New York

Trials & Litigation

‘Spider-Man’ plans false-arrest suit against NYPD, seeks fair treatment of costumed superheroes

Constitutional Law

DA’s pre-arraignment script nixed Miranda warning, top NY court says, reversing 2 convictions

White-Collar Crime

Attorney charged with stealing $720K in escrow, plus $700K from secret sale of law-firm real estate

Trials & Litigation

Top NY court says widow’s estate must pay lawyers $44M for less than five months’ work

Media and Communications Law

Does lights out loom for Aereo? Federal judge nixes cable license, leaves door open on DVR service

Trials & Litigation

‘Vaudeville’ closing argument with pill-a-day song doesn’t warrant sanction, 2nd Circuit says

Criminal Justice

Federal judge in $1.2B Silk Road drug case is threatened online

Public Defenders

New York will beef up indigent defense in five counties in ‘groundbreaking’ lawsuit settlement

Legislation & Lobbying

New law says individuals can’t track each other via GPS once they are warned not to

Bar Exam

Will New York jump on the Uniform Bar Exam bandwagon? Top state court seeks comment

Trials & Litigation

Facebook sues DLA Piper, other firms, 9 attorneys, says they conspired on fraudulent case

Bankruptcy Law

Settlement saves convicted attorney from making lengthy handcuffed trip to testify about law firm

Consumer Law

New York attorney general reviews timeshare practices; Hilton, Wyndham agree to changes

Criminal Justice

Man imprisoned 29 years is exonerated; DA cites fake murder confession by teen ‘fed false facts’

Disability Law

Lawyers fight for defendant’s right to use accessible courthouse restroom

Criminal Justice

NYPD commissioner vows to root out bad cops


Murder conviction stands despite judge’s confession of liberal bias


Brooklyn DA launches hate crimes unit after spike in reports this year

Animal Law

Should the species of the victim influence punishment?

Criminal Justice

Three lawyers are accused of paying criminal justice staffer to send wealthy defendants to them