Trump v. Tech: The Legal Issues Surrounding Trump’s Social Media Bans

Posted on Jan 22, 2021 in Blog
Trump v. Tech: The Legal Issues Surrounding Trump’s Social Media Bans

Twitter’s permanent ban on Trump’s personal account as well as other accounts cannot be attached by Trump.  According to Twitter, it banned the former president for his inflammatory tweets after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol while Congress convened in a joint session to preform thee administrative task of formally finalizing the electoral votes that the states […]

Trump: From the White House to the Jailhouse?

Posted on Jan 18, 2021 in Blog
Trump: From the White House to the Jailhouse?

Over the past year, Donald Trump not only wanted to win because he wanted to be President, but he also knew that, if he lost, he could be facing serious indictments from the State of New York.  As the active President of the United States, he is immune from prosecution, and should he have been […]

Donald Trump Cannot Pardon Himself

Posted on Dec 26, 2020 in Blog

After pardoning 70 individuals, many of whom have been in his inner political circle, the question looming is whether Donald J. Trump can pardon himself.  The answer is no.1  Trump has previously declared that he would do so.  In 2018, during the Mueller investigation, he stated: “I have an absolute right to pardon myself….”   He is, once again, wrong.   That conclusion is based […]

The Fool and His Followers – Trump’s “Election Fraud” Claims

Posted on Dec 11, 2020 in Blog
The Fool and His Followers – Trump’s “Election Fraud” Claims

In yet another embarrassing effort to overturn the will of the people and scar democracy, the Texas Attorney General has commenced an action before the United States Supreme Court under the doctrine of original jurisdiction.  The litigation seeks to: (i) delay the Electoral College vote to name the next President of the United States; and […]

Prince Andrew and the Epstein Relationship

Posted on Jun 10, 2020 in Blog
Prince Andrew and the Epstein Relationship

Richard Roth, Esq – Tuesday 9th June 2020 In the ongoing criminal investigation of Jeffrey Epstein, the U.S. Department of Justice (”DOJ”) has made a formal request to interview Prince Andrew of the British Royal Family.  The request to interview was finalized by federal prosecutors from the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office.  Although Epstein took his […]

Lori Loughlin Was Smart in Taking The Deal

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in Blog
Lori Loughlin Was Smart in Taking The Deal

May 29th 2020 Last week, celebrity Lori Laughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer, agreed to plead guilty to charges relating to wrongfully getting her daughters admitted to the University of Southern California.  They were charged with paying $500,000 to have their two daughters falsely designated as recruits to U.S.C.’s crew team to […]

Trump vs Twitter

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in Blog
Trump vs Twitter

29th of May 2020 In several tweets yesterday, President Trump, upset that social media platforms are picking on him, has threatened to shut them down.  That is, after Twitter added a fact-check to some of his posts, Trump declared that he is going to “regulate” or even “close down” Twitter.   While Trump cannot “close down” […]

New Meaning of Defenses: Impossibility of Performance

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 in Blog
New Meaning of Defenses:  Impossibility of Performance

Richard Roth, Esq – 22nd April 2020             We recently wrote a blog on how the force majeure clause has become so important in defending contracts in this COVID-19 era.  So, too, is the impossibility defense.  That is, an alternative to force majeure clauses that excuse performance is for parties to argue impossibility of performance. […]

Contractual Defenses – The Force Majeure Clause Steps Up

Posted on Apr 21, 2020 in Blog
Contractual Defenses – The Force Majeure Clause Steps Up

Richard Roth, Esq – 21st April 2020 The Coronavirus has created a “new normal.”  All across the United States, quarantine-in-place orders have been issued, along with emergency legislation to restrict non-essential business from operating in over 30 states.[1] As businesses, sports and commerce continue to be restricted, fulfilling contractual obligations have become a major issue. […]

MLB steps up to the plate: data, data, data

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in Blog
MLB steps up to the plate:  data, data, data

Richard Roth, Esq. – April 17th 2020 The most important aspect of determining how to resolve the Coronavirus as well as how to best get the workforce back in place has come down to testing, as all governors have made it clear that with testing and data, the scientists will be able to forge ahead.  […]