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Judge liman: Categorical privilege log appropriate even where third parties involved in privileged communications

USA - November 22 2021 In a potentially useful discovery order issued today, Judge Liman rejected defendants’ attempt to obtain a document-by-document privilege log from a…

Judge Cote: Corporate representative deposition testimony must be based on personal knowledge to be admissible at trial

USA - November 16 2021 In an opinion yesterday, Judge Cote ruled inadmissible certain deposition designations that a group of defendants wanted to use at a forthcoming…

Judge Sullivan: Video Evidence Disproves Charles Oakley’s Case Over Ejection from Madison Square Garden

USA - November 9 2021 In the long-running case between former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley and Madison Square Garden over his removal from a game in 2017 (see our…

Judge Seibel: Students Can Pursue Contract Claims for University’s Failure to Hold In-Person Classes During the Pandemic

USA - October 21 2021 In an opinion yesterday, Judge Seibel largely rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by University of Tampa students claiming that the…

Second Circuit Upholds Judge Oetken’s Rejection of Constitutional Challenge to 2017 “SALT” Deduction Cap

USA - October 5 2021 In an opinion today, the Second Circuit affirmed Judge Oetken’s dismissal (covered here) of a lawsuit in which four states, including New York…

President Biden Nominates ACLU Voting Right Attorney for Southern District Bench

USA - September 30 2021 Charles Michael is an accomplished commercial litigator who resolutely defends clients in high stakes disputes and arbitrations. He is also…

Food Delivery Platforms Challenge City-Imposed Caps on Fees

USA - September 10 2021 In a new complaint yesterday, plaintiffs that operate the food delivery platforms DoorDash, Caviar, Grubhub, Seamless, Postmates, and Uber Eats sued…

Judge Caproni: Jurisdiction Over Case Doesn’t Mean Jurisdiction to Enforce Disputed Settlement

USA - August 24 2021 In an opinion Friday, Judge Caproni refused to enforce a disputed settlement of a trademark case that had been pending before her. The case was…

Judge Castel: “Docudrama” Over Central Park Five Can Be The Subject of Defamation Claims

USA - August 11 2021 In an opinion Monday, Judge Castel allowed (in part) defamation claims to proceed against the makers of the film, “When They See Us,” about the…

Second Circuit Affirms Judge Schofield’s Denial of Motion to Compel Arbitration for Trump-Related Multi-Level Marketing Scheme Claims

USA - August 3 2021 Last week, the Second Circuit affirmed Judge Schofield’s decision last year to to deny the motion by Donald Trump, the Trump Corporation, and other…