Simpson Thacher Client Wins America's Cup Appeal

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Barry Ostrager isn't a sailingaficionado. Horse racing in his thing. (No joke: He breeds and owns racehorses.) But the man knows how to litigate just about anything, on land orsea. Yesterday the New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division ruledin favor of Ostrager's client, Societe Nautique de Gen?ve, whose Alinghisyndicate won the America's Cup in 2007. The court ruled that in the next America's Cup, SNG will competeagainst the challenger it chose a year ago.