Murder Conviction Overturned, Prenuptial Agreement Found Invalid
In their New York Court of Appeals Roundup, Roy L. Reardon and William T. Russell Jr., partners at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, address a case construing the effect of a lengthy coercive police interrogation on a subsequent confession made in the presence of counsel.
In-House Changes at News Corp Ahead of Corporate Split
The embattled News Corporation has promoted deputy general counsel Janet Nova to executive vice president and deputy group general counsel for its newly created media and entertainment entity, 21st Century Fox.
Two Southern District Nominations Advance
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved with a voice vote the nominations of Valerie Caproni and Vernon Broderick to the Southern District bench.
Litigating the Effect of 'Comcast v. Behrend'
In his Corporate Litigation column, Joseph M. McLaughlin, a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, writes that underlying the recent high court holding is a broader recognition that the issue of whether causation and damages are susceptible to measurement on a classwide basis is an essential component of the predominance inquiry under Rule 23 .
Legal Recruiter Sues Davis Polk For $1.4M
A New York legal recruiter who claims Davis Polk & Wardwell owes him a commission for placing litigator Martin Rogers in the Hong Kong office is suing the firm for $1.4 million.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett to Advise Yahoo! on Tumblr Purchase
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett will be advising Yahoo! in their recently announced purchase of social blogging platform Tumblr.