The United States and other Western countries in recent years have taken a tougher approach to a worldwide refugee crisis that has grown to affect 65 million people, the greatest number displaced from their homelands since the wake of World War II.
After six days of deliberation, the corruption trial against Norman Seabrook, the powerful former head of New York City's corrections officers union, ended with the jury deadlocked and the court declaring a mistrial.
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas' office was thwarted Thursday in its bid to challenge a judge's order requiring it to turn over documents related to a drunken-driving case, a ruling of first impression that could require New York prosecutors to turn over millions of additional pages of discovery.
A Bronx jury in a wrongful death case awarded $31 million to the family of an elderly woman who bled to death after allegedly receiving an incorrect heart procedure, though the award was capped at $2.9 million as part of a high-low agreement.
Kushner Cos. has been hit with another lawsuit regarding Jared Kushner's conduct as a landlord, this time accusing him of charging market-rate rents to tenants of an apartment building in Brooklyn that was supposed to be rent-stabilized.
A Queens lawyer was able to beat federal charges that he was involved in a scheme to defraud millions from General Motors but continues to fight state charges that he neglected to file his income taxes for three consecutive years.
The $5.9 million settlement that the U.S. government reached in May with a firm allegedly tied with a massive $230 million heist from the Russian Treasury may hang in the balance as the government moves to enforce the agreement.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, who was charged more than three weeks ago with allegedly covering up a former police chief’s assault of an incarcerated suspect, says he will resign on Friday, according to his office.
New York voters overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday a measure giving judges the power to claw back pension benefits from public officials convicted of feloniously misusing the powers of their offices, but reactions from the legal community were mixed as to whether the change will be effective.
A Brooklyn jury in a medical malpractice case awarded more than $26 million to a 7-year-old girl who was born deaf and who suffers from other health problems, issues that her attorney argued could have been mitigated with earlier monitoring of changes in her mother's cervix.
The trial of Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader accused of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, is scheduled to open just weeks from now, but he has become a “stealth defendant” in the case, his co-defendant’s lawyer said Monday.
Wayne Isaacs, a New York police officer who shot and killed a man in Brooklyn during a traffic dispute while off-duty, was found not guilty Monday on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter.
U.S. District Judge William Pauley III denied motions by Prevezon to grant immigration parole to Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer whose June 2016 meeting with Trump campaign officials raised concerns about Russian influence in the presidential election.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, who was indicted just over a week ago on charges that he covered up a police chief’s beating of a suspect, remains in office despite having pledged to resign.
Workers for a water-filtration system sales company should have been compensated for their time for answering calls from home and being on-call to assist other workers, a federal judge said in a ruling.
A former columnist for The New York Times can pursue his defamation claim against a company that produced a film based on an article penned by his former wife that portrays him as a philanderer, a Manhattan judge has ruled.
A Suffolk County lawyer was arrested Friday on charges that he and an accomplice ran a six-year scheme to steal $2 million in settlement money from a wrongful death suit that was supposed to be bequeathed to the daughter of a man who died while in police custody.
With a growing cannabis industry in the United States in recent years—to keep up—a new area of legal practice is growing up to provide services to companies with needs ranging from navigating regulatory hurdles to assisting with finance issues.
A Suffolk County doctor facing criminal charges for overprescribing pain meds who employed the novel defense of blaming his offenses on Big Pharma was unsuccessful in his effort to join a class action suit against the industry filed by a group of New York county governments.
New York City taxicab medallion holders are being unfairly forced to comply with regulations not imposed upon ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft and that those constraints are causing them to lose business, a lawyer representing New York credit unions argued Tuesday before an appeals court.
A real estate holding company has lost its bid to challenge the imposition of New York City’s real property transfer tax on an ownership stake in the iconic building at 1328 Broadway in Manhattan, known as 2 Herald Square.
A Manhattan appeals court said New York City’s Department of Social Services may claw back more than $250,000 from a man who was shot during a home invasion and was awarded a $4.3 million settlement in a suit against his property manager.
Attorneys who represented three plaintiffs who recovered less than $7,000 in a wage dispute case against a Bronx restaurant are entitled to more than $30,000 in attorney fees for their work on the case, a federal judge has ruled.
