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Eastern District Court of Texas enjoins Bitcoin investment scheme and orders founder to pay civil penalty

  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 26 2014

On September 18, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that the defendant's Bitcoin investment program was a Ponzi scheme

Bit bites: latest legal developments in digital currencies

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2014

In motions involving a high-profile criminal prosecution with ties to Silk Road and a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action

Mortgage lead generator will pay $500,000 to settle FTC charges about false ads

  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2014

On September 12, a mortgage refinancing lead generator, Intermundo Media, LLC (doing business as Delta Prime Refinance), agreed to pay a $500,000

Eastern District Court of Texas holds that Bitcoin investments are securities

  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2014

On August 26, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that the Bitcoin investments at issue are "investment contracts" and

Status updates - August 29th, 2014

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2014

What's not to like? The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an employee's Facebook "like" approving of another employee's statements about

Coinye West will not take over Bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2014

There's exciting news in the world of cryptocurrency, the exchange medium that uses cryptography to secure the transactions and control the creation

Judge Rakoff rules that Bitcoin is money in New York Federal Court

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2014

On August 19, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a ruling in the case of Robert Faiella

Are federal courts committing a FCRA violation when lawyers pay filing fees online?

  • Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2014

Fellow federal practitioners, could something most of us do on a regular basis be a money making opportunity we've simply overlooked? An enterprising

Financial services update July 21 2014 industry news

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2014

On July 18th, Risk.net recounted former SEC Chair Harvey Pitt's proposal for resolving concerns that U.S. firms are avoiding U.S. oversight of their

Opt-in or opt-out? Playing defense against internet payment fraud

  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2014

Financial institutions rejoiced last year at the victory won by BancorpSouth Bank in the case brought by its customer, Choice Land Title, LLC