From the monthly archives:

April 2012

TweetA New York court recently confirmed a referee’s report which recommended that a plaintiff be awarded approximately $4 million in out-of-pocket losses from the rock star Prince and another defendant (the “Prince Defendants”).  The confirmation of the referee’s report came after the court granted the motion for a default judgment of plaintiff, Revelations Perfume and […]

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Tweet Do you dread giving presentations? Are you terrified of oral arguments? Have you tried nerve-calming techniques that do not work for you? Of course we all want to do well and that’s usually the problem.  We’re afraid of failure, of not knowing the answers to questions, of forgetting something, of losing the oral argument. […]

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TweetIf you have ever had your credit card compromised, you understand the havoc that identity theft can create. Now imagine if that happened to your business. Given the harm it can do to your reputation and bottom line, business identity theft should be on the radar of all companies. Of course, if the security breach […]

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TweetA judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently threw cold water on the claims of unpaid bloggers for the TheHuffingtonPost.com when he threw out their lawsuit, with prejudice, in which they claimed that the company concealed information regarding the money the website earned from their posts.  The bloggers […]

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TweetA suspended Long Island attorney is challenging what he claims is the New York Appellate Division, Second Department’s draconian enforcement of disciplinary rules governing attorney escrow accounts.  Attorney Peter Galasso of Garden City, Long Island was suspended by the Second Department for what the court termed was his failure to appropriately oversee his firm’s bank […]

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TweetThe Second Circuit recently ruled that a software engineer at Goldman Sachs could not be prosecuted under Federal criminal law for his theft of encrypted software, overturning his criminal conviction which had sentenced him to eight years in prison, followed by a three-year supervised release and fines totalling $12,500. The engineer in question, Sergey Aleynikov, […]

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Tweet“One text or call could wreck it all” is the message of this April’s “National Distracted Driving Month,” sponsored by the U. S. Department of Transportation.  This slogan does not just apply to texting-obsessed teen drivers.  There are serious business risks to distracted driving. In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in crashes involving driver distraction, […]

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TweetSmall law firms are continuing to look favorably on merging or being acquired by larger firms in 2012.  The number of small firm mergers and acquisitions increased by approximately fifty percent in 2011 compared to 2010 according to a survey conducted by consulting firm Altman Weil.  In fact, there have been approximately fifteen mergers and […]

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TweetNike and Reebok recently settled a lawsuit Nike brought against its chief rival in a bid to prevent it from selling New York Jets clothing bearing the name of Tim Tebow, the Jets’ new utility player and backup quarterback.  The lawsuit came less than a week after the Denver Broncos traded Tebow to the Jets. […]

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TweetWhen do on-line transactions originating from out-of-state afford courts long-arm jurisdiction over a non-domiciliary defendant?  A New York court answered this question in the recent opinion, Deer Consumer Products, Inc. v. Little and John Does 1-10 and Seeking Alpha Ltd., Index No.: 650823/11, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 22021 (1/27/12, N.Y. Sup. Ct., New York Co., […]

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