Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 18 Mar 2014
The Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous opinion in Walden v Fiore, reversing the Ninth Circuit's holding that Nevada had specific personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant who had known that the alleged harm would affect residents of Nevada. Walden is the latest in a string of recent Supreme Court decisions that have curtailed attempts to expand personal jurisdiction.
Reed Smith LLP | USA | 11 Apr 2013
The governor of Nevada has signed legislation that enables the state to enter into agreements with other states that legalise interstate online poker. The move follows a memorandum from the Department of Justice suggesting that it no longer believes that non-sports related online betting and wagering (eg, online poker) is prohibited by the Wire Act.