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CBS Subpoenas Cone For its Contacts With Reporters

Fri, Aug. 31, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Mike LawrenceCBS issues a subpoena to Cone Communications, looking for its contacts with journalists covering the takeover battle between the broadcaster and majority shareholder, National Amusements Inc.

CBS Suit Targets Sex Behavior Charges vs. CEO Moonves

Tue, Aug. 28, 2018

By Steve Barnes

CBSCBS is the object of a class action suit which claims that the drop in the network’s share price following revelations of alleged sexual behavior by CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is essentially a case of fraud on the part of the company.

Brunswick, Sitrick, Ripp, SV&C Rank as Top Legal Firms

Wed, May 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ChambersBrunswick Group, Sitrick And Company, Ripp Media, Sard Verbinnen occupy the top rung of the ladder in Chambers and Partners’ debut rankings of PR firms doing legal and litigation support work.

Legal Marketing Assn. Seeks to Raise PR Bar

Mon, Nov. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

LMAThe Legal Marketing Assn., which has more than 4,200 members and representatives in 90 percent of the biggest 200 law firms, is looking for a PR firm to help it become a more vocal advocate for the profession.

Kesha’s Court Battle Impacts PR

Wed, Nov. 1, 2017

By Steve Barnes

KeshaKesha's legal team argues singer/rapper's PR materials are entitled to protection under attorney-client privilege.

Mueller Charges Manafort Violated FARA

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortRobert Mueller's 13-count indictment against Paul Manafort and Richard Gates claiming the duo generated millions of unreported income from Ukraine and hid the payments by laundering the cash, also includes a charge alleging FARA violations.

Dentons Law Firm Launches PA Network

Wed, Sep. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

DentonsDentons, international law firm, launches Nextlaw Global PA Network, to plug into synergy between legal and public affairs sectors.

Court Ruling Puts Flow of Info to Press at Risk

Fri, Jun. 16, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Reorg Research & Murray Energy CorporationA New York court decision on the Empire State's Shield Law puts the free flow of information to the press at risk, according to a report from The Dilenschneider Group.

Ripp Media Handles PR for Cosby Legal Defense

Fri, Oct. 7, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Vanity Fair article on Bill CosbyRipp Media is handling PR for Bill Cosby’s demand that charges against him by Andrea Constand be dismissed on the ground that the Montgomery County D.A.’s office reneged on a promise not to prosecute Cosby. (6 reader comments)

PR Firm Fields Media Relations in Murder Case

Mon, Oct. 3, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Oral Nicholas HillaryOral Nicholas Hillary, who in September was acquitted in a high-profile murder case, is citing a PR firm for its role in taking his story to the press. (1 reader comment)

New York Times Decries “Vanishing” Jury Trials

Thu, Aug. 11, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

New York Times photo: Trial by Jury is Vanishing“Trial by Jury, a Hallowed American Right, Is Vanishing,” says a headline in the Aug. 8 New York Times, referring to both criminal and civil trials. We agree and it’s going on right under our nose.

MWW Group Hits CPA Firm Marcum with Summons

Tue, Jul. 12, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jeffrey WeinerMWWPR has served a summons on accounting firm Marcum LLP and managing partner Jeffrey Weiner seeking a declaratory judgement that engagement letters are void, illegal and unenforceable. Damages in excess $5 million are being sought.

Ripp Reps Carlson in Ailes Lawsuit

Thu, Jul. 7, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Gretchen CarlsonRipp Media is representing former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, who has filed a high-profile sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.

AMP Agency, Boston, Sues MWW for $289,149

Tue, Jun. 28, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

AMPAMP Agency, Boston, a full service marketing firm, has sued MWW Group, East Rutherford, N.J., and New York, seeking payment of $289,149 plus attorneys’ fees, court costs and pre-judgment interest.

Making Websites ADA Compliant

Wed, May 11, 2016

By Mark Sableman

Mark SablemanApplication of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act to websites is still being worked out by regulators and courts. Smart website operators, however, are putting accessibility on their website requirement checklists. (1 reader comment)

Hogan Lovells Reps Venezuela in Pending Supreme Court Case

Wed, Mar. 23, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Helmerich & Payne Int'l Drilling Co.Hogan Lovells US LLP is representing Venezuela’s attorney general in a request filed with the Supreme Court regarding its ongoing case against oil company Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co.

Anonymous Disparagement of Client May Require a Lawsuit

Thu, Mar. 10, 2016

By Mark Sableman

Mark SablemanA PR firm whose client is being disparaged by anonymous emails may find that a lawsuit is the only way to stop the disparagement. Anonymous disparagers have been found out, stopped, and sanctioned through the civil justice system.

PR Pros Must Know SPAM, Fax Regulations

Tue, Jan. 12, 2016

By Mark Sableman

Mark SablemanThe CAN-SPAM law, which regulates commercial emails, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits unsolicited fax ads, must be considered anytime a commercial message is sent out by email or fax.

Citizens' Groups Need Pro Bono Legal Help

Wed, Oct. 28, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA-NYPR reps of four of the biggest law firms, employing a total of 3,586 lawyers, will reap publicity for their firms Nov. 5 via a PRSA/NY program. The firms have pro bono practices and we have some candidates for them.

Sitrick Works High-Profile Hollywood Paternity Case

Wed, Jun. 18, 2014

By Greg Hazley

custodySitrick and Company is mounting a PR play for Danielle Schreiber, the mother of a four-year-old-child at the center of a paternity suit by the actor Jason Patric that the New York Times calls "one of the highest-profile custody fights in the country."