Friday, September 13, 2013

Fifth Circuit Revives Negligence Claims for Purely Economic Losses in Connection with Heartland Payment Systems Cyber-Attack Litigation

On September 3, 2013, in Lone Star Nat'l Bank N.A. v. Heartland Payment Sys., Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that "the economic loss doctrine under New Jersey law does not preclude the Issuer Banks' negligence claim against Heartland at the motion to dismiss stage," potentially opening the door to countless future classes of plaintiffs seeking tort remedies arising out of cyber-attacks and resulting data breaches.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Third Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment In Favor of Video Game Maker In Important Right of Publicity Case


In a much-anticipated opinion, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday reversed a New Jersey lower court decision granting summary judgment in favor of video game giant Electronic Arts against putative class representative and former Rutgers star quarterback Ryan Hart on his claim that EA misappropriated his identity and that of thousands of other collegiate players in its popular NCAA Football video game franchise in violation of their right of publicity.  Click here

Friday, February 8, 2013

Enterprise Data Security for the Securities Lawyer

A new article by JW attorneys Stephanie Chandler and Steve Jacobs and presented at The University of Texas School of Law 2013 Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law Conference

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Smither Family Kitchen in the Houston Chronicle

Gourmet Gypsies find recipe for success (Houston Chronicle newspaper).

There is a nice article in today's Houston Chronicle newspaper about Smither Family Kitchen, Ashley Langley, and some of her friends.