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To Catch an E-Thief — Under Federal Property Law

As businesses move away from paper documents, courts are poised to broaden ‘conversion’ definition. The fundamental shift for busi­nesses in the past 15 years from paper documents to computer data has forced the courts...more

North Carolina ABC Legislative Wrap-Up 2014

The 2014 legislative short session adjourned on August 20, 2014. The General Assembly passed several bills affecting alcoholic beverages in North Carolina. Significant provisions of those bills are summarized below....more

Judge Rakoff Rules that Bitcoin Is Money in New York Federal Court

On August 19, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a ruling in the case of Robert Faiella, holding that bitcoins are “money,” citing the plain meaning of the term in The...more

The risk of self-incrimination in cross-border disputes: The Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (527)

In Attorney General of Manitoba et al. v. Clark, 2013 MBQB 249 (“Clark”), the Crown sought to enforce an evidence gathering order under the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (the “Act”). The order required...more

Microsoft loses third round of battle against extra-territorial warrants

On 31 July, the chief judge of the Southern District of New York delivered the latest in a series of controversial judgments stemming from a test case brought by Microsoft in an extra-territorial warrant issued under the U.S....more

Court Requires Employer To Pay Legal Fees Of Ex-Employee Charged With Trade Secret Theft

On October 16, 2013, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled that Goldman Sachs must advance the legal fees of a former employee charged with stealing Goldman’s source code. The order is the latest twist in a case that...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

Order Granting Limited Stay of Discovery

ORDER that all discovery is stayed in this case until the earlier of 20 days after Defendant files an answer or February 21, 2014. Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order due by 3/13/2014. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach...more

Governmental Authority in Accessing Private Information of Internet Users in China

The revelation of the U.S. mass data collection program PRISM has triggered a worldwide discussion about the government’s access to the private communications of Internet users....more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT

REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT -- to Response to MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit G, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit H, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

RESPONSE TO MOTION TO DISMISS

RESPONSE to MOTION to Dismiss, filed by Plaintiff Chad Elie. Replies due by 7/25/2013. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Chattah, Sigal) (Entered: 07/15/2013) [Clerk's Notes.] ...more

Was Lawrence DiCristina found guilty or charged in and by the state of New York for promoting gambling or anything else? (Updated...

Was Lawrence DiCristina found guilty or charged in and by the state of New York for promoting gambling or anything else? (No, he was charged by US Federal authorities) International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Discussion...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

APPENDIX IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT [Professional Negligence Claims]

APPENDIX re: MOTION to Dismiss; filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. (Terry, Brian) (Entered: 06/03/2013) [Clerk's Notes] --- ...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT

MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint contained within PETITION FOR REMOVAL; filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. Responses due by 6/20/2013. (Terry, Brian) (Entered: 06/03/2013) [Clerks's Notes] --- ...more

Court Denies Motion for Class Certification in Hannaford

In an order surely to reverberate with both the plaintiffs’ and defense bar, on March 20, 2013, Judge D. Brock Hornby of the United States District Court for the District of Maine denied the plaintiffs’ motion to certify a...more

District Court in California Provides Further Clarification as to the Scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

On March 12, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a ruling clarifying the reach of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) when employees access computer systems. The decision...more

Recent Developments In Information Technology Law - First Quarter 2013

Table of Contents: *I. U.S. Supreme Court - A. Trademarks *II. U.S. Courts of Appeal - A. Patents - B. Copyrights - C. Copyrights/Criminal - D. Trademarks - E. Trademarks/Unfair...more

Poker Gaming Act of 2013: State of Texas Bill (HB 292 filed 12/17/2012)

POKER GAMING ACT OF 2013 -- State of Texas Bill relating to the authorization and regulation of poker gaming and the duties of the Texas Lottery Commission; providing civil and criminal penalties. HB 292 Legislative Session:...more

Second Circuit Holds First Amendment Bars Conviction Based Solely on Off-Label Promotion of FDA-Approved Drug

In its long-awaited decision in United States v. Caronia, the Second Circuit ruled today that the First Amendment bars the criminal prosecution of pharmaceutical manufacturers or their sales representatives for truthful,...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Christopher Ferguson)

CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW JOINING HOWARD LEDERER’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF HIS MOTION TO DISMISS THE...

CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW JOINING HOWARD LEDERER’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF HIS MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT: ----- "Christopher Ferguson joins in Howard Lederer’s...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Lederer)

MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER’S MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT’S...

[LEDERER'S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER’S MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT’S IN PERSONAM CIVIL MONEY LAUNDERING CLAIM AND FIRST AND SECOND IN REM...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Lederer)

DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER'S NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT'S IN PERSONAM...

[MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER’S MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT’S IN PERSONAM CIVIL MONEY LAUNDERING CLAIM AND FIRST AND SECOND IN REM CLAIMS] "The original...more

A Widening Circuit Split in the Interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Introduction - The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) criminalizes unauthorized access to a private computer system and allows for individuals suffering harm from such conduct to bring private civil actions for relief....more

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

[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

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

Cardoom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

NOTICE OF DEMURRER AND DEMURRER OF DEFENDANT CHRIS FERGUSON, TO PLAINTIFF’S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

Plaintiff’s lawsuit is nothing more than a frivolous and baseless attempt to capitalize on an indictment and civil forfeiture action that is wholly unrelated to the claims alleged. Plaintiff, Cardroom International LLC...more

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