Recent developments in New York law regarding trade secrets, an officer's personal liability for acts taken on behalf of the corporation and a corporation's inability to waive certain jurisdictional issues.
Sexual harassment litigation typically involves accusations of unwelcome sexual conduct or comments in the workplace. Sometimes allegations are simply denied. More often, however, defendants assert that plaintiff either welcomed or wasn’t offended by the alleged conduct or comments. Increasingly, an important evidentiary weapon in this battle comes from social networking postings, such as tweets, Facebook status posts, private messages, etc. At some point in the mutual mud-slinging, counsel find themselves debating the admissibility of the postings.
Recent developments in New York commercial law relating to the application of a marketability discount in valuing a business, when a law-firm's internal emails must be produced, and a rare vacature of an arbitral award.
The differences between arbitration and litigation are more nuanced than the general criticism of arbitration. The issue is not black and white. There are many attributes of arbitration worthy of even a jaded trial lawyer's consideration.
The politicization of all societal differences has turned the foie gras dietary dispute into a running court skirmish on fundamental disagreement between “food freedom” advocates and animal rights advocates and their allies, the “nanny-state” food regulators, or, in other terms, francophile foodies versus vegetarians versus cup-capacity limit advocates.