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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A New York federal judge on Jan. 14 ruled that although the Twitter social network’s terms of service (TOS) permit users to repost or “re-tweet” other users’ posted content, this did not confer a broad license to permit use of a photojournalist’s copyrighted images by a news agency, […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. After finding that no exceptions under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards applied and noting that the Dominican State failed to respond, a District of Columbia federal judge on Dec. 20 confirmed a $ 42,547,577.84 international arbitration award in favor of a company […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Pfizer Inc. on Nov. 2 said in a quarterly financial report that it has taken a $ 491 million charge for an agreement in principle to settle a federal investigation into its promotions of its anti-rejection drug Rapamune. Pfizer has previously disclosed that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. NEW YORK – The federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of Dewey & LeBoeuf on Oct. 9 approved a partner contribution plan (PCP) that will recover $71 million that was paid to former partners of the firm and could have been the subject of […]

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TweetCHICAGO – The $32 million personal injury verdict awarded in August 2010 to a flavor-industry employee stricken with bronchiolitis obliterans was overturned Oct. 4 by a unanimous First District Fourth Division Illinois Appellate Court panel, which held that the trial court erred in directing a verdict on the statute of limitations defense (Gerardo Solis v. […]

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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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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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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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TweetTwo New Jersey lawyers recently learned a valuable lesson when it comes to social media. While sites like Facebook and Twitter can be an effective marketing tool for law firms, they should never be used as a weapon. John Robertelli and Gabriel Adamo are facing ethics charges after allegedly asking a paralegal to send a […]

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TweetTwo nationwide classes of female employees in a gender discrimination action against club warehouse retail giant Costco Wholesale Corp. were certified by a California federal judge Sept. 25, a year after the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals vacated the original class certification (Shirley “Rae” Ellis, et al., v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No. 04-3341, N.D. […]

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