Court Removes Attorney Who Will Be Called as Witness

Running afoul of the advocate-witness rule, an American lawyer based in China lost his bid to remain as counsel in a case that his China-based firm brought against a former client for unpaid fees.

 

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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Decisions
  • Nancy Ullmann-Schneider v. Lacher & Lovell-Taylor – Marks denies order to show cause to recuse himself, saying the court is unbiased despite its refusal to allow defendant to store documents in the court in action against law firm (Justice Lawrence K. Marks)
    October 29, 05:29 PM EDT
  • HolidayNet v. Latin Quarter NY – JHO Ira Gammerman limits damages to plaintiff for refund and expense related to breach of party planner contract and denies consequential damages, including legal fees, as not covered by the contract. (Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich)
    October 28, 12:14 PM EDT
  • Interventure 77 Hudson v. Howard E. Hallengren – Schweitzer denies dismissal in real estate breach of fiduciary duty action as New York is a convenient forum and the court has personal jurisdiction over the matter (Justice Melvin L. Schweitzer)
    October 27, 04:55 PM EDT
  • Jonathan Paley v. Curious Holding – Scarpulla denies summary judgment as issues of fact exist regarding the value of equity interest earned by plaintiff, former employee, and whether defendant's contact with plaintiff's new business amounted to tortious interference. (Justice Saliann Scarpulla)
    October 27, 04:29 PM EDT
Case Motions
  • Nextera Energy Operating Services v. Doswell Limited Partnership – Plaintiff moves to seal pricing which it says would give competitors an advantage if disclosed, in action alleging owner of electric generating plants improperly terminated operating agreement (Cravath Swaine & Moore) (Justice Eileen Bransten)
    October 31, 04:00 PM EDT
  • Travel Dynamics v. V.Ships Leisure S.A.M. – Plaintiff educational cruise operators move in further support for preliminary injunction enjoining defendant from arresting any vessel owned or chartered by plaintiff (Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt) (Justice Lawrence K. Marks)
    October 31, 02:11 PM EDT
  • Forty Central Park South v. Joseph Anza – In action alleging Anza fraudulently induced plaintiffs to invest $500,000 into Anza-Atco Metal Investment, defendants move to dismiss amended complaint (Levine & Associates) (Justice Saliann Scarpulla)
    October 31, 02:10 PM EDT
  • Sands Brothers Venture Capital II v. W. Anthony Huff – Plaintiffs move for consolidation, asserting two actions overlap on issues of fact and on questions of law in action alleging fraudulent transfer of plaintiff's share of $58 million in assets (Law Office of Wallace Neel) (Justice Charles E. Ramos)
    October 31, 02:03 PM EDT