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HTMLKentucky Attorney General: Internet Sweepstakes are Illegal Gambling
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
This past Friday, the Kentucky Attorney General issued an opinion (OAG-15-005) concluding Internet sweepstakes machines meet the definition of illegal lotteries under Kentucky law and computers used at Internet sweepstakes cafes constitute illegal gambling devices.

 

HTMLA New Protected Disclosure Venue Suggests Permanence For Demonstration Project Federal Contractor Employees’ Whistleblower Protections
Michael J. Schrier; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
In 2013, Congress enacted 41 U.S.C. § 4712 to provide whistleblower protections to employees of federal contractors who made disclosures concerning alleged “evidence of gross mismanagement of a Federal contract or grant, a gross waste of Federal funds, an abuse of authority relating to a...

 

HTMLWar Memorial Sculptor Wins Appeal in Copyright Litigation with Government
Arvind Jairam; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015
An appellate court has affirmed a royalty award to a famous sculptor based on the U.S. government’s unauthorized use of his copyrighted work in a postage stamp. The decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Gaylord v. United States comes after lengthy litigation that has...

 

HTMLBill Introduced In Senate To End Travel Restrictions To Cuba
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
On January 29, 2015, a coalition of four Republican and four Democrat senators introduced legislation to restore freedom to travel to Cuba. While President Obama has announced normalization of some relations between the two countries and relaxed travel restrictions to Cuba such that Americans...

 

HTMLLawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann - New PPP Laws in Vietnam: Moving Closer towards Bankable Projects? Oliver Massmann and Ho Gia Le Hoang
Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
Vietnam’s infrastructure development has struggled to keep up with continued economic and population growth. According to the statistics, Vietnam needs about US$170 billion for infrastructure investment in the period from 2011 to 2020 while the State budget is constrained, capital sources...

 

HTMLMechanic’s Lien Amount Shall Not Include Attorneys’ Fees
Stanley A. Martin; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
The Utah Supreme Court has held that a mechanic’s lien does not include attorneys’ fees incurred by a contractor even when the lien statute allows recovery of reasonable legal fees. The court distinguished between the right to recover attorneys’ fees, and the amounts that could be...

 

HTMLNew Jersey State Bar Committee to Review RPC 1.2(d) and Issues Pertaining to Medical Marijuana
James J. Ferrelli; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
The New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) has established an ad hoc committee to review the ethical issues raised under New Jersey Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2(d) (which prohibits a lawyer from counseling or assisting a client in conduct that the lawyer knows is illegal or...

 

HTMLVirtual Credit Card Payments
Patricia S. Hofstra; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015
On January 30, 2015, several healthcare organizations sent a group letter to CMS protesting the use of virtual credit cards by health plans to pay providers. In a virtual credit card payment (a nonstandard type of electronic funds transfer EFT), a health plan or its payment vendor issues single-use...

 

HTMLFTC Seeks to Thwart ‘Revenge Porn’
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
While the Internet provides many obvious advantages to people in this digital age, it can also enable a dark side for those intent on mischievous and criminal online behavior. “Revenge porn” is part of that dark side.

 

HTMLNew U.S. Policy Towards Cuba Put In Motion By Construction Of Church
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
The construction of Cuba’s first Roman Catholic Church since Castro came to power in 1959 may well be the first test of the new U.S. policy towards Cuba. The new church, with an expected capacity to accommodate at least 200 worshipers, is set to be built in Sandino, a small, secluded town in...

 


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