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haitians targets in advance fee fraud visa scheme

February 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The United States Embassy in Port au Prince, Haiti is warning that there is a new advance fee fraud scheme targeting Haitians and Haitian Americans. Haitians, and Americans who are sponsoring their Haitian relatives, are being asked to pay fees up front in exchange for a guarantee that they can bring up to five of […]

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Tags: Consumer law · Fraud and "con" schemes · Identity Theft · Immigration Law · Internet Fraud · Ruminations · visa fraud

Wikipedia Dispute Resolution

February 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Putting my last name into Google a few days ago, I found an article recently published in volume 59(1) of the Emery Law Journal regarding the role of dispute resolution in the collaborative online production of the English Wikipedia project. As the article mentions in detail (pgs. 166-170), I had a role in the policy […]

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Tags: Alternate Dispute Resolution · Internet and Web 3.0 · Internet law and blogs · Not-for-profit law · Ruminations

CUNY Haitian TPS Workshops

February 5th, 2010 · No Comments

The City University of New York (CUNY) is offering a series of free workshops to assist Haitians applying for TPS, the last upcoming workshop is on Saturday, February 20, 2010. The free workshop will be held at: York College, Academic Core Atrium and Lobby, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Queens, NY 11433. If you would […]

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Internet Addiction

February 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Is it possible to sue for internet addiction, online gaming addiction, computer or Blackberry addiction? Who is responsible for someone who has psychological or even physical symptoms from overuse of their computer, portable device or gaming console? Some might think these questions silly — “Of course the person responsible for using the computer is the […]

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Google Scholar Free Legal Research

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Google Scholar has made freely available a searchable database of US legal cases. in a blog post on the Official Google Blog the details of this great new development have been found.  According to Google, “We think this addition to Google Scholar will empower the average citizen by helping everyone learn more about the laws […]

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