From the monthly archives:

June 2012

TweetI am a gamer. It started back in 1981 with Pong on our television. From there I progressed to Atari and arcade games. Life changed dramatically in 1986 with the purchase of my first Nintendo gaming system. My days and nights were filled with Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda and Contra – good thing […]

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TweetNew York prosecutors are waking up to a growing epidemic—the abuse of prescription drugs via a method known as “doctor shopping”.  Doctor shopping is when a person visits numerous doctors and obtains prescriptions for addictive prescription drugs such as oxycodone, often paying in cash, and then selling the medication on the black market.  One woman, […]

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TweetEmails have replaced letter writing as the preferred way to conduct day to day business transactions.  Conducting business over email saves both time and money. However, in some, cases, you could literally be signing up for more than you bargained. Many business people do not realize that email exchanges can lead to a legally binding […]

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TweetIn a case which sounds like something from the film Out of Africa, the United States brought an in rem action against an African elephant tusk, seeking its forfeiture and condemnation in a case entitled USA v. One Etched Elephant Tusk of African Elephant and Graham Kent Fuller 10 CV 308 (E.D.N.Y. 5/17/12).  Claimant Graham Fuller put […]

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TweetCarl Greene, the former executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (“PHA”) appealed an order denying his request for a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) and preliminary injunction to prevent the PHA from releasing invoices for legal services to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) for matters in which Greene was sued in his […]

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Tweet The 2006 film Snakes on a Plane became a surprise box office success despite a ridiculous premise (yup, you guessed it, snakes … on a plane), mainly due to Internet hype and an iconic tag line by leading man Samuel L. Jackson: “We’ve got to get these mother ******* snakes off this mother ******* […]

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TweetAs the law that involves the Internet continues to develop, New Jersey has addressed the question of whether bloggers are protected by the same shield laws that are applicable to journalists. Under journalism shield laws, mainstream media is afforded certain protections. For example, in court proceedings, reporters are allowed to withhold the identity of their […]

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TweetA manufacturer of the bone-growth stimulators Spinal-Stim and Cervical-Stim, Orthofix, recently pleaded guilty in Massachusetts federal court to a felony count of obstructing a federal audit, and it agreed to pay approximately $42 million in criminal fines and civil penalties for illegally promoting the stimulators.  See United States of America v. Orthofix, Inc., No. 1:12-cr-10169 and United States of […]

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TweetRecently a New Jersey District Court sentenced an attorney to the longest prison sentence for insider trading-twelve years in a case entitled U.S. v. Bauer, 11-cr-858, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, Newark. The attorney in question is Matthew Kluger. Kluger grew up in a world of relative privilege-he is the son of Richard […]

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TweetAs previously reported here , federal judge Denny Chin, recently heard oral arguments from Google and plaintiffs The Authors Guild and the American Society of Media Photographers in the cases entitled The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 05-08136; and American Society of Media Photographers […]

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