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Partners Harvey Stone and Richard Dolan write the monthly Eastern District Roundup column in the New York Law Journal. The column summarizes notable decisions issued by the judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The firm’s lawyers publish elsewhere in the New York Law Journal and for the Federal Bar Council.
December 2, 2002
Published in: Federal Bar Council News | volume IX, No. 5

Careers: From Law To Movie Making

Former Federal Bar Council President Alan J. Hruska has made the transition from the practice of law to career as writer and director of film. His first film – "Nola" – has reached the final post-production stage and will be ready for distribution soon. Hruska describes the film as a romantic comedy set in New York.

November 7, 2002
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 228
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

Judge Favors Airline When Captain Handles Passenger Misbehavior

In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Judge David G. Trager rejected plaintiff's claims against an airline for removing him from a plane after a flight attendant complained about his behavior to the captain. Judge Arthur D. Spatt held that a jury could reasonably find that an off-duty Lynbrook Detective, a defendant in a § 1983 action, was acting 'under color of state law.' And Judge Reena Raggi dismissed claims of racial discrimination in the handling of a disciplinary complaint against a lawyer.

September 6, 2002
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 228
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

On Sexual Harassment, Fair Debt Collection Act, Illegal Re-Entry

In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in a sexual harassment case involving the Nassau County Medical Center, Judge Thomas C. Platt held that the EEOC's early issuance of a right-to-sue letter (i.e., before the 180-day period had expired) should not prevent the court from hearing Title VII claims. Judge Arthur D. Spatt found that a complaint stated a viable claim against a law firm under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Finally, in dismissing an indictment for illegal re-entry after deportation, Judge Jack B. Weinstein suggested requirements to improve the immigration bar.

August 9, 2002
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 227
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

Pro Se Collateral Attacks On State Court Convictions

In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in the context of a sua sponte recusal, Judge Jack B. Weinstein discussed the traditional adversarial method and the newer "staff method" of dealing with pro se collateral attacks on state court convictions. Judge Raymond J. Dearie ruled on a variety of issues relating to the practice of the Taxi and Limousine Commission in suspending taxi licenses under Operation Refusal. And Judge Allyne R. Ross held that appointing Board of Education members did not violate the "one man, one vote" principle of equal protection.

July 5, 2002
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 227
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

On Grand Jury Subpoenas, Attorney’s Fees, Sexual Harassment

This column reports on several significant, representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York covering areas that include the following: grand jury subpoenas, attorney's fees, sexual harassment and maritime law and limitation of liability.

May 3, 2002
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 227
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

On 3622(A)(3) Release For Medical Treatment

This column reports on several significant, representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

March 8, 2002
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 227
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

On Collateral Estoppel, Discrimination In Law School Admissions

This column reports on several significant, representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Subject matter included: collateral estoppel, discrimination in law school admissions, attorney's fees and substantive due process.