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2007

2007

26 December 2007
Mudd Law Offices obtained a successful ruling for its client Jeremy Wise when the United States District Court for the District of Colorado granted its Motion to Dismiss and dismissed the action filed against Jeremy Wise for lack of personal jurisdiction.

29 November 2007
In a favorable outcome for our client, the Illinois Supreme Court denied the Petition for Leave to Appeal (Docket No. 105178) filed by Plaintiff John Tamburo which sought to overturn the decision of the Illinois Appellate Court (Third District) that affirmed the trial court's dismissal of our client on the basis of lack of personal jurisdiction from a defamation suit emanating from statements made online.

28 November 2007
In an appeal filed by Mudd Law Offices, the Arizona Court of Appeals remanded a trial court decision compelling the disclosure of an anonymous individual's identity from our client, The Suggestion Box, Inc.

1 November 2007
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. became admitted to the State of Utah bar on October 30, 2007, and Mudd Law Offices opened a virtual office in Park City, Utah.

9 October 2007
United States District Court Judge Joan B. Gottschall (Northern District of Illinois) granted the motion to dismiss filed by Mudd Law Offices on behalf of its clients against Plaintiffs Versity Corporation and John Tamburo. The Court ruled that it lacked personal jurisdiction over the non-resident defendants.

8 October 2007
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in "RIAA Win Could Bolster Efforts Against Illegal File Sharing" written by Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld, on the decision in the Jamie Thomas litigation brought by the RIAA.

4 October 2007
Jury reaches verdict in favor of RIAA against Jaimmie Thomas for damages in the amount of $9,250 per song.

18 September 2007
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. served as a panelist for a Chicago Bar Association forum entitled "Careers in Intellectual Property."

4 September 2007
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. argued before the Court of Appeals of Arizona on behalf of The Suggestion Box, Inc. and John Doe appealing the lower court's decision compelling disclosure of John Doe's identity from The Suggestion Box, Inc. Appellate briefs can be located here.

23 August 2007
Mudd Law Offices successfully obtained a ruling from the Circuit Court of Cook County dismissing its clients for lack of personal jurisdiction. Radio Humsafar and other plaintiffs (all of whom resided or had offices in California or Canada) sued two individual California residents in Illinois for defamation. Arguing on behalf of these two individuals, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. successfully demonstrated that his individual clients could not be subject to personal jurisdiction in Illinois.

20 August 2007
Mudd Law Offices helped negotiate settlements on behalf of small shopowners sued by Lions Gate for alleged infringement of purported trademarks related to the film Dirty Dancing.

18 July 2007
The Third District of the Illinois Appellate Court denied the Plaintiff-Appellant's Petition for Rehearing the ruling dismissing on the basis of lack of personal jurisdiction a complaint filed against our client for alleged defamatory statements online.

15 June 2007
Mudd Law Offices successfully obtained a ruling from the Third District of the Illinois Appellate Court affirming a trial court opinion dismissing on the basis of lack of personal jurisdiction a complaint filed against our client for alleged defamatory statements online.

1 May 2007
Mudd Law Offices moved its primary location seven blocks to a new commercial condominium located at 3114 West Irving Park Road in the gorgeous Irving Park Neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Our new location will be located on the ground level and provide both dedicated and street parking for our clients and visitors. Our new offices will include a state-of-the-art conference room, a beautiful and expansive reception area, high-tech offices for our attorneys and staff, as well as guest office space for our clients and visitors to utilize.

18 April 2007
Mudd Law Offices successfully briefed a motion seeking dismissal of a defamation complaint filed against our client. The Court agreed that the statute of limitations had elapsed with respect to online statements alleged to be defamatory. Specifically, the statute of limitations for online communications begins on the date of initial publication - not discovery by the Plaintiff. Additionally, the Court agreed that it did not have personal jurisdiction over our client.

21 February 2007
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. returned to DePaul University School of Law to speak on issues relating to P2P file-sharing and litigation pursued by the RIAA and MPAA.

