EDWARD TYLER NAHEM FINE ART, L.L.C., Plaintiffs, v. Lance GOLDSMITH and Goldsmith Fine ART, LLC, Defendants. (Sup. Ct., New York County)
Energy and Utilities – Telecommunications
Former employer was not entitled to amend complaint to add claim under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Melvin L. Schweitzer, J.
Matthew J. BLIT and Levine & Blit, PLLC, Plaintiffs, v. SAVITT LAW FIRM, PLLC and Richard Savitt, Defendants. (Sup. Ct., New York County)
Torts – Defamation
Alleged defamatory statements that were made during court hearing were cloaked with immunity. Cynthia S. Kern, J.
Bruce A. Rensing v. Renco Electronics, Inc., Edward W. Rensing, John P. Rensing, Edward W. Rensing, as Personal Representative of Estate of John A. Rensing, Deceased (Sup. Ct., Suffolk County)
Business Organizations – Venue
Convenience of the parties would best be served if litigation regarding Florida corporation were to proceed in Florida. Elizabeth H. Emerson, J.
Janet BARAN and Dr. William Winkler, Plaintiffs, v. Richard W. SWIFT, M.D., Sanofi-Aventis US., Inc., and Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Defendants. (Sup. Ct., New York County)
Health – Pleadings
Plaintiffs were entitled to amend complaint to add language supporting award of punitive damages. Schlesinger, J.
Rolex Watch U.S.A., Inc. v. City Styles 313, LLC; Michael Anthony Leonard II (S.D.N.Y.)
Trademarks – Damages
Statutory damages of $200,000 per mark was appropriate in action against seller of counterfeit watches. Alison J. Nathan, J.
U.S. v. Devon Robinson, a/k/a Da Da (2d Cir.)
Criminal Justice – Sex Offenses
Sex-trafficking statute imposed strict liability with regard to awareness of victim's age. Jose A. Cabranes, Circuit Judge
Joseph Nemeth v. K-Tooling (Action No. 1); Valerie Garcia v. K-Tooling (Action No. 2) (N.Y. App. Div., 3d Dep’t)
Real Property – Zoning and Planning
Neighbors were entitled to injunction prohibiting property owners from using addition for nonresidential purposes. McCarthy, J.
In re Isiah Steven A., Dependant Children Under the Age of Eighteen Years; Anne Elizabeth Pierre L. v. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (N.Y. App. Div., 1st Dep’t)
Family Law – Child Protection
Evidence supported determination that termination of mother's parental rights was in children's best interests. Tom, J.P.
People v. John M. Gavazzi (N.Y.)
Criminal Justice – Searches and Seizures
Search warrant did not substantially comply with statute requiring that warrant contain name of issuing court.
Francis R. DEFILIPPIS and Dorothy DeFilippis, Plaintiff, v. A.O. SMITH WATER PRODUCTS CO., et. al., Defendant(s). (Sup. Ct., New York County)
Real Property – Contractors and Developers
Issue as to construction company’s authority to supervise and control work conditions precluded summary judgment. Sherry Klein Heitler, J.