Monthly Archives: March 2015

An Interview with Stewart Aaron

By Christina M. Nguyen | Managing Editor Christina M. Nguyen met with Arnold & Porter Partner and Head of the firm’s New York office, Stewart Aaron, on a snowy afternoon. Christina was able to gain a perspective into Mr. Aaron’s … Continue reading

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Gordon v. Verizon Communications, Inc., Index No. 653084/13, 12/19/2014 (Schweitzer, J.)

Contract; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Shareholder Derivative Claims; Class Action; Settlement Agreements; Supplemental Disclosures; Fairness Opinions; Legal Fees. By Jennifer Branca | Editor-In-Chief Plaintiffs, shareholders in defendants company, sought to void defendants, broadband and telecommunications company, buyout of a minority stake … Continue reading

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Metrowoodworking Inc., v. Hunter Roberts Constr. Group, LLC, NY Slip Op 50110(U) (2015) (Ramos, J.).

By Michael Vandermark | Staff Writer Notice of lien; CPLR § 2221(d)–(e); Lien Law §12-a; Private vs Public Entity. Plaintiff, Metro Woodworking, entered into a subcontract agreement with Defendant, general contractor, to perform millwork for a hotel and retail complex (“Site … Continue reading

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Hamadeh v. Spalding, Index No. 114060/2009, 1/14/2015 (Friedman, J.)

By Tim Broschardt | Staff Writer Accountant malpractice; domicile; NYS statutory residence; proximate cause Plaintiffs were a married couple. Defendants were the couple’s accountant and the company for which the accountant worked. Defendants had advised Plaintiffs to relocate to another state … Continue reading

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From Law School to Judicial Law Clerk: A Conversation with Megan McHugh, Esq.

By Rachel Allen | Managing Editor Megan McHugh, Esq. is currently the Principal Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard B. Lowe, III.  I met with Megan in late 2014, with hopes of gaining an inside perspective into the key functions … Continue reading

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Skycom SRL v. F.A. & Partners, Inc., Index Nos. 155999/2013 & 155985/2013 (Kornreich, J).

By Evan Jaffe | Staff Writer Standing; Contract; breach; Unjust enrichment Plaintiff sub-subcontractor, a foreign corporation located in Milan, Italy, filed two actions against various contractors regarding the contractors’ failure to make payments on two high-rise construction projects. In Action … Continue reading

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Macy’s Inc. v. J.C. Penney Corporation Inc., 2015 NY Slip Op 01728, (App. Div. 1st Dep’t 2/26/15).

By Kelly Moynihan | Managing Editor For background facts, please see previous case summary: Macy’s, Inc. v. J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc., Index No. 652861/12, 6/16/14 (Oing, J.) Contract; Breach; Tortious Interference; Licensing Agreement; Unfair Competition. Plaintiff sued defendant for tortious interference with contract … Continue reading

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Tawil v. Spitzer, Index No. 652720/2011, 09/29/14 (Oing, J.).

By: Quinn Wetherall | Contributor Debtor Creditor Law; Violated; Fiduciary duty; Breach; Plaintiffs owned membership interests in Nashville Properties, LLC. Defendants Spitzer and Steinberg were managing members of Nashville. Nashville owned a 66% interest in 401 Church Street, LLC. In the … Continue reading

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