2nd Circuit Court

1042 ABA Journal 2nd Circuit Court articles.

2nd Circuit rules against nonprofits challenging opt-out process for contraceptive coverage

The opt-out process for religious nonprofits that don’t want to provide contraceptive insurance coverage for their workers does not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a federal appeals court has…

Law firm submits latest $40M bill in Madoff case, cites $553M recovery

Legal fees continue to add up for the Baker & Hostetler team in charge of liquidating assets of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff’s purported investment firm.

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Document review arguably ‘devoid of legal judgment,’ 2nd Circuit says, allowing wage suit to proceed

A trial judge erred in dismissing a BigLaw document reviewer’s lawsuit seeking overtime pay, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Accepting plaintiff David Lola’s allegations as true for the purpose…

Leading NY lawmaker lied to FBI about son’s law firm job; felony conviction puts his own job at risk

A leading New York lawmaker was convicted Wednesday by a federal jury in White Plains of lying to FBI investigators about using his influence to help his attorney son get…

Lawmaker’s son hired despite ‘acting like a clown’ at firm party, witness testifies at trial

The attorney son of a powerful New York state lawmaker didn’t positively impress Santangelo Randazzo & Mangone lawyers by hitting on a partner’s wife at a 2005 law firm Christmas…

Cover-up claim about GM ignition-switch issues is ‘reckless and outrageous,’ law firm says

Fighting an attempt by plaintiffs in a massive federal products liability case to get hold of confidential documents in discovery, King & Spalding came out swinging.

Claims that firm lawyers…

Judge nixes jury conviction of ex-Goldman Sachs programmer, calls law a bad fit in source-code case

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. programmer committed a crime by taking computer code for a high-speed trading program with him when he left the investment bank for a new…

2nd Circuit says 2 judges used wrong test in deciding high-profile cases over unpaid internships

Do unpaid internships primarily benefit the employer? Or the interns?

That is the question two federal judges should have asked, but didn’t, in ruling on lawsuits claiming that internships at…

2nd Circuit OKs verdict against Apple in $450M e-book price-fixing case

A divided federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a 2013 antitrust verdict against Apple Inc. It centers on the company’s participation in a price-fixing conspiracy concerning e-books, as Apple was promoting…

Ex-worker wins $18M in suit against CEO over blog posts; law prof’s case is still pending

A lawyer for Benjamin Wey, the chief executive officer of a New York City investment firm, says Wey never had sex with former employee Hanna Bouveng, and claims Bouveng sued…

Artist sues Starbucks, says chain created ‘substantially similar’ works for Frappuccino ads

A New York artist known for her kaleidoscopic, brightly colored murals says she turned down an offer by an advertising agency representing Starbucks Corp. to use her copyrighted art in…

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

The FBI announced Thursday that 243 people, including nearly 50 health-care professionals, have been arrested in a record Medicare and Medicaid billing-fraud bust.

“They billed for equipment that wasn’t provided,…

2nd Circuit reinstates suit of immigrants rounded up after Sept. 11 attacks

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed on behalf of immigrants illegally in the United States who were rounded up and detained after the Sept. 11 attacks, though…

Judge cuts $2.4M ‘Cadillac Escalade’ legal fee bid by Beastie Boys, OKs $700K ‘Honda Civic’ award

Equating a bid by the Beastie Boys for reimbursement of a claimed $2.4 million in legal fees to a Cadillac Escalade, a federal judge in New York on Monday cut…

UK court says ex-Dewey leader must repay $540K capital loan; he hopes US court will cancel it

Noting that a former practice group leader at Dewey & LeBoeuf was “not a naive or vulnerable consumer,” a U.K. judge on Tuesday said that he is bound by the…

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