Since Amazon announced plans to build a New York City facility in November, the project has been the target of vocal opposition from politicians, community groups and residents. So much so that the online giant might reconsider the project, according to a Washington Post report. The Post reported that Amazon executives have internally discussed reassessing the project, citing two unnamed officials. One of the people reportedly questioned "whether it's worth it if the politicians in New York don't want the project," according to the Post.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio have been cheerleaders for the project, pointing to Amazon's promise to create 25,000 jobs paying an average of $150,000. But locals have objected to the displacement they say Amazon will bring and the added pressure it could put on the city's underfunded infrastructure, as well as the company's ability to collect an estimated $3 billion in taxpayer subsidies—on par with the amount … [Read more...] about Amazon reportedly considers scrapping New York City HQ2
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Home Daily News Lawyer's viral video rant amounted to malpractice,… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 9, 2019, 7:15 am CST A former client of New York lawyer Aaron Schlossberg has filed a lawsuit claiming his viral video rant harmed its reputation. The suit by Niche Music Group says Schlossberg had a duty to refrain from conduct detrimental to clients, and his recorded rant amounted to breach of the engagement contract as well as legal malpractice. The American Lawyer has coverage. Niche Music had hired Schlossberg in January 2018 to file suit against Sony Music Entertainment and another company. In May, Schlossberg was recorded in a video ranting about Spanish-speaking restaurant employees and threatening to call immigration authorities to have them kicked out of the country. Niche Music’s suit said it was previously unaware of Schlossberg’s “propensity for racist outbursts.” News coverage named Schlossberg’s clients, … [Read more...] about Lawyer’s viral video rant amounted to malpractice, ex-client alleges in lawsuit
For Dr. Piero Anversa, the fall from scientific grace has been long, and the landing hard. Researchers worldwide once hailed his research as revolutionary, promising the seemingly impossible: a way to grow new heart cells to replace those lost in heart attacks and heart failure, leading killers in the United States. But Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, his former employers, this month accused Anversa and his laboratory of massive scientific malpractice. More than 30 research studies produced over more than a decade contain falsified or fabricated data, officials concluded, and should be retracted. In 2017, the hospital paid a $10 million settlement to the federal government after the Department of Justice alleged that Anversa and two members of his team were responsible for fraudulently obtaining research funding from the National Institutes of Health. “The number of papers is extraordinary,” said Dr. Jeffrey Flier, until 2016 the … [Read more...] about He promised to restore damaged hearts. Harvard says it was scientific malpractice.
By The Associated Press, Bay Area News Group and CALmatters | PUBLISHED: October 16, 2018 at 11:00 am | UPDATED: October 18, 2018 at 11:13 am Amid a number of higher-profile contests, voters will also choose California’s next lieutenant governor, treasurer and other statewide officeholders on Nov. 6. Some of them are real battles: The race for superintendent of public education is shaping up to be an expensive showdown between unions and charter-school advocates. In the contest for attorney general, appointed incumbent Democrat Xavier Becerra faces statewide voters for the first time, hoping to hold onto his seat against a GOP challenger. Either candidate running for insurance commissioner will make history with a win. While the races for governor and senator are drawing most of the attention — read more about the senate race here and the governor’s race here — these “down-ballot” offices are important both for the jobs themselves and for … [Read more...] about California voter guide: closer look at contests for state office
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Manhattan on Friday dismissed an unusual lawsuit in which billionaire investor Carl Icahn accused the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz of malpractice related to his 2012 hostile takeover of CVR Energy Inc <CVI.N>. U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan said CVR failed to show that Wachtell and two of its partners, Benjamin Roth and Andrew Brownstein, should have disclosed that two banks helping CVR defend against the takeover stood to earn much higher fees if Icahn's bid succeeded than if it failed. By suing, CVR, and thus Icahn, were essentially claiming they overpaid for the process that left the activist investor with an 82 percent stake in the petroleum refiner and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer. Icahn's tender offer valued the Sugar Land, Texas-based company at $2.6 billion (1.99 billion pounds). Sullivan said CVR's contracts with Goldman Sachs Group Inc <GS.N> and Deutsche Bank AG DBKGn.DE> … [Read more...] about Icahn, CVR lose malpractice case against Wachtell Lipton law firm