Yearly Archives: 2012

4th Amendment Warrantless Search & Seizure Issues – Technology & Privacy

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Almost all of us rely on technology to carry out our day-to-day activities.  We carry one, if not two devices such as a smart phone or tablet with us at all times.  Courts continue

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Duty to Rescue — Tragic Subway Death Raises Questions of Criminal Law

By Hayes Hunt and Thomas M. O’Rourke When 58-year-old Ki Suk Han was pushed onto the subway tracks in New York’s Times Square Station last week, no one helped him.  This much can be seen in the photograph that appeared

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Will Pennsylvania Prohibit Discovery of All Attorney-Expert Communications?

By Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Thomas M. O’Rourke In 2010, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to address certain problems with prior expert discovery rules which were interpreted to allow discovery of virtually all communications between attorneys

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Endorsement Contracts, Morals Clauses and Lance Armstrong

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint On November 5th  in Edenbridge, U.K., a 30-foot tall model of Lance Armstrong* was burned to celebrate Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up the Parliament.  The giant Armstrong likeness held a Tour de

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Posted in The Client

In Brief: Jose Garces, Iron Chef, Author and Restauranteur – 10 Q Interview

In Brief: Jose Garces, Iron Chef, Author and Restauranteur. 10 Q Interview  You grew up in Chicago, what was on the table at a Garces’ family dinner?  “My family relied on a lot of Latin staples: arroz con pollo, arepas,

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Posted in Interviews

Hurricane Sandy and Refusing to Evacuate: Criminal Law and Civil Liability

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Hurricane Sandy’s death toll continues to rise and over 100 people have lost their lives to Sandy.  Some of the dead were residents who decided, despite orders to evacuate, to “ride out” the storm,

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The Internet as Evidence: Authentication & Admissibility of an Active Webpage

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel You want to introduce an active webpage into evidence.  Now what? Courts generally agree that the contents of a website are admissible evidence, so long as those contents are properly authenticated and are not

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Posted in Trial

Rajat Gupta Sentencing – Admissibility of Angry Letters from the Public

By Hayes Hunt and Thomas O’Rourke On Wednesday, Rajat Gupta, former director of Goldman Sachs, will be sentenced for conspiracy and securities fraud in connection with insider trading.  Gupta is requesting a non-custodial sentence, based on his lifetime of good

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Fired for “Liking” – Social Media Use at Your Job

By Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton Giving your opinion on politics or complaining about the boss to your friends via Facebook is so commonplace and rampant that few people probably stop to think about the consequences of their posting. Less

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Posted in Social Media & Law

Text Messages as Trial Evidence – Authentication

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel Next week, oral argument will be heard in Commonwealth v. Koch, a case in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is confronted with a question that is increasingly important: When to admit a text message

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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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