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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Don’t Show Me the Money: New York State Court Officials Bar Judges from Presiding Over Cases in which Attorneys and Others made Significant Campaign Contributions

It was announced that hundreds of New York State elected judges would be barred from presiding on cases involving attorneys and other entities that make significant contributions to their judicial election campaigns.  The decision which is set to be handed down by the Honorable Jonathan Lippman, th...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Indictment Charges Against All Time Home Run King Barry Bonds Reduced from Eleven to Five

Last week, federal prosecutors reduced the number of felony charges pending against Barry Bonds from eleven to five.  The charges stem from allegations that Bonds lied to a grand jury in 2007 about his purported past steroid use.   Bonds has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has maintained ...
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Family Law: Modification of child custody order to permit custodial father to move with child to Thailand was in best interests of child

A father, who resided in Pennsylvania and had primary physical custody of his child, cross-petitioned for a modification of a child custody order which would permit him to move with the child from Pennsylvania to Thailand.  Under New York law, a party seeking relocation of his or her child must es...
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Husband’s appeal to bring suit against former wife’s attorney seeking to recover damages for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty denied

The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department recently upheld the lower court’s decision to deny a husband’s action against an attorney, in which the attorney represented his former wife in a divorce action, seeking to recover damages for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.  The husb...
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Breach of Contract: What type of damages may a non-breaching party be enititled to?

It happens quite often, a party breaches its obligations under a written or oral agreement.  Most of the time a non-breaching party doesn’t understand its rights and remedies under this common situation.  The severity of the breach will dictate the course of action that a non-breaching par...
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Defamation: Seven allegedly defamatory statements made in newspaper article written by the New York Post were privileged as fair and true report of judicial proceeding

In defamation action, the New York Post submitted documentary evidence conclusively establishing, as matter of law, that the seven statements it published in an article describing plaintiff’s involvement in separate defamation action in which he had been named as defendant were privileged, u...
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Could things in the housing market finally be turning for the better?

Could things in the housing market finally be turning for the better?  Or are big lenders just remaining cautious about seizing homes due to litigation and regulatory inquiries present all across the country.   RealtyTrac, which follows foreclosure activity across the United States, reported...
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1$ Billion Lawsuit Against Marvel Dismissed

The $1 billion lawsuit filed against Marvel Entertainment that claimed, among other things, copyright infringement, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty was dismissed in an opinion written last Friday, by the Honorable Robert W. Sweet. Read the Opinion...
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