Students’ Subway Security Talk Canceled by Court Order

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Students’ Subway Security Talk Canceled by Court Order
By Michael McGraw-Herdeg and Marissa Vogt
Three MIT students will not be presenting their security research at the annual DEF CON hacker convention this weekend because of a temporary restraining order filed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on Friday afternoon. The students — legally represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group — are appealing the order.

Read/download the court documents here

The students’ proposed presentation and the court documents generated by the MBTA lawyers make for fascinating reading.

Maximum Sanctions Imposed for Failure to Return Down Payment

Astrada v Archer (2008 NY Slip Op 51675(U))

In this matter, resulting from a real estate transaction that never closed, the Court, pursuant to 22 NYCRR ァ 130-1.1 (a), awards costs of $40,600.50 to plaintiff Faith Astrada and imposes the maximum sanction of $10,000.00 upon defendant Regina Felton, Esq., for her “frivolous conduct” that “is completely without merit in law,” in violation of 22 NYCRR ァ 130-1:1 (c).
Click on link above to read entire decision.
Hat Tip to NY Law Journal