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|Section 230 of Communications Decency ActMay Not Provide Safe Harbor from State Criminal Law for Website Operators|
Frederick E. Blakelock; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015Website operators beware: There are limitations on the immunity offered under federal law for offensive content posted by others. Recently, a website operator made a serious miscalculation as to the breadth of the immunity provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act...
|Conviction Reversed for DUI Offense Outside the Corporate Limits|
Emily Perkins; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 2015The Second District Appellate Court in Village of Bull Valley v. Zeinz, 2014 IL App (2d) 140053, recently reversed a DUI conviction prosecuted locally because a village failed to establish that the offense was committed within its corporate limits.
|United States District Court for the District of Columbia Enters Summary Judgment in Favor a Hotel Management Company in Action Premised on Criminal Acts of a Third Party.|
Wayne C. Heavener; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 2015In Beckwith v. Interstate Management Co., LLC, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entered summary judgment for a hotel management company that was sued by a patron alleging that the defendant negligently failed to prevent an assault by another patron. The Court rejected...
|Review of New Illinois Laws: Criminal Law|
Heyl Royster Voelker Allen Professional Corporation;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 2015Drone Aircraft can be used by law enforcement agencies to help determine whether a disaster or emergency should be declared, to monitor conditions, survey damage, and coordinate response efforts. Police cannot use or direct the use of drones owned by private parties to gather information outside of...
|Changes in antitrust legislation on criminal liability for cartel agreements|
Irina Akimova; Capital Legal Services;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 2015FAS on course of liberalizing antitrust laws
|Can you receive a term of life imprisonment for forcing someone to accompany you to a different room in their own house?: Justice Scalia and a unanimous Supreme Court say “yes” in Whitfield v. United States of America, (though to be fair, I should note that Mr. Whitfield had just tried to rob a bank).|
Eric R. Breslin; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 14, 201518 U.S.C. 2113 (e) has a long and venerable history, even by the storied standards of the federal criminal code. It was originally enacted in 1934 in response to "an outbreak of bank robberies committed by John Dillinger and others" Carter v. United States of America, 530 U.S. 255, 280...
|Not Enough Evidence to Charge Winston in Rape Accusation|
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on December 28, 2014Florida State University Quarterback, Jameis Winston, will not face any discipline from Florida State University stemming from the 2012 rape accusation brought against him after he was cleared of any conduct code violations.
|Restitution, Repatriation and Return: When Objects Go Back|
Kevin P. Ray; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015An important and frequeshutterstock&under;107820275ntly misunderstood development in the law of art and cultural property in recent decades has been the elaboration in national laws, international instruments, and customary international law of the rights of individuals, groups, nations or other...
|I Want To Go To Canada, But... I Have a Past Criminal Conviction|
The Law Firm of Susan F. Fremit P.C.;
March 12, 2015, previously published by http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/i-want-to-go-to-canada-but-Have you ever wanted to visit Canada, but...? This Guide provides information publicly available from the Government of Canada to answer the most common questions American citizens with past adult criminal convictions have about visiting Canada.
|Insurers Have No Duty To Defend Chiropractor Against Failure To Warn of Sexual Assault Claim|
Brian R. Biggie, Joel J. Terragnoli; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 11, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015In Hanover American Insurance Co. v. Balfour, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 874 (10th Cir. Jan. 21, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed an Oklahoma federal district court’s rulings in favor of two insurers arising out of a claim against a chiropractor for negligent failure...