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Judge Scheindlin Keeps Rating Agencies on the Hot Seat (Update on DOJ Filing)

Judge Scheindlin continues to define the law for rating agencies, finding that they don’t have immunity from fraud claims on the ground that their ratings are merely their own opinions, not statements of fact. That’s pretty significant for lawsuits arising out of the subprime mortgage meltdown. Here’s how she nicely sums up the essence of … Continue Reading

Judge Scheindlin on Watching Sports

Even an avid sports fan might reasonably believe that there’s no shortage of sports programming on television. But according to Judge Scheindlin in Laumann v. National Hockey League, predatory practices by the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball, and television providers, may be restricting choice and pushing up the cost of watching our favorite teams. … Continue Reading

Judge Scheindlin Rejects Claim that Corporations Must “Due Diligence” the Credentials of In-House Counsel to Assert Privilege

Judge Scheindlin in Gucci America, Inc. v. Guess?, Inc., et al. issued a welcome clarification of the federal common law in the S.D.N.Y. regarding the scope of the attorney-client privilege.  Judge Scheindlin set aside a finding of a Magistrate Judge which found that Plaintiff Gucci could not protect its communications with its in-house counsel from discovery … Continue Reading