A Manhattan federal judge on Friday quizzed T-Mobile's CEO John Legere on whether the company would retain its maverick spirit after a proposed merger with Sprint or join the conventional class of carriers like AT&T and Verizon.
New York employment law firm Liddle & Robinson LLP hit back on Friday against calls from creditors and the U.S. trustee to convert its case to a liquidation, saying the move would cause the clients of its sole remaining partner to flee.
Canopy Growth has been hit with another proposed securities class action, this time by investors represented by Pomerantz LLP, accusing the cannabis behemoth of misrepresenting the size of the Canadian pot market.
A federal judge has paused enforcement of a now-confirmed arbitration award that found the Seneca Nation owes New York $255 million in unpaid casino revenue under a tribal-state gambling compact, ending the outcome of the tribe’s appeal.
The attorney who made headlines for his spat with a Second Circuit judge has a history of pointing out double standards the bench holds the bar to.
A Nuveen Real Estate venture is reportedly on the hunt for as much as $408 million in financing for a New York office project, Blackstone has reportedly dropped roughly $130 million on a Brooklyn shopping center, and Extell is said to have landed $700 million in financing for two Manhattan residential properties.
Investors from China and Taiwan who put $500,000 each into a real estate project under the U.S.' EB-5 immigrant investor program told a New York state court that they've been denied access to records about the state of the project and when they can expect their money back.
Investors suing two executives of Performance Sports Group for allegedly bankrupting the sports gear manufacturer are fighting back against a dismissal bid, saying the bigwigs clearly misled shareholders by touting "organic" growth that was really driven by self-destructive "gun to head" sales practices and accounting gimmicks.
A construction company gave up its ability to challenge a Pennsylvania bankruptcy court ruling that it breached a contract by previously agreeing to end all its pending claims if the court reached that conclusion and without explicitly preserving its right to appeal, the Third Circuit said in a precedential opinion.
Medical marijuana patients have told the Second Circuit that any petition they send to the DEA to deschedule cannabis would likely result in the drug becoming reclassified as a Schedule II substance — an outcome that would be worse than the status quo.
The Second Circuit revived an indictment against a Trinidad and Tobago national charged with importing cocaine after a lower court tossed it when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to release him.
A New York bankruptcy judge Friday approved litigation-based bonus compensation for members of Sears Holding Corp.'s liquidating trust board over the objection of vendors questioning the size of the bonus and how it was decided.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would review President Donald Trump's appeals to block subpoenas by congressional committees and the Manhattan district attorney for his personal and business financial records, including his tax information.
Two blank check companies represented by Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP debuted in public markets on Friday after pricing initial public offerings that raised a combined $445 million, money that is intended to pay for acquisitions across several industries.
Morrison & Foerster represented Bank of America in connection with its roughly $475 million loan to a Gibson Dunn-counseled affiliate of Related Cos. for a Manhattan Hudson Yards tower, according to records made public in New York on Friday.
Manhattan U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff sentenced a 73-year-old California man to four years in prison Thursday for helping his wife steal $2.3 million from investors who thought they were backing a food venture that was going to bring caffeinated snacks to market.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere told a Manhattan federal court on Thursday that his company thrives on beating up on its rivals and that its merger with Sprint will benefit everyone, rebutting fears the deal will stifle competition.
Software company Juma Technology Corp. sued Massoud & Pashkoff LLP in New York state court Wednesday, accusing the Big Apple-based law firm of bungling a $20 million lawsuit by failing to serve the defendants on time.
Kleinberg Kaplan Wolff & Cohen PC has brought on a Dechert LLP attorney who is experienced in advising cross-border estate planning to bolster the firm’s estate planning and administration practice in New York.
The Second Circuit looked tempted Thursday to undo a Manhattan federal judge's move to block New York state's $600 million Opioid Stewardship Act surcharge law, with an appellate judge suggesting the policy move looks like a state tax that falls outside the scope of a federal court's jurisdiction.
The multibillion-dollar question of whether General Motors owes car owners for lowering the value of their vehicles by revealing a deadly defect is headed to the Second Circuit, after the New York federal judge overseeing a sprawling multidistrict litigation against the auto giant agreed to fast-track the issue.
