Jacoby & Meyers v. The Presiding Justices

(United States Second Circuit) – In a putative class action challenging on First Amendment grounds New York’s rules, regulations, and statutes prohibiting non‐attorneys from investing in law firms, alleging that the infusions of additional capital which the regulations now prevent would enable plaintiffs to improve the quality of the legal services that they offer and at the same time to reduce their fees, expanding their ability to serve needy clients, the district court’s dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where plaintiffs fail to allege the infringement of any cognizable constitutional right.