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Christopher Hopkins Discusses “Bitcoin Litigation” at Atlanta Bitcoin Consumer Fair

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Thanks to the Atlanta Bitcoin Consumer Fair for inviting me to speak about Bitcoin Litigation this Saturday. We discussed five pending bitcoin-related lawsuits including suits involving (1) mining hardware sellers, (2) mining companies, (3) exchanges, and (4) a suit over ownership of coins. More importantly, we discussed ways to avoid litigation AND what documents your company needs… Read More

Understanding the Fight Over .Sucks Domains


You may be aware that a new global top level domain (gTLD) called .sucks will be available.  Like .COM or .ORG, companies and individuals will be able to register sites ending with .SUCKS. The distribution of theses .SUCKS domain is controlled by Vox Populi Registry, Inc., which won the rights in November 2014. Vox turned… Read More

Storm v Paytime — Data Breach Case


According to Judge John E. Jones, III, “[t]here are only two types of companies left in the United States… ‘those that have been hacked and those that don’t know they’ve been hacked.’” Citing the now infamous USAToday article statistic that 43% of companies have experienced a data breach, the US District Court for the Middle… Read More

Christopher Hopkins Appears As Counsel for Medical Cannabis Trade Association of Florida, LLC


We previously posted regarding the three petitions challenging the Florida Department of Health’s Rule 64-4 (here). Christopher Hopkins filed his notice of appearance as counsel (here) for the Medical Cannabis Trade Association of Florida (MCTAF) in its rule challenge matter. MCTAF’s petition is here.  See the News Service of Florida story (here). Mr. Hopkins (bio) is joined… Read More

Florida Bar Webinar: Apps for Florida Lawyers


Thanks to the several hundred attendees who viewed the live Florida Bar webinar, Apps for Florida Lawyers! The Bar will provide 1.0 hour of CLE credit. Learn more than 50 iPhone and iPad apps as well as a lengthy discussion regarding how to use an iPad during a deposition, how to sign documents on an… Read More

How Florida Lawyers Use Technology


In January 2015, the Florida Bar released its “Results of the 2014 Economics and Law Office Management Survey,” which you can find here. The Bar article covers the primary study results however there are far more interesting tech-specific data about lawyers and their use of technology. Some of the interesting, if not unusual, highlights about… Read More