18-24 January 2007
Mudd Law Offices returned to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

 

2006

2006

6 December 2006
Mudd Law Offices filed a class action suit against Sharman Networks and related parties for deceptive practices in relation to its KaZaA Network and Software.

1 December 2006
Mudd Law Offices successfully obtained a ruling granting summary judgment in favor of its client in federal trademark litigation.

7 November 2006
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. and Heidi Schmid volunteered to work with the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Election Protection 2006. They were dispatached to Columbus, Ohio where they monitored the 2006 elections.

27 October 2006
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. will serve as a judge for the 25th Annual International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law hosted by the Center for Information Technology and Privacy at John Marshall Law School. Charles has participated in this Moot Court Competition at John Marshall Law School for the past four years.

1 October 2006
Our Firm celebrates its five (5) year anniversary having become incorporated as a professional corporation under the name Privacy Resolutions P.C. on October 1, 2001. In five years, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. has grown the practice to become a diversified practice handling a variety of matters across the United States for a local, national, and international clients.

27 September 2006
On behalf of its defendant-clients The Suggestion Box, Inc. and John Doe, Mudd Law Offices filed its opening brief with the Court of Appeals for the State of Arizonain Mobilisa, Inc. v. Doe 1 and The Suggestion Box, Inc. related to the Defendants' appeal of an order compelling disclosure by The Suggestion Box, Inc. of Doe 1's identity.

Public Citizen and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amici brief supporting the Appellants'.

20 September 2006
Mudd Law Offices filed an appellee's brief in Tamburo v. Andrews on behalf of James Andrews defending the trial court's decision properly dismissing Andrews from a baseless defamation suit on the basis of lack of personal jurisdiction.

5 September 2006
Heidi Schmid joins Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. as a full associate.

28 August 2006
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. will be a panelist at the National Business Institute's "Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals" on August 28, 2006.

17 August 2006
The Court of Appeals for the State of Arizona set a briefing schedule in Mobilisa, Inc. v. Doe 1 and The Suggestion Box, Inc. related to the Defendants' appeal of an order compelling disclosure by The Suggestion Box, Inc. of Doe 1's identity. The Defendants, represented by Charles Lee Mudd Jr. and Christopher Whitten, must file their brief on or before September 26, 2006.

10 August 2006
Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. issues a press release criticizing the Recording Industry Association of America ("RIAA") for threatening without any justification collection proceedings against individuals that have previously settled and made payments to the RIAA.

3 August 2006
Our client The Suggestion Box, Inc. (dba "The AnonymousEmail.com") successfully obtained clarification of the federal annoyance law (47 U.S.C. § 223(a)(1)(C) through its lawsuit filed against Attorney General Gonzalez and the United States Government challenging the annoyance law as unconstitutional. The Suggestion Box, Inc. issued a press release.

12 June 2006
Our Firm successfully defeated a motion to compel production of identifying information regarding individuals who posted anonymous communications on a webboard hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police, Montgomery County Lodge 35. The Plaintiff, Mariza Diaz, filed the motion to compel in her litigation in the United States District Court, District of Maryland.

12 June 2006
Our Firm successfully defeated a motion to compel production of identifying information regarding individuals who posted anonymous communications on a webboard hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police, Montgomery County Lodge 35. The Plaintiff, Mariza Diaz, filed the motion to compel in her litigation in the United States District Court, District of Maryland.

31 May 2006
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in an article published in the Williamette Week Online regarding the RIAA legal initiative.

14 April 2006
Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr., along with local counsel Christopher Whitten of Whitten & Berry and Dennis Gorman, filed a Petition for Special Action before the Court of Appeals for the State of Arizona on behalf of The Suggestion Box, Inc. (operator of TheAnonymousEmail.com) and John Doe seeking to preclude the disclosure of John Doe's identity sought by Mobilisa, Inc.

