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Mike Mintz

TweetWhat factors should a court consider when the all too often issue arises where one parent wants to move the children to a different state over the other parent’s objections?  The New York Supreme Court recently wrestled with this thorny issue in the case Byron v Davis,  2008/9023, 2012 NY Slip Op 22240 (8/28/12 N.Y. Sup. Ct., Monroe […]

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TweetTwo investors recently filed suit against famed law firm Rosenman & Colin’s successor, Katten Muchin Rosenman, charging that Rosenman & Colin promoted a fraudulent tax scheme.  The plaintiffs, Brian and Joelle Kelly claim that the firm played an essential role in designing, promoting and implementing a tax structure that “was nothing more than a fee […]

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TweetThe Colorado Supreme Court recently upheld the firing of a university professor, Ward Churchill, who wrote a stomach churning essay comparing the 9/11 terror victims to Adolf Eichman.  Fittingly, the court’s ruling came down on September 10 of this year, one day before the eleventh anniversary of the attack.  Ward Churchill, who had been a […]

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TweetRecently Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Arthur Schack recused himself from a retrial of a case for appearances’ sake after engaging in some highly questionable conduct-at least according to defense counsel.  Miller v. Lewis, 11358/09 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Kings Co.)  Although Justice Schack claims that he was not biased against attorney John McDonough, according to McDonough, Judge […]

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TweetA trend over the past ten years has seen the separation of classrooms into single gender classes, based on the theory that children learn better when they are separated according to gender.  Proponents claim that it reduces violence in the classroom and fosters a better learning climate. Opponents claim that it furthers stereotypes, and they have […]

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TweetA California federal appeals court recently ruled that the estate of Marilyn Monroe cannot stop a California company from selling her images without her permission.  The Ninth Circuit specifically ruled that The Milton Greene Archives can continue to sell images of the famous star without paying her estate for the publicity rights.  At the time […]

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TweetThree book publishers recently settled charges of price fixing e-books and have agreed to pay over $69 million.  The publishers are Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers and Simon & Schuster.  The attorneys general of 54 U.S. states, districts and territories agreed to the settlement of the antitrust case just a few days ago.  As part […]

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TweetAre you one of those people who turns to the internet to watch their favorite television programs? Looks like you’re going to have to find another way to catch up on your television shows.  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently barred a company that streams live television shows over the internet from continuing to […]

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TweetCitigroup recently announced its agreement, subject to court approval, to settle a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of shareholders who bought Citigroup common stock from February 2007 to April 2008, i.e. during the run up to the financial meltdown.  The plaintiff class contended that Citi’s management misled investors about the status of the bank’s […]

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TweetYou know those late night infomercials for those circular machines set on handle bars that promise to flatten your belly and give you a 6-pack in no time? Well… let’s just say, the claims are not all they’re cracked up to be-in case you hadn’t figured that out on your own, or worse yet, actually bought the […]

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