Announced the same day as its path-breaking gay marriage decision, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Sekhar v. United States, addressing the definition of “property” for purposes of an extortion prosecution under the Hobbs Act,...more
Miami, Florida – The FBI arrest Saturday, Aug. 31, of Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, for attempting to extort money from former Aerosur Airlines owner Humberto Roca, [United...more
Michael Rynowecer writes as “The Mad Clientist” and his latest post, Outtakes for the Client Service Laboratory makes you wonder just what kind of drug-induced haze so many seem to live in. Take these two examples...more
Is the advice of an attorney intangible property that can be taken by taken by extortion under the Hobbs Act? On April 23, 2013, this precise question was presented to the Supreme Court of the United States during oral...more
Daniel Castro was a high-ranking person in the Philadelphia Police Department. And the Third Circuit's opinion in his case - United States v. Castro - may just be the most awesome published opinion I've seen in months....more
Ed. Note-today we are pleased to begin a three part guest series from our colleague Mary Shaddock Jones.
My husband, Brian R. Jones, is a CPA, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Association of Certified...more
On December 13, 2012, the Fourth Circuit found that emails sent from a husband to a wife were not protected by the marital privilege because they were sent from his work computer....more
On October 12, 2012, two affiliated companies that operate nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Connecticut jointly filed a RICO lawsuit against two local union affiliates in U.S. District Court in New Jersey. They...more
Sometimes we can learn valuable employment law lessons from even the non-employment law court decisions.
What happens if the boardroom meeting to discuss your company’s trade secrets ends up as pillow talk between an...more