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Judge Schofield Rules that State Courts Should First Interpret a Lobbying Law under First Amendment Challenge

In an opinion yesterday, Judge Schofield invoked so-called “Pullman”-abstention and thereby declined to rule on a case raising a novel state question.  The case is a constitutional challenge by PR firms to a New York law requiring lobbyists to make certain disclosures.  The firms argued that an advisory opinion by state regulators could be interpreted … Continue Reading

Judge Schofield Allows U.S. Airways to Restore Damages Claim in Antitrust Case Despite Previous Waiver

Last week, Judge Schofield granted U.S. Airways’ motion to reinstate their claim for $70 million in damages ($210 million when trebled under antitrust laws) as part of a third amended complaint in an antitrust action over online booking fees.  Sabre, a global distribution system operator used by travel agents to book flights on multiple airlines, … Continue Reading

In Allowing Foreign Exchange Price-Fixing Case to Proceed, Judge Schofield Disagrees With Judge Buchwald’s LIBOR Ruling

In an opinion yesterday, Judge Schofield denied various banks’ motion to dismiss a price fixing case concerning a foreign exchange benchmark called the “Fix.” Notably, Judge Schofield distinguished her ruling from Judge Buchwald’s ruling dismissing a similar case concerning the LIBOR benchmark (covered here).  Judge Buchwald had ruled there could be no “antitrust injury” because … Continue Reading

A-Rod Voluntarily Dismisses Cases Against Major League Baseball

A few minutes ago, suspended Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez voluntarily dismissed his suit against Major League Baseball alleging that it tortiously interfered with his Yankee contract through improper methods of investigating his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs, and also voluntarily dismissed a second suit challenging his resulting suspension.  The two notices are here … Continue Reading

N.Y. Times Quotes SDNYBlog Editor in Article About A-Rod Suit

The article is here. In other litigation news regarding A-Rod, Judges Schofield and Ramos issued a joint order yesterday directing the parties to file a “Statement of Relatedness” by today concerning the two cases A-Rod has filed against Major League Baseball. The first is a toritious interference case regarding MLB’s allegedly improper investigation of him, … Continue Reading

A-Rod Sues to Void Suspension

In a complaint filed today, Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball to overturn an arbitral panel’s decision to largely uphold his lengthy suspension from baseball. The panel’s decision, which was made public for the first time as an attachment to the complaint, reduced his suspension from 211 games to 162, but rejected … Continue Reading

MLB Moves to Dismiss A-Rod Suit; A-Rod Moves to Remand

Major League Baseball today moved to dismiss Alex Rodriguez’s suit accusing it of tortuously interfering with his Yankees contract and potential endorsement deals. The League argues that his suit is preempted by Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. § 185(a), because the allegations are inextricably intertwined with collective bargaining arrangements:… Continue Reading
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