Weekly News Update

weekly-news *News came earlier this week that Eric Holder will resign his post as Attorney General. Holder plans to stay in the position until a successor is named. [Businessweek]

*In a groundbreaking court ruling, a Staten Island man got permission to use Facebook to serve his ex-wife legal notice that he doesn’t want to pay any more child support. A Family Court official ruled that Noel Biscocho could use Facebook to serve Anna Maria Antigua because other, more traditional methods to slap her with papers have not worked. [New York Post]

*Citigroup’s impassioned call to the United States Court of Appeals to reconsider a judgment by a Federal District Court judge in Manhattan has failed to gain support. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declined to rule on Citigroup’s appeal of a ruling that prevents it from making $5 million in interest payments to the holders of Argentine bonds. [NY Times]

*In the basement of Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side, the inaugural class of the Immigrant Justice Corps was getting trained in the nuts and bolts of immigration law on a recent day. These 25 law school graduates and 10 college graduates were selected from a pool of 500 applicants from across the country. Trained by some of the city’s top immigration attorneys, they’ll fan out across the city in October to work at non-profit organizations. [WNYC]

*After a respite of about eight months, the battle over New York University’s mega-expansion plans is back in court. The arguments hinge now, as they did then, on whether or not the parks in question — Mercer Playground, LaGuardia Park, andLaGuardia Corner Gardens — are actually parks. [Curbed]

*The SEC announced that its largest ever whistleblower award estimated to be worth more than $30 million will be paid to a resident of a foreign country.  While the eligibility of foreign residents for a whistleblower award may seem obvious to many, the Second Circuit recently held that the anti-retaliation provisions in Section 21F of the Exchange Act do not apply to a foreign whistleblower who experienced employment retaliation overseas after making certain reports about his foreign employer. [JD Supra]

*After years of teenage inmates being slashed, stabbed and maimed, it appeared that the jail for adolescents at Rikers Island had finally been brought under control. Then came the tip to Correction Department investigators: Violence wasn’t down. The data was wrong. [Governing]