New York

Prosecutors

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

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge axes Fox Rothschild in hacking case because firm represented a claimed victim company

Constitutional Law

Wall Street law partner sues New York police, says he was arrested for talking to Occupy protesters

Business of Law

White & Case opens new services center in Florida

Health Law

New York Times article on hidden hospital costs sparks calls for change, suggestions for consumers

Bankruptcy Law

Judge nixes ex-lawyer’s plea to avoid weeks of handcuffed travel, says he must attend law firm trial

Trials & Litigation

Law firm sues ex-partner, says he billed client for $2.3M in fictional work

Trials & Litigation

Senior bin Laden aide gets life in terror case; defense argued his only crime was offensive speech

Terrorism

Arab Bank is held liable in first civil trial victory under anti-terrorism law

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer stole from cemetery so he could repay $1M he had stolen from clients, investigators say

Criminal Justice

NYC police to revise decoy purse operation to settle lawsuit

White-Collar Crime

Arguing lack of intent, lawyers seek dismissal of charges against former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders

Securities Law

Employee of Wilson Sonsini is charged with insider trading; firm calls case ‘deeply disturbing’

Law Professors

Little-known law prof gets 34 percent of the vote in New York gubernatorial primary

Criminal Justice

Post-9/11 ‘Tour de Force’ bikes from Boston to DC to NYC to honor terrorism victims

Business of Law

4 top partners will exit NY law firm to establish new office for competitor

Women in the Law

BigLaw bankruptcy doesn’t have to be a man’s world, 5 female Weil Gotshal partners say in WSJ post

Trials & Litigation

Co-worker who texted juror about case gets reply text from judge