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Brooklyn DA to Consent to Dismissal of Many Marijuana Convictions

Brooklyn DA announces new policy to consent to the dismissal of many marijuana convictions from Kings County–thousands of convictions could be erased.  Details are sketchy yet, but here is what we know so far…The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office announced this … Continue reading

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DOJ Reviewing Paramount Consent Decrees

On August 2, 2018, the DOJ’s Antitrust Division announced that it would begin a review of legacy consent decrees “regulat[ing] how certain movie studios distribute films to movie theatres.”  The Paramount Consent Decrees have been in place for almost 70 … Continue reading

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Consent to Jurisdiction in Business Litigation, According to One Court, Is Not the Same as Mandatory Forum Selection

When a company does business across state lines, it may need to consider questions about jurisdiction over various potential disputes. An extensive and complicated body of law addresses when and how courts may exercise personal jurisdiction over defendants. Many contracts … Continue reading

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When Forged Signatures Suffice: The Tacit Consent Exception

A tax return has to be signed to be valid.  But what if the return is signed by someone else?  Is a tax return with a forged signature a valid tax return?  The court addressed this in Coggin v. United … Continue reading

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ASTM v. Public.Resource.org: Access to law cannot be conditioned on the consent of a private party [text]

As you may recall, PublicResource.org has been making available technical standards incorporated by reference in federal law contrary to the wishes of standards organizations that promulgate the standards. Yesterday, the DC circuit appeals court ruled that standards industry groups cannot … Continue reading

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