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Under foreign non-lawyer ownership rules, U.S. litigation funder opens law firm in London

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Burford Capital, a leading third-party litigation funder in New York, has opened Burford Law in London.

N.Y. AG applauds passage of nonprofit sector reform bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was joined by nonprofit leaders from across the state Saturday in celebrating Friday's passage of bipartisan legislation to overhaul laws governing the state's nonprofit sector.

Raise for N.Y. judges not enough, Bar prez says

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The president of the New York State Bar Association is calling a 27 percent pay raise over three years for state Supreme Court justices "inadequate."

New York Bar Assn. president decries tort reform proposals

Michael Getnick ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Senate should eschew cost-cutting tort reform measures in its health care overhaul bill, the president of the New York State Bar Association said.