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  • Paul, Weiss Obtains Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Pro Bono Client

    Pro BonoLitigation

    Paul, Weiss, through the Volunteers of Legal Service Unemployment Insurance Project, obtained unemployment insurance benefits for a client who was discharged because he allegedly missed a shift even though he was not scheduled to work on that day. Paul, Weiss took direct testimony from our client in a hearing before the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Section.

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  • Paul, Weiss Obtains Dismissal of Derivative Lawsuits Against Morgan Stanley and Van Kampen

    LitigationSecurities Litigation

    Justice Marcy Friedman of the New York Supreme Court dismissed, with prejudice, two derivative suits alleging that Paul, Weiss clients Morgan Stanley Investment Advisers and Van Kampen Asset Management and their officers breached their fiduciary duties to investors and wasted corporate assets by causing seven closed end investment funds to redeem auction rate preferred securities at their liquidation value and to purchase tender option bonds and other debt securities to maintain the desired level of leverage in the funds.

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  • Paul, Weiss Obtains Civil Rights Settlement for Pro Bono Client

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    Paul, Weiss obtained a favorable settlement for a client who suffered serious injuries due to corrections officers' misconduct while he was an inmate at Rikers Island. Because of the settlement, the client will be able to afford the surgery he needs to partially repair his injured leg. Paul, Weiss conducted discovery and eventually obtained key video evidence that was not originally produced by defendants.

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  • Court of Appeal Affirms Summary Judgment Ruling for Citigroup

    Litigation

    The Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal affirmed Paul, Weiss client Citigroup's win of summary judgment on all of the claims asserted in Sungate Securities LLLP, et al. v. Citigroup Inc. The plaintiffs were investors in a feeder fund sponsored by Citigroup Alternative Investments that, in turn, invested in a fund managed by private equity manager Terra Firma.

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  • Minnesota Vikings Settle Threatened Litigation by Former Punter Chris Kluwe

    LitigationTheodore V. Wells Jr.Roberta A. Kaplan

    Paul, Weiss client the Minnesota Vikings reached an out-of-court settlement that resolves the litigation threatened by former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. Kluwe alleged in a January 2014 Deadspin article that the Vikings had released him from the team because of his support for marriage equality rather than any performance-related reasons. Under the terms of the settlement, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed sum of money to various charities focused on human rights and anti-hate issues, and continue to enhance their sensitivity training and workplace policies against discrimination and harassment. The Vikings will not pay Kluwe any money under the settlement.

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  • Paul, Weiss Achieves Victory for Incarcerated Client

    LitigationPro Bono

    Paul, Weiss and the Legal Aid Society achieved a victory for an incarcerated client and her newborn son, allowing the two to stay together in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Nursery Program rather than be separated at her son's birth. The client was initially denied entry to the Nursery Program by prison officials based solely on her past involvement with Child Protective Services and her past struggles with drugs and alcohol.

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  • Fifth Circuit Ruling Keeps Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi Open

    LitigationPro Bono

    As reported in The New York Times and other media outlets, on July 29, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a landmark decision and affirmed a preliminary injunction issued by the District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi enjoining a Mississippi requirement that all doctors who are associated with an abortion facility in Mississippi to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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  • Second Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for September 11 Museum in Ground Zero Cross Case

    Pro BonoLitigation

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously affirmed the granting of summary judgment in favor of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. in litigation brought by American Atheists and three of its members. Paul, Weiss represents the Museum on a pro bono basis in the litigation.

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  • Paul, Weiss Achieves Victory for Barnes & Noble Directors

    LitigationCorporate

    Paul, Weiss achieved a major victory for its clients, various outside directors of Barnes & Noble Corporation, when the New York Supreme Court, New York County granted its motion to dismiss plaintiff David Shaev Profit Sharing Account's amended shareholder derivative complaint with prejudice. Plaintiff claimed that the board of directors breached its fiduciary duties of loyalty, good faith, and candor by facilitating the continuance of inadequate internal controls and issuing allegedly misleading statements related to such controls, costing Barnes & Noble millions of dollars. 

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