On January 11, 2021, the Superior Court of New Jersey granted Dunnington client LA Fitness’ motion to dismiss in favor of arbitration for claims brought against it by a former employee under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) statute. Read More
Join partner Eden Quainton and Luke McGrath and their multinational team of international lawyers from France, Italy, and Latin America on March 10, 2021 at 8:00 am EST for a discussion on how individuals and small companies can implement programs to avoid or reduce liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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2020 smashed all FCPA enforcement records, with total fines and penalties exceeding $6.4 billion. Join Dunnington partners Eden Quainton and Luke McGrath and their multinational team of lawyers from France, Italy and Latin America on January 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST as they walk through FCPA risks and strategies for small and mid-size businesses. Read More
On November 19, 2020, the Appellate Division First Department affirmed a decision after trial in which our client was awarded the right to remain, as a rent stabilized tenant, in a luxury Park Avenue apartment which had recently converted to condominium ownership and in which his deceased father’s corporation was the tenant of record. The case was tried by Dunnington Partner Robert N. Swetnick.
Mr. Quainton is a member of Dunnington’s corporate, international, France and Latin America Desks, litigation/ADR and employment practice areas. Mr. Quainton’s practice focuses on corporate transactions and civil litigation. He speaks French, Spanish, Russian and Italian, and has a working knowledge of German. Read More
The Federal Bar Association (FBA) honored Dunnington partner Raymond J. Dowd with its prestigious Earl W. Kintner Award at its 2020 Annual Convention on September 10, 2020. Read More
COVID-19 has turned the world and U.S. economy upside down. As the number of bankruptcies in the United States increases due to impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, stakeholders in distressed industries facing bankruptcy have concerns about losing their investments. Unfortunately, many will. This article offers an alternative, and suggests that there are potential opportunities for those with the vision and staying power to participate in rebuilding a new economy using pre-existing mechanisms under the U.S. bankruptcy framework via an often overlooked procedure—the repurposing and reuse of distressed assets through Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (“Section 363”). The decisive player and early mover can use Section 363 to seize opportunity in distressed industries and combat the current economic skid. Here, we provide an overview, insights, and pro tips in the use of Section 363.* Read More
Dunnington recently won an important victory at the New York Court of Appeals paving the way for the return of Nazi looted artworks to a family of Holocaust victims. Read More
Dunnington obtained a $12 million judgment for Russian broadcasters in the first case applying the Federal Communications Act of 1934 (“FCA”) to internet television piracy. On June 16, 2020, the judgment was entered by the Hon. George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York against the operator of a service that offered unlimited internet television access for monthly credit card payments. Section 605(a) of the FCA prohibits the unauthorized interception, publication, and use of interstate or foreign radio communications. Read More
Samuel A. Blaustein, Partner
May 5, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, New York State Courts are not currently accepting new filings of non-essential civil cases. Emergency regulations tolling the time to file lawsuits are in place. However, for policyholders to be certain to protect their rights, it is important to provide notice to insurers and to timely file business interruption claims. Thus, many insureds are seeking to understand whether their insurance policies cover losses attributable to COVID-19. Read More