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The IRS and the Controlled Substance Act

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Two recent District Court cases, High Desert Relief, Inc. v. United States of America and Alpenglow Botanicals, LLC et. al. v. United States of America have raised a novel issue in the IRS’s audits of cannabis businesses....more

The Supreme Court - March 2016

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in two cases on March 1, 2016: Gobeille v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., No. 14-181: Respondent Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, which has an “employee welfare benefit...more

SCC Recognizes a Lawyer’s Duty of Commitment to the Client’s Cause

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In a decision released on Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada has recognized a new principle of fundamental justice: a lawyer’s duty of commitment to the client’s cause. In Canada (Attorney General) v Federation of...more

Rubber Match? Resin Trade Secret Battle Results In A Multi-Jurisdictional Draw

On the same day last week, two rival rubber resin companies issued press releases — each claiming legal victory in the same trade secret dispute....more

NCAA, et. al. v. Christopher J. Christie, et. al. (New Jersey Sportsbetting / PASPA Litigation)

Order: Denying New Jersey MTD and MSJ re NCAA, NFL, NBA, et. al. Legal StandingNew Jersey

by Ian Imrich on

Order: [Denying New Jersey MTD and MSJ re NCAA, NFL, NBA, et. al. Legal Standing] --- "This matter comes before the Court upon Plaintiffs’ “Motion for Summary Judgment and, If Necessary to Preserve the Status Quo, a...more

NCAA, et. al. v. Christopher J. Christie, et. al. (New Jersey Sportsbetting / PASPA Litigation)

Memorandum Opinion by Judge Shipp (21 Dec 2012): Ruling in favor of NCAA and Professional Sports Leagues' Legal Standing to sue...New Jersey

by Ian Imrich on

MEMORANDUM OPINION (Shipp, District Judge) re Plaintiff Legal Standing -- Denying Defendant New Jersey's Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Summary Judgement: --- "This matter comes before the Court upon several motions...more

Paris International Litigation Bulletin no. 4

by Christelle Coslin on

This quarterly bulletin provides an overview of newly applicable legal provisions, recent case law and more generally the recent news in international litigation viewed from France....more

The Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012 [Reid - Kyl Draft iGaming Bill...

by Ian Imrich on

[Reid - Kyl Draft iGaming Bill Summary Leaked to Media on September 12, 2012] Prior to the attached document which poker endemics, bloggers, and others in the US media obtained access thereto yesterday evening...more

IGBA Poker NY Law Excerpt from ANALYSIS OF THE ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUSINESSES ACT -- New York State Gambling Law

by Ian Imrich on

IGBA Poker NY Law Excerpt from ANALYSIS OF THE ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUSINESSES ACT -- New York State Gambling Law --- EDNY Senior District Court Judge Jack Weinstein got most of it right in his thorough legal analyses of IGBA...more

USA v. Poker Stars et. al. (Chris Ferguson)

Defense Request for Status Conference re DiChristina case poker rulingNew York

by Ian Imrich on

[Defense Request for Status Conference in USA v. PokerStars (Lederer, Ferguson, Furst) SDNY civil forfeiture proceedings:] We represent claimant and defendant Howard Lederer in connection with the referenced case. Mr....more

From the Archives: Roger Clemens and Lie Detector Tests

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

With a jury acquiting Roger Clemens on perjury charges last month, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at a post I did way back in January 2008 where he initially suggested he would take a lie detector test....more

Arizona's Attempt To Crackdown On Immigration (Mostly) Rejected By Supreme Court

by Fisher Phillips on

On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court held that certain provisions of Arizona's immigration statute (signed into law in 2010) were preempted by federal immigration law. The preempted provisions include those making it a...more

Paris International Litigation Bulletin no. 3

by Christelle Coslin on

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS French legislative and regulatory developments Page 4 French proceedings Page 7 UPDATES The dematerialisation of French civil procedure: More than ever a reality Page 9 Reform of the French Blocking...more

In re Pacific Pictures: New Ninth Circuit Decision May Be Kryptonite To Claims Of Privilege Under The Selective Waiver Doctrine

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Corporations subject to criminal and civil regulatory investigations have long grappled with the highly charged decision over whether to provide the government with privileged communications and attorney work product or...more

Trust Busting in Switzerland, Yves Klein, London, 13.05.11

by Yves Klein on

A description of Swiss law on the recognition of foreign trusts and of tools available under Swiss law to challenge them....more

The Expanding Territorial Reach of RICO: It's Not Just For U.S.-Based Organized Crime Anymore

Background The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961–68 ("RICO"), was passed in 1970 for the primary purpose of "seeking the eradication of organized crime in the United States." Pub. L....more

Chance v. Skill in New York’s Law of Gambling: Has the Game Changed?

by Ian Imrich on

What is the proper test of skill or chance in assessing what activity is gambling in the State of New York? According to noted NY gaming law expert Bennett Liebman, it is the so-called "predominance test" as outlined in this...more

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