• The Recorder | News

    Dozens of Big Firm Leaders and GCs Speak Out Against 'Unnecessary Obstacles' to Voting

    April 12, 2021

    Leaders of nearly two-thirds of the Am Law 100—including California-based firms such as Morrison & Foerster, Cooley, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati—have signed a statement denouncing laws that make it more difficult to vote and "disenfranchise underrepresented groups."

  • The Legal Intelligencer

    Seven Pa. Big Law Firms Join Fight Against 'Unnecessary Obstacles' to Voting

    April 12, 2021

    Leaders of nearly two-thirds of the Am Law 100, plus 19 current and former general counsel, have signed a statement denouncing laws that make it more difficult to vote and "disenfranchise underrepresented groups."

  • The American Lawyer | News

    Dozens of Big Firm Leaders and GCs Speak Out Against 'Unnecessary Obstacles' to Voting

    April 12, 2021

    Leaders of nearly two-thirds of the Am Law 100, plus 19 current and former general counsel, have signed a statement denouncing laws that make it more difficult to vote and "disenfranchise underrepresented groups."

  • City of New York v. Chevron Corp.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-07
    Practice Area: Environmental Law | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Richard Sullivan
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Appellant City of New York: Richard Dearing, Claude S. Platton, Nwamaka Ejebe, on the brief, John Moore, for James E. Johnson, Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, New York, NY; Steve W. Berman, on the brief, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Seattle, WA; Matthew F. Pawa, on the brief, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Newton Centre, MA. For Appellee Chevron Corporation: Joshua S. Lipshutz, on the brief, Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Andrea E. Neuman, Anne Champion, on the brief, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY; Herbert J. Stern, Joel M. Silverstein, on the brief, Stern & Kilcullen, LLC, Florham Park, NJ. For Appellee ConocoPhillips: John F. Savarese, Ben M. Germana, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, NY; Sean C. Grimsley, James R. Jones, Bartlit Beck LLP, Denver, CO. For Appellee Exxon Mobil Corporation: Theodore V. Wells, Jr., Daniel J. Toal, Jaren Janghorbani, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, New York, NY; Dawn Sestito, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Patrick J. Conlon, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Houston, TX. For Appellee Royal Dutch Shell: David C. Frederick, Brendan J. Crimmins, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC. For Appellee BP p.l.c.: Nancy G. Milburn, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, New York, NY, Matthew T. Heartney, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Los Angeles, CA.
    for defendant: For Amicus Curiae Catherine M. Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law: Catherine M. Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, New York, NY. For Amici Curiae States of New York, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, and the District of Columbia: David S. Frankel, Assistant Solicitor General, Steven C. Wu, Deputy Solicitor General, for Letitia James, Attorney General, State of New York, New York, NY. For Amici Curiae Professors Sarah H. Cleveland, Zachary D. Clopton, William S. Dodge, Harold Hongju Koh, Kermit Roosevelt III, and Christopher A. Whytock: Harold Hongju Koh, Michael J. Wishnie, Conor Dwyer Reynolds, Yale Law School, Rule of Law Clinic. For Amici Curiae New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, The Point Community Development Corporation, and Uprose: Kimberly Ong, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY. For Amici Curiae National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and International Municipal Lawyers Association: Michael Burger, Jennifer Danis, Morningside Heights Legal Services, Inc., Columbia Environmental Law Clinic, New York, NY. For Amicus Curiae Washington Legal Foundation: Corbin K. Barthold, Richard A. Samp, Washington Legal Foundation, Washington, DC. For Amicus Curiae United States of America: Eric Grant, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, R. Justin Smith, Christine W. Ennis, United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources, Division, Washington, DC. For Amicus Curiae Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America: Peter D. Keisler, C. Frederick Beckner III, Ryan C. Morris, Tobias S. Loss-Eaton, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC; Steven P. Lehotsky, Michael B. Schon, Jonathan D. Urick, U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, Washington, DC. For Amicus Curiae National Association of Manufacturers: Philip S. Goldberg, Christopher E. Appel, Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Washington, DC; Linda E. Kelly, Peter C. Tolsdorf, Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action, Washington, DC. For Amici Curiae States of Indiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia: Thomas M. Fisher, Solicitor General, Kian J. Hudson, Deputy Solicitor General, for Todd Rokita, Attorney General of Indiana, Office of the Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN. For Amicus Curiae Professor Richard A. Epstein: Yaakov M. Roth, Jones Day, Washington, DC; Robert A. Mittelstaedt, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA; Robert E. Johnson, Jones Day, Cleveland, OH, Kelly Holt, Jones Day, Boston, MA.

    Case Number: 18-2188

    Clean Air Act Displaces State Law Claims in City's Suit to Recover Costs of Global Warming

  • Ramirez v. Bank Of America

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy | Civil Appeals | Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Benavides
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 13-19-00548-CV

    Appellant executed a promissory note secured by a deed of trust to purchase a family home in 2007.

  • In Re State Farm Mutual

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Insurance Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blacklock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0791

    Holders of underinsured motorist insurance sought recovery against their insurers following accidents.

  • Electric Reliability Council v. Panda Power

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Civil Procedure | Government
    Industry:
    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boyd
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0781

    In 2011 and 2012, petitioner Electric Reliability Council projected a likelihood of severe energy shortfalls; based on those reports, respondent Panda Power Generation Infrastructure Fund decided to invest $2.2 billion to build two new power plants.

  • Brizzi v. Utica Mut. Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. - EDNY
    Judge: District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-CV-4973

    Prima Facie Showing of Disability Discrimination Made; ADA Retaliation Claim Is Dismissed

  • Insurance Coverage Law Center | Cases;Developments;Expert Analysis

    Sycamore Partners Mgmt., L.P. v. Endurance Am. Ins. Co.

    April 2, 2021

    Two recent decisions by Delaware courts demonstrate that they are increasing leaning toward the insured's position in disputes over directors and officers (D&O) insurance coverage. As a result, New York companies incorporated in Delaware should consider where to file lawsuits concerning D&O insurance disputes—in Delaware or New York.

  • Melohn v. Stern

    Publication Date: 2021-04-02
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Discovery
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S - SDNY
    Judge: District Judge Philip Halpern
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 20-CV-05536

    FRCP 27 Impermissibly Used as Discovery Device in 'Open Ended Fishing Expedition'