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December 28, 2009

Schlam Stone Victory Makes Top 10 Business Divorce Cases

A Schlam Stone & Dolan victory has been lauded as one of the top ten New York business divorce cases of 2009 by www.nybusinessdivorce.com, a respected commentator on New York law regarding disputes between business owners. The victory occurred in Ficus Investments, Inc. v. Private Capital Management, Inc., a case in which Schlam Stone represents the former CEO of a limited liability company that serviced hundreds of millions of dollars of distressed residential mortgages. In a decision dated February 23, 2009, New York Supreme Court Justice Bernard J. Fried agreed with Schlam Stone that Section 702 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law does not permit a New York limited liability company to be dissolved by the filing of a motion in an ongoing action but instead requires a plenary action to be filed seeking dissolution of the LLC. This is the first ruling by a New York state court to decide this issue.

December 9, 2009

Counsel: Dismiss Suit For Violation Of Protective Order

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP partner Jeffrey M. Eilender moved to dismiss a law suit to enforce an alleged contingency agreement against Judith Regan by her former law firm, Dreier LLP, on the grounds that in the course of the fee litigation Dreier violated a protective order by revealing confidential information. The motion also alleges that the Dreier firm threatened to reveal the information in order to intimidate Ms. Regan into agreeing to Dreier's settlement demand.

March 31, 2009

Schlam Stone Wins Against Donald Trump

Schlam Stone & Dolan partners Richard Dolan and Thomas Kissane successfully represented the Carlyle Group and Extell Development, which were sued by Trump for alleged fraud arising from the sale by Trump and others of property in the Penn Central rail yards.

March 9, 2009

Getting An Investigation Target Out Of SEC’s Crosshairs

Schlam Stone lawyers Jeffrey Eilender, Brad Nash and Hillary Zilz Prudlo , along with Paul Batista, acting of counsel, represent an investor and a trader in connection with a major SEC investigation of alleged insider trading by Swiss-based traders and investors.

December 24, 2008

Schlam Stone Wins Again for Perez Hilton

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP partner Jeffrey M. Eilender and associate Samuel L. Butt recently obtained another victory in the SDNY litigation between celebrity online blogger Perez Hilton and a rival blogger, a ruling that the rival's copyright infringement and other claims (filed in retaliation for Hilton's own suit) should be dismissed with prejudice for failure to state a claim.

December 24, 2008

SS&D Prevents Injunction Based On “Hot News” Doctrine

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP partner Jeffrey M. Eilender and associate Samuel L. Butt obtained a victory for celebrity blogger Perez Hilton by defeating a motion for a preliminary injunction based on the "Hot News" doctrine by a rival blogger, whom Hilton had initially sued.

December 24, 2008

Blogger Perez Hilton Alleges Trademark Infringement By Rival

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP partners Jeffrey M. Eilender and John M. Lundin represent Mario Lavandeira, better known as celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, in a trademark infringement action against the operators of a rival web site. The suit, filed in New York, asserts that the web site perezrevenge.com infringes the intellectual property rights of Lavandiera's perezhilton.com.

December 9, 2008

Counsel: Dismiss Suit For Violation Of Protective Order

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP partner Jeffrey M. Eilender moved to dismiss a law suit to enforce an alleged contingency agreement against Judith Regan by her former law firm, Dreier LLP, on the grounds that in the course of the fee litigation Dreier violated a protective order by revealing confidential information. The motion also alleges that the Dreier firm threatened to reveal the information in order to intimidate Ms. Regan into agreeing to Dreier's settlement demand.

December 9, 2008

Counsel: Dismiss Suit For Violation Of Protective Order

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP partner Jeffrey M. Eilender moved to dismiss a law suit to enforce an alleged contingency agreement against Judith Regan by her former law firm, Dreier LLP, on the grounds that in the course of the fee litigation Dreier violated a protective order by revealing confidential information. The motion also alleges that the Dreier firm threatened to reveal the information in order to intimidate Ms. Regan into agreeing to Dreier's settlement demand.

November 14, 2008

Albany Panel Dismisses Judicial Pay Suit

Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Richard Dolan persuaded a New York State appellate court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking higher pay for state-court judges. The Appellate Division, Third Department issued its decision on November 13, voting 4-1 to dismiss the suit. Mr. Dolan also represents New York State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver in two other cases seeking similar relief.