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Your Client is Hacked and Personal Information is Leaked Online – Now What?

By Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton You are general counsel to a company, and your CEO steps into your office, clutching his iPhone in one hand and wiping sweat from his brow with the other, and tells you that a

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Posted in Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

Psychology In the Courtroom – Is Social Science “Common Sense” or a Tool to Correct Juror Misconceptions?

By Thomas G. Wilkinson and Thomas M. O’Rourke The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued two decisions regarding the use of social science experts in criminal cases.  As noted by University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris, however, the opinions appear

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Criminal Conduct & Sports: Luis Suarez – World Class Biter

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Yesterday, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez bit Italian defender, Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder like a piece of pizza. Uruguay advanced to the knock-out round of the World Cup and Italy was eliminated. Suarez also took a

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Prosecuting a ”Faceless” Corporation – Indictment of a Company

By Hayes Hunt and Thomas O’Rourke On Sept. 9, 2010, a pipeline running through a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., ruptured, permitting natural gas to escape into the air. The gas ultimately ignited, resulting in an explosion and a

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Twitter, Evidence, Privacy and Social Media

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint A recent case, albeit one dealing with a governmental subpoena, shows that the SCA may not be the panacea that social networking sites think it is. In People v. Harris, Twitter sought to quash

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Posted in Criminal Law

Is NSA’s Surveillance Legal? Yes or No?

By Hayes Hunt and Joshua Ruby Six months after Edward Snowden began leaking information about the National Security Agency’s secret data collection methods, two federal judges – one in Washington, D.C. and one in New York – have reached opposite

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Criminal Conduct Between the Lines: Luis Suarez Suspended for 10 Games for Biting Opponent

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Last week, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was suspended for 10 games for biting a Chelsea player during a globally broadcasted English Premier League game.  You can watch Suarez’s chomp in slow motion from just about

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

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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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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Posted in Prosecution & Defense
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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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