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The Facebook, Inc. v. Connectu, LLC et al Filed: March 9, 2007 California Northern District Court

Connectu, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc. et al Filed: March 28, 2007 Massachusetts District Court

ConnectU is suing Facebook in Massachusetts for copyright infringement, breach of actual or implied contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, unfair business practices, intentional interference with prospective business advantage, breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing, fraud and breach of confidence. Facebook is suing ConnectU in California for business torts and unfair business practices. Read More

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James Pietrangelo, II v. Sandusky Library, et al July 13, 2010 March 27, 2015
The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. June 14, 2012 March 27, 2015
Holiday Public Relations & Events, LLC et al v. The Edgartown Library Foundation, Inc. et al December 2, 2011 March 27, 2015
Unwired Planet, LLC v. Apple, Inc. September 6, 2013 March 27, 2015
Emblaze Ltd. v. Apple Inc. March 11, 2011 March 27, 2015
Fant et al v. Ferguson, Missouri, City of February 8, 2015 March 27, 2015
Wikimedia Foundation et al v. National Security Agency/Central Security Service et al March 10, 2015 March 27, 2015
Public.Resource.org v. United States Internal Revenue Service June 18, 2013 March 27, 2015
Capitol Records, LLC v. Redigi Inc. January 6, 2012 March 27, 2015
Is it legal to resell used mp3 files?
Faughn et al v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA March 13, 2014 March 27, 2015
Wilson v. The Birmingham Public Library Foundation et al September 2, 2010 March 27, 2015
Library assistant claims hostile work environment in a public library when library patrons view pornography. Also claims recipient of aggressive sexual comments and sexual touching.
The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. August 14, 2012 March 26, 2015
Adamson v. City of San Francisco et al November 12, 2013 March 26, 2015
Plaintiff Lorenzo Adamson, an off-duty, African-American police officer for the City of San Francisco, alleged that Defendants SF Police Officers Brian Stansbury, Daniel Dudley and Christopher O'Brien violated his civil rights by unlawfully choking and arresting him. When the three officers stopped plaintiff for a traffic violation, Officer Stansbury asked plaintiff if he was on parole, instead of asking for his license and insurance. Officer Dudley then asked plaintiff to exit the car and lead him to the curb. Even though plaintiff identified himself as a police officer, Officer Dudley applied a carotid chokehold on plaintiff, causing him to fall to the ground.
Mirror Worlds Technologies, LLC v. Apple Inc. et al May 23, 2013 March 26, 2015
Justin Layshock v. Hermitage Sch Dist November 30, 2007 March 26, 2015
May a school discipline a student for speech created off campus on a social media site?
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Wikimedia Foundation et al v. National Security Agency/Central Security Service et al March 10, 2015 March 27, 2015
Patel v. City of Madison, Alabama February 12, 2015 February 17, 2015
Fant et al v. Ferguson, Missouri, City of February 8, 2015 March 27, 2015
Griner v. Jake's Fireworks, Inc. et al February 3, 2015 February 26, 2015
Legalzoom.Com Inc v. Rocket Lawyer Incorporated January 30, 2015 March 26, 2015
Rentmeester v. Nike, Inc. January 22, 2015 January 31, 2015
LegalZoom.com, Inc. v. Rocket Lawyer, Inc. January 5, 2015 March 26, 2015
Lozano et al v. San Francisco 49ers, Ltd. et al January 2, 2015 January 6, 2015
Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant San Francisco 49ers, Ltd. and Jed York engaged in a campaign to terminate older workers, concealed the fact that their actions involved a group termination of older employees, failed to comply with the requirements of the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), and violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) by discriminating against plaintiffs in the terms and conditions of employment based upon the fact that they were over 40 years old.
Social Ranger LLC v. Facebook Inc. December 29, 2014 January 23, 2015
Michael Levine et al v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. December 18, 2014 December 19, 2014
Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. failed to take reasonable steps to secure the data of its employees from hacking and other collateral attacks. As a result, the Guardians of Peace was able to obtain personally identifiable information, including social security numbers, birth dates, and medical records, from plaintiffs and their family members.
Joshua Forster et al vs. Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc December 17, 2014 December 19, 2014
Michael Corona et al v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. December 15, 2014 December 19, 2014
State of Texas et al v. United States of America et al December 3, 2014 February 18, 2015
NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots v. NetJets, Inc. et al December 2, 2014 January 6, 2015
Rachel Kremer v. Zillow, Inc. December 1, 2014 March 26, 2015
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Rentmeester v. Nike, Inc. January 22, 2015 January 31, 2015
Boffoli v. Google Inc. May 2, 2014 May 8, 2014
Toups v. Google Inc et al March 6, 2014 December 18, 2014
ARAG North America, Inc. et al v. Google, Inc. December 31, 2013 May 27, 2014
GoldieBlox, Inc. v. Island Def Jam Music Group et al November 21, 2013 June 16, 2014
Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathitrust November 14, 2012 June 10, 2014
Cambridge University Press, et al v. J. Albert, et al October 5, 2012 March 26, 2015
Is it Fair Use to make digital copies for e-reserves at a university, using the four factor analysis on an item by item basis? If so, how should the analysis be made?
Marino Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Inc. v. Issa et al June 1, 2012 October 14, 2012
A continuing legal education company headed by Joseph Marino (inset, left), the legendary force behind a 65-year-old family-owned New York and New Jersey bar exam course, sued a former employee for alleged theft of "invaluable data"
ROLLING THUNDER MOTORCYCLE RALLY, WASHINGTON, D.C., INC. v. DOES et al May 4, 2012 September 2, 2012
The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally, an annual motorcycle ride sponsored by veterans to honor their missing and fallen colleagues files a preemptive copyright infringement lawsuit in advance of the group's Memorial Day ride in Washington, D.C. to stop and enjoin alleged copyright infringers from selling unlicensed and counterfeit goods during the event.

