Employment: $100 million lawsuit filed against Publicis Groupe SA for alleged discrimination against women

A former public relations employee has brought a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Publicis Groupe SA.,  seeking class action status and the recovery of damages of at least $100 million based upon accusations the company systematically favored...
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Negligence: School district was not negligent in its operation of school bus

The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, recently held that a school district was not negligent in its operation of a school bus, as would support a negligence claim brought by a student’s parents, in an action seeking to recover damages for personal injuries the student susta...
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Real Property: Property owners beware of adverse possession

Most property owners are unaware of the concept of adverse possession.  In short, adverse possession is a method of obtaining title to land (without compensating the owner) based upon the claim of the person in actual possession of the land that he, she or it had been in actual, continuous, exclu...
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Criminal Law Update: Weapons possession law impermissibly discriminated against non-citizens

In People v. Bounasri, the  defendant, a citizen of Tunisia who was a lawful permanent resident of the United States, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree under a provision of New York Penal Law that criminalized only a non-United States citizen’s possession ...
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Email may hold the same weight as a traditional ink-on-paper agreement

We would like to share the recent ruling of the Court in Naldi v. Grunberg, an Appellate Division, 1st Department, New York Supreme Court case, as we believe that it may be of some interest to you and your colleagues, in deciding what content to include, if any, in emails to prospective buyers in th...
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Healthsouth’s Scrushy loses appeal of $2.9 Billion Judgment

The Alabama Supreme Court, applying Delaware corporate law, has rejected ex- HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy’s appeal of a $2.9 billion judgment that he owes to the shareholders of the health care services chain for orchestrating a massive accounting fraud. Scrushy, who is serving seven years ...
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New York City sued for $150 million dollars in civil rights complaint for the acts of the Brooklyn district attorney’s office and city detectives

 Jabbar Collins sued the City of New York for its prosecution of murder charges against him in 1995.  Mr. Collins alleges that prosecutors in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office “wrongfully withheld a key witness’ recantation, had knowingly coerced and relied on false testimony and argum...
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Lawsuit brought against Port Authority for its failure to rebuild a Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero

Ten years after the devastating terrorist attacks on Ground Zero, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, founded in 1916 and previously located at 155 Cedar Street, New York, New York, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Port Authority, claiming the owner of the World Trade Center, has reneged ...
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Entertainment & Sports: Shannon Briggs claims Shelly Finkel and his associates cheated him of $725,000 in title fight

A former heavyweight champion boxer Shannon Briggs says promoter Shelly Finkel and his associates owe him nearly $725,000 for last fall’s title bout against current world champion Vitali Klitschko that left him hospitalized. Briggs, 38, who spent 12 days in a German hospital after losing to K...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Roger Clemens seeks to dismiss perjury case

Former star pitcher Roger Clemens has asked a federal judge to throw out a criminal indictment accusing him of obstructing a congressional investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. Attorneys for the seven-time Cy Young award winner claim the indictment is &#...
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