14 March 2006
An article appears on SFGate.com that discussed the litigation brought by Sweet Pea Limited Inc. against individuals for alleged trademark infringement through the innocent use of the phrase "Sweet Pea." Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. agreed to serve as lead counsel for a joint defense brought by many of the individuals sued by Sweet Pea Limited, Inc. Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in the article. Sweet Pea Limited Inc. eventually returned settlement amounts paid by some defendants, settled without monetary payment with other defendants, and dismissed the remaining defendants. A website established by some of the defendants had been accessible at www.sourpeas.org.

An article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on the same litigation quoting Charles Lee Mudd Jr. The Associated Press distributed the wire story.

8 March 2006
Crain's Chicago Business reports on litigation involving Big Stick, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of unique, original neighborhood maps, and the Northern Illinois Real Estate Information Network, Inc. Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr. represents Big Stick, Inc.

8 March 2006
Litigation on behalf of The Suggestion Box, Inc., operator of www.theanonymousemail.com and a client of Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr., challenging 47 U.S.C. § 223 is discussed in Source Magazine. TheAnonymousEmail.com has challenged the statute because it criminalizes the sending of communications that merely annoy. This matter is pending in the United States District Court for Arizona.

21 February 2006
The Chronicle for Higher Education reports on the University of Pittsburgh's public debate in which Charles Lee Mudd Jr. participated (see 17 February 2006 below).

20 February 2006
The Tartan Online
reports on the University of Pittsburgh's public debate in which Charles Lee Mudd Jr. participated (see 17 February 2006 below).

17 February 2006
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. participated in the University of Pittsburgh's "Public Debate on Electronic File Sharing" hosted by The William Pitt Debating Union and The Department of Computer Science. He joined student debator Tony DiMattio in representing the affirmative position that "lawsuits against individual P2P users should be sharply curtailed." Attorney Geoffrey L. Beauchamp, Esq. and student debator Melina Forte opposed Mr. Mudd and Mr. DiMattio. Professor Kevin Ashley and student Kristen Wlazelek served as superb panel questioners. Professor Gordon Mitchell served as moderator for what proved to be a lively and informative debate. A recording of the debate can be obtained from the William Pitt Debating Union by contacting Peg Chalus.

14 February 2006
Litigation on behalf of The Suggestion Box, Inc., operator of www.theanonymousemail.com and a client of Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr., challenging 47 U.S.C. § 223 is discussed in Hactivismo. TheAnonymousEmail.com has challenged the statute because it criminalizes the sending of communications that merely annoy. This matter is pending in the United States District Court for Arizona.

9 February 2006
Declan McCullagh reports on the litigation filed by Mudd Law Offices on behalf of The Suggestion Box, Inc. challenging the constitutionality of 47 U.S.C. § 223 (see 6 February 2006 below).

6 February 2006
Mudd Law Offices filed a complaint on behalf of The Suggestion Box, Inc. in the United States District Court, Northern District of Arizona challenging as unconstitutional 47 U.S.C. § 223 in relation to its criminalization of electronic communications sent with an intent to annoy. The Suggestion Box, Inc. issued a press release on its decision to file suit.

5 February 2006
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is mentioned on stereophile.com in relation to the David Greubel lawsuit involving the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Nettwerk Music Group's involvement in funding the defense of David Greubel and his family.

3 February 2006
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is mentioned in the Williams Lake Tribune from British Columbia, Canada in relation to the David Greubel lawsuit involving the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Nettwerk Music Group's involvement in funding the defense of David Greubel and his family.

30 January 2006
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is mentioned in PCPro and quoted on top40-charts.com in relation to the David Greubel lawsuit involving the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Nettwerk Music Group's involvement in funding the defense of David Greubel and his family.

29 January 2006
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in the Toronto Star in relation to the David Greubel lawsuit involving the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Nettwerk Music Group's involvement in funding the defense of David Greubel and his family.

27 January 2006
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in The Register, on MTV.com, on Canada.com, on InformationWeek, and on SecurityPipeline.com in relation to the David Greubel lawsuit involving the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Nettwerk Music Group's involvement in funding the defense of David Greubel and his family.

1 January 2006
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