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Judge Cote Strikes Down New York State Prohibition Against Trial Signage Outside Courthouses, Citing First Amendment

USA - August 3 2020 Last week, Judge Cote ruled that a New York’s Penal Law Section 215.50 - a misdemeanor criminal contempt statute that prohibits shouting and display...

Judge McMahon: Holding Bench Trial in July via Remote Platform is a “No-Brainer”

USA - June 8 2020 Last week, Chief Judge McMahon scheduled what appears to be the first remote trial to be held in the Southern District during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Judge Furman Sanctions DOJ in Census Citizenship Question Case

USA - May 21 2020 In an opinion today, Judge Furman granted a motion for sanctions against the Department of Justice for failing to review and produce hundreds of...

Judge Woods Tosses First Suits Claiming that ADA Requires Braille Gift Cards (Steptoe Success)

USA - May 7 2020 Last fall, hundreds of lawsuits were filed in the Southern District of New York alleging that retailers and restaurants that failed to offer gift...

Five Braille Gift Card Cases Dismissed; Plaintiffs' Future Looks Dim

USA - April 30 2020 At the end of 2019, a flood of nearly 250 copycat lawsuits were filed in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, each alleging that retailers...

Stephanie A. Sheridan, Cody DeCamp.