When Lawyers Send Letters
Earlier today, news broke that Square’s COO, Keith Rabois, had left the company. It was a strangely-timed departure, considering Square recently raised $200 million in a Series D. Now, the Wall Street Journal has broken the news that Mr. Rabois is embroiled in a sexual harassment claim from a fellow Square employee, and resigned so that the allegations would “not cause a distraction for the company.”
Having barely folded up his campy Captain America comic book costume in the box labeled “Burn This,” Chris Evans returns to prove he has enough kilowatts to shine in a script chosen for something besides money. In Puncture, he gets a real workout. It’s a harrowingly grim true story about a functioning Houston attorney named Mark Weiss
Je te l’avais dit.
It’s French for “I told you so.” The French do not have a phrase, however, for “jumping the gun”—at least nothing catchy.
As a result, some may find themselves ill-equipped to discuss recent events concerning the potential trial (and recent release) of former I.M.F. chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose public criminal prosecution took a nosedive last week.
“I nanny in the afternoons. Yes, that is how I use my J.D.!” a 28-year-old woman wrote in an email to The Observer.
We met her last Friday at a West Village coffee shop filled with well-heeled bohemians sipping mid-morning lattes. The wistful Southern brunette rested one elbow on the table, a delicate engagement ring Read More
I recently gave a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture and called it “Guerilla Leasing Tactics for the Space Challenged Tenant.” I thought Commercial Observer readers might enjoy listening in.
The Program Preliminaries
[Embarrassingly over-the-top thank-yous and kudos to all concerned for putting together this momentous program of Read More
A Colorado couple says their contract should be void because they’re living in the former home of a serial killer and they didn’t know it.
Anthony and Rita Bucklew bought the home where Scott Lee Kimball allegedly killed four women, a male relative and tried to kill his own 10-year-old son, according to Read More
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Federal Communications Comissions yesterday, throwing out fines imposed by the FCC on television networks Fox, CBS and ABC for indecency — curse words, nipple slips and the like — according to the Washington Post.
The judges decided that the FCC’s 2004 guidelines for Read More
Today the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of limiting the use of “honest services” law in the prosecution of Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling. The ruling could affect Conrad Black, who is currently serving time for honest services fraud.
Lord Black was sentenced to 78 months in December 2007 after stealing Read More
The real estate gods look kindly on Mark Feinstein, partner at defense litigation firm Aaronson, Rappaport, Feinstein and Deutsch.
It was back in the early 1990s, in the days when the Manhattan office market had too much product and too few tenants (sound familiar?), that his firm signed a lease for 36,000 square feet at Read More
From the developers of JFK International Airport's acclaimed Terminal 4 comes “Cinderella Story," a soon-to-be fully revamped office building at 545 Madison Avenue.
Demolition is already under way at Madison and 55th Street, where an existing 17-story building is being stripped down to its frame and redone from scratch to create 140,000 square feet of high-end Read More