A client dissatisfied with her attorneys' work in a personal injury case cannot bring a legal misconduct claim under state Judiciary Law because the lawyers were not also convicted of a crime related to that representation, Western District Magistrate Judge Hugh Scott concluded.
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The judge in the case against a Turkish gold trader represented by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said he will appoint independent counsel in the hearing to make sure the defendant understands the possible conflicts involved with his choice of counsel.
A Manhattan appellate court has taken the unusual step of vacating and replacing a decision it had issued five months ago that advocates for tenants feared would hobble safeguards against eviction.
For American media audiences, the Bill O'Reilly saga had pretty much everything, from sex and celebrity to money and politics. For law firms and their clients, it was also a reminder: In the biggest scandals, there's nothing internal about internal investigations.
A disbarred Staten Island attorney who previously served time for larceny is going back to prison for up to 22 years for running real estate schemes in which he stole more than $1 million while posing as a practicing attorney.
Sol Greenberg, who became one of the longest-serving district attorneys in New York during his 25 years as chief prosecutor in Albany County, has died.
Judge Guido Calabresi accused the county of "consistent evasion" to delay fulfilling its obligations to build affordable housing that can be marketed to nonwhites at a hearing on Friday.
Kwaku Andoh has joined Cohen & Gresser as a partner from JPMorgan Chase; Michael O'Brien has moved to Vedder Price from Sidley Austin; Her Justice has named Hamra Ahmad as its new director of legal services; and more moves and announcements.
The Historical Society of the New York Courts hosted discussions on the history of the state Constitution and the process involved to amend it at the New York City Bar Association on Tuesday.
One of the former partners embroiled in the combative breakup of Napoli Bern said court-appointed referee Mark Zauderer "has failed in his charge to resolve this dispute" and allowed the matter to turn "into a litigation upon itself." The comments were made one day after Zauderer issued a ruling that removed Napoli's counsel and criticized his behavior during proceedings.
The Southern District has the most MDLs of any district in the country, three of which are now being handled by Judges Lorna Schofield and Paul Engelmayer.
A bitter battle is brewing over an unusually large compensation request from a class member in the SAC Capital civil case.
Feuerstein Kulick, a five-lawyer boutique formed last year in Manhattan, has received a surge in interest from clients keen on opportunities in the legal cannabis market following legislation introduced in Canada last week that would legalize marijuana north of the border.
As the investigation into the death of Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam continues, a public memorial service has been scheduled to honor her.
A Queens attorney convicted of stealing more than $587,000 from the estate of the late John Phillips Jr., a Brooklyn Civil Court judge who once held $10 million worth of properties in the borough, has been sentenced to one to three years in prison.
While a woman discussed adopting a child and being parents jointly with her same-sex partner when they were together, the agreement did not survive their breakup, a judge ruled.
A trial judge has given permission to both sides in a dispute over public release of footage from body cameras worn by New York City Police Department officers to appeal questions about the case to the Appellate Division.
Albany Law School will honor Thomas Vilsack, the former Iowa governor and U.S. agriculture secretary, with the top award it gives annually to an alumnus.
The widow of one of the four victims killed in 2011 in an infamous Suffolk County pharmacy robbery by a painkiller addict cannot hold one of the doctors who prescribed pills to the assailant liable for her husband's death, a state appeals court ruled.
Lawyers from the former New Jersey office of defunct Milwaukee-based firm Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan have found a new home at a New York firm, after a year of running their own shop.
Members of the family of the late Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, whose body was found floating in the Hudson River last week, said Wednesday reports she committed suicide have "no basis in reality" and called on any persons with knowledge of what happened in her final hours to step forward.
A joint trial of ex-pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli and Evan Greebel, his co-defendant in a fraud case and his former lawyer, would present a "serious risk" that Shkreli would not receive a fair trial, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
New York regulators have fined Excellus Health Plan $1 million for improperly denying state-mandated contraceptive coverage to some consumers between January 2008 and June 2014.
An enlarged print of an Instagram post containing a copyrighted photo counts as a transformative use, argued an attorney for the "appropriation artist" whose use of other artists' material in his own works has made him no stranger to the courts before a federal judge late Tuesday afternoon.
An internal evaluation released Wednesday by the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency found that regulators were “untimely and ineffective” in supervising Wells Fargo’s banking practices that led to a $190 million settlement with the OCC and other regulators earlier this year.
Professors from some of the nation’s top law schools filed an amicus brief with the Connecticut Supreme Court saying case law clearly shows negligent entrustment applies, even in cases involving guns.
In a slugfest between two prominent New York litigators, plaintiffs lawyer Douglas Wigdor on Wednesday cited his appreciation for Fox News and his financial backing for Donald Trump's presidential campaign to refute the suggestion that he's part of a left-wing conspiracy against newly-ousted Fox commentator Bill O'Reilly.
A lawsuit brought by the heirs of a Jewish entertainer and art collector executed in the Holocaust that aims to recover artwork allegedly stolen by Nazis can proceed, a Manhattan appeals court has ruled.
Garrett Ordower is joining Lake Whillans in New York, where he'll help vet cases for potential investment.
The New York Organ Donor Network may not shield records it holds about four patients a former network official contends may not have been dead when their organs were harvested, a state judge ruled.
