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1099 ABA Journal 2nd Circuit Court articles.

No Contempt Case if Lawyer Hosted Mob

A Manhattan lawyer who allegedly hosted meetings for organized crime members who were under court order not to associate with each other can’t be charged with contempt of court, a…

Sarbanes Case Against Lawyer Continues

The controversial prosecution of a Connecticut lawyer under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for what he says was an unknowing destruction of evidence will proceed, a federal judge has decided.

Although Philip…

Sleeping Lawyer Claim Denied

Alfonso Williams, convicted of cocaine and crack charges, contends his trial attorney slept through his trial—and produced six witnesses who backed up his allegations.

But the judge who presided over…

Plea Deal in Tax Shelter Case

An investment adviser accused in an illegal tax shelter case involving KPMG has reached an agreement to plead guilty.

David Amir Makov could enter a guilty plea as early as…

Pension Suit Turns on Partner Definition

A “partner” who was denied pension benefits from her former law firm because she was not considered a shareholder will get a chance to prove she is entitled to the…

NY Gun Suit Survives

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the city of New York that claims 15 out-of-state gun sellers engage in retail practices that lead to illegal…

No Fees for Partial Recovery

A federal appeals court has refused to award fees to attorneys who helped clients recover part of the money seized from couriers at an airport who were carrying the cash…

Tax Protest Groups Can’t Solicit

A federal judge has barred two tax protest groups from circulating materials that advise citizens how to avoid paying federal income taxes.

Judge Thomas McAvoy of Binghamton, N.Y., said the…

Report May Help Torture Appeal

Previously classified information suggests that U.S. intelligence officials sent Maher Arar to Syria, where he was tortured and jailed, even though neither the FBI nor Canadian officials were convinced the…

Retired Delta Pilots Seek $100 M

About 1,000 retired pilots for Delta Air Lines claim the company owes them at least $100 million in pension benefits.

The pilots said in a New York bankruptcy filing that…

DirecTV Settles Ad Suit

Cable TV company Time Warner Inc. has announced a settlement of a dispute with satellite operator DirecTV over its ads for high-definition TV.

The companies told the Aug 9, 2007 7:32 PM CDT

New Suit Targets Refco Purchaser

The legal fight over responsibility for the failure of commodities broker Refco has taken another turn, as a plaintiff now becomes a defendant.

A lawsuit by a Refco trustee contends…

J&J Is Cross Over Symbol License

A dispute over rights to the red cross symbol has led to a lawsuit and dueling press statements.

Johnson & Johnson, the health-care products company, sued the American Red Cross…

‘Perfect Storm’ of Arbitrator Actions

A federal appeals court has ruled an arbitration panel ignored the law when it ordered a lawyer to return his contingency fee to an age bias plaintiff and awarded fees…

RNC Protesters Win Records Release

A federal judge has ordered New York to release almost 2,000 pages of information about police surveillance of protesters at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Magistrate Judge James Francis IV…

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