American Express policies that stop merchants from steering customers to other credit cards do not violate the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Second Circuit ruled Monday in a victory for the credit card company.
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Supporters are optimistic that a bill under consideration by the New York City Council to establish a right to counsel for low-income tenants in Housing Court, to which a clear majority of New York City Council members signed on as co-sponsors, may soon be signed into law.
Confirmed in June to lead New York's Department of Financial Services, Maria Vullo says she doesn't see a conflict in pursuing both pro-consumer and pro-business agendas.
With four IP cases on the docket and several more knocking at the door of certiorari, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised for a banner year of patent, trademark and copyright decisions.
A man who intentionally planted an incomplete bomb at a Home Depot to try to force the company to pay him $2 million is still guilty of planting a "destructive device" within the meaning of the extortion statute, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Longtime Law School Admission Council President Dan Bernstine died late last week, according to the organization, which administers the Law School Admission Test and oversees the centralized law school application process.
The Office of the Appellate Defender will host its 23rd annual "First Monday in October" fundraiser on Oct. 5—a Wednesday. The timing was altered this year to avoid conflicting with Rosh Hashana.
In another loss of a leading litigation partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Martin Seidel, who was chair of its corporate litigation group, has moved to Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
State court administrators are accepting comments until Nov. 15 on a set of proposed changes to the guidelines governing fiduciaries and the oversight of their work.
Katherine Milgram has been promoted to chief of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's investor protection bureau. Milgram has been with the Attorney General's Office since 2013 and most recently was deputy chief of the bureau she was named Monday to lead.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who's no stranger to bringing public corruption cases, is set to discuss that topic as part of a panel at Albany, New York's College of Saint Rose.
New York state will now allow people to be buried with the cremated remains of their pet. However, cemeteries would not have to offer the option, and religious cemeteries would be specifically forbidden from doing so.
The Legal Aid Society of New York, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys and the Service Employees International Union 1199 marched in New York City on Saturday to demand the closing of Rikers Island.
The Asian-American Bar Association of New York honored Sylvia Fung Chin, a partner of counsel at White & Case who specializes in corporate and commercial financing, with the 2016 Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award on Saturday.
At a nominating convention Thursday evening, delegates of the Manhattan Democratic Party voted overwhelmingly to put Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan on a re-election ballot in November.
Democratic delegates in Brooklyn approved on Thursday a slate of six judicial candidates for state Supreme Court to appear on the November ballot that did not include Justice Laura Jacobson, who is locked in a legal battle with the party.
Ruling Thursday, the Second Circuit kept intact a judgment that ordered New York banks to release Sudanese funds to victims in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.
A Brooklyn federal judge called it "insulting" that Kirkland & Ellis didn't send a partner to handle a conference in litigation brought by terrorism victims against Facebook Inc.
The American Bar Association will hang on to its power to accredit new law schools, despite a recommendation in June by a U.S. Department of Education committee to temporarily suspend that authority.
The Second Circuit disagreed with a defendant online advertiser's argument that it cannot be held liable because it did not create the deceptive content on phony news sites where it advertised, saying that a defendant can be held liable under the act for participating in a deceptive scheme or has the authority to control the deceptive content in question.
As Donald Trump gets ready for his first general election debate on Monday, he won’t have to contend with at least one potential distraction: a judge in New York has denied a request by news organizations to unseal records related to his 1990 divorce from Ivana Trump.
The estate of a wrongfully convicted man whose case was called "rotten from day one" has settled its claims against New York City for $8.25 million.
The Trump Hotel Collection company has agreed to pay $50,000 and shore up data security after breaches exposed more than 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal data, the state's attorney general said Friday in announcing a settlement.
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York is inviting all candidates who will be on the general election ballot for Civil Court and Supreme Court to appear before its screening panel.
A state judge in Manhattan ruled that, while a dead woman's children would generally have priority over where she's buried, there's also recourse under state law for others to argue in court for a burial elsewhere.
Two law firms that successfully argued a woman's employment retaliation suit against Sears Home Improvement Products were awarded a little more than half of the $785,600 they sought in attorney fees.
Two of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's former top aides are among a group of defendants named in federal corruption charges unsealed Thursday.
Just days after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission took its first enforcement actions over close personal ties between auditors and clients, a top agency accountant said Thursday that he does not expect regulators to issue guidance specifying when a relationship crosses the line and compromises the review of a company's books.
It took more than a decade, but the New York Attorney General's Office has finally started trial in its fraud case against former AIG chief executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg. Here are three key aspects to keep an eye on.
