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Judge sends cybercriminals to jail and orders $39.1 million in restitution

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2012

After more than two months of trial, last December a Dallas, Texas jury convicted a group of defendants of a massive cybercrime conspiracy to defraud telecommunications companies, and related charges

Federal, state courts issue bevy of arbitration-related decisions

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2009

Several recent court decisions, both at the federal and state level, may impact your arbitration agreements or strategies

Bankruptcy remote SPE structures have weaknesses

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2009

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York recently declined to dismiss the Chapter 11 petitions of several subsidiaries of General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP) demonstrating that special purpose entities (SPEs), designed to avoid bankruptcy, can be subject to bankruptcy proceedings despite having strong cash flows, no debt defaults and "bankruptcy remote" structures

Free webmail may be coming to an end as Yahoo! is sued for scanning emails

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2013

In the wake of the Google class action for scanning gmail and violating the Federal Wiretap Act, a new class action suit was filed against Yahoo! For

Who owns wiki content?

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2012

Virtually all Internet users rely on some wiki since they are so prevalent, but did you ever wonder who owns the content?

Court rules on what email backup means

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2012

What is meant by email backup was determined in a recent ruling that decided once the email had been read that it was not in backup storage and therefore the protection of the 1986 Stored Communications Act (SCA) no longer applies

Recent Texas district court ruling on sales tax on oil and gas equipment creates opportunity, risks for industry

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 20 2012

A recent Texas district court ruling in a tax case regarding the applicability of sales tax collections on the sale of machinery and equipment used to extract oil and gas could lead the state to make billions in tax refunds, future annual tax losses of $500 million, and a legislative battle in 2013

Sending text messages in New Jersey creates liability

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 30 2013

A court ruled that "the sender of a text message can potentially be liable if an accident is caused by texting, but only if the sender knew or had

Apple loses trademark claim on "App Store" to Amazon

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2011

Apple did not prove that App Store was famous and not descriptive, therefore Apple failed to establish a likelihood of success at trial

CERCLA: court rejects innocent landowner defense for developer who worsened contamination

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2008

In U.S. v. Honeywell International, Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California held that a developer who had no reason to know of contamination is nevertheless liable for disposing of hazardous substances under CERCLA because the developer performed excavation activities that worsened the contamination