A Long Island, New York, art dealer who sold the Knoedler Gallery undocumented paintings attributed to Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock threatened to stop if she were questioned about her source, according to a filing in Manhattan federal court.
Foley & Lardner LLP hired labor and employment attorney Jonathan L. Israel in the firm’s sports industry team and labor and employment practice as a partner in the New York office. Israel, who was an assistant general counsel for the National Basketball Association and has represented the New York Jets, was previously a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP, the firm said.
The Palestinians’ bid for statehood at the United Nations has shaken up Mideast peace efforts, fueling a sense of crisis among Israeli and Palestinian allies that the U.S. says can drive a return to direct peace talks.
President Barack Obama may ease travel restrictions on Cuba, allowing more Americans to visit the island on educational and cultural trips, said a U.S. official who declined to be named because he isn’t authorized to speak on the subject.
The U.S. regularly provided intelligence on threats to the Indian government before the 2008 terrorist plot in Mumbai and didn’t have information that would have prevented the attacks, U.S. officials said.
North Korea said it will sever all ties with South Korea and expel the South’s workers from a joint industrial zone as “punishment” for accusing it of sinking a warship and killing 46 South Korean sailors.