A divided panel found an 18-year, nine-month sentence imposed on a man caught at the Canadian border with thousands of images of child pornography was substantively unreasonable.
Kerrie Campbell, a litigator at Chadbourne & Parke who brought a $100 million gender bias suit against the firm, was expelled from its partnership Thursday. In a memo to all Chadbourne partners, Campbell sought to avoid such a fate, which came after 70 partners voted in favor of her exit. She was the only dissenting vote.
The Law Journal's collected coverage of the death of highly respected Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, whose body was found by the Hudson River on April 12.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the temporary worker visa program heavily used by Silicon Valley companies but Dallas-based immigration attorney Harry Joe said changing the program could also hurt universities and schools.
Law school administrators say concerns are growing from foreign students about how the myriad immigration and travel policies emerging from Washington could impact their plans to obtain LL.M degrees in the United States.
A $3 billion redevelopment of the former home of the New York Mets will hinge on how the state's highest court will interpret New York's "public trust" doctrine.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office has reached a record $40 million settlement with the Alabama-based firm Harbert Management Corp. over whistleblower allegations that millions of dollars in taxes on performance income from a New York-based hedge fund sponsored by the firm were never paid.
"Competent and diligent representation ... does not mean a lawyer should strive to 'win' a case at all costs, if that means harming adversaries and their clients unreasonably and unnecessarily in the process and undermining the authority and integrity of the court," Justice Dianne Renwick wrote for the unanimous First Department panel.
Restaurants and hotels in which President Donald Trump has financial interests are unfairly siphoning business away from competitors in New York and Washington, D.C., the new plaintiffs in a watchdog group’s emoluments suit against Trump allege.
Public comments are now available on a new set of draft guidelines dealing with special purpose bank charters for fintechs.
New York litigation boutique Levine Lee has hired Tracy Lee Dayton, a former federal prosecutor in Connecticut and Brooklyn, as the firm's sixth partner.
A judge who presided over two trials in the case of long-missing 6-year-old New York boy Etan Patz said Tuesday that a former stock clerk convicted of killing him "kept a terrible secret for 33 years."
Dutchess County Supreme Court Justice Victor Grossman, saying defense attorneys neglected discovery in a slip-and-fall case for 18 months, has ordered the parties to proceed to trial in May. "Apparently, they believed they could try the case with limited discovery, and now they will be given the chance to do so," he wrote.
Adam Zurofsky, a former partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, has been named deputy secretary for energy and financial services. Gov. Cuomo also said he hired Adam Silverman as assistant counsel to the governor for public safety and Tanisha Edwards as assistant counsel to the governor for taxation and finance.
Kramer Levin and Foley & Lardner have named new practice chairs, while Tully Rinckey has named John C. Doherty as managing partner of the firm's new midtown Manhattan office, among other news of promotions and new hires.
A case argued Tuesday considers whether the use of "disgorgement" by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should be considered a penalty subject to a five-year statute of limitations.
A federal judge in Manhattan on Monday declined to temporarily block Chadbourne & Parke’s partnership from voting to expel Kerrie Campbell, a partner in Washington, D.C., who is leading a $100 million gender discrimination action against the firm.
A study by ALM Intelligence found that women are better represented in niche legal fields such as immigration and family law, but underrepresented in top-tier Big Law practice areas like corporate and litigation. Female talent is also underrepresented in states with large law school talent pools, according to the analysis.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied review to a New Jersey lawyer's constitutional challenge to New York's requirement that nonresident members of the New York bar maintain a physical office for business within the state.
An ongoing dispute over the massive profits generated by Drake took another turn Monday, as a young talent scout credited with discovering the hip-hop star filed suit in New York against Drake's record label, Cash Money Records.
The man who was given a life sentence for working with Osama bin Laden to orchestrate the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in east Africa was ready to argue on appeal Monday that prosecutors have not produced clear evidence linking him to a terrorist plot.
Enactment of a 2014 New York state agreement to move more mentally ill clients out of group homes and into individualized housing is bogged down in a court dispute over state compliance.
Sanford Heisler said outgoing Tennessee federal Judge Kevin Sharp will expand the firm and help it trade blows with Chadbourne & Parke in a $100 million sex bias suit.
Western District Judge John Curtin, who ordered the desegregation of Buffalo schools and presided over one of the largest toxic contamination cases in U.S. history, died Friday following a lengthy illness.
A judge has vacated the murder conviction of a man accused of killing a 15-year-old after the Bronx District Attorney's Office's conviction integrity unit found "potentially exculpatory evidence" that was not given to the defense at trial.
A federal judge said a union and some of its members may have a First Amendment claim to bring against New York state for an alleged violation of the First Amendment right of free association.
A Brazilian construction conglomerate that pleaded guilty last year to running a vast bribery operation was sentenced on Monday to pay a landmark $2.6 billion, one of the largest settlements in the United States under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The worker needed surgery on his back and ankles after falling 45 feet during renovations.
The Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert group presented a program Thursday entitled "Male Breast Cancer" at the offices of Simpson Thacher and Bartlett.
The state Commission on Judicial Nomination set May 19 as the date for submission of applications by those interested in filling the vacancy on the state Court of Appeals created by last week's death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam.