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States v. Nations: An International Challenge

Duane Morris TechLaw nations sinrod states international | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Tuesday September 30, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

The fact that states and nations do not line up neatly on the geographical global map continues to create international problems. Under the Montevideo Convention of 1933 , a state is defined as "an entity that has a defined territory and a...

DOJ Opposes NJ's Latest Sports Betting Effort; Ano...

Duane Morris Gaming Law sports_betting chris_soriano new_jersey | General | Tuesday September 30, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

Following up on our September 29 post about the sports leagues' opposition to New Jersey's latest effort to implement sports betting, late in the evening of the 29th the Department of Justice also weighed in, opposing New Jersey's efforts. The DOJ...

When the “Discovery Rule” is Irrelevant

Duane Morris Construction Law General | Monday September 29, 2014 | By Adam L. Gill

Can the statute of limitations for a claim expire even before a project owner knows that it has a claim?   This is a very real possibility if one is not careful in drafting contracts.   Courts generally recognize that sophisticated business...

Sports Leagues Oppose NJ's Latest Sports Betting P...

Duane Morris Gaming Law sports_betting new_jersey chris_soriano | General | Monday September 29, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

On September 29, the NCAA and the professional sports leagues filed their opposition to New Jersey's effort to clarify the sports betting injunction in place.  New Jersey has argued that the sports wagering law operated as a repeal on New Jersey's...

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Duane Morris Vietnam oliver_massmann_vietnam_m&a | Vietnam - M&A | Sunday September 28, 2014 | By Oliver Massmann

  X.1 Overview With the passing of the Law on Investment (IL) and Law on Enterprises (EL) by the National Assembly of Vietnam, a foundation was laid for establishing a new Vietnamese investment regime in general and creating a level playing field...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Sept. 22-26)

Duane Morris Gaming Law interactive_gaming internet_gambling eric_frank international_law frank european_union | General | Friday September 26, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the Internet gaming world for the week of Sept. 22-26: Court: Danish preferred Internet Gaming Tax Rate OK Hong Kong Won’t Block Internet Gaming Sites Norway Begins Internet Gaming...

The Limitations of the International Court of Just...

Duane Morris TechLaw world_court international_court_of_justice united_nations sinrod | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Wednesday September 24, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

The world is becoming a much smaller place given international transportation, multinational corporations, and Internet communications that know no geographic boundaries. With more frequent and heightened dealings with people across the globe, there...

Further Confirmation Of The P3 “Tipping Point”

Duane Morris Construction Law infrastructure construction stan_martin penndot p3 | General | Tuesday September 23, 2014 | By Stan Martin

A Pennsylvania program announced yesterday provides support for the “tipping point” comment by Tony Sanacory and Will Fagan only two weeks ago, in a Duane Morris blog entry .   PennDOT plans to award a contract to a P3 entity to repair or replace 558...

FDA Goes Purple on Biologics and Biosimilars: Com...

Duane Morris Life Sciences Law bpcia interchangeable_biologic_drug 351(k) purple_book biosimilar biosimilars interchangeability patent_litigation orange_book bla | General | Monday September 22, 2014 | By Michael A. Swit

Since the early 1980s, the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the pharmacy boards that control substitution at the state level, have relied on FDA’s Orange Book to determine which drugs are not only approved, but also those generic versions that are...

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Pay Transparency...

Duane Morris Construction Law department_of_labor christopher_durham elana_baurer employees transparency federal_contractors disclosure pay compensation | General | Monday September 22, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a  Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register to implement Executive Order 13665, which was signed by President Obama on...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Sept. 15-19)

Duane Morris Gaming Law new_jersey_casinos new_jersey interactive_gaming frank eric_frank internet_gaming internet_gambling | General | Friday September 19, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the Internet gaming world for the week of Sept. 15-19: Study: U.S. Internet Gambling could be generating $5.2 billion by 2020 and be in 20 states  Charitable Text-To-Enter Raffles OK’ed for...

When It Comes to Tech, Size Matters

Duane Morris TechLaw google_glass laptops telephones tablets sinrod handheld_devices iphone computers | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Tuesday September 16, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Big, small or in-between? When dealing with tech, it seems that there are preferences, and fortunately there options currently. Long, long ago and far away, back in the disco days of the 1970s, the only available computer to me was a massive, computer...

Duane Morris Partner Joseph M. Burton Discusses th...

