The Cuomo administration and the New York Civil Liberties Union today announced the settlement of a suit challenging New York's system of providing legal services to indigent criminal defendants. The agreement came on the eve of the opening of 'Hurrell-Harring v. State of New York.'
Plaintiffs attempting to win sanctions and gain an advantage at an upcoming trial over terror attacks in Jerusalem have been rebuffed by Southern District Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis, who said there was no proof to support allegations the PLO and the Palestinian Authority intentionally withheld documents.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial assistant, Lise Rapaport, have dropped their defamation lawsuit against The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News over articles about referral fees Rapaport was paid, the parties confirmed.
This week's post concerns decisions of note from the New York Commercial Division.
Where the burden falls for investigating the fitness of arbitrators could determine the outcome of a multimillion-dollar suit against investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Craig McDonald, director of Texans for Public Justice, wants someone to enforce a $29,000 fine against Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.
Don Beverly, a victim of Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme, is asking a state appellate court to reverse an order compelling arbitration in a dispute with his financial adviser.
In the wake of a Third Circuit ruling as to whether the court or the arbitrator determines if a case is suitable for class arbitration, two district judges in the Middle District of Pennsylvania split on how to apply the ruling to separate putative class cases involving the same energy company.
Attorneys at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt are introducing a new blog geared to trial, appellate and in-house counsel managing litigation.
Documents related to Syracuse University's 2005 investigation into molestation allegations against former basketball coach Bernie Fine are not shielded from disclosure in a lawsuit filed by Fine's wife as attorney work-product, a federal magistrate judge decided.