An advisory panel focused on improving disabled litigants' ability to access and navigate the state courts, both remotely and in person, has been formed by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks, the judges announced today.
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Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy has appointed a new fellow, Caitlin Miner-Le Grand, at the City Bar Justice Center for pro bono immigration representation.
Federal prosecutors unveiled fraud and bribery indictments on Tuesday against NCAA coaches and representatives from a major sportswear company that were the product of a two-year investigation that the U.S. attorney in Manhattan said exposed the "dark underbelly" of college basketball.
The Second Circuit, again finding that jury instructions in public corruption trials after the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in 'McDonnell v. U.S.' require greater clarity to sustain convictions, vacated the convictions of former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos in a summary order issued Tuesday.
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a $50 million antitrust lawsuit claiming that Barbri Inc. colluded with law schools across the country to monopolize the bar exam-prep market aimed at foreign LL.M. students.
Three retired New York City police detectives filed a class action lawsuit against the department and two high-ranking police officials Monday, claiming systemic racial discrimination blocked them from rightful promotions in an elite intelligence unit.
A federal judge sentenced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old female, a scandal with repercussions that may have affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential race.
A settlement between the New York state Department of Financial Services and a payday loan debt collector and a loan servicer requires them to forgive $12 million in debt for New York consumers.
U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein of the Southern District of New York granted Monday motions to dismiss claims that some of the world's biggest banks manipulated the London Interbank Offered Rate pegged to the Swiss Franc over a 10-year period ending in 2011.
Albert Tomei presided over New York City's first death penalty case after the state reinstated capital punishment in 1995.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Puerto Rico to view Hurricane Maria damage and pledged state support to help get the U.S. territory back on its feet while criticizing President Donald Trump's priorities.
Big Law is big business, but you might not know it from the way law firms pick their leaders.
Jeffrey Kessler, a veteran antitrust litigator in the sports arena, is taking aim at the governing body for soccer in the U.S. The 71-page complaint recently filed by a team of Winston & Strawn litigators led by Kessler against the U.S. Soccer Federation—advised by Latham & Watkins—had been at least two years in the making.
After an appeals court last year revived a malpractice claim against Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, it's back to dual lawsuits in the firm's long-running litigation against Carl Icahn-controlled CVR Energy Inc.
Environmental groups' advocacy for changes to New York's solid waste regulation to keep fracking waste from being used in landfills and for other uses came up short in the Department of Environmental Conservation's new rules finalized on Wednesday.
An attorney may exercise his right to represent himself in a breach of contract and legal malpractice lawsuit because the plaintiff failed to give any compelling reason against it, a state appeals court has ruled.
New York taxpayers may have to pay more than $700,000 to cover the legal expenses of former state Sen. Thomas Libous, whose conviction on charges of lying to the FBI was vacated after his death.
From concerns over U.S. surveillance to how the agreement will address GDPR provisions, there are several potential challenges facing the EU-US cross-border transfer framework.
"What a doozy!" said one expert of the breach disclosed by the SEC this week.
The 800-lawyer firm, riding high this year from some key litigation wins and lateral hires, has recruited three new directors to report to newly-hired chief talent officer Susan Manch.
The New York Times reported that the Department of Justice wants files related to Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's work in Ukraine.
The same day a motion to dismiss was filed in the Fox News defamation suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, attorneys for one of the defendants, Fox Business contributor Ed Butowsky, leveled a Rule 11 sanctions motion against Rod Wheeler and his attorneys at Wigdor LLP.
The outgoing general counsel of an international shipping conglomerate is launching a six-attorney New York firm, enlisting the help of a New York University professor and four women seeking to re-enter the law or expand their legal practices after working part-time.
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.
Hundreds of New York-based Bloomberg LP analytics representatives, who help clients navigate their Bloomberg Terminals, have been certified as a class in a federal action aimed at recovering unpaid overtime.
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.
The protesters allege that, in exchange for adjournments in contemplation of dismissal, the lawyers working the case want them to admit police had probable cause to cite them, thus shielding the department from civil liability.
SettlementAnalytics says it can 'indicate the likelihood of a lawsuit proceeding all the way to trial and adjudication,' but some top Big Law litigators are skeptical.
Following the Equifax data breach, legal experts are considering what new regulations may result from the massive hack affecting 143 million Americans, and some others.
Kasowitz Benson Torres has restructured its management with new positions, appointing Cindy Caranella Kelly, who focuses on civil litigation, and Wallace Schwartz, head of the firm's real estate transactional group, as the firm's co-managing partners of administration who will share duties with founding partner Marc Kasowitz.
The defendants in the defamation suit by former Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler are dividing their efforts to stop the suit, according to filings this week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
NY Federal Judge Tosses Suit Accusing Del. Chancellor of Suppressing TransPerfect Workers' Free Speech RightsBy Tom McParland |
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing the chancellor of Delaware's Chancery Court and a court-appointed custodian of stifling the free-speech rights of a TransPerfect Global Inc. employee in connection with the forced sale of the profitable translation-services company.
Aliza Herzberg, head of the employment practice at Olshan Frome Wolosky, has launched her own women-led boutique in New York called the Herzberg Law Group. But don't look for her to start shouldering a heavy litigation load.
Daniel Rodriguez will step down as dean of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law at the end of the academic year after more than six years, the school announced Tuesday.
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.
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.
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 Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY School of Law held a reception, conversation and panel discussion with Preet Bharara on "Public Corruption and The Rule of Law."
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez; Lourdes Ventura, a partner at Ahmuty, Demers & McManus; and Robinson Iglesias of the Law Office of Robinson Iglesias were recognized at the event.
The U.S. Supreme Court's fall term begins on Oct. 2. Noel Francisco, newly confirmed as U.S. solicitor general, has just days to prepare. Of course, it's likely Francisco, formerly a top appellate lawyer at Jones Day, hasn't been thinking about the cases and issues that the justices will confront—and he will argue—this term. Here's a snapshot of things to know about Francisco and matters on his plate as he prepares to step up to the lectern at the high court.
In what it termed "a close call," the Second Circuit allowed a defamation suit over the now-debunked 2014 article that detailed an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. The panel reversed the majority of the district court's dismissal and remanded the case for further proceedings.
Richard Walker, the longtime Deutsche Bank general counsel and former SEC enforcement chief, has joined King & Spalding in the firm's special matters and government investigations group in New York.
New York State Bar Association president Sharon Stern Gerstman told a news conference in Albany that a constitutional convention is needed to fix a "confusing and inefficient" court system.
A former political commentator for Fox News has sued the network and anchor Charles Payne, claiming he raped her in 2013 and that the network retaliated against her after she reported it, including by leaking false information to the National Enquirer.
New York and Massachusetts Attorneys General and 39 others announced Tuesday they are issuing subpoenas to several drug manufacturers in connection with the opioid and heroin abuse epidemic.