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Eyeglass heir parties with drugs, hookers on company's dime: lawsuit

The heir to eyeglass chain Cohen's Fashion Optical is a cocaine-snorting party boy who charges the company for drugs, hookers and lavish trips to Vegas and the Dominican Republic, the company's former consultant claims in a new lawsuit. Read More»

Boxer Is Entitled to Purse From Fight in Chechnya, Judge Says

In addition to ordering a German promotional company to pay the remainder of a purse it owed heavyweight Fres Oquendo for a 12-round "surreal" slugfest, the judge blocked the company from promoting any match for his opponent Ruslan Chagaev for 18 months, or until the company schedules a rematch. Read More»

U.S. Court orders Chagaev-Oquendo rematch before proposed Chagaev defense against Browne

Square Ring Promotions and Hitz Boxing announced today that District Court Judge Ronnie Abrams for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered an order in Oquendo vs. Terek Box Event... Read More»

A Damon Runyon Kind of Practice

Judd Burstein is mum on Fox News, but not on the Mob or Don King... Read More»

Ardsley sports complex, coach tip off in court over job change

Andrew Borman says Ardsley's House of Sports wants to block him from a job at a nonprofit Read More»

Ritzy sports center threatens to sue coach who went to b-ball association for poor kids: suit

The owners of House of Sports, a ritzy Westchester “Olympic style athletic training facility,” are threatening to sue their former basketball coach for going to a "competitor" – a non-profit basketball association catering to poor kids. Read More»

Fox News Retracts Fraud Claim Against Former Executive

When Fox News president Roger Ailes fired his close advisor Brian Lewis last year, the channel claimed–via a series of coordinated leaks to Fox-friendly outlets–that Lewis was terminated over "financial irregularities" and unspecified "breaches of his employment contract." Lewis fired back, and eventually settled with Fox for $8 million in November. Read More»

Truth and a Prize Emerge From Lies About Hoffman

The amount of money being paid by The Enquirer will not be disclosed, Mr. Burstein said, adding, "It's enough for the foundation to give out these grants for years to come." Read More»

Tacopina Sues Daily News, Two Reporters, Kerik for Defamation

Prominent defense attorney Joseph Tacopina has hit the New York Daily News, two of its reporters and disgraced former police commissioner Bernard Kerik with a $15 million defamation action alleging the trio schemed in a "clever, but corrupt plan" to have Kerik file a "meritless" disciplinary complaint that would clear the way for the newspaper to publish a libelous article questioning Tacopina's ethics. Read More»

A Settlement Between Fox News and a Former Top Executive? Perhaps

The Fox News Channel has long been described as insular and buttoned up, a reputation that has been reaffirmed in recent days over the question of whether it has reached a settlement with Brian Lewis, the former longtime chief spokesman for and close adviser to Roger Ailes. Read More»

The Brian Lewis vs. Fox News War Is on as the Fired Exec Lawyers Up

Fired Fox exec has retained a high-powered lawyer who says Fox News and Roger Ailes should be afraid – very afraid The fight between Brian Lewis and Fox is about to get ugly. Read More»

Brian Lewis' Lawyer: Roger Ailes and Fox Have 'A Lot' to Fear

Brian Lewis, formerly the right-hand man to Roger Ailes at Fox News, has hired a lawyer and could be preparing for a bold action. Read More»

JUDD BURSTEIN has been included on the list of SUPER LAWYERS.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Upping the Game: Celebrity Charades

Bobby Cannavale, Amanda Seyfried and More Come Out for LAByrinth Theater Company Fundraiser Read More»

Boxer De La Hoya wins kinky sex lawsuit

Angelica Marie Cecora lost the courtroom bout Thursday when a judge dismissed her $5 million lawsuit and ordered her to pay the retired pugilist's legal bills. Read More»

United States v. David Brooks (Securities Fraud/Criminal Forfeiture Trial)

Following a conviction for insider trading (the defendant was represented by prior counsel in that trial), Mr. Burstein tried a non-jury forfeiture case in which the Government had sought to forfeit $185 million received by the defendant as a result Read More»

De La Hoya's jab at $ex gab

Boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya is looking to score an early TKO against the model who's suing him over an alleged drug-fueled sex romp. Read More»

Excelsior Capital v. Estate of C. Robert Allen (Breach of Contract/Surety Law Trial)

Mr. Burstein won a $25 million jury verdict for a client on a breach of contract claim that the defendant had guaranteed loans made by the firm's client. Significantly, the case had been tried previously, and dismissed by the trial court after the close of evidence. Following an appellate reversal of that decision Mr. Burstein won the second trial.