When Law.com asked the eight current justices to make public their health statuses earlier this month, a single response came back from Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. this week. His answer, in effect, was: "Thanks for asking, but we'll release information about our health when we feel the public needs to know."
Searching for solutions to the skyrocketing cost of the EpiPen, lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee looked to Mylan chief executive officer Heather Bresch on Wednesday and asked why the pharmaceutical company could not lower the price for the drug delivery device used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.
New York City paid out $655.8 million during the 2015-16 fiscal year to satisfy judgments and claims, a $47 million increase from the previous fiscal year and an all-time high, according to a report from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office.
Litigation boutique MoloLamken has brought on Jessica Ortiz, the former chief of the narcotics unit at the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office. She is the first woman partner of the 25-attorney boutique.
A New York appeals court has decided to limit the potential unjust enrichment and quantum meruit claims brought by an entrepreneur who sued the apartment search website Urban Compass.
A special grand jury has been empaneled to investigate New York's foster care system following the arrest of a suburban man on child sex abuse charges.
A federal judge has set a sentencing date for the former Long Island police chief who admitted under a plea deal to beating a suspect who stole sex toys and pornography from the chief's sport utility vehicle.
New York Law School hosted its Froessel Moot Court Competition on Sunday, where students debated whether a ban on sex offenders from using social media violates the First Amendment and 14th Amendment Due Process Clause.
As charges mount against Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey, one thing could make the job of prosecutors and defense lawyers more complicated: charges have been brought against the defendant in three jurisdictions.
The conviction of former attorney Paul Daugerdas in the massive tax shelter fraud scandal that destroyed Dallas-based law firm Jenkens & Gilchrist was affirmed Wednesday by a federal appeals court.
Applying a broad interpretation of state corrections law, a state judge held that New York City didn't overstep the line when it denied a security clearance to a former social worker at Rikers Island.
A requirement barring a convicted possessor of child pornography from his church has been rejected by a federal judge as unconstitutional.
The divorce between Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt has all the hallmarks of a high-profile celebrity split except for one thing: the couple’s six children under the age of 18.
In an unusual call to action directed at members of Congress and the White House, a federal appeals judge in California on Tuesday urged the other two branches to address the "crisis" of thousands of children and teenagers facing deportation proceedings without a lawyer.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared Tuesday at Fordham Law School's Robert L. Levine Distinguished Lecture Series, which was attended by more than 300 people. She answered questions on lighthearted topics such as whether or not she uses a smartphone and heavier subjects like the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has named Jeffrey Keitelman, a real estate practice leader who joined the firm last year from DLA Piper, as co-managing partner.
Federal prosecutors charged three former New York prison guards in an indictment unsealed Wednesday with participating in the bloody beating of an inmate more than two years ago and falsifying documents to cover it up.
The New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit in federal court Wednesday, looking to protect teenagers from being placed in solitary confinement in New York's Onondaga County.
New York City has received the final payment owed it in recovering money it spent to strip asbestos from city buildings.
A state judge in New York allowed a woman whose husband died in a three-wheeled motorcycle accident to pursue her wrongful death suit, despite a late filing.
Chinese vitamin C sellers are off the hook for violating U.S. antitrust law because they were compelled by the Chinese government to set prices and reduce quantities for the vitamin.
A state judge in Albany has rejected a constitutional challenge to the state's educational funding levels brought on behalf of students in eight smaller-city districts.
In the run up to trial next year, lawyer Evan Greebel's attorneys are now seeking full statements from pharma exec Martin Shkreli and a host of other documents from Eastern District prosecutors, claiming they are exculpatory evidence.
A Nassau County judge rejected a law firm's "outrageous" argument that it is not obligated to repay the money stolen by a non-lawyer employee.
Laura Wasser, the lawyer representing Angelina Jolie Pitt in her divorce from Brad Pitt, is synonymous with Hollywood’s biggest celebrity breakups, with recent cases including Jennifer Garner’s divorce from Ben Affleck and Johnny Depp’s split from Amber Heard.
K&L Gates has selected investment management practice head Michael Caccese and longtime general counsel James Segerdahl to succeed chair and global managing partner Peter Kalis, who is stepping down early next year after two decades as leader, the firm announced Monday.
The move marks the 83-lawyer firm's first expansion outside Boston.
The deadline for applications for an upcoming vacancy on New York's highest state court is Sept. 26.
More than a dozen objectors have urged a federal judge to reject Volkswagen's $14.7 billion emissions settlement next month—most of them criticizing a potential figure of $324 million—the number which lead plaintiffs attorneys signaled as the cap on their fee request.
Nearly a year after leaving office, John Boehner, the former Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is joining Squire Patton Boggs, the firm announced Tuesday.