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Summary: Two chimpanzees used at a university for biomedical tests have been given the status of legal persons for a cause and writ of habeas corpus case. After being dismissed in two previous courts, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) was…>read more1 Comment April 21, 2015
Summary: New York litigation firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman laid off a significant number of senior attorneys, associate attorneys, and staff earlier this week. According to Bloomberg, New York litigation firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman announced a major…>read moreNo Comment March 13, 2015
Summary: Mayer Brown announced the addition of L. Kevin Sheridan Jr. to the firm’s office in New York. L. Kevin Sheridan Jr. has joined Mayer Brown LLP in New York as a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice, according to…>read moreNo Comment February 24, 2015
Summary: The city and state of New York have sued package carrier UPS for shipping untaxed cigarettes to residences and unlicensed vendors. UPS illegally shipped close to 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, according to a new multimillion-dollar federal…>read moreNo Comment February 20, 2015
Summary: The law firm of Brown Rudnick has added three new partners to its office in New York. It was announced today that Alex Lipman, Ashley L. Baynham and Todd J. Emmerman have all joined Brown Rudnick LLP as partners, according…>read moreNo Comment February 11, 2015
Summary: A judge threw out the case of a soap opera actress when she brought too much drama into the courtroom. A heated outburst from a plaintiff ending up costing her her entire $50 million lawsuit after she lunged at…>read moreNo Comment February 9, 2015
Summary: Legal groups in New York have claimed that a national bar exam would hurt the legal profession in that state and cheapen the value of a New York law license. Lawyers who have earned the “gold standard” of admission to…>read moreNo Comment February 5, 2015
Summary: Alicia Ouellette will replace Penelope Andrews as dean of Albany Law School. Albany Business Review reports that Albany Law School has selected a new dean and president. Alicia Ouellette, the acting dean at the law school, has been named…>read moreNo Comment January 23, 2015
Summary: Sheldon Silver ran two fraudulent legal schemes to accumulate millions of dollars. On Thursday, a criminal complaint was filed against Sheldon Silver, the leader of the New York State Assembly, the New York Times reports. Apparently, Silver made millions of…>read moreNo Comment January 23, 2015
Summary: The law firm of DLA Piper has announced that four partners have joined the firm’s office in New York as members of the firm’s employment practice. It was announced by DLA Piper today that Eric Wallach, Brian Kaplan, Joseph Piesco…>read moreNo Comment January 23, 2015
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