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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.

May 27, 2008

Early Trial Bid Denied in Kaye v. Silver New York Judicial Pay Lawsuit

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.

April 28, 2008

Schlam Stone Named Defense Counsel in Kaye v. Silver New York Judicial Pay Lawsuit

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.

March 12, 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.

July 18, 2007

Lawsuit Against Clinton Pollster Dropped

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.

June 1, 2007

Sarbanes-Oxley And The Corporate Whistle-Blower

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

September 25, 2002

Winning The Light Heavyweight Title In Court

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.