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Posted: June 18, 2018

Schlam Stone Partners Bradley Nash and Solomon Klein to Speak at the Winning Edge Executive Business Conference

Schlam Stone Partners Brad Nash (the editor of the Insurance Blog) and Solomon Klein (editor of the EDNY Blog) will be speaking on June 18, 2018 at the Winning Edge 2018 Executive Business Conference at Montclair State University. Law and The Entrepreneur: Legal Challenges and Opportunities on the Path to Success Solomon N. Klein and… Read more »

Posted: June 17, 2018

Transcripts and Videos of Arguments in the Court of Appeals for June 2018 Now Available

On May 19, 2018, we noted a case of interest from the oral arguments before the Court of Appeals in June 2018: Ambac Assurance Corporation v. Countrywide Home Loans (No. 79) (argued Wednesday, June 6, 2018) (“Fraud–Fraud in Inducement–Alleged fraudulent inducement to issue financial guaranty insurance policies for residential mortgage-backed securitizations–elements to establish cause of… Read more »

Posted: November 3, 2017

Arbitrability of Claim Determined by the Arbitrator Where Agreement Incorporates Rules of the London Court of International Arbitration

On October 12, 2017, the Court of Appeals issued a decision in Garthon Bus. Inc. v. Stein, 2017 NY Slip Op. 07160, holding that the arbitrability of a dispute should be determined by the arbitrator where “the terms of the parties’ final agreements . . . incorporated the rules of the London Court of International… Read more »

Posted: August 14, 2017

Court Orders Dissolution of Family-Owned Corporation

On August 3, 2017, following a 6-day bench trial, Justice Dufficy of the Queens County Commercial Division issued a decision in Kassab v. Kasab, 2017 NY Slip Op. 50986(U), ordering the majority shareholder of a family-owned corporation to buy out the minority owner’s shares, and failing that, ordering dissolution of the corporation. At issue in… Read more »

Posted: December 12, 2016

Claim for Material Misrepresentation in the Inducement of an Insurance Contract Does Not Require Submission of a Written Application for Insurance

On November 29, 2016, the First Department issued a decision in CIFG Assur. N. Am., Inc. v. J.P. Morgan Sec. LLC, 2016 NY Slip Op. 08029, holding that a claim, under Insurance Law § 3105, for material misrepresentation in the inducement of an insurance policy need not be based on a written application for insurance…. Read more »

Posted: November 9, 2015

Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Changes to Disciplinary Rules

The Office of Court Administration has asked for public comment on the proposed Uniform Attorney Disciplinary Rules of the Appellate Division. “If ultimately approved, the uniform rules would replace the separate court rules on disciplinary practice currently in place in each of the four Departments.” E-mail comments on this proposal to rulecomments@nycourts.gov by 10:00 AM… Read more »

Posted: April 17, 2015

Judge Mauskopf Denies Cross Motions For Summary Judgment Noting Dearth Of Authority Interpreting “Religious Organization” Exemption Of New York City Human Rights Law

In Zhang v. Jenzabar, Inc., et al., 12-CV-2988 (E.D.N.Y. March 30, 2015), Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf denied cross-motions for summary judgment, concluding that issues of fact surrounded the question whether defendants could avoid liability for employment discrimination under the “religious organization” exemption of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). Plaintiff alleged she was… Read more »