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Litigation

Lawsuit between Designer Christian Soriano and Talent Agency Reveals Necessity for Written Agreements

Last month, Project Runway winner Christian Soriano was sued by Designer’s Management Agency (DMA) for unpaid commission. According to the complaint, DMA negotiated Soriano’s highly touted deal with Payless to design shoes for its company. Payless has already put out several lines of the Soriano-designed shoes which Payless hoped would elevate its brand. Now DMA […]

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Nassau Crime Lab Board Missing Defense Perspective

Newsday reported today that Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano had appointed a panel of 5 persons to oversee the restoration of Nassau’s shuttered police crime lab into a facility run by civilian scientists to resume key evidence testing. The scandal facing the lab exposed it as an unreliable testing center resulting in potentially wrongful convictions. […]