The chance that one of New York City's two top federal prosecutors will get a promotion to U.S. attorney general may have gotten a boost after former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler reportedly told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated.
In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Corporate Culture and Compliance in the 21st Century," "An Opportunity to Improve Disclosure," "FINRA Proposes Margin Requirements for the TBA Transactions Market" and "The Rise of 'Failure to Prevent' Crimes and CCO Liability."
In a fight between Nassau County District Attorney's Office and Jesse Friedman, who insists he was wrongfully convicted more than 25 years ago, the judge assigned to a vacatur bid rejected calls for recusal.
Aereo's bid to recast itself as a cable company on the heels of a major loss at the U.S. Supreme Court in June foundered Thursday as Southern District Judge Alison Nathan issued a nationwide preliminary injunction barring the video streaming company from retransmitting programs to subscribers while the programs are being broadcast without paying broadcasters.
Likening production of a custody evaluator's notes to prosecutors' disclosure obligations in criminal cases, a Long Island judge has ruled that a divorcing husband's expert was entitled to review all the raw information generated by the court-appointed evaluator, and said that, with certain ground rules, the parties themselves could read the evaluator's report and raw materials.
The "fugitive disentitlement doctrine," which denies judicial relief to criminal defendants who evade a court's reach, can be applied to the case of a mother who fled to Nigeria and stalled child support proceedings for months, a unanimous Second Department panel has ruled.