A state appeals court has reinstated a contractor’s bid for roughly $2.5 million in damages against the entity responsible for building schools in New York City in a case regarding disputes over cost overruns for projects in Brooklyn and Queens.
The NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office are investigating accusations by a Manhattan judge that officers misrepresented the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a protester, an NYPD legal official said Tuesday.
A jury of three men and three women awarded Morgan Wang, a Brooklyn resident and former Cornell University student, $60 million for future medical expenses, $6 million for future pain and suffering and $5 million for past pain and suffering.
The New York State and New York City laws prohibiting voters from taking selfies with their completed ballots do not infringe on the selfie takers' First Amendment rights and are crucial for maintaining the integrity of elections, a federal judge ruled in a suit challenging the law.
When the New York Court of Appeals issued its landmark 2016 ruling to expand the definition of parenthood to nonmarried ex-partners of biological parents, it left open the question of how such a parent could have standing to seek custody without a preconception agreement. A Long Island trial court has become the first to offer an answer.
Jury selection in the terrorism trial of a man accused of planting bombs last year in New York City and New Jersey began with sifting through a pool of about 140 potential jurors, some telling the judge that they have ties to people who have been killed or hurt in terrorist attacks.
Federal prosecutors unveiled fraud and bribery indictments on Tuesday against NCAA coaches and representatives from a major sportswear company that were the product of a two-year investigation that the U.S. attorney in Manhattan said exposed the "dark underbelly" of college basketball.
A federal judge sentenced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old female, a scandal with repercussions that may have affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential race.
The protesters allege that, in exchange for adjournments in contemplation of dismissal, the lawyers working the case want them to admit police had probable cause to cite them, thus shielding the department from civil liability.
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner "deserves time in prison" for his conviction of sending obscene material to a minor, prosecutors argued in papers filed Wednesday, in which they urge a federal judge to stick with the government's proposed sentence of 21 to 27 months.
As attorneys prepare to clash before an appeals court over new rules for the New York City asbestos docket, which includes an option for plaintiffs to assert punitive damages, the court ruled on Tuesday to allow full implementation of the rules while the appeal is pending.
Among the lawsuits piling up against Equifax Inc. stemming from the massive data breach that put approximately 143 million consumers' data at risk are proposed class actions filed by investors who said the credit reporting agency broke securities laws.
Ex-American International Group CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg may pursue defamation claims against his longtime foil, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who said that Greenberg was guilty of fraudulent accounting practices, a state appeals court ruled.
Neither a lack of a history of violence nor the First Amendment could prevent former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who put up a $5,000 bounty for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair, from getting jailed on Wednesday evening after a federal judge revoked his bail.
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez won a decisive victory on Tuesday in a six-way Democratic primary, while only one of a slate of five "insurgent" candidates for Brooklyn Civil Court was able to capture a seat on the bench.
The forcible ejection of former New York Knick Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden on Feb. 8, which led to his arrest by New York City police, was the culmination of a longrunning feud between the ex-power forward and team owner James Dolan, Oakley alleges in a suit filed Tuesday.
Forcing Cravath, Swaine & Moore to hand over documents related to litigation against Royal Dutch Shell to a plaintiff seeking redress in Dutch courts would give rise to "discovery litigation tourism," an attorney for the firm said Tuesday in arguments before a federal appeals court.
Ruling in a case involving a property owner and art collector worth at least tens of millions of dollars, acting Nassau County Judge Gary Knobel said a party did not show good cause for sealing the case records.
A Westchester County golf club that counts prominent New York City lawyers and President Donald Trump among its members continues to be a legal battlefield for a suit in which shareholders allege they were misled about the true value of their shares.
The Staten Island judicial system was thrown into upheaval Thursday following reports that a court clerk surreptitiously recorded conversations with judges and turned them over to investigators, a development that preceded an announcement that two administrative judges resigned their posts.
In a joint appearance as candidates before next week's Democratic primary, five of the six lawyers seeking to be elected Brooklyn district attorney sought to embrace the policies of Kenneth Thompson, who died in office last year, and distance themselves from the tainted legacy of ex-DA Charles Hynes, during whose tenure they all worked as prosecutors.
