Same-sex Unions: Following a May 14 directive issued by New York Gov. David Paterson’s legal counsel, state agencies have been instructed to revise their policies to recognize same-sex unions from other jurisdictions, says the NYT.
A Recruiter Scorned: The New York Law Journal via Law.com reports that a New York judge has rejected a legal recruiter’s attempt to collect fees from Blank Rome after the law firm completed a merger proposed by that recruiter, but used another recruiting service.
Asbestos: A ruling issued yesterday in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals gives new life to thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits, reports the Daily Business Review via Law. com.
War Crimes: The WSJ reports that a U.N.-backed war crimes court has doubled prison sentences for two Sierra Leone ex-militia leaders convicted of overseeing hundreds of killings during the country’s 11-year war.
Fashion: Perhaps it’s a good time to assess the fashion at your firms The WSJ’s “On Style” column questions whether “Sex and the City,” the hit HBO series and soon-to-be-released movie, has inspired too-sexy workplace attire that pushes past appropriateness.