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Celeb Chef’s Case Shows Danger of Fair Wage Claims

Gregory Zakarian is a restaurant rock star. He appears regularly on The Food Network; owns the well-reviewed Lambs Club restaurant in the Chatwal Hotel off Times Square as well as the National Bar and Dining Rooms in the Benjamin Hotel in Midtown Manhattan; he oversees food and beverages at the luxurious Water Club at the […]

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US Shutdown of Poker Sites Presents Major Legal Challenges

Online poker fans woke up yesterday morning to their worst nightmare: The US Dept of Justice seized the domains of the top three online pokers sites -Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars and Absolute Poker. The DOJ hit the owners of the sites and the sites themselves with a criminal indictment charging money laundering, bank fraud […]

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AG Ordered to Turn Over Evidence in Tankleff Case

In a decision filed Friday by Federal Magistrate Judge William Wall, the NY State Attorney General’s Office was ordered to turn over its files in the Marty Tankleff case to Tankleff’s civil lawyers. To the lay person , it must seem like a simple request – Now that my conviction has been overturned, can I […]

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Loose Lips Sink Lawyer

Lynne Stewart was a well-known combative defense lawyer when she was convicted of aiding terrorism by allowing a supposed interpreter exchange messages with her client, a convicted terrorist cleric. The judge’s original sentence of 28-months was considered a strong sentence.  Certainly more than enough for the 60plus year old attorney to have gotten a stern […]