White-Collar Criminal Law burton law_firms cyberattack cybersecurity criminal_law | General | Tuesday September 16, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

The need for better cybersecurity, along with the responsibility to safeguard client and firm information from the risk of loss from cyberattack, has been the focus of considerable discussion by law firms for the past four years. While some law firms...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Sept. 8-12)

Duane Morris Gaming Law gaming interactive_gaming eric_frank internet_gaming international_law internet_gambling new_jersey singapore frank gambling | General | Friday September 12, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the internet gaming world for the week of Sept. 8-12: New Jersey Internet Gaming Numbers for August 2014 Singapore Legislation Would Ban Internet Gaming ...

Idaho Federal Judge: Chance plays a role in Texas ...

Duane Morris Gaming Law frank poker state_law gambling games_of_chance constitutional_law eric_frank gaming | General | Wednesday September 10, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

In an opinion issued this past Friday, Judge B. Lynn Winmill, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, ruled Texas Hold ‘em poker is explicitly prohibited under Idaho law and is a Class III game under IGRA. The...

Has P3 Reached a Tipping Point in the United State...

Duane Morris Construction Law General | Tuesday September 09, 2014 | By Antony L. Sanacory

Malcom Gladwell’s 2000 best-seller The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference posits that most social shifts (or epidemics, as Gladwell refers to them in his book) share common characteristics, including what he refers to as (1) the law...

When Does Cybercrime Become Internet Warfare?

Duane Morris TechLaw world_wide_web internet_terrorism cybercrime hacking cyberspace identity_theft sinrod cyberattack | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Tuesday September 09, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Since the beginning of time, unfortunately, some people have been intent on causing harm to others for their own benefit. This, of course, has been true with respect to Internet conduct. Indeed, we now live in a world in which the "black hats" are...

BREAKING: NJ Attorney General Issues Sports Betti...

Duane Morris Gaming Law sports_betting chris_soriano new_jersey_casinos | General | Monday September 08, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

In what could open the door once again to sports betting in New Jersey, today NJ Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman issued Formal Opinion 1-2014 regarding sports betting.  At the same time, the State has sought relief from the United States District...

Construction Contract Forms – A New Battleground?

Duane Morris Construction Law stan_martin consensusdocs contracts construction aia contract_documents | General | Friday September 05, 2014 | By Stan Martin

The American Institute of Architects issued a press release this week touting a custom set of contract documents it has worked out with the Kentucky Department of Education.   Ten AIA contract forms have been customized for the state department....

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Sept. 1-5)

Duane Morris Gaming Law international_law internet_wagering frank internet_gaming interactive_gaming internet_gambling eric_frank | General | Friday September 05, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the internet gaming world for the week of Sept. 1-5: New Portuguese Internet gaming law to be implemented within 180 days. FanDuel raises $70 Million of...

Investing in Geothermal Power Project in Vietnam

Duane Morris Vietnam vietnam_investment_power_oliver_massmann | Investment in Vietnam | Wednesday September 03, 2014 | By Oliver Massmann

Introduction The geothermal energy in Vietnam has great potential, up to date, the researched have showed that Vietnam has more than 200 sources of hot water at temperatures of 40-100 degrees centigrade that provides this Southeast Asian country...

Corporations Don't Independently Owe Fiduciary Dut...

Duane Morris Delaware Business Law fiduciary_duty | General | Friday August 29, 2014 | By Richard L. Renck

On August 7, 2014, Vice Chancellor Glasscock issued a letter opinion in the matter Buttonwood Tree Value Partners, L.P., et al. v. R.L. Polk & Co., Inc., et al., C.A. No. 9250-VCG that is not attention-grabbing because it wrestles with some nuanced...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Aug. 25-29)

Duane Morris Gaming Law internet_lottery interactive_gaming frank internet_gambling gaming internet_gaming eric_frank gambling | General | Friday August 29, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top news in the legal world of internet gaming for the week of Aug. 25-29: West Virginia Lottery Considering Online Options Georgia Lottery opposes federal legislation to reinterpret Wire Act to ban internet gaming ...

Reminder: False Claims Act Lessons Are Expensive

Duane Morris Construction Law false_claims_act prevailing_wage treble_damages stan_martin construction | General | Thursday August 28, 2014 | By Stan Martin

A contractor filing false prevailing wage certifications was reminded just how costly it can be to run afoul of a False Claims Act charge.   After a trial on damages, the federal court judge found that the contractor was paid $254,298.18 for the...


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