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posted September 16, 2016
A federal judge in Texas has ruled that hacking someone’s computer counts as a search, meaning police must get a warrant to hack into someone’s computer.
posted August 6, 2015
The Practitioners Advisory Group (PAG), an advisory group to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, has issued a letter to the Commission in response to the Commission’s request for comments on possible proposed priorities for the guidelines amendment cycle ending May 1, 2016.
posted June 11, 2015
The Exec Committee of the FBA-CLC would like to make you aware of the upcoming debate between Federal Judges Michael Baylson and Jed Rakoff regarding America’s criminal justice system. The central focus will be Judge Rakoff’s popular article, Why the Innocent Plead Guilty.
posted February 19, 2015
Last month, the U.S. Sentencing Commission published proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines, including significant proposed revisions to the guideline governing fraud, 2B1.1.
posted October 3, 2014
On October 1, 2014, the UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT en banc has decided the case of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Appellant v. HARRY KATZIN, MICHAEL KATZIN and MARK LOUIS KATZIN, SR., Appellees, No. 12-2548, an appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (D.C. Criminal No. 5:11-cr-00226) before District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter.
posted February 10, 2013
Jeremy Frey to lead a roundtable with U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman for business, civil and trial law practitioners on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 4 to 6:15 p.m.
posted January 16, 2012
Burt Rose Digests Perry v. New Hampshire and Smith v. Cain.
posted January 6, 2012
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals rules to vacate all four counts of conviction and remand for a new trial.
posted November 18, 2011
The 2011 surge in health care fraud prosecutions by the Department of Justice is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, with home health care fraud cases leading the way. Recently, there have been some dramatic events affecting home health care businesses.
posted November 8, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in the Alien Tort Statute case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. to resolve whether a corporation can be a defendant in an ATS case. The same day, the court also granted certiorari in Mohamad v. Rajoub to decide a similar issue under the Torture Victim Protection Act of whether that statute permits civil actions against defendants which are not natural persons.
posted May 20, 2011