Weekly News Update


*Tom Brady’s case is no longer about deflated footballs or a four-game suspension — it’s about the fundamental rights of American workers and a dangerous threat to industrial peace in America. At least that’s the case Brady and his new lawyer are not only trying to make but sell to the U.S. Supreme Court. [ESPN.com]

*The Second Department has reversed a Brooklyn jury’s decision to award a Bronx grandmother $16 million for a slip-and-fall in the subway that left her with brain damage, reducing the payout to $5 million. [NY Daily News]

*A state court has upheld the decision by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to gradually raise the hourly minimum wage for many fast-food workers to $15. The Appellate Division panel’s five justices are supporting last December’s finding by the New York Industrial Board of Appeals. [Pix 11]

*A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Thursday that the Second Amendment of the Constitution does not guarantee the right of gun owners to carry concealed weapons in public places, upholding a California law that imposes stringent conditions on who may be granted a concealed-carry permit. [NY Times]

*A federal appellate court in New York handed Web companies a big victory today in a battle over older music. The decision stemmed from a seven-year battle between Vimeo and Capitol Records over clips uploaded by users. [Media Post]

*The common interest doctrine won’t preserve the attorney-client privilege in New York for confidential communications exchanged among attorneys for separately represented parties if there’s no pending or anticipated litigation, the New York Court of Appeals held on June 9th. [Bloomberg]

*The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Puerto Rico can’t restructure more than $20 billion in public debt as it tries to overcome a decade-long economic crisis. [NY Times]