As courts remain divided over whether or not websites should be held to the same standard under the Americans with Disabilities Act as brick-and-mortar locations, companies across the country continue to get hit with lawsuits for lack of online accommodations for the disabled.
The settlement was reached as attorneys from the ACLU and other groups representing those affected by both travel bans prepare to clash with government attorneys before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments over a revised travel ban released in March.
Sanket Bulsara, who recently served as acting general counsel to the SEC, has been appointed as a magistrate judge in the Eastern District of New York and is the first South Asian American to serve on the bench in the Second Circuit.
Former U.S. diplomats are going to bat for the Jordan-based Arab Bank, arguing in papers filed this week with the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of affirming dismissal of a suit filed by victims of terrorist plots that they say the bank funded.
A now-corrected editorial by The New York Times erroneously linking former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to a 2011 mass shooting may have bordered on negligence, but did not constitute actual malice, a federal judge in Manhattan said in an order dismissing her defamation suit.
Under the terms of a consent decree borne of a "blood oath" undertaken 40 years ago by the surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band's former drummer can never produce a biopic about the band's final years, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled.
Court officials are taking a deeper look at the conduct of former communications director David Bookstaver, who was fired on Aug. 17 after inadvertently dialing a New York Post reporter and admitting he hasn't been showing up for work, for possible criminal charges, according to a statement of the New York courts' inspector general.
A Commercial Division judge sitting in Westchester County has dismissed all claims by a "bitter and disappointed" former partner of a private equity firm who argued his former employer owed him more than $10 million in damages.
The state courthouse complex in lower Manhattan is known for its architectural splendor, but proposals over the past few decades to improve aging conditions in the interiors and sew up fragmented offices and courts spread over multiple buildings have gone nowhere while other boroughs get shiny new court facilities. Now the state court system and the city have restarted the conversation.
For now, there will be no clash between the Food and Drug Administration and local officials regarding enforcement of New York City's rule requiring certain food vendors to post calorie counts on their menus.
An attorney for plaintiffs who said they were duped into buying "organic" infant formula that actually contained synthetic ingredients told a federal appeals court on Wednesday that producer Abbott Laboratories lied to a third-party entity charged with certifying the product's contents.
The New York City Bar Association has rated four of the five candidates running for Brooklyn Civil Court judge on an "insurgent" slate as "not approved" for the bench. The judicial candidates who are backed by the borough's Democratic Party, along with all but one of the six candidates in the Democratic primary for Brooklyn District Attorney, were rated "approved."
A Manhattan Criminal Court employee has been accused of pocketing more than $163,000 in money orders and cashier's checks over a two-year period that were intended to pay Summons Court fines, according to a statement from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.
Citizens United's general counsel argued at the Second Circuit today that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's policy that all charities soliciting donations in New York submit forms listing all donors is unconstitutional, but he panel appeared skeptical of the group's contention that Schneiderman acted outside of the bounds of his authority.
Facing pushback from the federal government, New York City officials have decided to postpone the planned enforcement date for a law requiring some establishments to post calorie counts on their menus.
David Bookstaver, a longtime spokesman for New York's Office of Court Administration, has been fired after reportedly inadvertently dialing a New York Post reporter and leaving a voicemail in which he could be heard laughing about how he "barely" showed up to work.
A New York Times editorial that Sarah Palin said linked her to a 2011 mass shooting was intended to communicate that the incident was a product of a charged political atmosphere, not that it was caused directly by the former Alaska governor's rhetoric, the editor of the Times' editorial page said on Wednesday.
A federal judge in Manhattan ruled that Costco must cough up more than $19 million for selling rings under the luxury jewelry maker Tiffany's trademark, which is more than $5 million over the jury award—in profits and punitive damages—in the case handed up last year.
In the impending trial for a man accused of planting bombs in New York City and New Jersey, prosecutors will not be able to submit evidence related to the defendant's alleged shootout with and flight from Linden, New Jersey police.
