Gregory, Scott and Robert Morvillo, all formerly counsel at Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, will open Morvillo LLP on May 1, along with their uncle Richard Morvillo, who is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel.
Global Business Institute, a former client and a nonprofit corporation operating a vocational school, sued Rivkin in 2006 for failing to properly advise it during plans to move to a new facility in Harlem.
A new law requiring the state parole board to consider inmates' rehabilitation and use a "risk assessment" procedure to gauge whether parole-eligible inmates have reformed appears to be having little effect as release rates are largely unchanged and the board is routinely basing its denials on boilerplate statutory language emphasizing the offense, records suggest.
OPINION – Wife reconciled with philandering husband only on condition that he execute will making her the beneficiary; court found “influence but not undue influence.” (Sur.Ct. Richmond Cnty.)
In her Professional Liability Insurance column, Sue C. Jacobs of Goodman & Jacobs discusses the Professional Liability, Commercial General Liability, Business Auto, Umbrella/Excess and Workers' Compensation policies that every attorney must consider before determining what constitutes adequate coverage for every possible risk.
Richard E. Donovan, a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren, writes: In one of its rare opinions in the antitrust field and the first ever by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, the Court of Appeals recently clarified important points about the Donnelly Act regarding the pleading of a claim under the "rule of reason" and the limited extraterritorial scope of the statute, giving defense counsel a basis to encourage the lower courts to more closely scrutinize the pleading of Donnelly Act claims in the future.
In their Entertainment Law column, Michael I. Rudell and Neil J. Rosini, partners in Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, write that civil suits that vanquished Aimster, Grokster and others have not restored exclusive online control to rights holders over their works, and one reason is the safe harbor defense for "service providers" afforded by the DMCA.
As chief of the Animal Crimes Unit of the Nassau County District Attorney's Office, Painter works with law enforcement, veterinarians and animal control personnel on identifying and reporting cruelty. The unit's work has led to a 500% increase in animal-crime related arrests in the two years since its founding.
"There simply is no review tool that guarantees perfection," said Southern District Judge Andrew Carter, who turned aside several objections to Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck's ground-breaking decision allowing the use of predictive coding to weed through millions of electronic documents.