03 Jan 2014

Conflicting Federal Court Rulings on NSA Phone Surveillance Ignite Debate – What to do in the Meantime?

Don’t dial that friend in Yemen just yet. On a judicial hot seat the last couple of weeks, the NSA’s maligned mass phone surveillance programs apparently have found both esteemed supporters and opponents in the country’s federal district courts. In the past three weeks, we’ve seen two opposite rulings from US federal district courts on the constitutionality of the NSA’s mass phone surveillance programs, setting the stage for what may eventually... Read more...

07 Dec 2012

Litigation Counsel Guide: How to Prove Service of Court Documents by Email – Update

This posting should serve as a reference guide for process servers or lawyers who need to prove service by email. (1) Serve by email (1a) Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require service of court documents to opposing counsel by email and rely upon the sender to track and prove delivery of said emails, and any attachments, to the intended recipient. The Florida Bar now offers RPost Registered Email service as a member benefit, for use... Read more...

11 Jul 2011

The $25 Billion Email Mistake: Memo Knocks Out Facebook Opponents’ Lawyers

Three weeks after the publication of my open memo to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg – first published by Business Insider on June 8, 2011 – plaintiff lawyers from law firms DLA Piper LLP and Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP dropped out of their lawsuit against Facebook, despite the awaiting percentage of a potential $25 billion bounty. This memo, with the subject, “Grounds for Early Dismissal of Ceglia’s Claims — Paul Ceglia’s... Read more...