Lawyers Assemble To Discuss TelexFree Case; Session Sponsored By Boston Bar Association And Led By Jonathan M. Horne And Timothy J. Durken Of Jager Smith PC

newtelexfreelogoEDITOR’S NOTE: It is hard to contemplate the rich history of the United States without at once contemplating the rich history of the Boston Bar Association. They shall forever be intertwined . . .

One could imagine that, 241 years ago, a contemplative session of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) might have been advertised with paper handbills and titled, “The Law as It Pertains to Taxation without Representation and the Destruction of Certain Aromatic Tea in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773.”

Although yesterday’s noontime session at the BBA appears to have eschewed handbills in favor of Twitter and such, it nevertheless addressed the past and the future. Its simple title: “TelexFree[:] How We Got Here and Where We Are Going.”

Jonathan M. Horne and Timothy J. Durken of Jager Smith PC were instrumental in putting it together. A PDF of what was covered at the session is available today.

Other information on the session is available at the website of the BBA.

The venerable Boston Bar traces its roots to the 18th century. In the 1760s, a local young fellow by the name of John Adams was speaking on important things (such as justice) in and around the coffeehouses and taverns on Beacon Hill. He later helped organize the greatest beacon of freedom the world had ever known: the United States of America. In ways large and small, Massachusetts continues to be a preeminent source of light from this beacon.

Later yet, Adams would become the second President of the United States, succeeding George Washington.

President Adams, the father of John Quincy Adams, America’s sixth President, knew towns TelexFree members later would know. (Among them are Quincy and Worcester.)

Read the bio of President John Adams at WhiteHouse.gov.

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11 Responses to “Lawyers Assemble To Discuss TelexFree Case; Session Sponsored By Boston Bar Association And Led By Jonathan M. Horne And Timothy J. Durken Of Jager Smith PC”

  1. Quick note: Direct link to PDF of slide presentation:

    http://www.jagersmith.com/downloads/pdf/TelexFree-How-We-Got-Here-And-Where-We-Are-Going.pdf

    Patrick

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  2. Later yet, Adams would become the second President of the United States, succeeding George Washington.

    There’s a TV show in the UK called QI – I’m sure I saw an episode where the answer was given as George Washington and the klaxon sounded (sign of WRONG ANSWER).

    John Hanson was the first.
    http://www.constitution.org/hist/first8pres.htm?PageSpeed=noscript

    Don’t go checking the encyclopedia for this guy’s name — he is one of those great men that are lost to history. If you’re extremely lucky, you may actually find a brief mention of his name. (It’s in the Encyclopedia Britannica.)

    Quite interesting times.

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  3. Yes, here it is:

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  4. Tony H: Yes, here it is:

    Enjoyed the technical argument that John Hanson was first and hearing that klaxon, Tony. Reminded me a bit of the “gong” from “The Gong Show” here in the 1970s.

    I think I’ll stand by my reporting that Washington was the first President of the United States, though. :-)

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/georgewashington

    Patrick

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  5. I thought the comp plan wording and layout looked familiar. And then I saw the images I’d made myself.

    Wow. So they pretty much used a bunch of my TelexFree articles, slapped copyright on it and didn’t bother to give BehindMLM the slightest of credit.

    And this is the Boston Bar Association no less.

    I don’t mind them using the information but not acknowledging the source is poor form.

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  6. Oz:
    I thought the comp plan wording and layout looked familiar. And then I saw the images I’d made myself.

    Wow. So they pretty much used a bunch of my TelexFree articles, slapped copyright on it and didn’t bother to give BehindMLM the slightest of credit.

    And this is the Boston Bar Association no less.

    I don’t mind them using the information but not acknowledging the source is poor form.

    I imagine faith sloan is right on that for you. :)

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  7. Slightly different, I’ve never not acknowledged Sloan. Bit hard not too when an article is written about her.

    BehindMLM (or any other source) isn’t mentioned once anywhere in the presentation or on Jager Smith’s accompanying website notification for it.

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  8. Oz: BehindMLM (or any other source) isn’t mentioned once anywhere in the presentation or on Jager Smith’s accompanying website notification for it.

    And you’d think they if they laywers they would care a little about laws and copyright…
    what a shame. An official apology is in order.

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  9. Oz: So they pretty much used a bunch of my TelexFree articles, slapped copyright on it and didn’t bother to give BehindMLM the slightest of credit.

    I hadn’t noticed this, and regret not having noticed it, Oz. My sincere apologies to you.

    On a brighter note, I have noticed that some lawyers have given proper credit to reports on BehindMLM.com and the PP Blog that are cited in certain TelexFree-related court filings.

    Patrick

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  10. Too bad some of the items in that PDF are not actually true. Lawyers need to at least get the facts straight before having a party to discuss. Its also important to give credit where its due. The cool photos and red arrows “Oz Style” are priceless!

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  11. Hmmm… They used my picture too, along with Oz’s. I recognize the “TelexFree office in NV is a Corner*Mart” picture.

    http://amlmskeptic.blogspot.com/2013/07/telexfree-location-lie-its-tvi-express.html

    Would be nice if they at least put @courtesy of (insert blog name)

    *sigh*

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