Jane Wester

Jane Wester

Jane Wester is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal. Email her at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @janewester.

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July 03, 2024 | New York Law Journal

Menendez Declines to Testify, Rests Defense Case in Bribery and Extortion Trial

Menendez told U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein of the Southern District of New York that he discussed the issue "at length" with his attorneys, Paul Hastings partners Adam Fee and Avi Weitzman, before making his decision.

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July 01, 2024 | New York Law Journal

'It's a Cuban Thing': Menendez's Sister Connects Stacks of Cash Found in Senator's Home to Flight From Cuba

After stacks of cash were discovered in the senator's New Jersey home, Menendez's sister, 80-year-old Caridad Gonzalez, testified that she knew many Cubans who stored cash in their homes after moving to the United States.

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June 28, 2024 | New York Law Journal

Publishers Urge 2nd Circuit to Uphold District Court's Ruling in Copyright Case Against Internet Archive

A Davis Wright Tremaine partner argued that Internet Archive is seeking "a radical change in the law which, if accepted, would destabilize the digital economy."

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June 25, 2024 | New York Law Journal

Record Labels: Generative AI Has Wrought 'Infringement on an Almost Unimaginable Scale'

The lawsuits are believed to be the first in which music companies have sued AI companies for actual songs, as opposed to written lyrics.

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June 24, 2024 | New York Law Journal

2nd Circuit: Competitor's Ads May Not Have Run Afoul of Internet Service Provider's Bankruptcy Stay

Chief Circuit Judge Debra Ann Livingston and Circuit Judges José Cabranes and Maria Araújo Kahn ruled that doubt existed as to whether Charter's actions violated the automatic stay attached to Windstream's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

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June 20, 2024 | New York Law Journal

2nd Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Real Estate Developer's Claims in Lender-Liability Case

The plaintiffs—entities connected to the real estate development known as Wade Park—sued Gamma in Georgia federal court in 2020, claiming breach of contract, fraud and other allegations; the case was later transferred to New York.

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June 18, 2024 | New York Law Journal

Not Asking for Anything: NJ US Attorney, on Cross, Recounts Dealings With Menendez

"I did not believe he was asking me to do anything other than my official duty," U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger said. "In fact, I didn't believe he was asking me to do anything."

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June 17, 2024 | New York Law Journal

Judge Awards $48.6 Million to Frontier Airlines in COVID-19 Breach of Contract Suit

U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton held a bench trial in April to determine whether AMCK breached its contract with Frontier. Stanton noted that he had a specific focus on whether AMCK waived its right to timely payment during an April 2020 phone call between executives at the two companies.

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June 14, 2024 | New York Law Journal

Investment Fund Sues Biopharma Company, Claiming $9 Million Unpaid in Contract Breach

An investment fund is seeking an order requiring Dendreon to perform its obligations under the agreement and pay the $9 million plus accrued interest, along with attorney fees and costs.

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June 12, 2024 | New York Law Journal

New Jersey US Attorney Philip Sellinger Takes Witness Stand in Menendez Trial

Sellinger recounted for jurors a conversation from 2020—when he was a partner at Greenberg Traurig—in which Menendez asked him how he might assess a then-pending investigation into a real estate developer were he to become New Jersey's U.S. Attorney.

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