Articles by Larry Neumeister

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 …

Eyewear Website Operator Sentenced in Manhattan to Two More Years in Prison

An eyewear website operator who has already served over five years in prison for threatening customers across the country with rape and murder was sentenced to an additional two years in prison Wednesday for resuming the same fraudulent online scam, …

Judge Blocks NYC Law Demanding Airbnb Disclosures

A New York City law forcing Airbnb and HomeAway home-sharing platforms to reveal a “breathtaking” amount of information about their businesses seems unconstitutional, a judge decided Thursday, forcing the law to be shelved for now. U.S. District Judge Paul A. …

New York Judge Awards Graffiti Artists $6.7M After Works Destroyed

A judge awarded $6.7 million Monday to graffiti artists who sued after dozens of spray paintings were destroyed on the walls of dilapidated warehouse buildings torn down to make room for high-rise luxury residences. U.S. District Judge Frederic Block in …

Saudi Arabia Denies Link to 9/11 Attacks, Seeks Exit from $100B Lawsuit

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday asked to be dropped from a Sept. 11 lawsuit victims’ families filed, saying no evidence links it to the deadly terrorist act. Lawyers for Saudi Arabia made the request in papers filed in Manhattan federal court, …

Greenberg’s Lawyer Says Reinsurance Charges Built on ‘Hearsay and Speculation’

The state pressed on for more than a decade with civil fraud claims against a 91-year-old former chief executive of insurance company American International Group Inc. as a warning to other executives that wrongdoing won’t go unpunished, a state attorney …

Judge Dismisses Virginia Fraternity’s Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone Magazine

A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over the magazine’s debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape has been tossed out by a judge. U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel in Manhattan last week aid the lawsuit brought …