• September 2, 2020 | Legaltech News

    Arizona's Ownership Rules Could Be the 'Tipping Point' for Legal Industry Change

    From opening the door to legal advertising in 1977 to allowing nonlawyers an equity stake in law firms this year, Arizona is shaping the way for an evolution of legal services. Consumer law is lining up first ... but what's next?

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  • September 1, 2020 | The American Lawyer

    Can Law Firms Fix the Leadership Gap Before It's Too Late?

    The legal industry is facing a future of immense change, raising the bar for leadership. But most law firms lack adequate leadership training and development programs. For some, that could be a bad recipe.

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  • September 1, 2020 | The American Lawyer

    Arizona's Ownership Rules Have Major Implications for Consumer Law, the Big Four, Lit Funders and More

    From opening the door to legal advertising in 1977 to allowing nonlawyers an equity stake in law firms this year, Arizona is shaping the way for an evolution of legal services. Consumer law is lining up first ... but what's next?

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  • August 27, 2020 | Daily Report Online

    Public Defender Council Plans to Restore Depleted Appellate Unit

    Executive Director Omotayo Alli said she is restructuring the division, traditionally based in Atlanta, to assign appellate lawyers to each of the state's 10 judicial administrative districts.

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  • Atom Instrument v. Petroleum Analyzer

    Publication Date: 2020-08-24
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy | Civil Appeals | Commercial Law | Fee Disputes
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Southwick
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-20151

    Appellant Atom Instrument Corporation filed for bankruptcy and then brought an adversarial proceeding against appellee, a former employer of its founder for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and civil theft.

  • August 21, 2020 | Litigation Daily

    Litigators of the Week: The Team that Stuck Apple With a $500M Verdict In the First Patent Jury Trial of the Pandemic

    Litigators of the Week Jason Sheasby of Irell & Manella and Sam Baxter of McKool Smith led the trial team for patent owner PanOptis in the six-day jury trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas, the first to get off the ground during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Tranchina v. McGrath

    Publication Date: 2020-08-20
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
    Judge: District Judge Mae D'Agostino
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorneys for Plaintiff: Edward Sivin, Esq., Andrew Weiss, Esq., Glenn D. Miller, Esq., of counsel, Sivin, Miller Law Firm, New York, New York. Attorneys for Plaintiff: Moses M. Ahn, Esq., of counsel, Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, New York, New York.
    for defendant: Attorneys for Defendant McGrath: Vincent M. Miranda, Esq., Benjamin F. Macaluso, Esq., James Peter Blenk, Esq., of counsel, Lippes, Mathias, Wexler & Friedman, LLP, Buffalo, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Barnaby: Kyle W. Sturgess, Aag Ryan L. Abel, Aag, of counsel, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Albany, New York.

    Case Number: 9:17-CV-1256

    Officers Cannot Reference Earlier Convictions, But May Do So More Recent Convictions

  • June 15, 2020 | New York Law Journal

    The Limits of Withholding Expert-Generated Materials

    Southern District Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein rejected the plaintiff's claim that a memorandum that his expert had prepared in advance of the expert's deposition—on his own accord and absent any instruction from counsel—qualified for protection as a draft report or an expert-attorney communication. In this edition of their Southern District Civil Practice Roundup, Edward M. Spiro and Christopher B. Harwood discuss this case, Hernandez v. The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball.

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  • Appellate Division, Second Department: May 20, 2020

    Publication Date: 2020-05-22
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Appellate Division, Second Department, Hand Down List
    Judge: Unsigned
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: DOCKET