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TufAmerica, Inc. v. Diamond et al May 3, 2012 May 8, 2012
Disney Enterprises Inc v. Michael Jones et al April 26, 2012 August 10, 2012
Toma v. Motley Crue, Inc. et al April 16, 2012 January 15, 2013
CBS Television Distribution v. Comstar Media LLC et al April 16, 2012 April 20, 2012
Lawson et al v. Universal Studios LLC February 22, 2012 February 24, 2012
Paramount Pictures Corporation v. Puzo February 17, 2012 March 22, 2013
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Wilens v. Automattic, Inc. May 25, 2014 May 27, 2014
Facepets.com, LLC v. Facebook, Inc. February 14, 2014 August 20, 2014
Ahmed v. Twitter, Inc. et al January 7, 2014 January 13, 2014
Ahmed v. Facebook, Inc. et al January 7, 2014 January 13, 2014
Ahmed v. Apple, Inc. et al December 10, 2013 September 14, 2014
Hangingout, Inc. v. Google, Inc. November 26, 2013 February 2, 2015
Rimowa GmbH v. Marvel Entertainment LLC et al August 1, 2012 July 18, 2013
Adidas America, Inc et al v. Seven Wells, LLC May 15, 2012 May 16, 2012
RC3, INC. v. Bieber February 24, 2012 March 8, 2012
Adidas America, Inc et al v. Preschoolians Company et al December 5, 2011 December 7, 2011
Holiday Public Relations & Events, LLC et al v. The Edgartown Library Foundation, Inc. et al December 2, 2011 March 27, 2015
Cavern City Tours Ltd v. Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. November 27, 2011 November 28, 2011
Hester v. Neverson et al November 15, 2011 April 20, 2012
Television personality David Hester of A&E's 'Storage Wars' reality TV show, filed a trademark lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that his "Yuuup!" moniker does not infringe upon rapper Trey Songz's purported intellectual property claims to variations of the phrase.
In-N-Out Burgers v. Pappas Restaurants, Inc, November 15, 2011 November 16, 2011
True Religion Apparel, Inc. et al. v. Xiaokang Lee et al. November 15, 2011 December 14, 2011
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Multiplayer Network Innovations, LLC v. Google Inc. August 5, 2014 September 17, 2014
Callsome Solutions, Inc. v. Google, Inc. June 25, 2014 July 8, 2014
Sevier v. Google et al June 17, 2014 June 24, 2014
Wilens v. Automattic, Inc. May 25, 2014 May 27, 2014
Free Range Content, Inc. v. Google Inc. May 20, 2014 March 26, 2015
Open Network Solutions Inc. v. Google Inc. May 16, 2014 May 27, 2014
Smartflash LLC et al v. Google, Inc. et al May 7, 2014 May 8, 2014
Boffoli v. Google Inc. May 2, 2014 May 8, 2014
Feitelson et al v. Google Inc. May 1, 2014 March 26, 2015
Silver State Intellectual Technologies, Inc. v. Google Inc. et al April 30, 2014 May 2, 2014
PanTaurus LLC v. Google, Inc. April 23, 2014 May 2, 2014
Selene Communication Technologies LLC v. Google Inc. April 23, 2014 May 8, 2014
Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. Google Inc et al April 8, 2014 April 11, 2014
Network-1 Technologies, Inc. v. Google, Inc. et al April 4, 2014 April 11, 2014
Keith Dunbar, et al v. Google Inc. April 2, 2014 August 10, 2014

