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Strike That. Objecting to Yourself. Eddie and Opening Day.

By Hayes Hunt Eddie Ohlbaum, my close friend, recently passed away.  He loved trial work, teaching at Temple Law and advocating for the indigent.  He also loved the Brooklyn Dodgers.  I called him for his input when I wrote my first article for

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Posted in Trial

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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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

The Benefits of Criminal Background Screening for Your Company

By Hayes Hunt and Jonathan Cavalier While the EEOC’s position on the use of criminal background checks adds to the time and cost of implementing a screening policy, there remain many benefits to screening potential candidates, including: Screening required by

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Posted in The Client

Video Interview: Discussing Twitter and Facebook Subpoenas, Guy Adams with LXBN TV

Following up on the From The Sidebar article co-authored by Jillian Thornton, Hayes Hunt had the opportunity to discuss Twitter and Facebook subpoenas with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN. In the interview, he speaks about when these sites may be forced to turn

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Posted in Social Media & Law

Preview of the Roger Clemens Trial: The Rocket Faces a Challenging Lineup

By Stephen A. Miller  (Orig. published 7/11/11)   In the 2000 World/Subway Series, Roger Clemens hurled a broken bat at Mike Piazza.  In hindsight, we can ask: Was it “roid rage”?  Clemens now finds himself on trial this  week in a

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Posted in Cross Examination

New Orleans Saints’ Bounty System and the Law

by Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint An investigation conducted by the NFL revealed that a number of defensive players and coaches from the New Orleans Saints maintained a “bounty” program.   As punishment, last week the NFL suspended Super Bowl-winning New

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the High Seas of the Internet

By:  Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Originally published in The Legal Intelligencer Last month, Congress quickly shelved the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) after incurring vocal public outrage led by web giants such as

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Posted in Corporate Compliance

The Bad Habit of Emailing and Texting During a Conversation.

Something has changed dramatically about the way we communicate: we don’t talk to one another. We text, tweet, “like”, and comment as an alternative to speaking and listening. Why speak when we can merely type? Professionally, we email rather than go through the

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Posted in Ethics & Professional Conduct

Innocent but Guilty: “West Memphis 3” Alford Plea

On Friday, 3 men pleaded guilty to first and second-degree murder of 3 children but, minutes later, told the judge they were innocent of the same crime. This unique and rare plea agreement, called an Alford plea, enables a defendant

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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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