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Dec 17, 2013

Financial firm announces $135M Sept. 11 settlement

NEW YORK — Financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost nearly two-thirds of its employees in the Sept. 11 attacks, revealed a $135 million settlement with American Airlines and insurance carriers Tuesday to a judge who said the deal will end the final airplane-focused case resulting from claims of wrongful death and personal injuries. The […]

May 2, 2013

NY judge to OK Empire State Building settlement

NEW YORK — A Manhattan judge on Thursday backed a $55 million settlement in a court battle over the Empire State Building, effectively clearing the way for a plan to let the public buy shares in the famous New York City landmark. Judge O. Peter Sherwood told lawyers at a court hearing that he would […]

Aug 23, 2012

John Lennon’s killer denied parole for 7th time in N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y. — John Lennon’s killer was denied release from prison in his seventh appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Thursday. Mark David Chapman, 57, was denied parole by a three-member board after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. The transcript of his latest hearing wasn’t immediately released. […]

Mar 19, 2012

Law blog roundup

It’s Monday and that means two things: No basketball for another three days and the roundup. Here are my choices for the final four (at least for this week): — An alleged Manhattan madam has a discriminating taste in lawyers. — Chief Los Angeles County Juvenile Court judge invites press to cover foster-care proceedings. — Wisconsin Supreme […]

Mar 7, 2012

Feds reach out to dealers in stolen historic documents case

Federal investigators said Wednesday they are reaching out to collectors and dealers, hoping to find more historic documents stolen by a disgraced presidential memorabilia collector. Barry Landau, 63, and his 24-year-old assistant, Jason Savedoff, both from New York City, pleaded guilty to theft of major artwork and conspiracy after their scheme to steal from archives […]

Feb 13, 2012

Empire State Building’s parent planning to go public

Soon investors can take after King Kong and grab a piece of the Empire State Building. The company that runs the Depression-era skyscraper, the tallest building in New York, is planning to go public in a stock offering that could raise $1 billion, according to documents filed with regulators Monday. That means that even if […]

Feb 12, 2012

Maryland among 11 states suing EPA over soot rules

NEW YORK — New York, Maryland and nine other states filed a lawsuit Friday designed to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue new regulations on soot pollution. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan comes after the federal agency failed to meet a statutory […]

Feb 8, 2012

After guilty plea from collector, a hunt for stolen documents’ owners

A guilty plea from a presidential memorabilia collector and author in a scheme to steal from unsuspecting archives for profit leaves investigators with a hunt for the owners of thousands of documents. More than 10,000 documents were seized from Barry Landau’s Manhattan apartment over the summer and 4,000 have been traced to repositories throughout the […]

Feb 7, 2012

Presidential historian pleads guilty to document theft scheme

A memorabilia collector and self-styled expert on presidential history pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to steal thousands of documents signed by leaders throughout U.S. history. Barry Landau, whose knowledge of the White House earned him appearances on network morning shows, admitted in the plea to taking documents from the Maryland Historical Society and conspiring with […]

Nov 9, 2011

Occupy protesters start march from NYC to D.C.

NEW YORK — Flanked by police scooters, about two dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters started a two-week walk from New York to Washington on Wednesday. The activists left Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, marched past the World Trade Center site and boarded a ferry to New Jersey. They plan to walk through Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland and […]

Oct 11, 2011

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters stream past millionaires’ NYC homes

NEW YORK — Hundreds of protesters, emboldened by the growing national Occupy Wall Street movement, streamed through midtown Manhattan on Tuesday in what they called a “Millionaires March.” They marched two by two up the sidewalk, planning to pass the homes of some of New York City’s wealthiest residents. An organizer said they didn’t have […]

Sep 26, 2011

Accused historian seeks to sell assets

A presidential historian charged with conspiring to steal documents from archives throughout the Northeast is asking for court permission to sell artwork and other valuables to cover his living expenses, according to a motion filed Friday in U.S. District Court. Barry Landau, 63, needs cash to pay expenses such as the $2,700 rent on his […]

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