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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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After Jury Trial, Former Congressional Staffer Found Guilty on Federal Bribery and Extortion Charges for Taking $5,000 from Compton Marijuana Dispensary

Small businesses need to watch out for people who ask for donations or funds to make their compliance issues go away. A recent case ended up in criminal charges and a three-day trial that ended last week in a conviction.On … Continue reading

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Clicker Heroes maker compares new lawsuit from “patent troll” to extortion

Enlarge / This is a screen grab from the forthcoming Clicker Heroes 2. (credit: Playsaurus) Playsaurus, a small Los Angeles-based game studio that makes Clicker Heroes and the upcoming Clicker Heroes 2, has recently been threatened with a lawsuit if it … Continue reading

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