Lawyer Sued: A New York lawyer with more than 60 years experience is facing a suit that alleges he "shamelessly looted" more than $15 million from clients for more than a decade, The National Law Journal reports via law.com. The lawyer, Winthrop Ross Munyan, most recently associated with Riad & Associates, is facing allegations that include fraud and unjust enrichment. The plaintiffs are the owners of five Liechtenstein-based trusts.
'Instant Yes': Meredith Cross didn't think twice about taking a job at the Securities and Exchange Commission, The BLT reports. SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro has tapped Cross, a corporate partner in the D.C. office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, as director of the commission’s division of corporation finance. Cross has practiced at Wilmer since 1998.
The Speciality Plate Debate: The Legal Intelligencer previews today's argument in Children First Foundation Inc. v. Legreide, a suit that alleges New Jersey officials practiced "viewpoint discrimination" when they deemed "too controversial" a speciality license plate that bears the slogan "Choose Life." The case is being heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Courts across the country have issued differing rulings as to whether states have the right to deny "Choose Life" license plates.
Opening the Door, Slightly: President Barack Obama is showing greater engagement with Cuba in lifting limits on Cuban-Americans' ability to visit and send money to family members on the island, The New York Times reports. Obama campaigned on improving relations with Cuba. The president has not lifted the longstanding trade embargo, however.