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Investors in Ponzi Scheme Reversed the Cook County Order Granting Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Standing

Six investors in Lancelot Investors, a Cayman Islands hedge fund, were suckered by the operator of a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. They sued Lancelot’s auditors in Cook County, where the offshore company is headquartered. The lawsuit alleged that fraudulent and negligent … Continue reading

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New York Court Discusses Standard for Granting Judgment as a Matter of Law in Medical Malpractice Cases

In cases involving obstetric malpractice, a plaintiff will typically exercise her right to a trial by jury. A jury trial allows a panel of the plaintiff’s peers, rather than a judge, to assess whether the defendant caused the plaintiff to … Continue reading

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NYCOA: Criminal Appeals–Who's Granting & Who's Granting Less

First, some background. CLA's (Criminal Leave Applications) are petitions to the Court of Appeals, NY's highest court, asking it to review a decision by a lower court. But, as those who are familiar with Court of Appeals practice know, these … Continue reading

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State Supreme Court Reverses Trial Court’s Order Granting Nursing Facility’s Motion to Compel Arbitration

Rhonda Stephan, as the personal representative of the estate of Bobby Gene Hicks, appealed an order by the trial court granting a motion to compel arbitration that was filed by Millennium Nursing and Rehab Center Inc. Stephan contended that Bobby … Continue reading

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Court Rejects 2013 Precedent Granting Habeas Relief, Holds Confrontation Clause Not Violated

In Mitchell v. Superintendent Dallas SCI, No. 17-3118 (Aug. 23, 2018), the Court upholds the denial of relief to a habeas petitioner whose codefendant had prevailed on the very same claim in 2013. At issue was the admission of a … Continue reading

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