Law.com – Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs features George Calhoun

“Shout out to George Calhoun of Ifrah Law who scored a more than $2 million jury verdict for student debt servicer Navient in a civil RICO suit against the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lohman and various other defendants. Navient claimed that the law firm and its codefendants schemed to encourage student loan borrowers to default on their debts to manufacture TCPA…

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Paysafe builds up online betting, gaming payments systems

Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the ban on online betting, many online bettors who previously bet on unregulated international platforms have started placing bets in the U.S. This has opened doors for a new industry to develop and grow, said lawyer Jeff Ifrah, a founding member of the law firm Ifrah Law, which…

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Twitch Streamers Rake in Millions With a Shady Crypto Gambling Boom

Online gambling is regulated by a combination of federal and state laws in the US. Gambling websites need a license to operate in individual states—it doesn’t matter whether they’re operating with hard USD or digital currency. Many crypto casinos, like Stake and Duelbits, are based offshore in countries like Curaçao, and do not have those…

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Legal event tackles Section 230’s affect on social media moderation

Over the years, Section 230 has been upheld as a provision that protects online providers from liability. “The main point was to allow the internet back in 1996 to flourish — not have online service providers be concerned that when a person or entity posts something, that they are going to immediately be liable,” said Michelle Cohen, chair…

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Pennsylvania, France And A Rapper’s Riff For Online Gambling

Jeff Ifrah, founder of the U.S. online gaming industry association iDEA Growth, has a different take on Biggie’s immortal quote. “Fewer brands, more problems,” Ifrah said during a panel appearance at last week’s SBC North America digital conference. “Every time you add another person, the pie gets bigger,” he said. “So when you go from…

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How New Jersey Became The U.S. Gambling Expansion Leader

Jeff Ifrah, the founder of Internet Development and Economic Association (iDEA) and a longtime adviser to companies seeking to engage in U.S. gambling expansion, said that it stems from “bad economic theory.” “States don’t fully understand a couple of things,” Ifrah said. “No one understands like New Jersey does that there is an entire offshore…

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Ifrah Law and EGR Announce Winner of First Annual Pitch Contest for Small Businesses in Gaming Industry

Ifrah Law, the D.C.-based boutique law firm nationally ranked in the area of gaming law, and EGR, the leading information service for the online gaming industry, have announced the winner of their first co-sponsored ‘Ifrah Pitch’ contest, a competition specifically aimed at showcasing new startup companies in the ever-growing U.S. online gaming market. Ifrah Pitch…

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