An attorney for more than 1,200 women who say they were injured by the Mirena intrauterine device argued before a federal appeals court on Monday that their dismissed suit should be revived based on Bayer's own admissions that its device can perforate the uterus.
As Mayor Bill de Blasio prepares to sign a bill to ensure that all tenants in housing court have legal counsel, several other cities are moving forward with their own programs to provide poor litigants in civil cases with legal assistance.
In granting a motion to dismiss, Eastern District Judge Margo Brodie said the plaintiffs failed to show a "concrete and particularized" injury from Port Authority's failure to provide on-the-job training or by the entity's efforts to adhere to quotas that are conditions of federal grants.
In addition to possible appointments for U.S. Attorney for New York's Eastern and Southern Districts, President Donald Trump is also considering a list of nominees to fill nine vacancies on the federal bench in New York, according to media reports.
On Friday, former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who faced eight counts in a securities fraud trial that lasted more than a month, was found guilty of three felony counts. But Benjamin Brafman, Shkreli's lead counsel and an attorney known for taking on famous—and, at times, infamous—clients like mob boss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, Sean Combs and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, says he's as proud of the outcome of the Shkreli case as he would be in a case in which his client won total acquittal.
As a Manhattan appeals court prepares to hear a challenge against a new case management order for New York City's asbestos docket, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's tort reform arm has waded into the fight, arguing in a new report that the changes will tip the scales in plaintiffs' favor.
After a six-week trial, a jury found former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli guilty of three counts related to a scheme in which prosecutors said he defrauded investors into two hedge funds and paid them back by pilfering another company he formed.
Of the 10 candidates vying for five of the open seats in Brooklyn Civil Court in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, five are running as part of an insurgent slate that seeks to shake up a system that they say is under the thumb of the borough's Democratic establishment.
A U.S. citizen who was held in custody for more than three years under the mistaken belief he was deportable has lost his false imprisonment claim against immigration officials as untimely, a divided federal appeals court panel ruled.
As General Motors is scheduled later this year to face yet another bellwether trial over allegations it covered up a deadly ignition switch flaw, it can take some comfort from its generally-successful trial record. But critics of the bellwether system are saying that way of lining up trials does not provide an accurate way of keeping score.
Jurors in the Martin Shkreli securities fraud trial did not reach a verdict on Tuesday, the second day of deliberations, but issued their first substantive jury note, in which they asked the court to define "fraudulent intent" and the investment term "assets under management."
The question of whether "felon" will be another moniker attached to Martin Shkreli, a former pharmaceutical executive standing trial for securities and wire fraud who has been given the tongue-in-cheek nickname "Pharma Bro," was placed Friday in the hands of a federal jury in Brooklyn.
Lawyers making closing arguments in the securities fraud trial of ex-pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli on Thursday painted contrasting portraits of investors who were allegedly defrauded by the so-called “Pharma Bro.”
A Southern District judge was apparently misled by defense counsel when he issued an order leveling more than $700,000 in sanctions against a Bronx landlord who claimed a T-Mobile rooftop antenna damaged his building, a federal appeals court ruled.
Lawyers making closing arguments in the securities fraud trial of ex-pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli on Thursday painted contrasting portraits of investors who were allegedly defrauded by the so-called "Pharma Bro."
The legal landscape for insurance coverage for business email scams remains unsettled, but a recent decision from a Manhattan judge ordering an insurer to cover $4.8 million in losses for a company that fell victim to a "spoofing" scam may give plaintiffs a new weapon in coverage disputes.
Four of New York City's district attorneys have said they will in the coming weeks file motions in their respective counties to toss out 700,000 old warrants issued for low-level offenses like drinking in public and riding a bicycle on a sidewalk.
More than three months after the body of New York Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found floating in the Hudson River in upper Manhattan, her death was officially deemed a suicide caused by drowning.
On Monday afternoon and for most of Tuesday, the beginning of the fifth week of the trial, assistant U.S. attorney Jacquelyn Kasulis questioned FBI agent Michael Braconi about Martin Shkreli's emails, a significant portion of which were to and from Evan Greebel, seeming to indicate that the two defendants kept in regular contact.
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