Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Judge Excludes Tannin E-Mail

The U.S. District Court Judge presiding over the Bear Stearns Asset Management fraud case (U.S. v. Cioffi) has excluded from evidence an e-mail written by Matthew Tannin using his personal account because "the warrant did not, on its face, limit the items to be seized from Tannin’s personal email account to emails containing evidence of the crimes charged in the indictment, or, indeed, any crime at all. It was, therefore, unconstitutionally broad under George." (United States v. George, 975 F.2d 72, 75 (2d Cir. 1992).

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

$37,500 for Cell Phone Calls

Magistrate judge orders judgment of $37,500 for 75 unsolicited marketing calls made to plaintiff's cell phone.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Court rejects TD Ameritrade class-action settlement

Omaha, Neb. (AP) -- A federal judge has refused to approve a class-action settlement over contact information stolen from
online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco says the
deal offers little significant benefit to the more than 6 million
current and former customers affected.