Tag Archives: Definition

Case o' The Week: Ninth Nixes Extortion Contortions – Edling and "Crime of Violence" Under Guideline Definition

  Did Tony Soprano extort by threatening “physical injury” to his victim's iPad?  (Yeah, the Ninth doesn’t think so, either.)United States v. Edling, 2018 WL 2752208 (9thCir. June 8, 2018), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Watford, joined by C.J. … Continue reading

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Corruption Trial of Governor Cuomo’s Former Aide Tests New Definition of “Official Act”

The trial of a former aide to New York governor Andrew Cuomo is the first in a series of high-profile cases that will apply the Supreme Court’s clarified definition of an “official act,” which is a critical element of public … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Takes Expansive View of the Definition of the Term “Mining,” Holding Wind Farm Project Needs Permit Prior to Commencement of Excavation in Tribal Mineral Estate

United States of America v. Osage Wind, LLC et al., 871 F.3d 1078 2017 WL 4109940 (10th Cir. Sept. 18, 2017). Causing heartburn for project applicants developing on tribal land, the Tenth Circuit reversed the District Court for the Northern District … Continue reading

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Testing for Multisided Platform Effects in Antitrust Market Definition

Pat Ward, University of Chicago is Testing for Multisided Platform Effects in Antitrust Market Definition. ABSTRACT: Because market definition is frequently outcome determinative, it is both a central and contested part of antitrust litigation. Recognition of business methods known as… … Continue reading

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Another Reason Business People Need to Manage their Attorneys: The Legal Industry’s Definition of “Productivity” Drives Unnecessary Work

The attorney’s definition of “productivity”? How many hours did I bill the client and get paid for? It’s that simplistic. And it’s that one-sided — in favor of the lawyer — and against the client. Consequently — according to conventional … Continue reading

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