Weekly News Update

weekly-news *Good news for those living in New York City. Under the City’s new paid sick leave law, all companies with at least five employees are now required to provide each worker with up to five days of paid sick leave each year. [Tech Times]

*An unknown number of bar candidates, but surely numbering into the thousands, could not upload their completed exams to ExamSoft earlier this week — despite deadlines for doing so. [Above the Law]

*Wilfred Feinberg, a federal appeals court judge in New York who ruled in major cases involving the Vietnam War and labor rights over his five decades on the bench and shepherded the careers of many young lawyers to prominence, died on July 31 in Manhattan. He was 94. [NY Times]

*New York state is getting a $4.2 billion windfall this year, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a few ideas for putting it to use. [Times Union]

*A Brooklyn man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a lawyer’s identity and setting up a law firm where he met clients and filed lawsuits on their behalf. [ABA Journal]

*NYC formally dropped the city’s appeal involving the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk tactics. Mayor Bill De Blasio’s administration agreed to end the lawsuit against the NYPD after reaching a settlement requiring three years of NYPD oversight by a court-appointed monitor. [Jurist]

*Citigroup’s $285 million mortgage-securities pact with the SEC was approved by the judge whose earlier rejection of the accord was assailed by a federal appeals court. [Bloomberg News]

*New York state will be paying up to $300,000 in legal fees regarding the  Moreland Commission investigation. The fees include $550 per hour for the lead attorney hired to represent an anti-corruption commission during an investigation by federal prosecutors. [Wall Street Journal]

*The Manhattan appellate court ruled that the family of a Staten Island mother who died of an asthma attack while jailed on Rikers Island is getting a second shot at suing the city for negligence. [NY Daily News]

*Should you automatically go to jail for leaving your kid alone in the car? That question has gained new attention since the arrest of Shanesha Taylor, an unemployed single mother who left her two young children in her vehicle during a 45-minute job interview in Scottsdale, Arizona. [Mother Jones]