• Defendants' Reliance on Business Judgment Rule Fails

    In allowing a shareholder suit to proceed, a Commercial Division judge has found the "business judgment rule" is inapplicable where a company's directors ignored red flags and rushed into an ill-advised acquisition in order to avoid losing their investments.

  • School to Pay $4.48M to Settle Claims of Anti-Semitism

    Allegations that school officials ignored anti-Semitic bullying and harassment of five students over several years have been settled by the Pine Bush Central School District.

  • Officer Escorted From Courthouse Wins Award

    A senior court officer has been awarded a total of $388,026, most of it for mental anguish she suffered when she was escorted from a state courthouse in Troy to her home and made to surrender guns she kept there.

  • Witness: News of DA's Probe Led to Dewey's Collapse

    A senior partner in top management at failed Dewey & LeBoeuf indicated to jurors at the criminal trial of the firm's former top executives that news of the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office was linked to both the end of merger talks and the collapse of the firm a month later.

  • Judicial Ethics

    A judicial candidate may not permit his/her campaign committee to solicit or accept items for donation to a local charity.

  • Judicial Ethics

    A judge may allow his/her real property to be used for a festive seasonal ceremony, regardless of whether the ceremony is associated with a particular religion.

  • LA Firms Merge to Create 16-Lawyer NY Office

    The merger of two Los Angeles-based law firms will create a 16-attorney New York office focusing on corporate, securities and litigation matters.

  • Former Judge Leaving Post As Counsel to Speaker

    With the 2015 regular legislative session history, James Yates said he will be stepping down as counsel to the state Assembly's speaker and the chamber's Democratic majority.

  • City to Pay $1.25 Million in Death of Jail Inmate

    New York City will pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a Rikers Island inmate who allegedly was fatally beaten by guards in an area without surveillance cameras four years ago after a confrontation with a guard, an attorney said Monday.

  • Lawsuit Proceeds for Funding of Sex Reassignment Surgery

    Claims that New York state's new policy on Medicaid funding for sex reassignment surgery falls short because it doesn't cover cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation and voice therapy will go forward following a judge's order Friday.

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