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Kasowitz Coaches Students in Mock Trial Competition

From January until April, Kasowitz attorneys coached a team of students from the Law Institute at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn in their first New York City Mock Trial Tournament, part of the New York State Mock Trial Competition.

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Jennifer S. Recine, Lauren Tabaksblat and Tiffany L. Ho Co-Author New York Law Journal Article: “'BHUSD v. FTA': How the Court Departed From NEPA’s Presumptive Remedy to Justify a Popular Infrastructure Project”

Kasowitz partners Jennifer S. Recine and Lauren Tabaksblat, and associate Tiffany L. Ho, have co-authored “'BHUSD v. FTA': How the Court Departed From NEPA’s Presumptive Remedy to Justify a Popular Infrastructure Project” published in the New York Law Journal.

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Experienced Pharmaceuticals Lawyer Ryan Sakacs Joins Kasowitz

Ryan Sakacs has joined Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP as Special Counsel in the firm’s Commercial Litigation group. Mr. Sakacs has extensive experience with prescription drug and pharmaceutical matters, including matters involving opioids.

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Kasowitz Secures Appellate Victory against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP secured another victory for its client Age Group when it defeated the appeal brought by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia that sought dismissal of the action.

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Kasowitz Secures TRO for Client NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Blocking City’s Release of Personnel Records

The Manhattan State Supreme Court granted a temporary restraining order on behalf of Kasowitz’s client, the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA)...

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David W. Fermino Begins Tenure as Chair of the Judicial Nominee Evaluation Committee

Kasowitz partner David W. Fermino has been appointed and on April 13 began his tenure as Chair of the Judicial Nominee Evaluation (JNE) Commission for the State Bar of California.  As Chair, Mr. Fermino will lead all efforts in assisting the Governor of California in the judicial selection process.

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Kasowitz Obtains Award of Asylum for Woman Subjected to Persecution in Côte d’Ivoire

Kasowitz recently obtained an award of asylum from the New York Immigration Court on behalf of a woman who had been subjected to persecution in Côte d’Ivoire on the basis of her ethnicity, religion, and imputed political opinion.  After hearing evidence from the victim concerning her history of persecution and fear of further abuse if she was returned to Côte d’Ivoire, the Immigration Judge granted the client asylum and the government waived any appeal.

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Kasowitz Secures Complete Dismissal of Claims against Real Estate Developer Bridgeton Holdings

Kasowitz has secured a complete victory for client Bridgeton Holdings, the hotel and real estate owner, operator, and developer, in a case pending in the Southern District of New York, when the court on Friday granted Kasowitz’s motion for summary judgment dismissing the remaining claims against Bridgeton for breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment.