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Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Bill on Bankruptcy: ResCap Report, a Bargain at $83 Million
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Weekly Brief: New Round of Layoffs Hit Law Firms
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
With Probable Cause and Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Supreme Court Would Rather Keep Things Fluid
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Marijuana in the Workplace
Weekly Brief: Rakoff Orders Gupta To Pay Goldman Sachs' Legal Fees
Bill on Bankruptcy: Secret Madoff Agreement May Harm Victims
Stealth Lawyer: Dawn Porter, Filmmaker, 'Gideon's Army'
N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
What Not To Do If You Are Involved in a Federal Criminal Investigation
Weekly Brief: Courthouse Violence on the Rise
How Does Immunity Work in a Federal Criminal Case?
What Happens in a Federal Grand Jury?
Ex-Boy Scout Trial Exposes Group’s “Pervert” Cover Up
Do You Need A Lawyer for a Federal Grand Jury Subpoena?
How Do Federal Prosecutors Categorize People Who Are Involved in an Investigation?
In This Issue:
- Steve Fogle's Feature:
Out of the Blue - A recent unexpected court order restricting the media from reporting on certain details of a high-profile criminal case serves as a reminder that the...more
Reid-Kyl Draft iPoker and iGaming Prohibition Bill Leaked -- "Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012"
A copy of the Kyl-Reid draft bill on Internet poker enabling...more
Are you proud to have lots of Facebook "friends?" Well, any one of them can give strangers, including the U.S. Government, access to your account. Your privacy settings won't completely bar access by strangers. In an August...more
A current anti-piracy case demonstrates the U.S. government’s intent to enforce its copyright laws not just beyond national borders, but beyond the extent of logic. The U.S. Department of Justice has issued an arrest warrant...more
During last week’s oral argument before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the case of U.S. v. Nosal, 642 F.3d 781 (9th Cir. 2011), reh’g en banc granted (Oct. 27, 2011), members of the Court, including most...more
Last month, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced U.S. Senate Bill S. 3804, also known as the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act.” While the bill has a bipartisan roster of co-sponsors and is...more
The Legality of peer to peer virtual online poker card rooms under US federal law.
Wire Act (1084); IGBA (1955); Travel Act; UIGEA.
Business of Betting and Wagering. Skill games and gaming.
In 1996, the United States Congress passed the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) to "address a glaring gap in Federal law" by, for the first time, criminalizing the theft of "intangible property, such as trade secrets or...more
On October 5, 2009, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Pennsylvania's trademark counterfeiting law.
In a 4–3 decision, the majority on the court concluded the law was unconstitutionally broad and that it violated...more
In December of 2007, radio talk show host Michael Savage filed suit in federal district court against the Council on American-Islamic Relations, alleging copyright infringement and a violation of federal racketeering laws for...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Reminder – We’ll See You in Chicago on November 20 at the 30th Annual PMA Law Conference
*Google Settles Book Search Copyright Dispute
*White House Seeks to Finalize Online Betting Ban
On 7-25-08, a U.S. District Court granted the motion for judgment on the pleadings we and our co-counsel Tom Burke of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP filed in a copyright infringement suit brought by talk show host Michael Savage...more
The New Jersey Supreme Court's decision on the source-code issue relative to the Draeger breath test maching used throughout the state of New Jersey and the United States to test breath for alcohol content in drunk driving...more
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