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14 Feb 2014, 8:48 pm by Peter Vodola
A federal court in New York ruled that, based on the circumstances of the transaction and the allegations of the complaint, the purchase of a life insurance policy as part of a life settlements arrangement did not constitute a security. In Gugick v. Melville Capital, LLC, No. 11-CV-6294 (CS) (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 31, 2014), United States District Court Judge Cathy Seibel review the allegations of the complaint, and whether – as alleged – the transaction complained of exhibited the… [read post]
20 Feb 2013, 8:35 am by Kenan Farrell
Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Does 1 – 34 Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00293-CLFile Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013Plaintiff: Voltage Pictures, LLCPlaintiff Counsel: Carl D. Crowell of Crowell LawDefendant: Does 1 – 34Cause: Copyright Infringement, Contributory Infringement, Indirect Infringement of CopyrightCourt: Oregon District CourtJudge: Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke View this document on Scribd [read post]
22 Apr 2013, 6:58 am by Kenan Farrell
Well, that didn’t take long. Just a few weeks after an Ohio judge expressed skepticism about Voltage Pictures’ litigation strategy in the download cases, Oregon Judge Ann Aiken has expressed similar concerns. However, rather than directly severing the hundreds of cases, Judge Aiken has issued an “Order to Show Cause,” allowing Voltage to respond to these issues.   The full Order (see below) is only six pages, but here are a few excerpts: …the court is mindful of… [read post]
14 Aug 2013, 2:00 am by Keith Paul Bishop
Two years ago, I wrote about U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw’s opinion in Salameh v. Tarsadia Hotels, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30375.  The case involved the question of whether ownership interests in individual units of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego constitute securities under either the investment contract test enunciated by the U.S. Supreme Court in S.E.C. v. Howey, 328 U.S. 293 (1946)).  Judge Sabraw ruled that the plaintiffs had failed to allege the sale of… [read post]
14 Oct 2011, 11:32 am
Bartow County, Georgia is located northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety has released a report that gives statistics about the number of car accidents in each of the 159 Georgia Counties, including Bartow County. As a car accident lawyer who handles car wreck cases all over Georgia, I was glad to see that in the last two weeks the Governor's Office has updated these statistics for Bartow County and other Georgia counties. The report gives the very latest… [read post]
19 Mar 2013, 2:00 am by Keith Paul Bishop
In August 2011, Professor Lucian Bebchuk and nine other law professors submitted this petition asking that the Securities and Exchange Commission adopt rules requiring public companies to disclose to shareholders the use of corporate resources for political activities.  In early January, Professor Bebchuk confidently predicted in this post that the SEC would issue a notice of proposed rulemaking “by April”.  At the time, I was not so sure.  See SEC Includes… [read post]
28 Jun 2013, 11:05 am by Lori Lustrin
Lori LustrinFlorida recently joined the federal courts and 40 other states in adopting the Daubert standard for admissibility of expert testimony.  The new rule, enacted by House Bill 7015, will subject experts and their opinions to greater scrutiny before being presented to a jury. Coincidentally, passage of House Bill 7015 came at a time when the appropriate standard for expert witness testimony was front page news.  The most closely watched issue preceding the George Zimmerman murder… [read post]
29 Aug 2013, 6:54 am by Keith Paul Bishop
A recent unpublished opinion by Justice William W. Bedsworth set me to cogitating on the status of commodities under the Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  In Kelly v. Monex Co., 2013 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5903 (Aug. 21, 2013), the plaintiff had lost substantial amounts in trading gold and silver through the defendant.  She sued and the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.  On appeal, she argued that the trial court had erred in not giving California Civil… [read post]
26 Jun 2009, 9:29 am by Eric Penzer
One of the great things about contributing to a legal blog is that you get to write about court decisions that, although not particularly noteworthy for the legal ground they break, are really entertaining to read. One such decision recently emanated from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  In Kennedy v. Trustees, Will of President John F. Kennedy, 08 Civ. 8889 (S.D.N.Y. June 19, 2009), Judge William H. Pauley III dismissed an action in which the plaintiff,… [read post]
31 Aug 2012, 8:32 am by lawmrh
For almost 40 years, Nevada voters had the right to affirmatively vote for the metaphorical equivalent of an ‘empty chair’ and not the ‘empty suit’ on their ballots “for any statewide office or for President and Vice President of the United States.” But last week, thanks to a federal district court judge, that right has been invalidated. In the figurative equivalent of what a Vietnam-era U.S. major said about it being “necessary to destroy the village to save it,” a federal district… [read post]