Articles by Larry Neumeister

Trump Accuser Plans New Lawsuit Under New York’s Abuse Survivors Law

A writer who accused former President Donald Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room intends to file another lawsuit against him under a new New York law letting sexual assault victims sue over attacks that happened decades …

Accuser Seeks Trump’s DNA, Not Deposition, in Defamation Suit

A lawyer for a woman who accused former President Donald Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s and then filed a defamation lawsuit against him said o Tuesday that she will not seek to depose Trump prior to trial because …

Feds Say $31M Manhattan Trip-and-Fall Scam Used Homeless People as Pawns

A racket in which corrupt lawyers and doctors generated over $20 million in lawsuit settlements by manipulating hundreds of homeless individuals and other desperate people to feign trip-and-fall accidents has been shut down with an indictment, authorities announced. Charges against …

Photographer Wins Copyright Claim Over Warhol Art

A U.S. appeals court sided with a photographer Friday in a copyright dispute over how a foundation has marketed a series of Andy Warhol works of art based on one of her pictures of Prince. The New York-based 2nd U.S. …

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts Trademark Tiff Over Use of ‘Scout’ Part of Recruitment Battle

The Girl Scouts are in a “highly damaging” recruitment war with the Boy Scouts after the latter opened its core services to girls, leading to marketplace confusion and some girls unwittingly joining the Boy Scouts, lawyers for the century-old Girl …

Weinstein Reaches Tentative $19M Deal With Accusers

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state’s attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said last week. The agreement …

Federal Appeals Court in New York Approves of $6.7M Award to Graffiti Artists

A federal appeals court in New York gave its approval Thursday to a $6.7 million award for nearly two dozen graffiti artists whose spray paintings at a once-famous site that attracted thousands of spectators were destroyed to make room for …

Weinstein Deal Seen as ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Companies But Punishing to Some Victims

A tentative $25 million settlement revealed last Wednesday to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s board has been praised by a plaintiff and some lawyers but criticized by others who say …

NYPD Employees Charged in Car Insurance Scam

A uniformed New York Police Department officer and five dispatchers are among those charged in a car insurance scam that authorities say compromised the personal information of 60,000 vehicle accident victims and tried to exploit people from low-income neighborhoods, authorities …

Judge Rules Andy Warhol’s ‘Transformative’ Art Did Not Violate Photographer’s Copyright

Andy Warhol transcended a photographer’s copyright by transforming a picture of a vulnerable and uncomfortable Prince into an artwork that made the singer an “iconic, larger-than-life figure,” a judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl in Manhattan sided …