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Simy Wolf

TweetIt sounds like a simple question but it actually isn’t. When law firms fail, trustees are tasked with recouping money for creditors and one source of assets is the unfinished legal work of former partners which they then take with them to their new firms. A new federal court ruling out of New York challenges […]

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TweetFrench shoemaker Christian Louboutin has been locked in a battle with French designer powerhouse Yves Saint Laurent for over a year over Louboutin’s iconic red-sole designer shoes.  Louboutin has been painting the shoes of its pricey heels “China Red” for twenty years. According to the legend a bottle of red nail polish was accidentally knocked […]

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TweetIn what might have some scratching their heads and wondering about the ever-increasing litigiousness of American society and what others will identify with, an atheist recently brought suit against Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen, a restaurant located in Lancaster County, Pa.  Why you might ask? Because of their Sunday special which offers a 10 percent discount […]

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TweetIn our increasingly social media savvy age,this was bound to occur sooner or later–a recent federal district court decision entitled Lyons v. Rienzi & Sons, Inc. et al.,  09 CV 4253 (E.D.N.Y. 2012) grappled with the issue of whether a Facebook page can be considered a contact with New York for purposes of exercising long-arm […]

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TweetAs previously reported here , federal judge Denny Chin, recently heard oral arguments from Google and plaintiffs The Authors Guild and the American Society of Media Photographers in the cases entitled The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 05-08136; and American Society of Media Photographers […]

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TweetIn the latest twist to the long-standing case brought by, among others, the Authors Guild (“Guild”) and the American Society of Media Photographers (“Society”) in 2005 against Google for the damages the plaintiffs claim they suffered as a result of Google’s unauthorized online book-scanning project (entitled Authors Guild v. Google, 05-08136 and American Society of […]

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TweetJurors’ use, or I should say misuse, of social media such as Twitter and Facebook during trials is leading to the overturning of court rulings, convictions and mistrials.  These improper juror postings on social media websites is yet another weapon in attorneys’ arsenals for creating grounds for an appeal. Criminal defense lawyers, among others, comb through Facebook and Twitter entries for […]

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