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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.

September 25, 2008

Appeal Filed in New York Judicial Pay Lawsuit

Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Richard H. Dolan submitted a brief appealing the summary judgment granted to plaintiffs in the Larabee v. Governor New York judicial pay lawsuit on behalf of New York's Governor, David Patterson, and the State of New York. That judgment, made in June by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Edward H. Lehner, required judges' salaries to be boosted to reflect the rise in the cost of living since 1999, but its implementation has been stayed until arguments for appeal can be made.

September 4, 2008

Oral Argument for Governor in New York Judicial Pay Lawsuit

Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Richard H. Dolan represented New York Governor David Patterson and the New York State Comptroller's Office in oral argument before the Appellate Division, Third Department in Maron v. Silver, a suit brought by two state judges and a former judge seeking to force New York to raise judicial salaries. Mr. Dolan asserted that the governor and legislature have not violated their constitutional obligations toward the courts in New York by allowing nearly a decade to go by without giving state judges a pay raise and, in fact, the current gap between pay raises for state judges of nine years and eight months is a "relatively short" one in terms of state history.

September 4, 2008

Richard Dolan Argues Before Third Department in Maron v. Silver Judicial Pay Lawsuit

Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Richard H. Dolan represented New York Governor David Patterson and the New York State Comptroller's Office in oral argument before the Appellate Division, Third Department in Maron v. Silver, a suit brought by two state judges and a former judge seeking to force New York to raise judicial salaries. Mr. Dolan asserted that the governor and legislature have not violated their constitutional obligations toward the courts in New York by allowing nearly a decade to go by without giving state judges a pay raise and, in fact, the current gap between pay raises for state judges of nine years and eight months is a "relatively short" one in terms of state history.