Attorney Steven Donziger's attempt to upset a settlement between Chevron and the former Patton Boggs law firm in the multi-billion dollar brawl over an Ecuadorean environment award has been decisively rejected by a federal judge.
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The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Criminal Division acknowledged Thursday that some federal prosecutors lack the experience and supervision to properly determine whether to bring charges.
Ace Decade Holdings' lawsuit over a $500 million investment loss against the Swiss banking and financial services company UBS AG belongs in Hong Kong, not in New York, a Manhattan judge ruled on Thursday.
An agreement detailing the division of proceeds between two claimants who brought qui tam suits against Quest Diagnostics International should not have been sealed, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled.
A trial judge in a murder case erroneously rejected a defense challenge for cause to a potential juror whose brother had been murdered and whose sister had been raped by a man who "took her eye out," a divided Manhattan appeals court has ruled.
A western New York man has pleaded guilty to calling a U.S. prosecutor at his office and threatening to kill him with an assault rifle.
The Columbia vote, 1,602 to 623 in favor of union representation, came after the National Labor Relations Board ruled in August that graduate students at private universities have a right to collective bargaining.
Members of the bar can earn three free CLE credits by serving as judges for a national mock trial tournament next month, hosted by Empire Mock Trial with New York University.
The South Asian Bar Association of New York, Muslim Bar Association of New York, and Asian American Bar Association of New York sponsored a panel Thursday to discuss minority identities; the media's role during the presidential campaign; the sentiments of voters, particularly Trump supporters; and how attorneys can get involved in community work to respond to increased anxiety.
A pension fund that made millions from Bernie Madoff before he was exposed tried to claim that it could have earned even more if its trustees had shared their suspicions about the Ponzi schemer. But the Second Circuit decisively rejected that claim.
A Sullivan County attorney died Tuesday during a vacation boating trip with two friends, including a state Supreme Court justice, when he fell overboard in rough waters off Puerto Rico.
While courts around the country are increasingly allowing for process service through electronic means like social media accounts, a Brooklyn judge denied a woman's request to serve her husband with a divorce summons via Facebook finding she failed to prove he is an active user.
The Appellate Division, First Department, ruled firing the teacher shocked their sense of fairness.
The investment management firm, represented by Boies, Schiller & Flexner, is demanding that Dealbreaker.com disclose information on an anonymous poster.
The rapper, actor and businessman known as 50 Cent claimed that his former lawyers from Garvey Schubert Barer had failed to adequately represent him in an arbitration with a company that was set to market a line of headphones.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has turned to the lawyer behind Volkswagen's $14.7 billion settlement to defend claims that it used similar "defeat devices" to cheat U.S. emission regulations.
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, one of the largest law firms on Long Island, has added six corporate and transactional attorneys, including four partners, in its largest acquisition to date.
Seventh Judicial District administrative judge Craig Doran announced the appointment of Acting Supreme Justice John Gallagher as supervising judge for Family Courts through the eight-county upstate district.
The New York City Bar Association presented its 12th Annual Thomas E. Dewey Medals on Tuesday, honoring outstanding assistant district attorneys in each of the DA offices within New York City and the city's Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii won't fight extradition from upstate New York, her lawyer said Wednesday.
The former head of New York City's Commission on Human Rights has officially announced her candidacy for Brooklyn district attorney, while other possible contenders have either made preparations to run or expressed an interest in the job.
A federal appeals court has upheld an order requiring an attorney to pay more than $200,000 for issuing false opinion letters supporting impermissible public offerings of penny stocks.
Dozens of law professors have joined the fight over whether Uber Technologies Inc. can force consumers into arbitration on allegations that the company engages in algorithm-based price fixing.
New York City police officer Peter Liang won't appeal his conviction for criminally negligent homicide in the shooting of Akai Gurley, and in exchange the DA won't seek to restore the charge to second-degree manslaughter.
The chief executives of AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. defended their proposed $85.4 billion merger in the face of skeptical U.S. lawmakers Wednesday, telling an antitrust panel that the deal would bring added competition to the media industry and widely benefit consumers.
The Slants, an Asian-American rock band battling the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is also rallying fans and raising money on a crowdfunding site.
In a win for federal prosecutors, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday swept aside a 2014 appeals court ruling that made it harder for the government to pursue insider-trading cases.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey was ordered Monday to appear in a Texas federal court to submit to deposition questions asked by Exxon Mobil Corp. lawyers. She may be joined by her New York counterpart, Eric Schneiderman, who also filed motions to quash discovery and dismiss Exxon's complaint against him.