    Appellate Division, Second Department: May 20, 2020

  • Revitalizing Auto Communities Envtl Response Trust v. Nat'l Grid USA

    Publication Date: 2020-05-18
    Practice Area: Environmental Law
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, U.S. - NDNY
    Judge: District Judge David Hurd
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Attorneys for Plaintifs: Alan J. Knauf, Esq., Linda R. Shaw, Esq., Amy K. Kendall, Esq., Jonathan R. Tantillo, Esq., Melissa Valle, Esq., of counsel, Knauf Shaw LLP, Rochester, New York. Attorneys for Defendants National Grid USA and Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation: Yvonne E. Hennessey, Esq., of counsel, Barclay Damon LLP-Albany, Albany, New York. Attorneys for Defendants Carrier Corporation, United Technologies Corporation, and Carlyle Air Conditioning Company Inc.: Erick M. Sandler, Esq., Elizabeth C. Barton, Esq., of counsel, Day, Pitney Law Firm-Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. Attorneys for Defendant Center Circles LLC: Longstreet & Berry, LLP, Martha L. Berry, Esq., of counsel, Fayetteville, New York. Attorneys for Defendant General Electric Company: Dean S. Sommer, Esq., Kristin Carter Rowe, Esq., of counsel, Young, Sommer Law Firm, Albany, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company: Bernard J. Garbutt, III, Esq., of counsel, Morgan, Lewis Law Firm, New York, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company: Glen R. Stuart, Esq., Adina D. Bingham, Esq., of counsel, Morgan, Lewis Law Firm-Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Attorneys for Defendants New Process Gear Corporation, Magna Powertrain USA, Inc., and New Process Gear, Inc.: John Joseph Kuster, Esq., of counsel, Sidley, Austin Law Firm-New York, New York, New York. Attorneys for Defendants Thompson Corners, LLC, 6181 Thompson Road, LLC, Thompson Lawn, LLC, and Thompson NW, LLC: John T. Kolaga, Esq., of counsel, Rupp, Baase Law Firm-Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. Attorneys for Defendants Metalico Syracuse Realty, Inc. and Metalico New York, Inc.: Albert J. Millus, Jr., Esq., of counsel, Hinman, Howard Law Firm-Binghamton, Binghamton, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Gardner Denver, Inc.: Daniel Flaherty, Esq., Daniel Narvey, Esq., of counsel, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Attorneys for Defendant Gardner Denver, Inc.: Gary S. Bowitch, Esq., of counsel, Bowitch, Coffey Law Firm, Albany, New York. Attorneys for Defendant ONX1 LLC: Donald W. O'brien, Jr. Esq., of counsel, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, Rochester, New York. Attorneys for Defendants Onondaga Pottery Company, Inc., Syracuse China Company, and Libbey Glass Inc.: Andrew C. Rose, Esq., Peter C. Trimarchi, Esq., of counsel, Nixon, Peabody Law Firm-Albany, Albany, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Amparit Industries, LLC: Lori E. Petrone, Esq., of counsel, Kenney, Shelton Law Firm-Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. Attorneys for Defendants Carrier Circle Business Complex LLC, Syracuse Lepage LLC, and North Midler Properties LLC: Michael A. Fogel, Esq., of counsel, Brown Duke & Fogel, P.C., Syracuse, New York.
    for defendant: Attorneys for Defendant Carrier Circle Business Complex LLC and Syracuse Lepage LLC: Patrick D. Donnelly, Esq., of counsel, Brown Duke & Fogel, P.C., Syracuse, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Telesector Resources Group, Inc.: Philip H. Gitlen, Esq., of counsel, Whiteman, Osterman Law Firm-Albany, Albany, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Western Electric Company, Incorporated and Nokia of America Corporation: David Venderbush, Esq., of counsel, Alston, Bird Law Firm-New York, New York, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Western Electric Company, Incorporated and Nokia of America Corporation: Meaghan G. Boyd, Esq., Geoffrey C. Rathgeber, Esq., of counsel, Alston, Bird Law Firm, Atlanta, Georgia. Attorneys for Defendant Lennox Industries Inc.: Charles T. Wehland, Esq., of counsel, Jones, Day Law Firm-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Attorneys for Defendant Lennox Industries Inc.: Allison L. Waks, Esq., of counsel, Jones, Day Law Firm-New York, New York, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Syracuse Deere Road Associates, LLC: Gregory M. Brown, Esq., of counsel, Brown Duke & Fogel, P.C., Syracuse, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Jagar Enterprises, Inc.: Linda E. Alario, Esq., of counsel, Linda E. Alario, Syracuse, New York. Attorneys for Defendants Calocerinos and Spina, and C& S Engineers, Inc.: Paul D. Sylvestri, Esq., Peter H. Abdella, Esq., of counsel, Harter, Secrest Law Firm-Rochester, Rochester, New York. Attorneys for B&B Family Limited Partnership: Joseph R. Talarico, II, Esq., of counsel, Talarico Law Firm, Fayetteville, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Hauler's Facility LLC: Edward A. O'Hara, III, Esq., of counsel, Office of Edward A. O'Hara, III, Syracuse, New York. Attorneys for Defendant Honeywell International Inc.: Lauren Cole Daniel, Esq., of counsel, Arnold, Porter Law Firm-DC, Washington, DC. Attorneys for Defendant Lockeed Martin Corporation: Steven T. Miano, Esq., Peter V. Keays, Esq., Robert A. Wiygul, Esq., of counsel, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Attorneys for Defendant Northeast Management Services, Inc.: Douglas H. Zamelis, Esq., of counsel, Law office of Douglas H. Zamelis, Cooperstown, New York. Melody D. Westfall, Esq., of counsel, Westfall Law PLLC, Syracuse, New York.

    Case Number: 5:18-CV-1267

    CERCLA Recovery Action Dismissed; Plaintiffs 'Hasty' in Testing Expanded Territory

  • In the Matter of the Claim of Thomas A. Scriven v. Davis Ulmer Sprinkler Company et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-15
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Appellate Division, Third Department
    Judge: Unsigned Egan Jr., J.P., Clark, Devine, Pritzker and Colangelo, JJ.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 530163

    In the Matter of the Claim of Thomas A. Scriven v. Davis Ulmer Sprinkler Company et al.