Criminal defendants facing onerous restitution obligations as part of their sentence might contemplate a bankruptcy filing, in the hope of staving
Over the years and, most certainly, since the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, plaintiffs' lawyers have used confidential witnesses in their pleadings.
In an important decision for the right to a fair trial, the Second Circuit recently held that a detective -- testifying against the only charged defendant in a case involving the seizure of weapons from a minivan occupied by several persons besides that defendant -- could be impeached with prosecutors' initial decision to charge other occupants of the vehicle with possession of those firearms.
Can a single color serve as a trademark in the fashion industry?
A few days ago, Daniel Schwartz posted in his Connecticut Employment Law Blog an article about a recent Second Circuit decision disapproving the use of the fluctuating work week (FWW) method of calculating overtime when employees misclassified as exempt are deemed to be non exempt.
Is streaming Internet video a “cable service” under U.S. copyright law?
Normally, trial judges are vigilant in ensuring that every step in a jury's deliberative process takes place within the confines of a single location: the jury deliberation room.
In United States v. Kozeny, 667 F.3d 122 (2nd Cir. 2011), a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution, the defendants were charged with having bribed Azerbaijani officials in order to acquire a state-owned oil company.
In December, 2011, the Treasury promulgated final, temporary, and proposed regulations to cost-sharing agreements (CSAs) which are effective on December 16, 2011.
Non-residents of the U.S. are subject to U.S. income tax on U.S. source fixed and determinable annual or periodic income, as described in Section 871(a), which income, subject to treaty override, is subject to a flat 30 tax rate without deductions.