The Chicago Cubs and Supreme Court history - courtesy of Prof. Barrett
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I am very pleased to report that Tracey Meares, Ward Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale University, will deliver Chautauqua Institution’s 12th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States, on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. in Chautauqua’s Hall of Philosophy.
I focus on business and commercial litigation (including non-compete agreements and departing employees), products liability and litigation involving school districts and municipalities. Some of my past cases include: enforcing non-compete agreements against former agents located in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, representing 29 counties in a tax protester case, obtaining complete dismissal of claims by a class of employees against two school districts allegedly responsible for losses caused by a third-party administrator of retirement plans, contract disputes involving HMO's, and defending schools and municipalities against discrimination claims.
Thank you for the invitation professor Kevin Hinkley, a fellow Skadden alumnus.
ABL went last week for the cherry blossoms, and hopes to return to appear before the USSC. http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/04/petition-of-the-day-587/
The ABA published a summary of the amendments to Rule 45. http://www.americanbar.org/newsletter/publications/youraba/201212article10.html
Here is an interesting presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Loftus
Chief Justice John G. Roberts spoke at the Jackson Center.
On Thursday March 28, 2013, the Charles S. Desmond Inn of Court presented a CLE on "Legal Ethics & Social Networking" hosted by ABL.
In December, Governor Cuomo signed the Uniform Notice of Claim Act, which was not subject to much (if any) debate in the Legislature. http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S7641-2011
Prof. Jenny Rivera is on her way to being confirmed, but Cuomo has another seat to fill . . . ABL is ready to serve (and ABL's law review articles are not full of social science gobbleygook)
Need a list of cars so equipped?
The 2d Circuit agreed with ABL and dismissed claims against the former County Executive and three county employees based on absolute legislative immunity.
In Townsend v. Benjamin Enterprises, Inc., the 2d Circuit addressed an issue of first impression -- whether Title VII's "participation clause covers internal [i..e., employer] investigations not associated with a formal EEOC charge." The court answered the question in the negtive, holding that Title VII's participation clause only extends to a formal EEOC investigation; "it does not include participating in an employer's internal, in-house investigation, conducted apart from a formal charge with the EEOC."
“I think that Plessy v. Ferguson was right and should be reaffirmed.”
to borrow Judge Elfvin's wit (I do not think he will mind). The reference is noted in the BizFirst article by Matt Chandler.
Need help getting into the cloud or going paperless? Call Eric Posa @ DocuSyst (http://www.docusyst.com/).
Courtesy of Prof. John Q. Barrett of St. John's:
Online Demonstration Video of New
Judge Pigott spoke to the Desmond Inn of Court today in the Ceremonial Courtroom. It was well attended and, as always, he entertained and provided insight concerning practice before the Court of Appeals.
In ROMANO v. STEELCASE, INC., (N.Y. Sup. 2010) Supreme Court in Suffolk County (Justice Spinner) engaged in a thorough analysis of whether or not defense counsel is entitled to seek an authorization for social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. The court held that a plaintiff in a personal injury action who is claiming physical limitations and loss of enjoyment are required to provide consents that authorize defense counsel to review plaintiff's Facebook/MySpace pages. Justice Spinner examined federal and Canadian case law because "there is no New York case law directly addressing the issues raised by this application, there are instructive cases from other jurisdictions." Justice Spinner also found that a plaintiff "has no legitimate reasonable expectation of privacy" in their online postings.