiful," "eloquent" and "powerful."
Whether the State Bar of California’s plan to require new attorneys to complete at least 15 credit hours of practical skills in law school is unduly restrictive or a needed step to ensure they have real-world competencies depends on whom you ask—even within the same organization.
A Westchester matrimonial judge ordered a wife in a custody dispute to turn over four years worth of Facebook postings to determine how much time she had spent with her child.
The First Department noted that the guarantee at issue secured rent payments on a property in Georgia and specified Georgia law would control its interpretation, but said that hearing the case "does not create any undue burden on New York courts."
The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a driver killed by NASCAR star Tony Stewart's car on a western New York dirt track has been moved from state court into the federal Northern District.
The Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office accused Jeffrey Hurant of selling advertisements to high-priced male prostitutes for several hundred dollars, then charging Rentboy.com customers up to $299 a month to access the ads.
A Florida man has been sentenced in a New York federal court to more than seven years in prison for a $10 million mortgage fraud scheme that targeted a Buffalo-based bank and other financial institutions, according to federal prosecutors in Buffalo.
Six firms announce new hires, while Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has named Philip Hirschhorn as head of its New York office.
While her pro se action demanding the refund of one year's prepaid rent after Hurricane Sandy allegedly rendered her cottage uninhabitable was pending, tenant Deborah Schwartz discovered her landlord did not have a permit to rent the cottage, and amended her pleadings to include all previously paid rent.
Defense attorneys representing the three former executives of the failed Dewey & LeBoeuf had their first chance to question a former Dewey general counsel who was copied on numerous emails put into evidence by the prosecution.
A gun owner complaining about the Nassau County Police Department's policy of confiscating firearms when responding to domestic incidents could not convince a judge to halt the practice while his case proceeded.
A plunge in stock prices in China, with its nerve-rattling aftershocks in the U.S., will likely cause many law firms to further scrutinize their strategy in China.
The Law School Admission Council has until late October, when registration closes for the December Law School Admission Test, to revise its disability accommodation policies.
Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10 million in cash, and an additional $1 million monthly payment while the case is on appeal, to secure the hundreds of millions awarded by a jury, a Manhattan federal judge ruled Monday.
According to court records, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge last week signed off on the dismissal of a malpractice suit brought by a shoe company founder against Duane Morris and two corporate partners who resigned just weeks after the suit was filed.
Three New York hospitals and a health care management company have agreed to an $8 million settlement with state and federal authorities to resolve allegations they illegally billed Medicaid.
Among other announcements, commercial banking attorney Christopher Palmer has been named managing partner of Garden City-based Cullen and Dykman.
The American Bar Foundation has launched a research initiative focused on diversity in the legal profession and tapped former University of California at Los Angeles dean Rachel Moran as its first fellow.
Suit seeks damages on behalf of "all Canadian citizens," as many as 250,000 of which had accounts with the dating site.
Third-party benefits administrators can be sued under the Employment Retirement Income Security Act for violating a federal law requiring equal coverage for mental health treatment, according to the Second Circuit.
Susan Phillips Read acknowledges a certain wonder when reflecting on her years as associate judge on the state Court of Appeals—the 13 different colleagues, the thousands of decisions, having a voice at the conference table where some of the state's most important legal decisions were made.
A state judge has decided that a petition seeking to absorb 510 acres of land into the Hasidim-dominated village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County has legal priority over a plan seeking annexation of much of the same property that was filed a year later.
Although Dewey & LeBoeuf's former chief operating officer has been extensively cited at a trial against the firm's executives, the Manhattan District Attorney's office has said it does not plan to call him as a witness, and the defense said it has been denied access to him and therefore has been unable to prepare him as a witness.
A federal appellate panel on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of a law prohibiting citizens from engaging in non-commercial, illicit sexual conduct after traveling to a foreign country.
Arab Bank plc has agreed to pay "slightly more than $1 billion" to settle terror funding claims in U.S. court, according to a lawyer with knowledge of the settlement. The parties, who declined to comment on the number, reached a framework settlement agreement last Friday, three days before a damages trial was to begin.
The decision finding Acting Surrogate Brandon Sall had sufficient signatures to qualify for the Working Families Party line has been upheld, along with a denial of challenger Frank Streng's motion to redo the drawing for the ballot order.
A Supreme Court judge said New York City's charter states the medical examiner's reports "shall not be open to public inspection," and therefore denied the request from the family of a black 45-year-old father of four who died after a violent encounter with police in July 2014.
A judge is ordering that the man at the center of a ground-breaking case over the civil confinement of sex offenders be released to Clinton County over the objections of state officials, who prefer he live in Oswego County.
Suffolk County Family Court Deputy Chief Clerk Dawn Maletta received the New York State Access to Justice DIY Star Award from Fern Fisher, the deputy chief administrative judge for New York City courts, at a ceremony Thursday at Suffolk Family Court.
A selection of notable writings, both dissents and majority opinions, by Associate Court of Appeals Judge Susan Phillips Read.