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2nd Circuit Affirms $104 Million MTBE Contamination Verdict Against Exxon
Posted on 26 Jul 2013 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 26 affirmed a $104.6 million methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) contamination verdict for New York City against Exxon Mobil Corp., finding in part that the state tort verdict... Read More

Agency In Deal To Settle Lawsuits By 9/11 Responders
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The government authority that owned the World Trade Center has tentatively agreed to pay $47.5 million to settle lawsuits by 9,055 people exposed to toxic dust during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The Port Authority of New York and... Read More

Not A Drag: NYC Neighbors End Cigar Smoke Lawsuit
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Where there's smoke, there are $2,000 fines in one New York City apartment building. A pact among neighbors on Manhattan's Upper East Side calls for one to stop puffing on cigars in his apartment or pay the others $2,000 per smoke... Read More

New York City Kindergarten Teacher, 80, Sues Over Firing
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) She was teaching kindergarten at 80, but Lillie Leon wasn't ready to close the classroom door on her career. But school administrators made her job unworkable by assigning her to a room that forced her to shepherd her entire kindergarten... Read More

Girl's Mom Sues Over New York City Anti-Abortion Billboard
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A New Jersey mother is suing an anti-abortion organization that used her 6-year-old daughter's image on a massive billboard in New York City that some people denounced as racist and offensive. Tricia Fraser filed a lawsuit Tuesday... Read More

N.Y. Newspaper Wins Lawsuit Against Yonkers Mayor
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal jury has awarded a newspaper in the suburbs north of New York City $8 million in its lawsuit against the mayor of Yonkers, who the paper claims wrongly confiscated copies after it ran articles critical of him. Full version available... Read More

Possible New Settlement For 9/11 Responders
Posted on 10 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Lawyers are proposing a new settlement for thousands of ground zero workers suing New York City over their exposure to toxic dust from the World Trade Center. Lawyers representing about 10,000 workers are going before a federal judge Thursday... Read More

Parents Sue NYC Over Handling Of Son's Brain
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A Staten Island couple are suing New York City after learning that their dead son's brain was on display at a city morgue. Jesse Shipley was 17 when he died in a car crash in 2005. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

Diplomat's Daughter Suing New York City For Wrongful Arrest
Posted on 28 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The daughter of an Indian diplomat who says she was wrongly arrested after someone else sent nasty emails to her high school teacher is suing New York City. Krittika Biswas was subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing. At a news conference... Read More

Critical Mass Cyclists Reach $1M Deal With New York City
Posted on 19 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Bicyclists who were arrested or ticketed in Critical Mass rides in New York say they have settled with the city for nearly $1 million. The 83 plaintiffs were among hundreds cited in the rides between 2004 and 2006. Full version available... Read More

NYC Settles Jails Strip Search Lawsuit For $33 Million
Posted on 22 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) New York City has settled a class-action lawsuit over jail strip searches for $33 million. The suit was filed on behalf of people arrested on misdemeanor drug and weapons charges. They were strip-searched at Rikers Island and... Read More

NYC Jeweler Sues Courtney Love To Get Bling Back
Posted on 24 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A celebrity jeweler says Courtney Love hasn't returned nearly $114,000 worth of borrowed baubles, and the gem dealer is suing to get them back. The rocker borrowed two white gold and diamond chains, a white gold, floral-design mesh... Read More

Second Rider Sues, Says Driver Caused N.Y. Bus Crash
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Passengers are challenging a bus driver's contention that he was well-rested and alert the morning his tour bus crashed into a pole in New York, killing 15 people on board. In a lawsuit, Erold Jean Marie alleges driver Ophadell Williams... Read More

Rosie Perez Sues Producers Of 'Law & Order: SVU'
Posted on 20 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez is suing the producers of television's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," alleging she was injured during the filming of a 2009 episode in New York City. Perez says in the... Read More