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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...

Liens with Intentionally Incorrect Information May...

Duane Morris Construction Law General | Tuesday August 26, 2014 | By Adam L. Gill

Generally, lien waivers that contain fraudulent information are not enforceable. However, not all intentionally misleading statements are fraudulent. The crux of the issue is whether a lien waiver simply states that the subcontractor has been paid a specific...

It's a Small World After All

Duane Morris TechLaw wars communication international_trade internet international sinrod | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Tuesday August 26, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

It just is not realistically possible for countries to be isolationist in this current era. Indeed, the entire world is interconnected by the Internet and other technologies. Consider this fact that shows how the world is becoming smaller as we group...

Fee-Shifting Corporate Bylaws--The Judicial Challe...

Duane Morris Delaware Business Law dgcl bylaws | General | Monday August 25, 2014 | By Richard L. Renck

As discussed in a previous post , the Delaware General Assembly has tabled its consideration of a bill that would ban fee-shifting bylaws for traditional corporations until the next legislative session.   This legislative push followed the Delaware...

Businesses Around the United States Being Targeted...

Duane Morris Banking Law americans_with_disabilities_act ada accessibility physical_barriers websites | General | Friday August 22, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

While plaintiff's lawyers have been busy the past two years filing lawsuits around the United States alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to physical barriers—including a wave of class action lawsuits against banks for...

Duane Morris' Eric Frank Receives Multiple Recogni...

Duane Morris Gaming Law new_leader_of_the_bar south_jersey_biz_magazine new_jersey_law_journal eric_frank gaming best_attorney new_jersey | General | Friday August 22, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris gaming attorney Eric Frank of the firm's Cherry Hill office was featured in South Jersey Biz Magazine as one of the regions "Best Attorneys in Business" for Gaming . The New Jersey Law Journal also selected Eric as a...

Are U.S. Companies Violating European Union Privac...

Duane Morris TechLaw safe_harbor_framework ftc privacy center_for_digital_democracy european_union | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Tuesday August 19, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Gone are the days when some companies may decide to take lightly the responsibility to safeguard private data. Indeed, many companies have been very earnest in complying with U.S. privacy rules when it comes to sensitive data such as health and financial...

Six-Month Delay Bars Coverage in NJ Under Claims-M...

Duane Morris Insurance Law policy policyholder new_jersey claims insurer | Insurance Business and Regulatory Developments | Tuesday August 19, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

For a claims-made policy, the policy holder is to provide notice of a claim: (1) during the same policy period in which the policyholder received the claim and (2) “as soon as practicable.” Otherwise, the claim may be denied because of late notice. New...

California Court of Appeal Issues Ruling Regarding...

Duane Morris Insurance Law attorney_fees reasonable_rate california_court_of_appeal market_rate | Insurance Business and Regulatory Developments | Tuesday August 19, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

A California Court of Appeal has affirmed the concept that a successful defendant who is entitled to an attorney fee award can seek an award which is greater than the fees actually billed by the insurance appointed defense counsel who represented the...

Are Copyrighted Works Only by and for Humans? The...

Duane Morris New Media and Entertainment Law monkey david_slater images artificial_intelligence selfie mark_a_fischer wikimedia ai photography wikipedia mark_fischer photographs planet-of-the_apes copyright | General | Monday August 18, 2014 | By Mark A. Fischer

Why should humans own all the world’s copyrights? The question is prompted by a photograph that’s made worldwide news. In Indonesia, a female crested black macaque monkey picked up a camera owned by photographer David Slater. I won’t focus much on the story of...

Blockbusters, Behemoths, and In-Betweeners – The C...

Duane Morris New Media and Entertainment Law who_owns_the_future? tenpole blockbusters tv jaron_lanier show_business mark_fischer copyright tent_poles big_budgets movies deals in_betweeners televsion entertainment middle_class anita_elberse motion_pictures mark_a_fischer entertainment_law media_and_ | General | Sunday August 17, 2014 | By Mark A. Fischer

What are the most notable recent changes and trends in the entertainment business? Not all of the changes are due to our friend the Internet, although that is obviously playing a very big part. Many motion picture industry figures have commented that we are...

Wait, Now USB Devices May Be Unsafe Too?

Duane Morris TechLaw nsa personal_data attacks virus security usb hack | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Wednesday August 13, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Thumb drives, keyboards, and mice, oh my! That's right, these USB devices now may be the latest "lions, tigers, and bears" to fear in our high-tech world. According to a recent Reuters article, such USB devices possibly can be compromised ...


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