Computer hacker Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison for an attack on the intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting Inc., or Stratfor, and for interfering with eight other computer systems.
Chief U.S. Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan and 86 other top federal court judges told Congress in a letter that automatic spending cuts are compromising the justice system and putting public safety at risk.
A U.S. judge in Manhattan handling the case of a hacker accused of ransacking a Texas-based intelligence firm refused to recuse herself after the defendant said her husband could be a victim of the alleged intrusion.
U.S. Justice Department lawyers from New York to San Francisco are asking judges to delay civil cases as the government partially shuts down, and in Manhattan already won a halt to litigation except one trial.
The latest bid by New York City to halt the use of public schools for worship was rejected by a federal appeals court that said the harm suffered by the city was outweighed by the fact that the practice has been in effect for almost a decade.
Joseph Collins, Refco Inc.’s former outside lawyer, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for helping ex-Chief Executive Officer Phillip Bennett and other company officials defraud investors of $2.4 billion.
New York City can enforce a ban on the use of public schools for worship services, a U.S. appeals court said, restricting a judge’s temporary halt on the ban to only the group that brought the lawsuit.
Torys LLP and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP advised Loblaw Cos., which agreed to buy Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. for C$12.4 billion ($11.9 billion) in the biggest takeover of a Canadian retailer. Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Shoppers.