Cooley and New York Law School Students Fight Back from their Alma Mater’s Alleged Embellishment of Post-Graduation Employment Rates

A class action lawsuit filed this past Wednesday against Thomas M. Cooley Law School and New York Law School by several of its former students asserts claims that both schools are guilty of overstating and amplifying their post-graduate employment and salary statistics. These students are alleging t...
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JPMorgan Attempts to Have $19 Billion Lawsuit Stemming From Madoff Scandal Thrown Out

JPMorgan Chase & Co. recently asked a judge to toss out a $19 billion lawsuit filed against it by Irving Picard, the trustee responsible for recovering funds from the Madoff investment scandal.  In support of its request, JPMorgan cited to a recent ruling in which U.S. District Judge Ratner thr...
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Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld Involving Wartime Torture is Allowed to Move Forward

 A Federal Judge has ruled that a lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld by an Army veteran claiming he was tortured while in U.S. military custody in Iraq will be permitted to move forward.  The 50-year-old veteran was working for an American contracting company as a translator ...
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Insider Trading Crackdown against Father and Son Duo

The newest “victims” of the government’s crackdown on insider trading: are father and son  H. Clayton Peterson, 65 and Drew Peterson, 35.  The pair from Denver pled guilty last week, each to one count of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Clayton Peterso...
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Final Judgment Rendered in Multi-million Dollar Copyright Infringement Dispute Over Bratz Dolls.

A final judgment was recently issued in a long-running copyright infringement lawsuit between toy-makers MGA Entertainment, Inc. and Mattel Inc. involving MGA’s “Bratz” line of dolls.  A federal judge in California denied a request by Mattel Inc. to set aside a multi-million dollar judgment t...
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Delta Sigma Theta Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Goes On…

Judge Beryl A. Howell bought LaMith Designs, Inc., a clothing company accused of trademark infringement by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority a little more time to defend itself. Plaintiff Delta is a well-recognized sorority founded on January 13, 1913 at Howard University in Washington D.C. currently boast...
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Did Rachel Uchitel Blow All her Hush Money Already or is Tiger Woods in for Another Upset?

Rachel Uchitel, the main star in Tiger Woods’ sex scandal had been given millions in hush money to stay quiet about their affair together. In fact, she was given 10 million, which begs the question: What else does she have to tell and how bad is it for Tiger to shell out a sum like […]...
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Singer Bret Michaels’ Lawsuit Over On-stage Head Injury Moved to New York

A federal judge in Los Angeles recently ruled that Bret Michael’s lawsuit involving an accident that occurred at the 2009 Tony Awards should be heard in a New York where the accident took place.  The lawsuit stems from an incident at the Radio City Music Hall that Michaels’ claims nearly killed...
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New York Divorce Lawyers are seeing a New Shade of Green

With a number of our neighboring states having already legalized same-sex marriage, notably Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont, the recent decision adding the state of New York to that list is expected to spur a ripple effect throughout the nation. But this is not the only expecte...
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Nobel Prize winner claims professional negligence by his lawyer forced him to lose some of his award money in divorce

Jury selection began today in Federal Court in Washington, D.C. for a case involving Nobel Prize award money.  Prior to winning the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, Joseph Stiglitz hired a divorce attorney.  Stiglitz is now suing his former attorney for $1 million for professional negligence, whi...
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