Tag Archives: Judge Abrams

President Trump Moves to Dismiss Emoluments Clause Case

In a brief filed Friday, President Trump asked Judge Abrams to dismiss the suit seeking to enjoin his business dealings to the extent they violate the Emoluments Clause (see our post on the original complaint here, and see the current, second amended complaint here). The brief argues (among other things) that, based on extensive historical evidence, the Emoluments Clause … Continue Reading

Judge Abrams Rejects Neighbor’s Claim that Apple Store Is a Nuisance

In an opinion yesterday, Judge Abrams dismissed a suit by an Upper East Side resident complaining about the opening of an Apple Store “eighty-seven and one-half” feet from his home.  The plaintiff claimed that “there will be a massive increase in pedestrian traffic,” that “the very existence of an Apple store creates and multiplies crowds,” … Continue Reading

Judge Abrams Dismisses Contract Attorney Overtime Claims Against Quinn Emanuel

Yesterday, Judge Abrams granted Quinn Emanuel’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed overtime claims brought by a purported class of contract attorneys.  The plaintiff, hired by a third-party staffing firm that provided contract attorneys for Quinn Emanuel’s document review projects, argued that he was entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New … Continue Reading

Judge Abrams: ’80s Law About Video Rental Privacy Does Not Cover Anonymous, Streaming TV Data

This morning, Judge Abrams dismissed a purported class action against Disney Interactive for alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), a 1988 privacy law that was passed after Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork’s video rental history became public.  According to the plaintiff, Disney had disclosed “personally identifiable information” to a third party data analytics firm (Adobe, a … Continue Reading

SDNY Blog Returns as Steptoe Blog

The SDNY Blog is relaunching as a publication of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.  We expect to post several times a week on decisions and other developments in the Southern District of New York.  You can find us right here at www.sdnyblog.com, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Here’s a quick summary of what’s been happening in the Southern … Continue Reading

Judge Abrams: Boxer Entitled to Injunction Over Heavyweight Title Rematch

In an entertaining opinion Friday, Judge Abrams granted heavyweight boxer Fres Oquendo $775,000 and injunctive relief against a German promotional firm referred to as Terek, which failed to pay Oquendo his fill purse after a WBA world heavyweight tile match in Chechnya against Ruslan Chagaev.  Oquendo lost the fight and, under the parties’ contract, was … Continue Reading

Judge Abrams Dismisses Whistleblower Suit Against New York Fed

Judge Abrams yesterday dismissed the complaint of a former Federal Reserve bank examiner who claimed she was fired after identifying a lack of internal controls at Goldman Sachs.  The plaintiff had alleged that she told her supervisors at the Fed that Goldman had “no firmwide conflict of interest policy,” in violation of SR 08-08, a … Continue Reading

Judge Abrams Denies Motion to Dismiss Contract Attorney Class Action for Overtime

In a one-page order today, Judge Abrams denied Quinn Emanuel’s motion to dismiss a class action seeking unpaid overtime for contract attorneys who perform document review.  Judge Abrams found there were fact questions as to whether the plaintiff was or was not “engaged in the ‘practice of law,’” which would take him out of the … Continue Reading
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