Atlantic Records wants a New York judge to force the user-driven news site Reddit to hand over IP address information that would show who posted a new Twenty One Pilots single more than a week before its planned release.
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On Monday, plaintiffs' lawyers submitted a joint letter on how to proceed in light of rulings by the Second Circuit and Southern District Judge Jesse Furman, who is overseeing the multidistrict litigation. Taken together, the rulings wiped out a potential $10 billion case that GM’s unprecedented string of recalls in 2014 hurt consumers but green-lighted a new group of lawsuits that plaintiffs attorneys hope could reverse a line of unsuccessful trials this year.
An appeals court has reinstated a man's 1992 murder conviction, reversing a lower court's decision to vacate the sentence after finding that a conflict of interest arose when the man's attorney took a job with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Judge Robert Sweet ruled Monday that key factual questions remain with regard to allegations that the investment bank lied about its financial health before its 2008 collapse.
A landlord, property manager and contractor are facing criminal charges for allegedly driving a rent-stabilized family out of their Manhattan apartment by demolishing the building around them.
A defense lawyer for Sean Stewart told jurors in opening statements Wednesday that his client's father traded on information shared in personal conversations.
Corporate governance experts say a Transperfect employee's free speech suit against Chancellor Andre Bouchard over the company's forced sale isn't likely to survive.
A Brooklyn surrogate court refused to name a guardian for a 34-year-old woman with Down syndrome at her parents' request, suggesting that guardianship appointments can undermine the rights of people with mental disabilities.
The order culminates a decade of efforts by Hinckley, his lawyers at Blank Rome, and his treatment team at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. to reintegrate him into the community.
Perkins Coie's domination of the Democratic federal election scene has long been a point of pride for the firm. But now, with the uproar triggered by the release of emails hacked from the DNC, the firm's multiple roles have raised questions about potential conflicts.
The startup, which launched for New York clients, is another legal aid platform connected to legal tech innovation programs at major law schools.
Dean Skelos, the former state Senate majority leader who was found guilty in federal court of extortion and bribery for helping to enrich his son through no-show jobs, has been disbarred.
Criticizing a parole board's ruling to keep an inmate behind bars as a mere "regurgitation" of oft-used jargon by parole panels, a judge has ordered a man released after 20 years in prison for kidnapping, robbery and other charges.
Residents of Hoosick Falls, where groundwater supplies were recently found to contain perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, have begun to file suits alleging injuries from the contamination.
J'ouvert, a widely-attended Brooklyn celebration, is getting security enhancements a year after the death of Carey Gabay, who was caught in a gang shooting while walking with his brother and friends during last year's celebration.
A new law continues for two more years the ban on shark fishing with the traditional J-hooks that sharks are considered likelier to swallow, potentially gutting them.
A current nonequity partner at Sedgwick has accused the firm of systemic discrimination against women in a class action suit filed Tuesday in a California state court.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will defy a congressional subpoena seeking information about his office's investigation of whether Exxon Mobil knowingly made misled investors and consumers about climate change.
The U.S. government is not shielded from a lawsuit filed by a retired admiral in the New York Naval Militia who was seriously injured while preparing to deliver an invocation at a Coast Guard retirement ceremony, a federal judge ruled.
Seeking to end seven "tortuous" years of uncertainty over the paternity of a 15-year-old, a judge said he was entering an order of filiation for a man who wants to be the girl's father, despite an apparent conflict with New York's Family Court Act.
The backdrop to Sean Stewart's insider-trading trial is the 2014 Second Circuit decision that required prosecutors to prove defendants knew a tipster would receive a "consequential" personal benefit.
Perkins Coie's Marc Elias, who has juggled legal roles for both the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee, saw the intersecting interests of both clients unexpectedly become public on Friday with the leak of thousands of DNC emails posted by Wikileaks.
A Wisconsin judge "took a wrong turn" at a sentencing hearing last year by making "irrelevant" comments about crime in American cities, children born out of wedlock, and protests in Baltimore, a federal appeals court ruled last week.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling reversing the conviction of a former Virginia governor is no reason to let two former top New York legislators remain free pending appeals of their convictions, federal prosecutors on Monday told judges overseeing the cases.
A state mandate that independent energy suppliers stop selling natural gas or electricity to some customers unless they meet special conditions has been struck down by a state judge as arbitrary and capricious.
Brooklyn Housing Court Judge Marc Finkelstein vacated a stipulation of settlement between REDF Equities and at least five tenants, at least one of whom was unrepresented when he agreed to leave his apartment in a month after he had been locked out.
Donors who gave thousands of dollars to back the reelection of Janet DiFiore as Westchester County district attorney in November instead are funding internships for law students.
