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The N.Y. Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against E&Y: Substance vs. Form
Posted on 4 Jan 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

Lehman Brothers' auditor Ernst & Young was named as a defendant in a Martin Act securities fraud suit by the New York Attorney General. The complaint claims that for years the giant accounting firm issued clean audit opinions on Lehman's financial... Read More

Some Questions About the N.Y. AG's Lehman-Related Complaint Against E&Y
Posted on 4 Jan 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's December 21, 2010 filing of a civil fraud lawsuit against Ernst & Young in connection with the audit firm's services to Lehman Brothers has captured headlines in business pages around the world. The... Read More

2nd Circuit Reinstates Smuggling, Racketeering Claims Against R.J. Reynolds
Posted on 24 Apr 2014 by Michael Lefkowitz

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The European Community (EC) is an agency or instrumentality of its member states for the purpose of diversity jurisdiction in U.S. federal courts, and allegations of cigarette smuggling, racketeering and money laundering... Read More

The Week in Securities Litigation: SEC Settles 2 Insider Trading Cases, Brings 3 Investment Fund Lawsuits
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

The SEC settled two insider trading cases this week while bringing three investment fund fraud suits, two of which involved recidivists who are alleged to have diverted investor funds from their current scheme to make payments in their prior criminal... Read More

New York AG Sues FedEx Unit Over Contractor Issue
Posted on 26 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing Federal Express' ground package delivery unit, alleging its classification of drivers as independent contractors illegally deprives them of legal protections workers enjoy. The lawsuit accuses FedEx... Read More

N.Y. Attorney General Sues Online Tobacco Sites
Posted on 6 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINEOLA, N.Y. - (AP) Six website operators are violating a state law that bans the online sale of tobacco to customers in New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. Schneiderman said lawsuits were filed a day earlier in state Supreme... Read More

Environment Groups File Lawsuit Over Natural Gas Drilling Regulations
Posted on 6 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday in New York City to force federal officials to conduct an environmental review before issuing final regulations on natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin because of concerns over... Read More

N.Y. Attorney General Sues State Senate Leader
Posted on 20 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. – (AP) New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is accusing state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. of siphoning $14 million from the senator's government-funded Bronx clinic. Cuomo announced a lawsuit Tuesday against nearly... Read More

Internet Marketer Webloyalty Settles N.Y. Complaints
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) An Internet marketing company has agreed to pay $5.2 million to settle complaints that it duped consumers into signing up for discount clubs with tough-to-notice monthly fees. Webloyalty.com, based in Norwalk, Conn., also has agreed to... Read More

N.Y. AG Sues Money Manager In Madoff Scandal
Posted on 11 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) New York's attorney general has sued a hedge fund management firm and two of its former executives for failing to alert clients about Bernard Madoff's investment practices. Andrew Cuomo's office claims the firm Ivy Asset... Read More

Judge Denies New York Attempt To Amend Intel Lawsuit
Posted on 19 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DOVER, Del. - (AP) A federal judge in Delaware is rejecting a bid by New York's attorney general to amend an antitrust lawsuit against Intel. New York officials alleged in a 2009 lawsuit that Intel had paid billions of dollars in kickbacks to computer... Read More

NYC Developer Slapped With AG Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) New York's attorney general is accusing a real estate developer of stealing from and underfunding a $7.4 million reserve fund for his Manhattan condominium. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo claims Yair Levy put up only $1.6 million into... Read More

Delaware Judge Denies New York Request For Intel Information
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WILMINGTON, Del. - (AP) A Delaware judge on Monday shot down an attempt by New York authorities to obtain confidential information from a lawsuit between Nvidia Corp. and rival chipmaker Intel Corp. as they investigate alleged anticompetitive behavior... Read More