Johansson alleges that, in order to generate new subscribers for Disney+, Disney intentionally interfered with her talent agreement with Disney affiliate Marvel Studios for her featured role in Black Widow — and thus allegedly induced Marvel to breach a promise in the Johansson/Marvel agreement for the film to be initially distributed in exclusive “wide theatrical release.” Updated Oct. 1 to reflect a confidential settlement reached in the case.
The federal judge who presided over the antitrust showdown between Fortnite developer Epic Games Inc. and Apple Inc. found that Epic failed to prove the tech giant is a monopolist, but ordered Apple to allow certain in-app purchasing communications.
Stewart E. Sterk
In a dispute over West Side development, the First Department handed a victory to developers seeking to build a 39-story building on the block between West 65th and West 66th Street, and Columbus Avenue and Central Park West.
The Federal Circuit recently clarified — and lowered — the threshold to exercise specific personal jurisdiction over an out of state declaratory judgment defendant.
Restrictive Covenant Enforceable Despite Permission By Successor Landowner
Insufficient Evidence of Street Dedication
Inadequate Notice to Mortgagee Voids Tax Sale
Court Reinstates Malpractice Claim Against Lawyer Alleged to Have Solicited Transfer of Title of Residence In Foreclosure
Notice of Pendency Provides Constructive Notice
Servient Owner Not Entitled to Alter Easement Location
Adverse Possession Defeats Co-Tenants’ Partition Action
Michael A. Mora
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that its judges said could have come straight out of a telenovela, or Spanish soap opera.
When a company is confronted with a potential scandal and considering whether to launch an investigation, general counsel tend to be involved in that decision — and for good reason. But what happens when the legal chief gets leapfrogged?
Planning Board Took Requisite Hard Look Under SEQRA
Denial of Special Use Permit Upheld
Recording Artist’s Attorney Prevails in Lawsuit Brought Against Her by Client’s Record Label
Condemnation Invalid for Failure to Establish Public Purpose