After former U.S. solicitor general Theodore Olson and his team were removed from New York financier Lynn Tilton's challenge to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, she lost little time in finding another top appellate practitioner with U.S. Supreme Court bona fides to represent her.
A Manhattan-based appeals court has accepted the resignation of a lawyer who faced nearly 30 charges of professional misconduct, including making false statements to a tribunal. The lawyer also admitted to making threats to opposing counsel, the court said.
An administrative law judge determined that the publisher of Elite Traveler magazine failed to prove that he was away from New York more than he was in the state during a calendar year, making him a resident for state and New York City income tax purposes.
Hillary Clinton’s choice for presidential running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, is a Harvard Law grad who cut his teeth as a young lawyer fighting for fair housing issues, winning a $100 million jury verdict against Nationwide Insurance over allegedly discriminatory lending practices.
Prosecutors and big banks may often disagree, but the U.S. Department of Justice and HSBC Bank have found common ground in urging a federal appeals court to keep private a report from a corporate monitor assigned to oversee the bank’s compliance with anti-money laundering and sanctions laws.
A U.S. judge warned a convicted Israeli spy on Friday that she had only “limited” authority to help him overcome parole conditions preventing him from taking a financial industry job.
In a decision highlighting a risk of lateral hiring, a federal judge has disqualified an entire law firm in copyright litigation after finding an ethical wall separating a former Reed Smith partner from the rest of his new firm was not sufficient to guard against confidence sharing.
A federal judge has enjoined Uber and CEO Travis Kalanick from using information gathered by a private investigator he hired to dig into the backgrounds of a plaintiff and lawyer in a class action lawsuit.
Former state Court of Appeals Judge Susan Phillips Read and Nassau County Supreme Court Justice William Donnino have been named co-chairs of a panel that will compile a guide to evidence law in New York state.
An appeals court upheld the state police's refusal to issue a former 25-year veteran a retirement card entitling him to a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
New obligations have been added to the responsibilities of people appointed in New York as the legal guardians of others due to their incapacitation.
A new law in New York will require that foreclosed-on properties not be allowed to lie vacant for long and that more protections be built into the foreclosure process for consumers.
A judge has dismissed an investment bank’s malpractice suit against Morrison & Foerster claiming the law firm failed to conduct due diligence that would have uncovered fraud in a public offering.
An investor and and former Worldview Entertainment executive can move forward with multimillion dollar claims for breach of contract and loss of an executive producer credit on the film "Birdman," a Manhattan appeals court has ruled.
The U.S. Department of Justice brought a pair of blockbuster antitrust cases Thursday against proposed multibillion-dollar acquisitions in the health insurance industry, setting up a major litigation clash in Washington as the Obama administration winds down.
The New York City Bar Association and a coalition of bar groups for women and minorities are calling on the state court system to create new requirement for attorneys to take courses in diversity and inclusion as part of its biennial registration.
Several major law firms handled funds stolen in a billion-dollar global money laundering scheme, according to federal prosecutors—money that was used to finance the 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street” and pay for real estate, art, a $35 million private jet, and other luxuries.
On Sunday, Kim Kardashian West posted a recording of a conversation on Snapchat between her husband Kanye West and Taylor Swift that was allegedly recorded without Swift’s consent — a potential violation of California state law requiring both parties to consent to the recording of communications.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Utica public school officials have settled a suit in which the state claimed some immigrant children in the city were not given a fair opportunity to get diplomas.
Sheila Birnbaum, special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, said Thursday she will step down by the end of the month.
Roger Ailes, the Fox News chairman and CEO, has resigned from his post, effective immediately, the network's parent company announced Thursday.
Gary Greenwald, an Orange County-based attorney who represented clients in cases ranging from medical malpractice to libel and attorney discipline, died on July 21. He was 71.
New York City officials say 16- and 17-year-old inmates will be moved off the troubled Rikers Island jail complex and into a Bronx youth facility.
A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that a woman convicted of theft can be given security clearance to work as a city school bus attendant because there was not enough of a tie in between her criminal record and the job she would be performing.
A federal judge on July 19 kept alive several claims brought by a bus mechanic who contends he was sexually degraded by his co-workers in an incident later posted online.
Jonathan Lippman will be the first recipient of an award from a coalition of judicial groups in recognition of his work in New York while serving as chief judge and chief administrative judge.
Several law firms are again being sued alongside real estate development firm Bayrock and its associates in a lawsuit alleging a series of state tax frauds, according to a newly unsealed lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court.
A conviction of first-degree robbery in New York is not necessarily a "crime of violence" as the term is defined by federal sentencing guidelines, an appeals court said in ordering resentencing for a man deemed a career offender after he bit a federal marshal's finger.
A state appeals court has ordered a hearing in a decades-old murder case to determine whether a Bronx prosecutor wrongfully held back information that a witness had struck a deal with federal prosecutors before he testified.