New York

Celebrities

Sentencing for David Cassidy drunken-driving case is delayed again

Tort Law

‘Capturing the Friedmans’ defendant loses defamation suit against prosecutor

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is publicly censured for not disclosing teen shoplifting conviction on bar application

Bankruptcy Law

Rent-stabilized lease can’t be sold to satisfy bankruptcy creditors, says 2nd Circuit

Corporate Law

Appeals court says only qualified privilege covered lawyer’s demand letter, but nixes libel case

White-Collar Crime

Lawmaker is federally indicted over $3.7M in claimed payments by law firms

Verdicts & Settlements

Estate of ‘kung fu judge’ wins $750K in suit over his claimed unlawful confinement in nursing home

Consumer Law

Bankruptcy court battle looms over economic-loss claims against GM concerning ignition-switch issues

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer blamed for reversed verdict feels vindicated by appellate ruling that judge abused discretion

Corporate Law

Still battling code-theft case, former Goldman Sachs programmer sues bank for legal fees

Legal Ethics

Lawyer suspended for hiring disbarred lawyer who used assumed name in client meetings

Trials & Litigation

Defense lawyers ask judge to OK seat upgrade for Africa trip; federal prosecutors are flying coach

Law Firms

Surgical center claims unauthorized lawsuit resulted in counterclaim costing $2.1M

Copyright Law

Katy Perry’s lawyers assert Left Shark copyright, send cease-and-desist letter to 3D printer

International Law

Egyptian lawyer gets 25 years in fatal US Embassy bombings after ‘enormously generous’ plea bargain

Trials & Litigation

Both sides proclaim victory in jury’s $140K award to ex law firm associate, but say they may appeal

Labor & Employment

Ex-associate who sued law firm seeking $2M wins $90K plus undetermined punitives

Trials & Litigation

Claimed ‘digital kingpin’ of hidden Silk Road drug-sale website is convicted, could get life

Criminal Justice

Suit claims New York’s ban on assisted suicide doesn’t apply to doctors

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer guilty in cemetery theft; state AG says he stole $1.8M to refund $1M in client escrow money