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MORGAN, LEWIS LOSES GROUP TO BRESSLER MIAMI — The nine-lawyer securities brokerage group of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Miami has broken off to open as the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office of New Jersey-based Bressler Amery & Ross. Veteran Morgan, Lewis partners Keith Olin and Bennett Falk and of counsel Alex Sabo left the 1,300-lawyer, Philadelphia-based firm Friday with six associates, four paralegals and seven other staffers, and opened in temporary quarters in Fort Lauderdale on Monday. They hope to hire a few more lawyers, said Olin, 48, who will serve as Bressler Amery’s managing partner in Fort Lauderdale. Olin and Falk practiced at Morgan, Lewis for 12 years. Executives of both offices called the parting amicable. Morgan, Lewis’ Miami managing partner, Mark Zelek, said he was planning a dinner for Olin and Falk. Olin and his colleagues in the securities brokerage practice defend major national stock brokerages in arbitration when clients claim their accounts were mishandled and they were defrauded. “We felt our practice area was much more compatible with a medium-sized firm like Bressler,” Olin said. “We’re excited about the opportunity.” Before Monday, Florham, N.J.-based Bressler Amery had 65 lawyers in three offices on the East Coast. — Miami Daily Business Review 2ND CIRCUIT UPHOLDS COMPANY’S INJUNCTION NEW YORK — An injunction preventing a Web hosting company from accessing a registration service for Internet domains to gain data for mass-marketing has been upheld by the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. A two-judge panel upheld the preliminary injunction granted by Southern District Judge Barbara Jones in favor of Register.com Inc., one of 50 companies that act as vehicles for the registration of names in the .com, .net and .org domains. Register.com, which also offers Web site creation tools, Web site hosting, e-mail and other Internet-based services, charged that competitor Verio Inc. was violating the terms of use for the so-called WHOIS database, which registrars are required to maintain and update under the terms of their agreement with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The ICANN agreement states that registrars like Register.com cannot impose restrictions on the use of the data. However, one exception to that rule requires the registrar to permit use of the WHOIS data “for any lawful purposes except to support the transmission of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail (spam).” The ICANN agreement also states that it does not create any obligation by ICANN or the registrar to third parties, but that third parties can enforce the obligations of the registrar through a grievance procedure overseen by ICANN. Register.com learned that Verio was using an automated software “robot” to make regular series of WHOIS queries. Once the robot learned of new registrants, Verio would target them through e-mail, direct marketing and telemarketing. When Register.com told Verio to stop, Verio only partially complied by ceasing the e-mail solicitations, but continuing to market via direct mail and telephone. — The New York Law Journal

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