Yearly Archives: 2013

Victim of a Crime and Unclear Corporate Bylaws – Advancement of Defense Costs

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger In September 2009, when the FBI had arrested Sergey Aleynikov for allegedly stealing proprietary trading codes from Goldman Sachs, the financial powerhouse probably did not expect, as a purported victim, to pay him to

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3rd Circuit Slams the Car Door on Warrantless GPS Tracking

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner According to a recent decision by the Third Circuit, police are required to get a warrant prior to attaching a GPS tracker to a suspect’s vehicle. The Third Circuit’s decision in United States v.

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Bitcoin and Regulation of Digital Currency: Cash 2.0

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger On July 31, as an act of protest against an order to share a trial court’s award for the wrongful death of his son with others injured in the same traffic accident, an Illinois

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Is a Plaintiff’s Motive to File a Lawsuit Discoverable? Standard & Poor’s and the DOJ

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel Every day, countless civil lawsuits are filed in this country. Every day, countless plaintiffs seek relief from our nation’s court systems, whether it be to recover for economic losses, to prevent future illegal conduct

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The Government Gets Cell Phone Location Data Without A Search Warrant

By Hayes Hunt and Jeffrey Monhait According to the Fifth Circuit, the government does not need a warrant to access cellular providers’ records of caller location data.  In re: Application of the United States of America for Historical Cell Site

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Corporations in the Role of Criminal Defendant

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel Chances are, when you hear or read about a defendant entering a plea in a criminal case, you picture a guy in an orange jumpsuit, someone who ultimately is most likely led away in

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Extradition Fundamentals

By Hayes Hunt and Jeffrey Monhait Edward Snowden’s detention in the Moscow airport transit zone, and the U.S. government’s efforts to extradite him, may seem confined to that case’s politically charged circumstances. But what if Snowden were merely a malingering

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Law of Airport Transit Zones – The Legal Fiction of Ed Snowden’s Status in Russia

By Hayes Hunt and Jeffrey Monhait The fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s widely publicized detention in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport may well bring to mind Tom Hanks’ 2004 film The Terminal, about a man who finds

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Blogger Beware – Lawyer Blogs: Free Speech and Advertising

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Lawyers and law firms are increasingly using blogs, also referred to as “blawgs” along with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, to build their visibility and brand.  While blogs do not have

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Posted in Ethics & Professional Conduct

IRS’ Tea Party – When a Federal Agency Improperly Targets an Organization

By Hayes Hunt
and Jeffrey M. Monhait The focus on the political consequences of the Internal Revenue Service scandal has overshadowed a troubling reality that a federal agency targeted specific groups of people for discriminatory treatment. In singling out conservative groups,

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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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