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2005

2005

2 December 2005
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. argued before the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County in Phoenix, Arizona on behalf of The Suggestion Box, Inc. (which operates www.theanonymousemail.com), a third-party intervenor in an action filed by Mobilisa, Inc. The Suggestion Box opposes Mobilisa's motion seeking discovery of personal identifying information from The Suggestion Box about some of its subscribers.

3 November 2005
Privacy Resolutions P.C. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation hosted the First Annual P2P Litigation Summit.

13 July 2005
Scott Lundhagen joins Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. as an associate.

24 June 2005
Judge Gottschall ruled upon Defendants' Motion to Dismiss filed by Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. in the matter Tamburo v. Dworkin, et al. Our clients are pleased with the ruling.

16 June 2005
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in Rolling Stone Magazine on the topic of file-sharing litigation by the Recording Industry Association of America.

18 May 2005
Charles Lee Mudd is quoted in an article by Kevin Poulson on WIRED.com relating to litigation brought by Tecmo in which Charles represents one of the defendants.

16 March 2005
Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. obtains a favorable ruling for its client, Ian Design, Inc. of New Jersey. Judge William Hart of the Northern District of Illinois adopted the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Ashman denying Plaintiff Best Vacuum, Inc.'s Motion for Preliminary Injunction seeking to enjoin Ian Design, Inc. from using the term "best vacuum" or the domain name "bestchoicevacuum.com" in selling vacuums online.

14 February 2005
Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. obtains a favorable ruling for its client, Phillip Ybarrolaza of California. Judge Walter Kurtz of the Fifth Circuit Court for Davidson County, Tennessee ruled upon the Motion to Dismiss filed by Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. in the matter Cullen, et al. v. Ybarrolaza, et al. on behalf of our client Phillip Ybarrolaza. The court held that Defendant Ybarrolaza's Internet activities did not give rise to personal jurisdiction in Tennessee.

18 January 2005
Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. obtains a favorable ruling for its client, Ian Design, Inc. of New Jersey. Magistrate Judge Ashman of the Northern District of Illinois issued his Report and Recommendation in Best Vacuum, Inc. v. Ian Design, Inc. recommending that the District Court deny Plaintiff Best Vacuum's Motion for Preliminary Injunction against our client, Ian Design, Inc., the Defendant.

2004

2004

22 December 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is admitted to the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.

20 December 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is reappointed to the Indiana State Bar Association's Internet and Electronic Commerce Committee and Law Practice Management Committee.

6 September 2004
In a recent opinion, Ofcom, the regulator for the UK telecommunications industries, has upheld a claim brought by a Libyan tour guide unknowingly filmed as part of a BBC documentary. Though there exist certain significant differences in terms of the impact of the surrepitious behavior, the privacy principle addressed by Ofcom is similar to that alleged in a complaint filed on behalf of a woman unknowingly filmed in Chicago as part of a documentary produced in Poland. For more information, see the Ofcom opinion; and the Complaint filed by Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. on behalf of Jane Doe.

6 August 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is mentioned in an PC World article online in association with his representation of MPee3.com.

July 2004
Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. reaffirmed its commitment to providing reduced rates in defending individuals targeted by the RIAA.

June 2004
Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. moved to its new location at 3114 W. Irving Park Road Suite 1W, Chicago, Illinois 60618.

May 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. successfully settles litigation brought on behalf of his clients against the City of Valparaiso for employment related claims.

May 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. successfully settles litigation brought on behalf of a Jane Doe for misrepresentation, breach of privacy, and defamation arising from the publication of nude photographs of Jane Doe, a figure model, by Columbia College Chicago taken without Ms. Doe's authorization by student photographer Brian Morowczynski.

May 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. successfully settles litigation brought on behalf of a Jane Doe for breach of privacy arising from the unauthorized distribution of photographs accompanied by defamatory statements. On a Friday in the summer of 2003, Jane Doe received communications from her friends and those with whom she worked that emails containing defamatory statements and photographs of Jane Doe had been received from an anonymous source. The very next Monday, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. filed a Complaint against the suspected defendant, obtained leave to initiate discovery, and obtained a temporary restraining order. Within a short amount of time, Charles had obtained documentation sufficient to trace the anonymous emails to a particular telephone number (that of the defendant's home) and the defendant's employer. Settlement discussions began in earnest upon receipt by the defendant's counsel of the subpoenaed information. Fortunately, all third parties involved were understanding of the situation and cooperated as best they could.

13 April 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. files suit against Illinois Stated Medical Society Alliance, Illinois State Medical Insurance Services, Inc., and the ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company on behalf of his clients Dr. Mark Macumber and Pintamono, Inc.

7 April 2004
Consumers Union files an Amicus Curiae brief before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District in support of the appellee, Skylink Technologies, Inc., in appeal (04-1118) from the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Chamberlain Group, Inc. v. Skylink Technologies, Inc., 02-cv-6376. Charles Lee Mudd Jr. served as local counsel in the Northern District of Illinois.

6 April 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in an article in the Chicago Daily Herald relating to a suit filed on behalf of a woman unknowingly filmed in Chicago for a documentary produced in Poland.

5 April 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. successfully settles litigation brought against Brian Smith on behalf of his client F/X Communications of Denmark, a software developer. This matter involved online defamation, false light, tortious interference with business and prospective business relations, and breach of contract. Three months after filing the Complaint against Brian Smith, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. obtained a satisfactory settlement for F/X Communications.

1 March 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in Skin & Allergy News (Vol. 35, Issue 3) in relation to the contractual dispute between his client, Dr. Mark Macumber, and West Suburban Hospital. The article discusses Dr. Macumber's decision to practice medicine without malpractice insurance.

1 February 2004
Dr. Mark Macumber, a client of Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr., is the focus of an article in Clinical Psychiatry (Vol. 32, Issue 2) with respect to his decision to practice medicine without malpractice insurance.

21 January 2004
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. discusses file-sharing and the RIAA Legal Initiative in an article written by Ashlee Vance and published in The Register.