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Bugging Out: The Legal Effects of Bugs and Glitches in Games [Podcast]

In this episode of LAN Party Lawyers, Steve Blickensderfer, Nick Brown, and special guest Jack Clabby explore the legal consequences of bugs in video games and digital exploits in the esports ecosystem.

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Steven Blickensderfer, Litigation Attorney, Carlton Fields Law Firm
Associate

Steven Blickensderfer handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters in federal and state court for clients across a number of industries. He is experienced in all phases of litigation, including case analysis and strategy, written and electronic discovery, depositions, expert witness preparation, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, trials, and appeals. He has participated in a number of trials, including a two-week federal jury trial involving First Amendment issues that attracted national media attention, and has argued in several appellate courts,...

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Nicholas A. Brown, Carlton Fields, Trial lawyer
Associate

Nick Brown’s practice focuses on appeals and trial support in state and federal courts. He also serves as the reporter for the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases, which allows him to keep abreast of hot issues working through Florida’s appellate and trial courts.

At the appellate level, Nick handles all aspects of appeals, from early case assessments and evaluations of appellate issues, to motions practice and briefing, to presenting oral argument. He also consults on strategic matters to assist other attorneys both inside and outside Carlton Fields in selecting and refining issues that will best resonate with the appellate court, including conducting mock court sessions.

At the trial level, Nick develops and presents dispositive motions, prepares jury instructions, handles charge conferences, and provides legal support for the purpose of preserving claims of error. He is a regular contributor to the firm’s I Object! blog, which focuses on preservation of error at trial.

Nick’s areas of concentration include complex commercial and tort litigation, insurance coverage disputes, real property litigation, and consumer finance, all at both the trial and appellate level. He is an active member in the firm’s data privacy and cybersecurity task force as well as its e-discovery task force. Nick is also dedicated to providing pro bono legal services to ensure access to the justice system.

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Jack Clabby Attorney Carlton Fields Law Firm Tampa FL
Shareholder

Jack Clabby’s practices focus on corporate governance, fraud, and shareholder litigation, including the defense of securities fraud class actions and derivative lawsuits. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney, he also represents companies and special litigation committees in connection with internal corporate investigations. 

As a former cyber prosecutor, Jack also advises corporate boards and management on legal issues regarding cybersecurity and represents companies in litigation, including class actions, concerning breaches and data loss incidents. Jack serves as a...

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