June 22, 2021

Second Circuit dismisses New York’s “unripe” fintech charter suit

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By Douglas Thomson From GBRR US appeals court has overturned a ruling that blocked the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency from issuing so-called “fintech charters” – but left open the question of its authority to issue such charters after ruling New York’s state regulator did not have standing to bring the original suit. In […]

Second Circuit affirms district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellees

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Collateral Estoppel. Foreign Judgment. Second Circuit affirms district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellee who had previously prevailed in foreign wind-up procedures defending against the same set of factual allegations from Plaintiff-Appellant Baker McKenzie From Lexology USA March 27 2017 Trikona Advisers, Ltd. v. Chugh, 846 F.3d 22 (2d Cir. 2017) [click […]

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      Know a Cyber Security Trailblazer? Nominate them now! Do you know legal innovators changing the cybersecurity landscape?The National Law Journal is now accepting nominations for its Trailblazers in Cybersecurity series. We are looking for legal professionals who have moved the needle in cybersecurity and data privacy in terms of practice, policy, and […]

Admissibility of evidence obtained from Facebook

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By Michael J. Hutter, New York Law Journal Facebook is an extremely popular form of social media.1 After registering to use the site, a user can create a profile, post status updates, photos or videos, and exchange messages with other users. These posts will frequently consist of intimate details of their personal lives. Through privacy […]

U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear case of Yale’s controversial van Gogh painting

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By MEGAN SPICER, From The Connecticut Law Tribune A Vincent van Gogh painting will continue to hang on the walls of the Yale University Art Gallery after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to not hear an appeal from a man who claims his ancestor was the rightful owner of the masterpiece titled “Night Cafe.” “I […]

Firm is awarded $5 million in malicious prosecution case

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By Andrew Keshner, From New York Law Journal A judge has awarded $4.9 million in legal fees and costs to the attorneys for two men who won a $36 million jury verdict in a malicious prosecution case against Nassau County. Attorneys at Neufeld Scheck & Brustin were entitled to the sum for their years of […]

Circuit says Facebook posts were properly used as evidence

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By Mark Hamblett, From New York Law Journal Introducing a rap video and images of tattoos from a defendant’s Facebook page as evidence in a drug-and-murder gang prosecution did not violate the rights of the accused, a federal appeals court held Monday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said Southern District Judge […]

FDA not required to hold hearings on animal feed

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 Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was not required to conduct hearings on whether to withdraw approval for the use of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed, a divided federal appellate panel ruled Thursday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dealt a blow to public interest […]

US Supreme Court rules in favor of worldwide discovery against foreign sovereigns

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From Steptoe & Johnson LLP In Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital Ltd., the US Supreme Court held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) does not bar discovery into a foreign sovereign’s assets and allowed a judgment creditor broad, worldwide discovery in aid of execution. The Court held that so-called “execution immunity” does not […]

Aereo infringes says international associations and copyright scholars to SCOTUS

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By Barry Sookman From barrysookman.com On March 3 2014, a number of international and foreign associations and copyright scholars filed an Amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in the ABC, Inc. et al v. Aereo, Inc case. The brief brings to the attention of the SCOTUS a number of international treaties […]