2nd Circuit

  • Sales Commission Case Puts Employers on Notice

    Elaine Pachter is like thousands of other workers--which is why her case is so worrying to New York employers.The senior sales representative successfully sued Bernard ...

  • Judge Scheindlin Mollifies Distressed Debt Market

    The $500 billion distressed debt market in the U.S., which badly needs a break in the wake of the subprime mortgage credit crunch, caught one recently when U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin overturned a bankruptcy court decision in an Enron Chapter 11 case.

  • N.Y. Couple Files Salmonella Suit

    If two-year-old Nicholas Avalone doesn't request a Peter Pan-themed birthday party next year, his parents won't be too surprised. Nicholas, along with about 300 other people across the country, contracted Salmonella poisoning after eating tainted Peter Pan peanut butter in February. Nicholas' parents filed suit in the Western District of...

  • MetLife Settles With N.Y. AG

    MetLife Insurance Co., the nation's largest group life insurer, reached a final settlement with the New York State attorney general's office Dec. 29, concluding an investigation into allegations the insurer engaged in bid rigging and client steering to illegally inflate its profits. MetLife agreed to pay restitution of $16.5 million...

  • Circus Clashes with Cosmetic Co.

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has a bone to pick with Sephora over the cosmetic giant's circus-themed marketing campaign. On Nov. 28 Ringling brought suit against Sephora in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging the company infringed its popular "The Greatest Show...

  • FCC Indecency Rules Go Back to the Drawing Board

    Broadcasters pose challenge to agency's authority.

  • New York Grants Transgender Rights

    New York State Supreme Court found transgendered people are protected under the same laws that outlaw religious and racial discrimination.

  • Gun Dealer Shoots Back at N.Y. Mayor

    Adventure Outdoors filed suit against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg alleging he defamed the company when he named it in his recent lawsuit against 15 gun retailers.

  • Insurers Settle With Purdue Pharma

    Steadfast filed suit against Purdue claiming that Purdue's liability insurance coverage had been exhausted and it shouldn't have to pay claims related to attorneys that Purdue hired without consulting the insurer.

  • Nine West Settles Origin Bias Suit

    Nine West Footwear Corp. and Jones Apparel Group Inc. reached a $600,000 settlement with the EEOC ending a 2004 suit accusing the shoe companies of sexual harassment, national origin discrimination and retaliation.

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