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In his Civil Rights Litigation column, Ilann M. Maazel, a partner at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, writes: May a non-incarcerated plaintiff assert Section 1983 claims that call into question the validity of a state criminal conviction? In the recent case of 'Poventud v. City of New York,' the Second Circuit answered: yes.
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Little more than one month after eviscerating a $774 million suit filed by Dexia S.A. against JPMorgan Chase, Southern District Judge Jed Rakoff has resurrected the case following a Second Circuit ruling on the Edge Act.
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The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether prayers can be offered at government meetings -- a practice that's been common in Congress and throughout the states for more than two centuries.
A skeptical federal judge in New York allowed lawyers to withdraw from defending Steven Donziger in a civil racketeering suit Chevron But in so doing, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan issued a point-by-point refutation of the lawyers' claims that they were forced to withdraw because of Chevron's "endless drumbeat of motions" designed to "crush ... (more)
Now that Aereo experienced victories in the form of beating back a preliminary injunction and affirming the ruling at an appeals court, the digital upstart is looking to score the ultimate ruling.
A U.S. judge on Wednesday denied class-action status to copyright owners suing Google Inc over the use of material posted on YouTube without their permission.
I see that Jeffrey Rosen is still writing for the New Republic . Why oh why can't we have a better press corps? Sonia Sotomayor: "She's tough and tenacious as well as smart," said Justice Jose A. Cabranes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a mentor and former professor of Sotomayor's at Yale Law School.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday reversed Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis' finding of intentional discrimination by the New York City Fire Department against black firefighter candidates and yanked Garaufis off part of the case.
A federal appeals court today overturned a Brooklyn judge's ruling that New York City's fire department intentionally discriminated against minority firefighter applicants.
The report, released late Sunday by Kevyn Orr , says the city's budget deficit could reach $386 million in less than two months.
Anthony Chiasson's resume includes stints as an altar boy and a hedge-fund manager.
Google's lawyers visited the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last week for a polite conversation with three judges and attorneys from the Authors Guild.
The government filed paperwork with the Second Circuit shortly before the noon deadline, saying it believes Eastern District Judge Edward Korman overstepped his authority and that the administration will likely prevail in its appeal of the overall decision.
When Argentina defaulted on its debt in 2002, the economy was collapsing and a bloody popular revolt had helped topple two presidents in a week.