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December 16, 2014

In The News Today – December 16, 2014

The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report, and New York City is ranked number one, due to its asbestos docket. Following New York City on the list are California, the West Virginia Supreme Court, the Florida Supreme Court, Madison County, IL, the Missouri Supreme Court, and Louisiana. (Legal Newsline)

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is directing tens of millions of dollars from a settlement with French bank, BNP Paribas SA, to pay for “anti-crime” initiatives in New York City. He now plans to give $101 million to the New York City Housing Authority. (Wall Street Journal)

A federal class action against Apple Inc. over whether Apple’s iTunes 7.0 update helped “create a digital-music monopoly” now heads to a jury. During the course of the trial, which lasted a week and a half, the two lead plaintiffs dropped out after attorneys “discovered they did not buy iPods in the time period in which Apple is accused of wrongdoing.” (Law360 and New York Times)

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