The former CEO of Brazilian oil company Braskem satisfied a reluctant magistrate judge on Thursday that cash and investments worth about $30 million, or around half his wealth, will be enough to ensure he appears in Brooklyn to face charges of conspiring to bribe officials in his home country.
Atlas Capital has reportedly bought the Los Angeles Times printing plant for roughly $240 million, Bowery Farming is said to be taking 17,610 square feet in New York, and Melo Group has reportedly landed $142 million in financing for a Miami residential and retail property.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday appointed Labaton Sucharow LLP lead counsel for a proposed class of shareholders who claim they lost out when a midstream energy company was taken private after the company's stock price was allegedly pushed down on purpose.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced it will give about $200 million in affordable housing grants to 52 Native American tribes around the nation for new construction, property rehabilitation and infrastructure projects.
The coming year will be politically crucial for the states, with most choosing legislatures that in 2021 will redistrict congressional and legislative seats on the basis of the 2020 census, says Lou Cannon of State Net Capitol Journal.
Recent actions in New Jersey and New York to advance offshore wind power projects are part of a growing surge of clean energy development by state and local governments, says Scott Press of Goldberg Segalla.
In the Second and Ninth Circuits, adequate consent for text message communications under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act remains a highly litigated issue, but companies may be able to avoid liability by employing clickwrap agreements, double opt-in processes and opt-out mechanisms, say Natalie Nahabet and Sarah Shyy of Orrick.
In several recent cases, courts have overridden claims that attorney-client privilege applies to communications with public relations firms in connection with litigation and to documents generated in internal investigations, but businesses can use several best practices to avoid the potential risk of waiving privilege, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
Opinions from the Fourth and Seventh Circuits may limit Americans with Disabilities Act website accessibility claims against hospitality businesses, but the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision not to hear Domino's Pizza v. Robles signals that this type of litigation will continue into 2020, says Martin Orlick of Jeffer Mangels.
Because lawyers are often sued by nonclients based on public statements they have made, lawyers should be trained to avoid potentially actionable statements when speaking and writing, and they should also understand the overarching defenses against such lawsuits, says Matthew O’Hara at Freeborn & Peters.
California is home to some of the most robust environmental laws in the country, and many of them, like the state's ban on plastic bags, have led to similar laws in other states. Manufacturers and retailers should monitor green legislation in California as a harbinger of what may follow elsewhere, say attorneys at Steptoe & Johnson.
When allegations of product risks related to health, safety or the environment spread from one jurisdiction to countries around the world, they can lead to both policy responses and mass litigation that can jeopardize companies' business models, says Sylvie Gallage-Alwis of Signature Litigation.
A number of issues are expected to figure prominently on state legislative agendas in the coming year, including subjects as diverse as election reform, 5G technology, online marketplaces and insurance fraud, says Korey Clark of State Net Capitol Journal.
In light of significant expansions to worker protections and lowered standards of proof in New York state and city employment laws this year, now more than ever, employers should use care in their dealings with employees, independent contractors, clients and vendors, say Mark Goldstein and Alexandra Manfredi at Reed Smith.
The California Court of Appeal's recent decision in Handoush v. Lease Finance Group casts into doubt the enforceability of forum selection and choice-of-law contract provisions where their enforcement would deprive litigants of fundamental rights, such as the right to a jury trial, says Peter Selvin at TroyGould.
While federal rules require production of electronically stored information in its native format or a "reasonably useful form," recent court rulings offer guidance on avoiding production of ESI in its native format when it would be unduly burdensome, say Matthew Hamilton and Donna Fisher at Pepper Hamilton.
The overall impression from Monday's Supreme Court arguments in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org is that the justices were uneasy with the Eleventh Circuit's decision effectively stripping Georgia's annotated code of copyright protection and that both parties' concession that the annotations do not have the force of law seemed to favor Georgia, says Fabio Marino of Polsinelli.
This year, employers should be more vigilant about employee conduct and other issues that commonly stem from holiday parties, especially considering a continued wave of #MeToo claims, and new anti-sexual harassment training requirements in New York, say Keith Markel and Basil Sitaras at Morrison Cohen.
The Federal Circuit's recent decision in IPR Licensing overruled precedent to hold that the cross-appeal rule is not jurisdictional, demonstrating the complexity of this seemingly simple rule and its various applications within the circuit courts, says Michael Soyfer at Quinn Emanuel.