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  • Circuit Revives Claims of Reprisal Campaign Against Inmate

    A prisoner's claim that he was confined in an unventilated cell with a non-working toilet for at least seven days states a cause of action for cruel and unusual punishment, the Second Circuit said Friday.

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  • Experts Say Dewey Defendants Must Weigh Risks of Testifying

    Now that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office has rested its case against Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, a fateful decision awaits the defendants?whether to take the stand.

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  • Police Incidents Pace Claims Against City, Comptroller Says

    New York City saw a 14 percent increase in personal injury and property damage claims in 2014, including a rise of claims against the police department to an all-time high, according to a new report from the city comptroller's office.

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  • Lawyers Sanctioned $317K for Statements in Divorce Case

    A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has levied a $317,000 sanction against a law firm and two of its partners in a matrimonial case, saying they made "misrepresentations and knowingly false statements to the court."

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  • D.C. Appeals Court Upholds Continued NSA Surveillance

    A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.

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  • Panel Dismisses Lawsuit Over Gym Class Injury

    The Second Department panel wrote that it could not find that an eighth-grader tripping another student while running for a ball raised questions of negligence and said the incident happened so quickly that it could not have been prevented by "even the most intense supervision" by the school district.

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  • Man Convicted in Plot to Sell Deadly Ricin as 'Death Pills'

    A Manhattan man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell "simple and easy death pills" and guarantee "risk-free" murder was convicted of federal charges Thursday.

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  • On the Move

    Lowenstein Sandler, Otterbourg, Fox Rothschild, Cozen O'Connor, Mayer Brown and JAMS all announce new additions, while Andrews Kurth has elected three partners to its principal governance body.

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  • The False Claims Act and Corporate Integrity Agreements

    In their Federal Civil Enforcement column, Richard Strassberg and William Harrington write: Time and time again, False Claims Act health-care cases result in settlements, where the defendant company pays a substantial amount to the government and agrees to be bound by a corporate integrity agreement, all in exchange for the opportunity to announce that it has put the matter behind it. But the finality of these resolutions may be somewhat illusory.

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  • Return to Bankruptcy Court After Emerging From Chapter 11

    In his Bankruptcy Update, Edward E. Neiger discusses the recent bankruptcies of Patriot Coal and A&P, both of which emerged from chapter 11 reorganizations in the last five years and now find themselves back in bankruptcy court having switched their reorganization strategies to pursue sales of substantially all of their assets.

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