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Absence of Gun Fails to Upset Robbery Conviction An appellate court in Albany has upheld a gun-related robbery conviction in a case where the defendant did not reveal the weapon to the victim but did point it at a man pursuing him.
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Scheindlin Preserves Apartheid-Era Suit Against Companies After a federal appellate court all but instructed her to dismiss the case, Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has kept alive a lawsuit accusing Ford, IBM and other companies of abusing human rights by doing business with South Africa's apartheid regime.
After a federal appellate court all but instructed her to dismiss the case, Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has kept alive a lawsuit accusing Ford, ...
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Personal Notes on Lawyers Three firms announce new additions, while Eckert Seamans and the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District announce promotions.
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D.A. Seeks Protective Order in Dewey Case In the criminal case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is seeking an order to prohibit all parties from unnecessarily disclosing witness names or other identifiable information to third parties.
In the criminal case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is seeking an order to prohibit all ...
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Judge Upholds Group Homes' Separation of Married Couple An Eastern District judge held that the intellectually disabled couple and their parents failed to establish disability-based discrimination claims, saying that the "alleged discrimination is based not on the couple's disabilities, but rather on their status as a married couple."
An Eastern District judge held that the intellectually disabled couple and their parents failed to establish disability-based discrimination claims, saying t...
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NYCLA Musical Fundraiser Will Honor Betty Ellerin The New York County Lawyers Association's fundraising arm, the NYCLA Foundation, is hosting a musical comedy show April 24 to honor the life and career of Betty Weinberg Ellerin, the first female justice of the Appellate Division, First Department.
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Judge Denies Counsel Fees in Civil Rights Case A Buffalo civil rights attorney who obtained a $750,000 settlement in a racial discrimination case may be denied compensation because of a dispute over whether she had an improper retainer agreement with her client.
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Midsized Real Estate Firm to Offer Big Law Salaries Duval & Stachenfeld, a 66-attorney real estate firm, is more than doubling its salary for starting associates to $175,000—above the large law firm standard—to compete with its rivals in attracting and retaining top talent.
Duval & Stachenfeld, a 66-attorney real estate firm, is more than doubling its salary for starting associates to $175,000-above the large law firm stan...
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Security Pavilion Construction Begins The pavilion, constructed on the elevated walkway running along the west side of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, is intended to streamline security screening and ease congestion inside the doors on the building's Worth Street side.
The pavilion, constructed on the elevated walkway running along the west side of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, is intended to streamline secur...
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Prejudgment Interest in Contract Disputes Douglas J. Pepe, a partner with Joseph Hage Aaronson, writes that in the post-crisis era of near zero interest rates, New York's 9 percent prejudgment interest rate can actually prove to be a plaintiff's best investment strategy. Are there options available to defendants to stop the clock on statutory prejudgment interest in contract disputes? In New York state court, the clear answer is "yes." In federal court, the answer is a bit more complicated.
Douglas J. Pepe, a partner with Joseph Hage Aaronson, writes that in the post-crisis era of near zero interest rates, New York's 9 percent prejudgment intere...
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