• U.S. v. Strock

    Publication Date: 2021-03-29
    Practice Area: Business Torts | White Collar Crime
    Industry: Construction
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: District Judge Frank Geraci
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 15-CV-0887

    Fraud Claims May Proceed Against Contracting Firm Under Respondeat Superior Theory

  • Pedersen v. MidFirst Bank

    Publication Date: 2021-03-26
    Practice Area: Banking and Finance Laws | White Collar Crime
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, U.S. - NDNY
    Judge: District Judge Gary Sharpe
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For the Plaintiffs: Daniel R. LeCours, Esq., Elliot A. Hallak, Esq., of counsel, Harris, Beach Law Firm, Albany, NY.
    for defendant: For the Defendants: Kyle Medley, Esq., Michael A.S. Newman, Esq., of counsel, MidFirst Bank Hinshaw, Culbertson Law Firm, New York, NY. Marc W. Brown, Esq., of counsel, Property ID Title Company, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, NY.

    Case Number: 3:20-CV-411

    Bank Receiving Transmitted Funds Lacked Duty to Reverse Payment Order, Freeze Account

  • Fund Liquidation Holdings LLC v. Bank of America Corp.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-25
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | White Collar Crime
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Richard Sullivan
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Plaintiffs-Appellants Fund Liquidation Holdings LLC and Sonterra Capital Master Fund, Ltd.: Vincent Briganti, Margaret MacLean, Lowey Dannenberg, P.C., White Plains, NY, on the brief, Eric F. Citron, Goldstein & Russell, P.C., Bethesda, MD. For Defendants-Appellees Credit Suisse Group AG, Credit Suisse AG, and Credit Suisse International: Herbert S. Washer, Elai Katz, Jason M. Hall, Lauren Perlgut, Adam S. Mintz, on the brief, Joel Kurtzberg, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Bank of America Corporation and Bank of America, N.A.: Arthur J. Burke, Paul S. Mishkin, Adam G. Mehes, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and ANZ Securities, Inc.: Penny Shane, Corey Omer, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., n/k/a MUFG Bank, Ltd.: Christopher M. Viapiano, Elizabeth A. Cassady, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Washington, DC. For Defendants-Appellees Barclays PLC, Barclays Bank PLC, and Barclays Capital Inc.: Jonathan D. Schiller, Christopher Emmanuel Duffy, Leigh M. Nathanson, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, New York, NY.
    for defendant: For Defendants-Appellees BNP Paribas, S.A., BNP Paribas North America, Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., and BNP Paribas Prime Brokerage, Inc.: Jayant W. Tambe, Stephen J. Obie, Kelly A. Carrero, Jones Day, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Commerzbank AG: David R. Gelfand, Mark D. Villaverde, Milbank LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Crédit Agricole S.A.: Andrew Hammon, Kimberly Anne Havlin, White & Case LLP, New York, NY; Darryl S. Lew, White & Case LLP, Washington, DC. For Defendants-Appellees DBS Bank Ltd., DBS Group Holdings Ltd., and DBS Vickers Securities (USA) Inc.: Erica S. Weisgerber, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Deutsche Bank AG: Aidan Synnott, Hallie S. Goldblatt, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Macquarie Bank Ltd. and Macquarie Group Ltd.: Christopher M. Paparella, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited: C. Fairley Spillman, Pratik A. Shah, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, DC. For Defendants-Appellees The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, and RBS Securities Japan Limited: David S. Lesser, Jamie S. Dycus, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Standard Chartered Bank and Standard Chartered plc: Marc J. Gottridge, Lisa J. Fried, Benjamin A. Fleming, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees United Overseas Bank Limited and UOB Global Capital, LLC: Dale C. Christensen, Jr., Noah Czarny, Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC North America Holdings Inc., and HSBC USA Inc.: Nowell D. Bamberger, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Washington, DC; Charity E. Lee, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees UBS AG and UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd.: Mark A. Kirsch, Eric J. Stock, Jefferson E. Bell, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees ING Groep N.V., ING Bank N.V., and ING Capital Markets LLC.: Amanda F. Davidoff, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Washington, DC.

