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NDNY — Federal Employers’ Liability Act: Monington v. CSX Transportation Inc.

U.S. District Court, NDNY Federal Employers’ Liability Act Unsafe Workplace Monington v. CSX Transportation Inc. 1:10-cv-1553 (GLS/RFT) Judge Sharpe Background: The plaintiff commenced a negligence action against his employer under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. He alleged that his injuries occurred ...

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Out-of-state attorney law struck down

Earlier this month, New York’s 150 year-old law requiring out-of-state attorneys to have a physical presence in the state to practice law was declared unconstitutional by Northern District of New York Judge Lawrence E. Kahn in the case of Schoenefeld v. State of New York.

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Second Circuit rules for school in First Amendment case

In a First Amendment case decided last week, R.O. v. Ithaca City School District (CV 09-1651), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Ithaca City School District administrators could prohibit publication and on campus distribution of a high school student newspaper containing sexually explicit stick figures in a cartoon.

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Labor Law: Elliott v. Leatherstocking Corp

U.S. District Court, NDNY Labor Law Overtime — Guest Service Charges Elliott v. Leatherstocking Corp 10-CV-934 Judge McAvoy Background: The defendant owns and operates the Otesaga Hotel and Resort in Cooperstown, N.Y. The defendant employed the plaintiffs Virginia Elliott and ...

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Insurance: Britt v. General Star Indemnity Company

U.S. District Court, NDNY Insurance Disclaimer — Payment of Judgments Britt v. General Star Indemnity Company 10-CV-168 Judge Hurd Background: The plaintiff Andrew Britt brought this suit against General Star Indemnity Co. to collect payment of an unsatisfied judgment pursuant ...

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Tortious Interference: Albany Molecular Research Inc. v. Schloemer

U.S. District Court, NDNY Tortious Interference Fiduciary Duties — Consultants Albany Molecular Research Inc. v. Schloemer 10-CV-210 Judge Kahn Background: On Jan. 8, plaintiff Albany Molecular Research Inc., a Delaware corporation with a principal place of business in Albany, N.Y., ...

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