New York Supreme Court News

New York files suit against 3M, Tyco Fire Products, others over alleged contamination from fire extinguishing foam

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 26, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The state of New York alleges a product used to extinguish fires has contaminated the environment.

More info on Donziger released; Lawyer gained multibillion-dollar verdict against Chevron through fraud, judge has ruled

By John Sammon | Oct 29, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for Chevron on Oct. 24 asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to hold disbarred attorney Steven R. Donziger in contempt for his alleged continued efforts to personally profit off a pollution scam in the South American country of Ecuador.

D.C. suspends lawyer Steven Donziger after fraud ruling in multibillion-dollar fight against Chevron

By Charmaine Little | Oct 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 14, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals suspended attorney Steven R. Donziger from practicing law in Washington, D.C., effective immediately.

New York accuses 9 student debt loan relief companies of running scam

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

NEW YORK — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against nine student debt loan relief companies along with their financing company and two of the companies' leaders, alleging they defrauded thousands of consumers nationwide.

Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.

Appeal to decide future of NYC asbestos court; Companies fed up with their treatment

By John O'Brien | May 3, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The fight over New York City’s controversial asbestos court is not over, as companies worried about their treatment there are likely to appeal an order that kept alive the possibility for even bigger verdicts.

New York Court of Appeals reverses lower court ruling in comparable fault suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 24, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – In a 4-3 split on April 3, the New York Court of Appeals reversed a decision from the Supreme Court of New York in what it called a perplexing issue of comparative fault in a suit by a former New York City worker who was permanently disabled while on the job.

New York Supreme Court backs state's case against home heating company

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 23, 2018

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Jan. 17 that a ruling has been made by the New York Supreme Court in Schneiderman’s favor in the case against Champion Fuel and Service Corp. (Champion) and owner David DeSilva Sr.

New York high court rules on notification of class settlements

By Dee Thompson | Dec 28, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has affirmed that even if class actions are settled before the class is certified, potential class members must be sent notices of the settlement.

Yaphank, New York residents file suit over alleged contamination of water supply

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 13, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Residents of Yaphank, New York allege that their water supply has been contaminated by chemicals in foam used for fighting fires.

New York secures $42,000 in restitution for consumers victimized by contractor

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 21, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Nov. 7 that a Roshester-based contractor named Brian Robinson will pay $42,085 in consumer restitution and $50,000 in penalties and costs after allegations of bilking consumers out of thousands of dollars.

Bug Runner Exterminating Co. alleged to have failed to pay overtime wages

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 14, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Three former employees of a Spring Valley, New York, company allege they are owed unpaid overtime wages.

Virginia the first state to enact law allowing daily fantasy sports

By Rick Carlton | Mar 30, 2016

Story CopyThe State of Virginia has enacted a new law allowing the operation of daily online fantasy sports ventures in the state.

DraftKings and FanDuel to continue business in New York pending appeal

By Vimbai Chikomo | Jan 21, 2016

A New York appellate court has ruled that DraftKings and FanDuel can continue to operate in New York until there is a decision on their appeal of a court’s order banning the two companies form operating in the state.

Gansler predicts more state attorneys general will enter daily fantasy sports fray

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 12, 2016

The former Maryland attorney general, now an attorney in D.C., says AGs are concerned with the regulation of the industry. Currently, daily, online fantasy sports websites like DraftKings and FanDuel are illegal in only five states.

N.Y. SC judge grants state AG’s motion for injunction against DraftKings, FanDuel

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 11, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed his enforcement action against both daily fantasy sports websites last month, weeks after the first class action lawsuits against the sites were filed.

Whistleblower’s complaint against Vanguard dismissed by New York SC

By Vimbai Chikomo | Dec 10, 2015

The court, in a ruling last month, found that the whistleblower, a former in-house tax attorney, improperly disclosed and used information he obtained while employed at the company.

Asbestos plaintiffs awarded $19.4M despite gene mutation defense

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 11, 2015

After defendants raised the BAP1 genetic mutation defense in an asbestos lawsuit, a California judge awarded the plaintiff and his wife $19,449,863 in damages on June 23. Judge Brad Beligman of the Alameda County Superior Court entered a judgment for plaintiffs Antonia and Raquel Perez and against Universal Fleet Supply, an auto parts supply company, following a general civil court trial.

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.

Fight rages over punitive damages in N.Y. asbestos cases; Defendants claim 'chaos'

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 22, 2014

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Nearly four months after New York Supreme Court Justice Sherry Klein Heitler reinstated claims for punitive damages in the New York City Asbestos Litigation, the parties continue to fight over whether the order was proper.

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