Trade Secret Case Straddles Domains of Civil and Criminal Law

null The incarceration of a financial analyst accused of stealing company trade secrets—and what that arrest means for future cases of its kind—has prompted one state Supreme Court judge to question whether the Manhattan District Attorney's actions have been 'over the top.'

 

How New York's Donnelly Act is Not Always a 'Little Sherman Act'

null In his latest column for CLI, Benjamin Nagin of Sidley Austin writes: Although New York's Donnelly Act has been called a 'little Sherman Act,' litigants advancing or defending such claims in state court should not assume that the Donnelly Act mirrors the Sherman Act at every turn.

Decisions
Case Motions
  • Ira Gaines v. Corporate Property Associates 16-Global – Defendants move to dismiss complaint seeking to rescind $4B merger, asserting plaintiffs lack standing under controlling Maryland law and failed to allege breach of fiduciary duty (DLA Piper; Clifford Chance; Pepper Hamilton) (Justice Jeffrey K.Oing)
    April 18, 03:34 PM EDT
  • Steven Rosenfeld v. Joel Schreiber – Plaintiff Rosenfeld opposes motion to dismiss suit over agreement in which he helped raise $50M in capital for venture in exchange for 6% stake, claiming statute of frauds defense fails (Joyce A. Davis) (Justice Jeffrey K. Oing)
    April 18, 03:24 PM EDT
  • Michael Felsher v. Gary Felsher – Plaintiff, son of defendant real estate investor, who is suing over Class B interest in trust, brings OSC seeking defendant's deposition in NY, claiming financial hardship if held in Texas (Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch) (Justice Melvin L. Schweitzer)
    April 18, 03:17 PM EDT
  • Dante DiCicco v. Joseph Sawe – DiCicco, defendant's former employee, moves to disqualify defense attorneys alleging their roles as witness-advocates and actors in underlying events involving loss of Miss New York Organization sponsorship agreement (Fensterstock & Partners) (Justice Saliann Scarpulla)
    April 18, 02:32 PM EDT