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2009

2009

9 November 2009
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. appeared on WGN 9 Evening News and News at Nine to speak about anonymity online. In particular, he discussed when the identity of an anonymous speaker should be revealed. His appearance occurred in the context of a news story on a ruling ordering disclosure of an anonymous speaker's identity in litigation filed by Lisa Stone, a Buffalo Grove village trustee, in the Circuit Court of Cook County. In the litigation, an anonymous speaker is alleged to have made defamatory statements about Trustee Lisa Stone's 15 year old son apparently after he defended his mother in an online discussion during the 2009 election for Village trustee.

28 October 2009
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. spoke at Lyons Township High School on social responsibility online.

1 October 2009
Mudd Law Offices celebrated its 8th Anniversary.

29 September 2009
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in a story by ABC News regarding litigation filed by Mudd Law Offices on behalf of a minor in relation to a defamatory and fraudulent Facebook profile created about the minor. An article about the litigation initially appeared in the Chicago Tribune.

25 September 2009
Mudd Law Offices co-sponsored the First Annual Utah Cyberlaw Symposium.

25 August 2009
Mudd Law Offices successfully defeated large portions of a motion to dismiss filed by the Village of Forest Park and obtained a significant ruling on substantive issues under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Stored Communications Act, and other related claims in Steinbach v. Village of Forest Park, et al.

21 August 2009
The Electronic Frontier Foundation ("EFF") and Charles Lee Mudd Jr. moved to quash subpoenas unjustifiably seeking the identity of online anonymous speakers online in the Circuit Court of Cook County. EFF issued a press release.

15 May 2009
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. spoke before the Chicago Bar Association's Cyberlaw Committee on the topic of Online Anonymity.

7 May 2009
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in a story involving the Fortuny litigation (Doe v. Fortuny, Case Number 08 C 1050).

15 April 2009
Mudd Law Offices successfully obtained the removal of content from the Internet that violated one of its clients' privacy and intellectual property rights in the matter Doe v. Fortuny, Case Number 08 C 1050, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

20 April 2009
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. participated as a Trial Advisor for the Mock Trials to be held at Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois.

6 April 2009
Mudd Law Offices obtained a default judgment in the matter Doe v. Fortuny, Case Number 08 C 1050, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that, among other relief, ordered the removal of content from the Internet that violated one of its clients' privacy and intellectual property rights.

30 March 2009
Mudd Law Offices successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of one of its clients involving the impersonation and the unauthorized publication of private video content on the Internet.

26 February 2009
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Tamburo, et al. v. Dworkin, et al., 08-2406.

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. appeared on CNNRadio.com regarding the Recording Industry Association of America's shift in litigation strategy.

14-21 January 2009
Mudd Law Offices attended the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Our Firm's principal, Charles Lee Mudd Jr., will be available at the our Park City office during this time.

2008

2008

23 December 2008
The United States District Court for the District of Idaho issued a favorable ruling on a motion to compel briefed and argued by Mudd Law Offices.

19 December 2008
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in an online article appearing on Rolling Stone Magazine's website regarding the Recording Industry Association of America's shift in litigation strategy.

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. appears on CNNRadio.com regarding the Recording Industry Association of America's shift in litigation strategy.

7-8 November 2008
In expanding Mudd Law Offices' use of alternative means to resolve commercial and other disputes, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. attends the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois' Two-Day Training Seminar.

8 August 2008
A Federal District Court in Texas held in a ruling on the RIAA's motion for summary judgment that a question of fact exist as to whether a defendant constitutes an Innocent Infringer under the United States Copyright Act in a lawsuit filed against an individual for alleged copyright infringement.

13 June 2008
Mudd Law Offices assisted the Electronic Frontier Foundation ("EFF") in filing an amicus brief in a matter in which Cicero Town President Larry Dominick sought "the disclosure of the identities of the author of two MySpace profiles that allegedly included defamatory comments and unnamed privacy violations." After the filing of EFF's amicus brief, Larry Dominick dismissed his Petition. For more information, visit EFF's webpage on Dominick v. MySpace. Additional sources: Kansas City InfoZine News.

13 May 2008
In a favorable decision for Mudd Law Offices' defendant-clients in Tamburo v. Dworkin, et al., the Honorable Joan B. Gottschall of the Northern District of Illinois denied the Plaintiffs' motion to vacate and transfer which sought to vacate the Court's prior ruling dismissing the Sixth Amended Complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction and transfer the matter to the Western District of Michigan.

May 9, 2008
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. provided a presentation on non-disclosure agreements, trade secrets and company websites as part of the Illinois State Bar Association program "From Dawn to Dusk, Entity Formation through Dissolution" in Chicago, Illinois.

7 May 2008
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. presented a discussion on the JK Rowling suit against the Harry Potter Lexicon for the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Section Intellectual Property Committee.

5 May 2008
Mudd Law Offices' Principal Charles Lee Mudd Jr. participated as a panelist discussing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the Illinois State Bar Association's CLE event "What Every Lawyer Should Know About Intellectual Property."

18 March 2008
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. spoke on Litigation and Anonymity Online at the Chicago Bar Association's Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee meeting.

29 February 2008
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. attended a Presidential Luncheon with Enrique Batalla, President of the International Technology Law Association.

29 February 2008
The Superior Court of Arizona issued an order dismissing with prejudice litigation against our clients The Suggestion Box, Inc. and John Doe. The Plaintiff, Mobilisa, Inc., had sought John Doe's identity from The Suggestion Box, Inc. for John Doe's use of its anonymous email services. Since 2005, The Suggestion Box, Inc. fought to oppose disclosure of its customer's identifying information. After three years and an appeal to the Court of Appeals of Arizona, it succeeded.

12 February 2008
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. spoke at St. Xavier University's Professional Development Day on issues related to online defamation, anonymity, and blogging.

29 January 2008
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. argued on behalf of SI03, Inc. in Boise, Idaho in an effort to obtain the identities of individuals who have posted defamatory statements about SI03, Inc. and its products online.

16-23 January 2008
Mudd Law Offices attends Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

1 January 2008
Mudd Law Offices opens an office in Park City, Utah.