Archive for September 11th, 2020

September 11, 2020

Lazaro Speaks on Securities Arbitration Issues

This past week, Professor Christine Lazaro moderated the webinar, “The Fundamentals of FINRA Arbitration: When the FINRA Forum Applies and Vetting & Accepting Cases,” for PIABA. The panel discussed the types of disputes that are subject to arbitration with FINRA Dispute Resolution Services, as well as the steps involved in initially investigating a case.

Professor Lazaro also participated on PLI’s Securities Arbitration 2020 program. She moderated the panel, Arbitration and Mediation Settlement Practicum, which discussed settlement strategies and handling mediations in an online setting. Professor Lazaro also participated as a speaker on the panel, Staying Ahead of the Curve: Hot Topics in Securities Arbitration and Future Trends, during which she discussed changes to the standards governing investment professionals and other issues on the horizon in securities arbitration for 2021. Additionally, Professor Lazaro and Scott Eichhorn co-authored the article, Telephonic Mediations of Small Claims, for the program materials.

Christine Lazaro
Professor of Clinical Legal Education
Director, Securities Arbitration Clinic
September 11, 2020

Todres Publishes Article in NYS Bar Association Journal

Professor Jacob Todres has published a short article in this month’s New York State Bar Association Journal, entitled Tax Malpractice Damages—Return to FundamentalsAnother Court Gets It Right, 92 (No. 7) N.Y.S.B.A.J. 57 (Sept/Oct 2020).

The article focuses on Bloostein v. Morrison Cohen LLP, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 50199(U) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. Feb. 2019) (Westlaw), which held that additional taxes caused by a tax advisor’s negligence may be recoverable under New York law. While this holding seems unexceptionable under traditional New York tort law, it is important because several cases decided between 2007 and 2014 held such additional taxes were not recoverable. These other cases, rather inexplicably, relied on precedent decided under the fraud measure of damages. Todres is hopeful that Bloostein has properly reset the focus in this area.

Jacob L. Todres
Professor of Law
September 11, 2020

Borgen Writes Essay on “Articles of War” Blog

Yesterday Professor Christopher Borgen posted an essay, “Space Power, Space Force, and Space Law,” on the new Articles of War blog, which is under the auspices of West Point’s Lieber Institute. In it, he describes aspects of the current transformation of civilian and military space activities and introduces some of the ways that the law of armed conflict and space law overlap in this rapidly evolving environment.

A link to Professor Borgen’s essay is available here.

Christopher J. Borgen
Professor of Law
Co-Director, Center for International and Comparative Law
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