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Business Litigation Report - October 2017

October 2017: Second Circuit Immunity Decision Upends Cross-Border Criminal Investigations - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision in United States v. Allen, --- F.3d ----, 2017 WL 3040201 (2d Cir. July 19,...more

False Start On The Offense - Why the 5th Circuit Flagged the NFLPA for Illegal Procedure in the Ezekiel Elliott Case

by Miller Canfield on

After further review, the ruling of a Texas district court was overturned by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 12, 2017, with the Court of Appeals vacating an injunction order that kept Dallas Cowboys running back...more

“Say it Ain’t So Barry:” A Brief Commentary on United States v. Barry Lamar Bonds and the Elusive Definition of Obstruction of...

Politics can be a contact sport as is evident from the recent appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate alleged misdeeds by the Trump Administration including obstruction of justice. Ironically, the decision of an...more

The Supreme Court - May 2016

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued one decision on May 2, 2016: Ocasio v. United States, No. 14-361: Petitioner Samuel Ocasio, a former police officer, was tried and convicted under the Hobbs Act for...more

Chris Correa Isn’t Billy Beane and This Isn’t Moneyball

by Cozen O'Connor on

The lights going on and off within the head of former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa were once probably flickering more actively than the lights inside of The Staples Center just before the Los Angeles...more

Texas AG Hits Deep in the Heart of DFS

On January 19, 2016, the Texas AG issued an opinion that paid Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) are illegal under Texas law, but noted that “traditional” fantasy sports leagues are, as a general rule, legal under Texas law. In so...more

Oklahoma Judge Rejects Penalties for Rolling the Dice Before a Jury

by Ifrah PLLC on

As a matter of course, federal prosecutors often pile on charges in order to strong-arm defendants into entering a favorable guilty plea quickly. Those who exercise their jury trial right and put the government to its proof...more

The Ongoing Legal Saga Between New York and Daily Fantasy Sports

by Ifrah PLLC on

Christmas didn’t come early for daily fantasy sports players in New York. A state judge issued an injunction this Friday ordering the two largest DFS sites, DraftKings and FanDuel, to shut down. The injunction was based upon...more

Plaintiffs Fold on Their Full Tilt Poker Actions Following Court’s Rejection of Class Certification and Proposed Settlement

by BakerHostetler on

The plaintiffs in three actions against entities and individuals involved in the Full Tilt Poker Internet gambling operation dismissed their claims without prejudice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New...more

Business Round Up: The News and the Views

by DLA Piper on

Thomas Pink Ltd v Victoria’s Secret UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 2631 (Ch) Two particular points for brand owners to take away from the decision: 1. If faced with an invalidity challenge on the grounds of s3(1)(b) or (c)...more

Sweden: Member State referred to the Court of Justice of the EU

by DLA Piper on

On October 16, 2014, the European Commission referred Sweden to the Court of Justice of the EU (EJC) in two cases in relation to Swedish legislation for gambling services....more

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

Order Granting Limited Stay of Discovery

by Ian Imrich on

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

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

REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT

by Ian Imrich on

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

by Ian Imrich on

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...

by Ian Imrich on

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]

by Ian Imrich on

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

by Ian Imrich on

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

10 Annoying Attorney Traits

by Matthew Thompson on

10 bad habits of attorneys...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 Standing

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...

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

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

by Ian Imrich on

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

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...

by Ian Imrich on

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...

by Ian Imrich on

[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...

by Ian Imrich on

[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

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

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