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Separate Entity Rule on Bank Branches and Judgment Debtors
On Feb. 18, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals accepted certification of two legal questions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit relating to the "separate entity rule."
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
'World Trade Center cross' fight continues as atheist group appeals ruling
NEW YORK Is it a religious symbol or piece of history? A controversy over a cross-shaped steel beam found in the World Trade Center rubble continues to rage.
Atheists Seek Recognition in 9/11 Museum Display
A group of atheists tried to convince a Second Circuit panel Thursday that if a museum commemorating the Sept.
ACLU Asks Appeals Court to Undo Phone Data Ruling
Civil rights lawyers are urging a federal appeals court to outlaw the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records.
The Daily Caller
American Atheists to 9/11 survivors, Christians, patriots: Drop dead
Not all atheists have a pathological need to be hated. And not all atheists who do have a pathological need to be hated are as obnoxious, mean-spirited, and well-funded as American Atheists.
Release of Earnings Call Audio Recording Qualifies As Fair Use News...
Release of Earnings Call Audio Recording Qualifies As Fair Use News Reporting - The Swatch Group Management Services Ltd. v.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
The Chevron RICO Ruling and Abortion Clinic Protests
Kaplan declared that a multibillion-dollar Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron in 2011 was so infected by fraud that the plaintiffs-Ecuadorian rain forest residents-and their American lawyer may not profit from the ill-gotten verdict.
Contorting The Law Of Disgorgement In Contorinis: Disgorging Ill-Gotten Gains That Were Never Gotten
For all the complexities inherent to securities enforcement litigation, the law of available remedies has been comparatively simple.
Cablevision Files Amicus Brief in Aereo Litigation
Cablevision Systems Corporation today is filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court that details the company's legal position in the Aereo litigation.
Atheists Continue Battle Against Steel Cross Display Inside 9/11 Museum
Atheist activists are continuing their battle against the inclusion of a steel-shaped cross in the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, giving a legal complaint against the Christian symbol another shot in front of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday.
UPDATE 1-U.S. backs Argentina in bank subpoena case over holdout creditors
The U.S. government has backed Argentina in one of its cases against sovereign bond investors who declined to participate in restructurings following the country's 2002 default, according to a brief that was filed this week.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Two economists file pro-Apple brief in e-book antitrust case
I don't know how much weight friends of the court carry in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Courthouse News Service
Dad Loses Bid for Daughter's Return
A woman who fled an allegedly abusive partner in London can keep their 8-year-old daughter in the United States, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
With billions at stake, U.S. court weighs Madoff clawback claims
Victims of Bernard Madoff's epic fraud may be able to recoup only a small portion of the billions of dollars he allegedly funneled to selected customers in the last years of his Ponzi scheme.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Broadcasters Find an Important Ally in Their Battle With Aereo
The Los Angeles Times' Company Town reports that the department filed a brief Monday at the Supreme Court, stating that the DoJ views Aereo as "clearly infringing" on the copyrights of broadcasters.
Circuit Clarifies Ruling That Ordered New Trial
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has modified a recent decision to grant three robbery suspects a new trial because one of the defendants was apparently impaired when implicating himself and his co-defendants.
Circuit Reinstates Inference-Based Drug Conviction
A federal court jury got it right - and the trial judge got it wrong - in a case where a man was convicted of drug charges after jurors inferred that he was part of a conspiracy, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said yesterday in a divided opinion.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Circuit Grants Writ to Client Who Pleaded on Bad Advice
An Australian national can stay in the United States because a federal appeals court ruled Monday that he cannot be punished for his attorney's incorrect advice about a crime not being a deportable offense.
U.S. top court denies FilmOn X role in Aereo case
The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that online television service FilmOn X LLC cannot intervene in support of competitor Aereo Inc, which is being challenged by the four major U.S. broadcasters over its use of television broadcast signals.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Second Circuit Confirms LMRDA Only Protects "Members In Substance"
Brady v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters , No. 13-cv-2038 : The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court's dismissal of a Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act claim against a union and its local for lack of subject matter jurisdiction because the plaintiff was neither a formal member nor a "member in substance" of ... (more)