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Fear and Loathing on the Blockchain: Leibowitz et al. v. iFinex et al.

Leibowitz et al. v. iFinex et al., case 1:19-cv-09236, U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. [PDF] There’s a passage in Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail where Thompson describes then-congressional candidate (and later U.S. President) Lyndon Johnson using a tactic Thompson referred to as “one of the oldest and most effective tricks in politics” to […]
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Oct 8, 2019, 9:38PM UTC

XRP: the more things change, the more they stay the same

In re Ripple Labs Inc. Litigation, “Amended Class Action Complaint”, D.N.D.Cal, Case No. 4:18-cv-06753-PJH, , Filed 8/5/19 [PJB]. There’s a great moment in Alan Moore’s Watchmen where a pop television philosopher explains the significance of the birth of a new superhero, Dr. Manhattan, to the American public. Dr. Manhattan, born Dr. Jonathan Osterman, was originally born […]
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Aug 15, 2019, 11:00PM UTC

OneCoin indictment includes securities fraud charge

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Mar 17, 2019, 3:00PM UTC