Steven C. Russo and Evan Preminger
The New York Court of Appeals has long established that an agency’s assessment of environmental impacts pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, or SEQRA, is entitled to substantial deference, admonishing lower courts that it is not their role to substitute their judgment for the judgment of agencies undertaking the action. Sometimes, however, lower courts give lip service to the deferential standard of review but fail to apply it.
Thomas D. Selz and Bernard C. Topper Jr.
Section 181 of the IRC has provided benefits to both producers of movies and television programs and — under pass-through legal structures such as limited liability companies — to their investors. Now, with the enactment of the sweeping new federal tax law, §181 has been given new life, with a couple of additional benefits and a couple of additional twists.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York upheld a release clause signed by an entertainment attorney who appeared in WE network’s reality TV show Money. Power. Respect.
Craig A. Newman and Jonathan Hatch
CareFirst, a large health care company involved in a data breach case, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether victims can establish Article III standing to sue for the risk of future identity theft. The Court denied the request, leaving intact a recent district court holding that consumers could successfully plead such a claim issue — and leaving a split among the federal appellate courts.
Jonathan B. New and Patrick T. Campbell
Part One of a Two-Part Article
Part One of this article examines key actions brought by U.S. regulators against compliance officers in 2017 based on their failures to ensure that their firms maintain effective compliance and AML programs.
Richard Raysman and Peter Brown
Paige M. Boshell
As the entertainment industry continues to assess digital blockchain-distribution technology for tracking transactions, it’s essential to consider the legal implications for smart-contracting and contract management.
Robert J. Anello and Jane E. Bobet
As useful as evidence from the archived Internet can be in many white collar trials, admitting it into evidence is not always a straightforward proposition, as a number of recent cases show.
The enforcement action alleges that Las Vegas-based My Big Coin Pay Inc., a virtual currency wallet and platform, misappropriated more than $6 million from its customers for “personal expenses and the purchase of luxury goods.”
Music superstar Enrique Iglesias wasn’t dancing around the point when he recently filed a lawsuit in Miami federal court against Universal International Music.