On November 1, 2017, Albany attorney Lisabeth—Libby—Harrison died at the age of 69. Most members of the New York bench and bar do not recognize Libby's name. Given her substantial contributions to New York law, that is both unfortunate and unjust.
For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors have charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals, with one of the schemes relying on gifts paid to a former president of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Courtroom Advocates Project, which helps domestic violence victims in New York City seek orders of protection in Family Court, marked its 20th anniversary on Nov. 16 at a celebration hosted by Proskauer Rose.
New York Law School won the regional rounds of the 68th Annual National Moot Court Competition, which took place Nov. 15 and 16 at the New York City Bar Association. Fordham Law School took second place.
The constitutional convention was soundly rejected by voters and they won't get another chance to approve one for 20 years. But that doesn't mean the judiciary can't work with the Legislature and the voters to enact reforms anyway, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore has decided.
With billions of M&A dollars at stake, there is a need to clear the windshield. Thomas Smedinghoff and Roland Trope prove up to the task in this new book, which compiles topical papers written by M&A lawyers whose practices focus on protecting their clients' high-value digital assets.
Manhattan Legal Services honored Elpidio (“PD”) Villarreal, senior vice president and head of global litigation at GlaxoSmithKline; Raun Rasmussen, executive director, Legal Services NYC; and Peggy Earisman, Manhattan Legal Services project director, at its Nov. 8 awards benefit.
The New York City Bar Association, the Nassau Academy of Law and the Catholic Lawyers Guild have been showing movies this month as part of their CLE offerings. And the verdict is that it’s a lot more fun than some upcoming classes on say "Excel Essentials for Lawyers or Paper Reduction Strategies."
All New York state judges will be issuing orders to prosecutors reminding them that anything that impeaches a witness' credibility or is favorable to the defendant be disclosed at least 30 days before a felony trial.
A convention would be the first in 50 years; voters turned down all the suggestions of the 1967 convention, which were grouped in a single ballot proposition. In 1997, a convention call was voted down in a statewide referendum.
The New York City office of LatinoJustice is sending lawyers on a fact-finding mission to Puerto Rico next week in advance of a larger effort to dispatch hundreds of lawyers to help residents following Hurricane Maria.
The New York City Bar Association hosted panel discussion “The First Amendment: From Skokie to Charlottesville & Beyond” on Oct. 17. Experts discussed legal issues relating to the First Amendment and hate speech, the current state of the law and how recent developments may lead to change.
A case that touches on the credibility of New York Police Department officers and how well New York City is supervising them will be heard by a jury in January, Senior U.S. Eastern District Judge Jack B. Weinstein ordered Tuesday.
Bankruptcy filings are decreasing nationwide but not in the Southern District, where judges are presiding over "a record high number of large mega cases," according to the State of the District report released today.
Columbia Law School is kicking off what it's calling an ambitious $300 million fundraising campaign that it hopes will draw the best students from around the world, attract the highest-caliber faculty and improve its law library.
Because of a settlement, whether a plaintiff is entitled to prejudgment interest from the moment a defendant concedes liability will not be decided by the Court of Appeals. To properly reflect the legislative intent and the court's previous decisions, the legislature should amend CPLR 5002.
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