Manhattan's district attorney said state financial crime laws were hopelessly outdated, even as their federal equivalents have been frequently revised in the wake of massive scandals.
New York Decision Roundup - May 21, 2013
This daily roundup provides links to summaries of the latest New York state and federal court decisions.
PERSONAL INJURY - Galo v. Cunningham
OPINION - Summary judgment was awarded to defendant driver who injured pedestrian outside of crosswalk. Defendant testified as to box truck that obstructed pedestrian’s view as he ran across busy 4-lane street. (N.Y. App. Div., 2d Dep’t)
CIVIL RIGHTS - Asian Am. Legal Def. and Educ. Fund. v. New York City Police Dep't
OPINION - Petitioners filed Freedom of Information Law requests relating to alleged covert, domestic surveillance program that targeted Muslim individuals. Some of the data was privileged, confidential information relating to a criminal investigation, or would reveal criminal investigative techniques or procedures. The vast majority of police records are not organized along racial, religious, or ethnic classifications. (Sup. Ct., New York County)
The judge expressed interest in having police wear cameras toward the end of closing arguments in the trial, which lasted more than nine weeks and produced an 8,000-page record.
Several defense attorneys said the move to subpoena hedge fund chief Steven A. Cohen was curious because he would likely assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Known for his trial work, Gravante is administrative partner of Boies Schiller & Flexner's New York City office and the firm's general counsel.
Over 50 federal lawsuits have been consolidated, alleging that the label for Bayer's Mirena failed to adequately warn that the device could perforate a woman's uterus and migrate to other parts of the body.
The commission filed its first class action using a 5-year-old law known as GINA, signaling it will actively sue employers it suspects of misusing genetic information to discriminate in the workplace.
The plaintiff, an Alabama medical laboratory, claims that Morgan Stanley steered retirement plan business to ING U.S. and others in exchange for extra fees.
The buyout that sparked the lawsuit at the center of the case in Manhattan federal court involves a company that was bought and sold in seven hours.
Citing a recent federal appeals court decision, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said he had lacked jurisdiction when he threw out much of the lawsuit on April 2.
The plaintiffs seek damages for suffering incurred when the Seastreak Wall Street, carrying more than 320 passengers from New Jersey, slammed into a pier during docking, injuring 57 people, one critically.
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