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Second Circuit: Computer Fraud Coverage Section Covers Fraudulent Email Funds Transfer

In a much anticipated decision, on July 6, 2018 the Second Circuit, applying New York law, affirmed a district court ruling that the computer fraud provisions of a commercial crime coverage section covered the losses Medidata incurred when the company’s … Continue reading

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Q2 2018 Quick Links, Part 4 (Social Media, Section 230, Defamation)

Social Media * NY Times: They Tried to Boycott Facebook, Apple and Google. They Failed * Reuters: Philippines complains Facebook fact-checkers are biased * D.R. v. D.A., 17-P-339 (Mass. App. Ct. May 8, 2018). A judge can interpret a Facebook “like” … Continue reading

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Section 230 Helps Facebook Defeat Pro Se Defamation Suit–Jefferson v. Facebook

The court tries to summarize the complaint: On November 17, 2017, Plaintiff Curtis Jefferson filed a Complaint seeking $700 million dollars for character defamation in connection with events that transpired during his arrest in Baltimore, Maryland on September 16, 2015. … Continue reading

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The California Supreme Court Didn’t Ruin Section 230 (Today)–Hassell v. Bird

I previously described the case facts: “A lawyer was unhappy with a Yelp review about her. The lawyer sued the putative author (with dubious service of process), got a default ruling that the review was defamatory along with a removal … Continue reading

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Section 280E and the Harsh Reality of Double Taxation

There is not too much to say about the Tax Court’s latest decision involving a marijuana company.  In Loughman v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2018-85, the operators of a Colorado marijuana dispensary argued that for a marijuana dispensary operating as an … Continue reading

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