Judd Burstein Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

Manhattan attorney, Judd Burstein has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is a trial lawyer society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American Lawyers. Read More»

Feds, Brooks' lawyers, experts clash on forfeiture

Federal prosecutors, David Brooks' defense attorneys and the financial experts for both sides have been clashing all week over whether the convicted body-armor manufacturer has to forfeit as much as $138 million or as little as nothing of the $185.9 million he gained based on insider trading of his company's stock. Read More»

Mayweather, Mosley embrace Olympic-style drug test

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and welterweight champion Shane Mosley will undergo Olympic-style drug testing for their May 1 fight in Las Vegas, which they hope will set a new standard for boxing. Read More»

Shane Mosley Awaiting Floyd Mayweather's Signature

Since the BALCO scandal of 2003, when he admitted having used the steroids, the cream," and, "the clear," saying he uknowingly did so, Shane Mosley has been the most prominent boxer as far as being fairly or unfairly linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Read More»

Where, oh where, is Floyd's signature?

Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, is usually a calm, cool and collected sort. The former Swiss banker doesn't get rattled easily. Tuesday morning, however, he sounded rattled, expressing concern about why Floyd Mayweather Jr. has not signed his contract to face welterweight champ Shane Mosley on May 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, in as big of a fight as there is in the sport. Read More»

Developers sued for $25M

The developers of luxury apartment building One Madison Park are the target of another lawsuit -- this time from a branding guru who claims he was never paid for work he did to create the condo's image and now wants $25 million for his trouble. Read More»

Star Lawyer Stiffed Me: EX

The ex-wife of celebrity divorce lawyer Dominic Barbara claims in court papers that he cheated her out of alimony with a bogus claim that he's broke. Read More»

Victor Conte BALCO Book Battle Raging on Release Date

Nasty legal warfare has broken out over Victor Conte's forthcoming tell-all book about his leading role in the world's biggest steroids conspiracy. Read More»

Oscar De La Hoya Accuser Withdraws Case

Ex-Scores stripper Milana Dravnel has withdrawn her $100 million lawsuit against Oscar De La Hoya, after she claimed he falsely called her a liar when she released photos of De La Hoya. Read More»

The Perilous Future of Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Spitzer hit bottom. Up next are several potential legal repercussions. Read More»

In the Case of the Model vs. the Boxer, A Court Showdown That Wasn't

Milana Dravnel filed a $25 million lawsuit against Mr. de La Hoya. Read More»

He's Got The Mouth

Judd Burstein Used to Sue Boxing Promoter Don King. Now They're in the Same Corner. Read More»

Court Upholds City's Snapple Contract

The Court of Appeals upheld New York City's innovative marketing contract with Snapple Beverage Company. Read More»

Ex-Partner Plans To Sue Donny Deutsch - Steve Dworin Will Claim He Was Defamed

Steve Dworin, ex-partner of adman-turned-TV star Donny Deutsch, said he plans to file a lawsuit against Mr. Deutsch. Read More»

Can a Lawyer Sue an Ex-Client for a Former Foe?

he acrimony between Burstein and boxing promoter Don King has been intense over the years, but now Burstein is in King's corner. Read More»

Judd Burstein: The Lawyer of the Moment

Bernard Hopkins thought his next fight would be an easy one: against Morrade Hakkar. Now that bout has fallen through and the schedule looks a lot tougher. On November 4th, "The Executioner" is slated to face off against Lou DiBella in federal court Read More»

The Problem Solvers: The Litigator

If you ask around the legal community for the toughest lawyers in town, Judd Burstein will always make the list. Read More»

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Ringside Treat

Boxing Promoter Don King gave $100,000 to a foundation set up by a key regulator who's pushing for a new rule King seeks. Read More»