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The Malpractice Risk of Electronic Health Records March 17, 2015
Computer malpractice can happen as a result of technological glitches, human error and system design defects; it can threaten the quality of patient care and safety, as well as the safety of patients' health data. These types of errors are typically caused by simple human mistakes or computer malfunctions, as opposed to egregious medical negligence.
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US Attorney Ronald Machen in DC Announces Resignation March 16, 2015
U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. in Washington announced on Monday he will return to private practice after five years in the position.
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The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.
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Former Khmer Rouge member charged with crimes against humanity March 27, 2015
[JURIST] The UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] on Friday charged [press release] mid-ranking former Khmer Rouge [CTM backgrounder] cadre Ao An with crimes against humanity. The charges allege that An, 79, carried out crimes at an execution site and in two security centers during the Khmer Rouge’s rule in the 1970s. Before An can face trial the court’s senior judges must accept the charges. The tribunal added that An was being charged with murder...
Argentina court dismisses Iran cover-up charges against president March 27, 2015
[JURIST] An Argentinian appeals court on Thursday dismissed charges against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner [BBC profile] for conspiring to insulate Iranian officials’ from prosecution over their alleged participation in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center. The charges were filed by prosecutor Alberto Nisman in January, unveiling an alleged conspiracy headed by Fernandez to clear five high-ranking Iranian suspects of charges that they conducted the 1994 bombing, which killed 85 people. The complaint [text, PDF, Spanish]...
Turkey approves controversial security law March 27, 2015
[JURIST] The Turkish Parliament [official website] on Friday approved a controversial security bill giving police more powers to search, arrest, and use firearms. The bill passed with a vote of 199 to 32. Last month, the government withdrew a more expansive version of this bill after a debate on the proposed law led to a brawl between lawmakers [Guardian report] from the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) [official website] and opposition parties. The revised and narrowed bill still grants...
HRW: Boko Haram has killed more than 1,000 civilians in 2015 March 27, 2015
[JURIST] More than 1,000 civilians have been killed so far in 2015 at the hands of the Islamist armed group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said [press release] Thursday. According to HRW, “Boko Haram fighters have deliberately attacked villages and committed mass killings and abductions as their attacks have spread from Nigeria into Cameroon, Chad, and Niger since February.” In 2014 alone, HRW estimates that at least 3,750 civilians died due to Boko Haram attacks in these...
California legislative panel approves 'aid in dying' bill March 27, 2015
[JURIST] The California Senate Committee on Health [official website] on Wednesday approved legislation [SB 128] that would allow physicians to provide lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients to accelerate their deaths. The approval of SB 128 comes after two failed attempts to pass similar legislation. The measure must now be delivered to the Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary [official website]. The bill is entitled the End of Life Option Act, and it authorizes adults who meet certain specified...