    Case Number: 19-2719-cv

    Real Party in Interest Had Article III Standing at All Times, Could Enter Entities' Shoes

  • State of New York ex rel. TZAC Inc. v. New Israel Fund

    Publication Date: 2021-03-02
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Election and Political Law | Tax | White Collar Crime
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S - SDNY
    Judge: District Judge Gregory Woods
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 1:20-CV-02955

    Fraud Suit Against 501(c)(3) Charity Survives Dismissal Under N.Y. False Claims Act

  • Matter of People v. N. Leasing Sys. Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-19
    Practice Area: Consumer Protection | White Collar Crime
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | State and Local Government
    Court: Appellate Division, First Department
    Judge: Justice Troy Webber
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For the State of New York and Letitia James, Respondents-Appellants: Ester Murdukhayeva and Steven C. Wu of counsel, Letitia James, Attorney General, New York.
    for defendant: For Northern Leasing Systems, Inc., Lease Finance Group LLC, MBF Leasing LLC, Lease Source-LSI, LLC, Golden Eagle Leasing LLC, Pushpin Holdings LLC, Jay Cohen and Neil Hertzman, Respondents-Appellants: Andrew J. Levander, Neil Steiner and Patrick Andriola of counsel, Dechert LLP, New York, Robert D. Lillienstein and Scott E. Silberfein of counsel, Moses & Singer LLP, New York. For Joseph I. Sussman, Joseph I. Sussman, P.C. and Eliyahu R. Babad, Appellants-Respondents: Robert A. Freilich and Mark M. Rottenberg of counsel, Rottenberg Lipman Rich, P.C., New York.

    Case Number: 450460/16

    Party's Conduct in Procuring EFLs Falls in 'Sham Exception' to 'Noerr-Pennington' Doctrine

  • Conn. Gen. Life Ins. Co. v. BioHealth Labs. Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-18
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury | White Collar Crime
    Industry: Health Care | Insurance
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Richard Sullivan
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Plaintiffs Appellants: Emily S. Costin, on the brief, Edward T. Kang, Alston & Bird LLP, Washington, DC.
    for defendant: For Defendants-Appellees: Todd M. Brooks, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, Baltimore, MD, on the brief, Scott M. Hare, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Case Number: 20-2312-cv

    ERISA, Equitable Claims Governed by Laches Not Limitation; Legal Claims' Dismissal Upheld

  • Williams v. Equitable Acceptance Corp.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-22
    Practice Area: Creditors' and Debtors' Rights | White Collar Crime
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S - SDNY
    Judge: District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18 Civ. 7537

    Fraudulent Conveyance Claims Dismissed; 'Dealers-EAC Scheme' Not 'Ponzi' Scheme

  • American Transit Ins. Co. v. Bilyk

    Publication Date: 2020-12-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Insurance Litigation | White Collar Crime
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. - EDNY
    Judge: District Judge Brian Cogan
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-CV-5171

    Insurer Denied Default Judgment; RICO Claims Not Stated; Frauds, Defendants Not Connected

  • U.S. v. Strock

    Publication Date: 2020-12-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | White Collar Crime
    Industry: Federal Government
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Robert Katzmann
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Appellant: Charles W. Scarborough, Appellate Staff Attorney, for Joseph H. Hunt, Assistant Attorney General, James P. Kennedy, United States Attorney for the Western District of New York, Buffalo, NY.
    for defendant: For Defendants-Appellees Lee Strock and Strock Contracting, Inc.: Robert C. Singer, Esq., Singer Legal PLLC, Williamsville, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Cynthia Ann Golde: David A. Short, on the brief, Reetuparna Dutta, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo, NY.

    Case Number: 19-4331

    Materiality Finding in FCA Action Wrongly Premised on Too Restrictive Concept in 'Escobar'

  • U.S. v. Rodriguez

    Publication Date: 2020-12-07
    Practice Area: Covid-19 | Criminal Law | White Collar Crime
    Industry: Federal Government
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, U.S. - WDNY
    Judge: District Judge Richard Arcara
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-CR-49

    Denial of Compassionate Release From Private Prison Due to Covid-19 Explained