The measure, signed into law Nov. 28, requires untested rape kits to be processed by March 1 and all new evidence to be tested within 90 days.
A 60-year sentence for production of child pornography has continued to divide a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Kevin Arquit, head of the antitrust group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York, is poised to leave the firm for Weil, Gotshal & Manges on Jan. 1, 2017. Arquit, a former general counsel of the Federal Trade Commission and director of its Bureau of Competition, joined Simpson Thacher in 2002 from Clifford Chance.
The Manhattan law firm can't rely on an assignment-of-rights agreement it drafted to argue that its client has no right to sue, the Appellate Division, First Department, ruled Tuesday.
On Dec. 10, 2010, Michael Dion fell into a subway platform gap at Union Square in Manhattan. Before being extricated, he was rammed 167 times by a mechanical gap filler that extends when a train pulls into the station. Represented by Jay Dankner of Dankner Millstein, Dion sued the New York City Transit Authority for negligence.
Former New York City police officer Peter Liang won't appeal his conviction for criminally negligent homicide in the shooting of Akai Gurley, and in exchange the DA won't seek to restore the charge to second-degree manslaughter.
The Appellate Division, First Department, has released a list of approximately 3,000 attorneys who are facing suspension for failing to register and pay a licencing fee in compliance with Judiciary Law §468-a.
Maj. Jason Brezler, who alleges that he was thrown out of the corps under a pretext after he embarrassed officials by documenting a security risk at a military base in Afghanistan where three Marines were killed, was given a second chance Tuesday by a federal judge.
Citing potential dangers to the safety of a transgender litigant seeking a name-change order, a Suffolk County judge waived a requirement that the litigant's name be published.
A Brooklyn man who was ordered last year to shutter his illegal law practice and pay more than $50,000 in restitution and penalties allegedly continued to hold himself out as a lawyer and was charged Monday in an 18-count indictment.
Two state politicians filed suit Monday to stop New York City from destroying personal records related to its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, a move the city is considering to prevent the data from becoming a deportation tool.
Unprecedented complaints about New York's presidential primary show the need for big changes to state voting rules, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday before announcing proposals to authorize automatic voter registration and join most other states in allowing early voting.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan hosted a panel discussion at the firm's headquarters in lower Manhattan Tuesday on the question, "Can Media Actions Impair Justice?" The panel debated the impact of media reports on juror impartiality and trial outcomes, as well as questions of journalistic ethics and the public's rights regarding access to the judicial system.
Attorneys for criminal defendants in Brooklyn are reviewing cases involving prosecutor Tara Lenich—arrested last week on suspicion of forging a judge's signature to obtain illegal wiretaps—to determine if those cases have been compromised.
Infomercial king Kevin Trudeau failed to make his most important sale on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review his 10-year prison sentence for criminal contempt. Trudeau, represented by Winston & Strawn in the high court, was sentenced for violating a Federal Trade Commission order.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau isn't exactly riding high right now. A federal appeals court struck down the constitutionality of the agency's single-director structure. Republicans in Congress want to fundamentally revamp the agency. And the incoming Trump administration isn't expected to openly greet Richard Cordray, the CFPB director. Here's one more headache: a Washington appeals court will in the coming months decide just how far the agency’s investigative power reaches.
Former Southern District Judge Leonard B. Sand, who presided over the fight over segregation in Yonkers and the trial of four men for the al-Qaeda bombings of two United States embassies in Africa, died Saturday at the age of 88.
Stanley Mailman, a prominent immigration lawyer who wrote columns on immigration law for the Law Journal for 30 years, died on Dec. 3. He was 86.
Airbnb has settled its federal lawsuit challenging New York City's vow to enforce a state law against illegal rentals. In an agreement reached late Friday, the city agreed not to impose fines of up to $7,500 against the company for listing the third-party rentals on its platform.
Joseph Alexis, a 25-year veteran of the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office and the head of its red zone trial bureau, has been promoted to chief of the office's trial bureau, according to an internal memo released Monday.
A new series named in honor of the pioneering former state chief judge, Judith Kaye, will debut on Dec. 12 with a discussion featuring six of her former clerks or counsels.
The case hinges on Lexmark International's use of patent law to bar recycling and reselling of its used printer cartridges.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said it would give financial technology companies providing banking products and services the opportunity to apply for special purpose national bank charters.