Monthly Archives: October 2020

Posted: October 7, 2020

Whether Employer is Responsible for Employee’s Defamatory Statements is a Question of Fact

On October 2, 2020, the Fourth Department issued a decision in Elizabeth Votsis & Crave L&D, LLC v. ADP, LLC, 2020 NY Slip Op. 05311, holding that whether an employer is responsible for an employee’s defamatory statements is a question of fact, explaining: Accepting as true the facts alleged in the amended complaint, as we... Read more »

Posted: October 5, 2020

Contract Made With A Municipality That Does Not Comply With Law is Unenforceable, Even Under a Quantum Meruit Theory

On September 22, 2020, Justice Walsh of the Westchester County Commercial Division issued a decision in Universal Eng’g Servs., P.C. v. Industrial Dev. Agency of Mount Vernon, N.Y., 2020 NY Slip Op. 51066(U), holding that a contract made with a municipality that does not comply with law is unenforceable, even under a quantum meruit theory,... Read more »

Posted: October 1, 2020

Preliminary Approval Given For SSA Bond Settlement Allocation Plan

This is the latest in a series of posts about In re SSA Bonds Antitrust Litig., 16-cv-3711 (ER). The SSA Bonds action concerns allegations that secondary-market dealers for SSA bonds colluded to manipulate prices. As previously reported in this blog, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and HSBC settled settled for a combined $95.5 million, and... Read more »