Over the past few weeks, many people have been paying close attention to the defamation lawsuit filed by Johnny Depp against Amber Heard. It was covered in-depth by traditional media outlets, but it also took social media by storm. Memes about the trial, and even reenactments of certain exchanges, went viral, and generated a tidal wave of anti-Heard/pro-Depp content. As … [Read more...] about Why Wasn’t The Jury In The Depp v. Heard Case Sequestered?
Two years ago, at the beginning of the pandemic, Dressel/Malikschmitt authored a blog predicting that many New Jersey businesses would soon find themselves in litigation over breached contracts. Unfortunately, we were right. We never could have anticipated the full scale of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts of which will endure for years to come. But we were right that it … [Read more...] about War, Inflation, and COVID Force Businesses to Examine Breached Contracts
Crypto and the blockchain are changing the way many businesses operate, or at least thinking about securing assets. However, as with any new technology, there are people who are taking advantage of the buzz around it to scam people and institutions eager to be on the cutting edge. Some of these scams are unfortunately crypto Ponzi schemes. As one of the few law firms in New … [Read more...] about What is a Ponzi Scheme? And Can Crypto Fall Prey?
The long-awaited release of President Biden’s executive order on crypto policy means we will soon be seeing more action in this area. But there is one agency that is already flexing its regulatory muscles. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), whose enforcement arm is led by former New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, is aggressively ratcheting up regulation … [Read more...] about SEC Ratchets Up Regulation Of Crypto Companies
The wizards in Harry Potter’s world have Time-Turners. The characters in Outlander use the stones at Craigh Na Dun to jump between the 1940s and 18th century Scotland. In the Back to the Future franchise, Marty and Doc need 1.21 gigawatts of power to get their DeLorean time machine moving. Those of us not living in a fantasy world have Congress to thank for our time traveling … [Read more...] about Who Gave Congress the Power To Control Time Travel?