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|Drive on a Suspended License Following a Conviction for Drunk Driving? Do Not Pass Go.... Go Directly to Jail... Do Not Even Think About Rehab!|
John E. Hogan; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014In prior blog posts New Law Mandates Video Cameras in Police Vehicles and Mandatory Jail Under New Driving While Suspended Statue, we discussed changes in the law governing suspended drivers. This article expands that discussion by employing an hypothetical anecdote to provide context to the law...
|Getting Caught With Marijuana Dec. 2014|
December 10, 2014, previously published on December 2014Getting Caught with Marijuana
|Proposed New Jersey Legislation Seeks to Protect Privacy Interests in Motor Vehicle’s “Black Box” Data|
Ellen Torregrossa-O'Connor; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 18, 2014In past investigations into automobile collisions, drivers often faced little challenge to their claims that they adhered to speed limits but somehow lost control of the car, that they applied their brakes but could not slow down in time, or that they steered to avoid animals who invariably left no...
|Providing Context to the Recent NY Times Article on the IRS’s Seizure of Bank Accounts|
Matthew P. Diehr, Mark C. Milton, Matthew T. Schelp; Husch Blackwell LLP;
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014A recent New York Times article contained anecdotes of several taxpayers having their bank accounts seized by the IRS even though they had not been convicted of any crimes. The article leaves the reader with the impression that taxpayers are helpless to defend against such action. While the New...
|Why You Should ALWAYS Utilize Passcodes|
Justin M. Lugar; Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP;
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014While we wait for the days of retina scanners to unlock our smartphones -- á la movies like Batman (1966 version), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), and GoldenEye (1995) -- we must wrestle with whether or not to enable our devices with the now standard thumbprint security...
|Whitman v. United States: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Deference to Agencies’ Interpretations of Criminal Statutes|
Nicolas Bourtin, Steven R. Peikin, Richard C. Pepperman, Kenneth M. Raisler, Karen Patton Seymour; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014Earlier this week, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Whitman v. United States, No. 14-29 (Nov. 10, 2014), a criminal prosecution for insider trading under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act. In Whitman, the Second Circuit deferred to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s...
|Michigan Court of Appeals Says Fired Medical Marijuana Users Can Collect Unemployment Benefits|
Allyson A. Miller; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014On October 23, 2014, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that employees discharged for having failed a drug test because of their medical marijuana use are not disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits.
|Suspected Indiana Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty|
Law Office of Matthew N. Fech;
November 12, 2014, previously published by People Magazine on Fall 2014A judge recorded not guilty pleas Wednesday for a former Marine who is charged with murder in the strangulation deaths of two women found in northwestern Indiana and is suspected of killing five others.
|The IRS Will Not Flag, Identify Or Otherwise Note A SSN That May Be Subject To Identity Theft And Subsequent Tax Fraud. Go Figure.|
Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 10, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014Nearly every day there’s another news story about another company suffering a data breach, either as a result of a lost or stolen device or because the company was hacked. Talk to any number of knowledgeable attorneys skilled in handling breaches, and each will guide you through a similar...
|What’s “New” and What to Do About it? Supreme Court Sets High Bar to Appellate Courts Exercising Discretion to Raise New Issues|
Lisa Jorgensen; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014In R. v. Mian, the Supreme Court provided extensive comment on when an “appellate court can disrupt the adversarial system and raise a ground of appeal on its own” initiative.