Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Edward H. Lehner denied an effort by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye's lead lawyer, Bernard Nussbaum, to kick off a trial on June 2 in the case stemming from a pay dispute between New York State's judges and its legislature. Nussbaum had said he would call the leaders of the executive and legislative branches to testify about how they had linked judicial raises to other issues, principally a pay raise for the legislators themselves. Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Richard H. Dolan is counsel for two of the three key defendants, Governor Paterson and Speaker Silver.
Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Richard H. Dolan has been retained as counsel by two of the three defendants in a lawsuit stemming from a pay dispute between New York State and its judges. The action was brought by New York Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye against Governor David A. Paterson and Hon. Sheldon Silver, who is Speaker of the state's lower house, the Assembly and New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno relating to the state's refusal to increase judicial salaries as requested by Chief Judge Kaye. Schlam Stone & Dolan will be representing Governor Paterson and Speaker Silver.
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.
Schlam Stone & Dolan associate Audrey Roofeh represented a former Penn Schoen & Berland employee in a high profile employment litigation involving political pollsters for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which successfully settled out of court.
Jeffrey M. Eilender, a partner at Schlam Stone & Dolan, was quoted in Corporate Secretary on new conditions affecting whistle-blowers whose conduct may be driven by conscience but whose legal protections stem from provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
James C. Sherwood, a partner at Schlam Stone & Dolan, was quoted in Corporate Secretary on recent changes by the Department of Justice to corporate criminal investigations.
In 1997, Graciano Rocchigiani was awarded the World Boxing Council's Light Heavyweight title. In 1998, the WBC took Mr. Rocchigiani's title and, without any legal basis, gave it to Roy Jones, Jr. New York Daily News Columnist Tim Smith recaps Schlam Stone & Dolan's successful efforts on Mr. Rocchigiani's behalf, resulting in a jury verdit for Mr. Rocchigiani of $28 million. This verdict was the Verdict of the Week in the September 30, 2002, edition of the National Law Journal.
Schlam Stone & Dolan won a crucial appellate victory for a doctor against whom sensational criminal accusations had been made. After the doctor was convicted, his trial counsel brought in Harvey Stone, who prevailed in a court known for rarely overturning criminal convictions. This victory led to a new trial and subsequent acquittal in which the jury cleared the doctor of all charges.
Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Richard H. Dolan has been elected as President of the New York American Inn of Court as of January 2014. Erik S. Groothuis, another partner of the firm, has been elected Vice President of the Inn. The mission of the Inn is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. The Inn's membership of approximately 150 attorneys consists of judges, government and public interest lawyers, and private practitioners of all ages.
On August 15, 2016, the New York Law Journal reported on a lawsuit filed by Schlam Stone & Dolan on behalf of Beltway 7 Properties, LLC against BlackRock Inc. and affiliated entities arising out of a Mezzanine Loan Agreement. The lawsuit seeks restitution of approximately $844,000 in late fees and interest charged by BlackRock that Beltway alleges was an unenforceable penalty. Schlam Stone Dolan partner Jeffrey M. Eilender was quoted, saying that “this is a situation where the borrower did everything right. This whole thing is supposed to be analyzed under equity, what is fair.” Beltway is being represented by Mr. Eilender and associate Seth D. Allen.