The Second Department looks into whether threats allegedly received by a defense lawyer during trial compromised the lawyer’s ability to adequately defend his client.
ORDER – Plaintiff failed to make a timely demand for a jury trial, but under Rule 39(b) the court may, on motion, order a jury trial on any issue for which a jury might have been demanded. The case is one that typically is tried to a jury, discovery has only just begun, and defendant has not articulated any prejudice that they would incur. Motion for jury trial is granted. (S.D.N.Y.)
Online music storage firm MP3tunes filed for bankruptcy in a California court following its prolonged run-in with music publishing giant EMI Group over copyright issues.
A N.Y. judge said Jim Boeheim’s comments calling those who accused an assistant coach of sexual abuse “liars” were the “point of view of a basketball coach – rather than objective fact.”
The Dewey exodus continues; Kirkland & Ellis adds four new IP litigation partners from Kaye Scholer in New York.
Yes, it’s back: the famous Basis Points blog monthly contest, in which readers of the Bracewell & Giuliani restructuring department’s blog submit haiku for a chance to win Rudy Giuliani’s tickets to a Yankees game. The contest is a clever bit of marketing by partner Evan Flaschen. It’s also a lot of fun.
OPINION – Where holder of public housing tenancy failed to declare that she owned another home, and allowed her son and family to live secretly in public housing unit, her tenancy was terminated. (N.Y. App. Div., 1st Dep’t)