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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.
January 17, 2001
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 225
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

On Private Rights Of Action, Post-Arrest Silences And Title VII

This column reports on several significant, representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; among the topics covered were private rights of action and post arrest silence.

December 8, 2000
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 224
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

On Discovery In Foreign Tribunals And IRA Beneficiary Designation

This column reports on several significant, representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; the major issues addressed include discovery by foreign tribunals and the designation of beneficiaries of an IRA.

November 15, 2000
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 224
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

Section 1983 – Exemption From Immunization

This column reports on a significant decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; at issue was the balance between religious freedom and certain public health matters; in another matter the court examined prisoners' rights.

August 11, 2000
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 224
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

Issues: Hostile Work Environment And Franchisor Liability

This column reports on several significant, representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, including those on the following topics: hostile work environment, franchisor liability and trademark and copyright law.

July 14, 2000
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 224
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

Cases: RICO Liability Of Tobacco Firms, Bail Reform Act

This column reports on several significant, representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, including those on: the RICO Liability of tobacco companies; a petitioner's 2241 motion to vacate his arson conviction. The judge said the petitioner should not be entitled to circumvent his waiver of direct appeal by collaterally challenging his conviction; a motion by the United States to dismiss a tax refund claim pending further discovery to allow plaintiff to prove that his employer had actually withheld income tax from his wages; and the grant of the government's motion to revoke a pretrial release order, because the judge found that no conditions of release contemplated by the Bail Reform Act would reasonably assure the safety of other persons and the community. Defendant was an alleged member of the Gambino organized crime family.

June 9, 2000
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 223
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

Arbitration Waiver, Preclusion Of Defense Testimony, Double Jeopardy

This column reports on several significant, representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Issues covered include the following: waiver of arbitration, preclusion of defense testimony, double jeopardy, and the Copyright Act. Discussions in greater detail follow:

April 14, 2000
Published in: New York Law Journal | volume 223
Written by: Peter R. Schlam and Harvey M. Stone

‘U.S. V. Bruder’: Three Police Officers And The Louima Incident

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently handed down several significant, representative decisions including those covering issues such as: prior uncharged acts; the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act; an antitrust class action settlement; and the statute of frauds. The details follow:

April 1, 2000
Published in: Federal Bar Council News | volume VII, No. 2

Judicial Sanctions: The Saga Of Judge McBryde

For the last five years, the Honorable John H. McBryde, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, has battled with the Chief Judge of his district, the Fifth Circuit Judicial Council, and a Special Committee appointed by the Chief Judge over whether the Judicial Council has the power to investigate and sanction him, pursuant to the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980, on account of his judicial conduct.