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

    LitigationPro Bono

    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

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    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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  • Pfizer Wins Dismissal of Shareholder Class Action Suit

    LitigationSecurities Litigation

    As reported by Thomson Reuters and Law.com, Paul, Weiss client Pfizer Inc. achieved a major victory when a federal court granted the company's motion for summary judgment in In Re Pfizer Inc. Securities Litigation, a securities class action filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York involving decade-old disclosures related to Celebrex and Bextra. The order dismisses the case in its entirety.

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  • Paul, Weiss Obtains Victory for Pro Bono Client in VOLS Unemployment Insurance Case

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    Paul, Weiss obtained a victory in an unemployment insurance case with its pro bono partner Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS). As a participant in the VOLS unemployment insurance advocacy project, the firm represents clients whose employers have objected to their receipt of unemployment insurance benefits.

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  • Leading Federal Prosecutor and Senior Enforcement Official Joins Paul, Weiss

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    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Lorin L. Reisner, the Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and a former Securities and Exchange Commission senior enforcement official, will join the firm next month as a partner in its litigation department where he will focus on white collar crime and regulatory defense, government investigations and high-stakes litigation.

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