New York Law Journal - This Week's News

New York Law Journal - This Week's News
  1. Costco's Touting of 'Tiffany' Rings Infringed Trademark, Court Rules, Posting $19M Judgment
    A federal judge in Manhattan ruled that Costco must cough up more than $19 million for selling rings under the luxury jewelry maker Tiffany's trademark, which is more than $5 million over the jury award—in profits and punitive damages—in the case handed up last year.
  2. Davis Wright Beefs Up First Amendment Group Amid 'Fake News' Attacks
    In the midst of what some see as an uptick in libel cases, five attorneys involved in major defamation and First Amendment matters moved their practice this month from Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz to Davis Wright Tremaine, including New York partners Katherine Bolger and Rachel Strom and Washington, D.C., partner Nathan Siegel.
  3. Milton Mollen, 24-Year Judge and Head of NYPD Commission, Dead at 97
    Milton Mollen, a World War II veteran, a former presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, and chair of a historic committee that uncovered vast corruption within the New York City Police Department, has died.
  4. Feds Can't Use NJ Flight Evidence Against Chelsea Bombing Defendant
    In the impending trial for a man accused of planting bombs in New York City and New Jersey, prosecutors will not be able to submit evidence related to the defendant's alleged shootout with and flight from Linden, New Jersey police.
  5. In Response to Charlottesville, Cuomo Proposes Adding to Hate Crime Statute
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing that New York's hate crimes law be amended to add inciting to riot and rioting to the list of offenses that are punishable as a hate crime when rioting is directed at a protected class—such as a racial or ethnic group—following the protests in Charlottesville this weekend that left one dead and a score injured.






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