Weekly News Update


*The Supreme Court’s key swing vote gave both sides reason for hope Tuesday as the high court considered whether same-sex couples have the right to wed. [NY Daily News]

*Dean Shelley Broderick from the David A. Clarke School of Law in the Washington, D.C., area told students Tuesday that they would be able to defer an exam if they offer legal advice to protesters in Baltimore. [Fox News]

*The Appellate Division in Brooklyn Heights on Friday dismissed the appeal of a doctors group seeking to block the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to a developer. The Appeals Court judges ruled that the Concerned Physicians were not a party to an order of the Supreme Court in the LICH case. [Brooklyn Eagle]

*The Southern District of New York recently denied two defendants’ motion to dismiss a SEC complaint alleging that they committed insider trading, holding that the complaint adequately pleaded a receipt of personal benefit to the tipper as required by the Second Circuit’s recent decision in U.S. v. Newman. [JD Supra]

*Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will announce in an upcoming speech the formation of  a partnership with local law schools to help start-ups navigate state laws and regulations. Schneiderman hopes to promote regular interaction between government and technology start-ups. [Capital New York]

*The UFC will appeal a recent court decision to dismiss its legal challenge to the law that bans MMA in the state of New York, and company officials have retained Paul Clement, a former United States Solicitor General, to represent the company in that effort. [Bleacher Report]

*For almost 90 years, New York City has prohibited social dancing in most restaurants and bars unless the venue has first obtained a special cabaret license. A recent federal lawsuit filed by attorney and Brooklyn bar owner Andrew Muchmore is challenging that law, arguing that it violates our constitutional rights. [Huffington Post]