City of New York News

Climate change roundup: NYC appeals loss, Big Oil attacks Wash. county’s lawsuit

By John O'Brien | Jul 30, 2018

New York City and the private lawyers it hired to sue the fossil fuel industry over alleged effects of climate change will not accept a federal judge’s recent decision to throw the lawsuit out of court.

City of New York to pay $20.8 million to resolve discrimination allegations by RNs, midwives

By Marian Johns | Jul 24, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The City of New York has agreed to a $20.8 million settlement to resolve charges that it discriminated against city-employed RNs and midwives for not recognizing their jobs as "physically taxing" as it relates to retirement age and full pension options.

Losing streak emerges as NYC, hired guns lose climate change case against Big Oil

By John O'Brien | Jul 20, 2018

Federal judges continue to reject the efforts of private lawyers who hold a financial stake in lawsuits brought by government officials against the oil industry over the alleged effects of climate change.

NYC's climate change lawsuit faces scrutiny from judge during dismissal arguments

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 14, 2018

A clearly skeptical federal judge questioned the basic premise behind New York City’s lawsuit against five of the world’s biggest oil companies over climate change on Wednesday

Democrat AGs add fourth to latest brief supporting climate change lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jun 12, 2018

New York State's new attorney general, who recently took over when her predecessor resigned following an abuse scandal, has joined three Democratic colleagues in support for New York City’s climate change lawsuit.

Realty companies accuse New York state, city officials of violating law

By Louie Torres | Jul 3, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York realty companies are suing New York City and New York state officials, alleging violation of state and federal law.

NYC grocery store law seen as part of anti-employer trend

By Michael Carroll | Mar 17, 2016

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York’s mayor and City Council see recently passed legislation such as the Grocery Worker Retention Act as a way to help hard-working employees deal with economic instability, but many employers see the new laws as a reflexive government overreach into private industry.

Contractor being sued over its alleged mismanagement of CityTime project wants lawsuit transferred

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 27, 2015

SFN Group Inc., formerly known as Spherion Corp., filed papers to have a lawsuit filed by one of its former consultants on the timekeeping system project moved to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

New York to help tech start-ups, government entities assist each other

By Shaun Zinck | Apr 29, 2015

The New York Attorney General's Office has teamed up with two technology clinics in the state to bring technology start-ups and government entities together so that each realm can learn how the other operates, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Friday. Schneiderman and New York City Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter unveiled the partnership with the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, which is run out of the Brooklyn Law School, and the Tech Startup Clinic, which is operated throug

UPS sued by New York over alleged shipment of untaxed cigarettes

By Legal News Line | Feb 20, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) was sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday over allegations that the package delivery company shipped approximately 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in the state. 

UPS sued for allegedly shipping untaxed cigarettes

By Mark Payne | Feb 19, 2015

UPS sued over allegations that the package delivery company shipped untaxed cigarettes in New York.

New York AG leads coalition to defend 2010 EPA settlement

By Bryan Cohen | Sep 3, 2014

Story CopyNEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office filed a motion to intervene in a court challenge to a 2010 settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

N.Y. high court nominee would be first African-American woman to serve

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 8, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday nominated Sheila Abdus-Salaam, an associate justice of the appellate division of the New York State Supreme Court, to serve on the state's Court of Appeals.

'Operation Pay Care' defendant sentenced

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Aug 17, 2012

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- A former New York City employee was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to two years of probation for her role in a bribery scheme involving a ring of day care centers.

D.C. Circuit affirms EPA standards on greenhouse gases

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 27, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court this week upheld the federal government's regulations limiting the emissions of greenhouse gas air pollutants.

N.Y. companies face lawsuit over roll-your-own cigarettes

By Bryan Cohen | Mar 13, 2012

Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York City Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo jointly filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against two cigarette companies for allegedly evading taxes.

Ohio AG sues bank for alleged improper trades

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 13, 2012

DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Bank of New York Mellon for allegedly making improper foreign exchange trades on behalf of the state's two retirement funds.

Bank seeks to dismiss N.Y. AG's lawsuit

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 19, 2011

Schneiderman MANHATTAN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The Bank of New York Mellon last week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over the bank's foreign currency exchange transactions.

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