Court Rejects Sports Agent's Poaching Suit

NBA player Larry Sanders is known for his shot blocking skills, but now it's his former agent getting blocked, as Justice Eileen Bransten dismissed tort and unjust enrichment claims he brought against Sanders' new agent.

 

General Jurisdiction in New York After 'Daimler'

George Bundy Smith and Thomas Hall write: Recent Commercial Division decisions make clear that the new standard set forth under Daimler v. Bauman has reduced the reach of New York courts' general jurisdiction over non-domiciliary corporations by providing only a 'limited set of affiliations' that can now confer general jurisdiction.

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    October 24, 03:23 PM EDT
  • Avi Dorfman v. Robert Reffkin – In action seeking compensation for contribution, and work performed, for real estate startup Urban Compass, defendants move to dismiss asserting non-disclosure agreement bars claims (Kirkland & Ellis) (Justice Jeffrey K. Oing)
    October 24, 03:22 PM EDT
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    October 24, 03:19 PM EDT