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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Family Law: Change in circumstances required modification of visitation order to limit non-custodial parent’s visitation to ensure the best interests of the child

The NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that a custodial parent established change in circumstances that required modification of visitation order to limit non-custodial parent’s visitation to ensure the best interests of the child; non-custodial parent harassed and threatened custod...
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Supreme Court Rules on Retaliation against a Worker’s Family Members or other Close Associates

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled,  in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, that the fiancé of an employee who had filed a gender discrimination charge against their mutual employer was protected by the anti-retaliation provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The...
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Judge Denies New Trial to Law Firm re $7.3M Emotional Distress Verdict Won by Former Client

A Maine judge has upheld a jury verdict that awarded $7.3 million in damages for emotional distress to a businessman who contended he was double-crossed by a law firm he hired. A Cumberland County jury last summer said the Portland law firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson worked against Peter...
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