Melito & Adolfsen

After United States v McDonnell: Can It Still be a Crime For A Politician to Try to Improve the Economy?

Professor Alain E. Kaloyeros, a physicist, was charged in a criminal complaint with Wire Fraud Conspiracy for his role in soliciting billions of dollars of Investment in New York State. The others charged with him were charged…more
| Criminal Law

Home Grown Terrorism: The FBI and DEA Need to Drop “Sting Operations” and Focus on Americans Who Are Radicalized Here

A short while ago 49 people were killed in a club in Orlando Florida. Last week bombs exploded in NYC’s Chelsea and Linden, New Jersey. These incidents reveal a very troubling issue for security in the United States. Each of the…more
| Criminal Law

Home Grown Terrorism:The FBI and DEA Need to Drop “Sting Operations” and Focus on Americans Who Are Radicalized Here

ISIS has decided not to send its its trained terrorists back to the US. Its decided it is easier to "home grow" them. According to a New York Times report, here's what ISIS plans: “Though dozens of Americans have become…more
| Criminal Law

Dismissal of Charges Against Former Virgina Governor McDonnell is Another Lesson in Prosecutorial Discretion

On September 8, 2016, the United States moved to dismiss the charges against Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell. The reason given for the decision was short but thoughtful: "After carefully considering the…more
| Criminal Law, Elections & Politics

The Backstory on the Second Circuit Dismissal of Sokolow v. The PLO for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction and the Plan to “Economically Destroy” the PA

On August 31, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals, ruling on an issue the PLO and PA had been making since Sokolow was commenced in 2004, dismissed the case for lack of personal jurisdiction. But there is more to the…more
| Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, International Law & Trade

Dismissing Lawsuits Against Owners of New York Nursing Homes

There are many state and federal statutes which provide personal liability against the owners of businesses that are operated through corporate or other legal forms such as Limited Liability Company’s (“LLC’s”). One such…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Health, Personal Injury

Common Misunderstandings about “The One Motion Rule” In New York Practice

In discussing the timing of a motion for summary judgment, lawyers will often refer to “the one motion rule.” There is no such rule as to summary judgment. “The one motion rule” is a statutory rule that applies only to motions…more
| Civil Procedure

Clinton’s e-mails and a Lesson in Prosecutorial Discretion

“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case” Statement by FBI Director James B…more
| Criminal Law, Elections & Politics

The Supreme Court did not Condone the Conduct when it Vacated the Virginia Governor’s Conviction for Bribery

“There is no doubt that this case is distasteful; it may be worse than that. But our concern is not with tawdry tales of Ferrari’s, Rolex’s and ball gowns. It is instead with the broader legal implications of the government’s…more
| Criminal Law, Elections & Politics

Proposed Federal Anti-SLAPP Legislation -- Is “Big” Media Trying to Repress the Rights of Everyone to Sue for Defamation by Seeking Nationwide Legislation that Purports to Protect Ordinary People but is really for Big Media?

On May 13, 2015, The SPEAK FREE ACT of 2015, H.R. 2034, was introduced in the House of Representatives. The SPEAK FREE ACT is intended “to create a special motion to dismiss strategic lawsuits against public participation…more
| Communications & Media Law

New York’s First Department Holds That Classification Limitation Endorsement Is Part Of The Coverage Grant, Not An Exclusion, Meaning It’s Not Waivable Under Insurance Law

In Black Bull Contracting, LLC v. Indian Harbor Insurance Company, 2016 NY Slip Op 00002, New York’s Appellate Division, First Department recently concluded that a classification endorsement barred coverage, holding in the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

The Second Circuit Swims Alone Against the Tide in Tossing ATS Claims against the Arab Bank

On December 8, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the District Court’s dismissal of claims by plaintiffs against Arab Bank, a corporation, under the Alien Tort Statute (the “ATS”) 28.U.S.C…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

The Connecticut Supreme Court, the U.S. Supreme Court and Pope Francis all address the death penalty

Are alleged sentencing arbitrariness in death penalty cases and a shift in public opinion setting the death penalty on the road to the U.S. Supreme Court? Last year, of the 31 states that allow capital punishment only seven…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Since when do Plaintiffs Class Action Firms shy away from a data hacking case? When the victims were pursuing extramarital affairs

AshleyMadison.com is a Canadian-based on-line dating service for the married or others in a committed relationship. Its slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” In July, hackers stole its customer data, including names,…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

What’s the big hoopla in the City during the dog days of summer? Can the City arrest the topless women in Times Square for indecency.

For years, the Naked Cowboy, dressed in nothing but his underwear, hat, and boots and with a guitar has been posing with tourists in Times Square—causing barely a ripple in the news. This summer the women have joined in on the…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
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