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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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Wikimedia Foundation et al v. National Security Agency/Central Security Service et al March 10, 2015 April 18, 2015
The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. August 14, 2012 April 18, 2015
Mirror Worlds Technologies, LLC v. Apple Inc. et al May 23, 2013 April 18, 2015
Adamson v. City of San Francisco et al November 12, 2013 April 18, 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.
Capitol Records, LLC v. Redigi Inc. January 6, 2012 April 18, 2015
Is it legal to resell used mp3 files?
Legalzoom.Com Inc v. Rocket Lawyer Incorporated January 30, 2015 April 18, 2015
Morris Davis v. James Billington, et al April 15, 2011 April 18, 2015
American Civil Liberties Union, et al v. John Kroger, et al March 2, 2009 April 18, 2015
Justin Layshock v. Hermitage Sch Dist November 30, 2007 April 18, 2015
May a school discipline a student for speech created off campus on a social media site?
Doe v. City of Albuquerque April 28, 2010 April 18, 2015
Can a city restrict a sex offender from using a public library?
Cambridge University Press, et al v. J. Albert, et al October 5, 2012 April 18, 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?
Adaptix, Inc. v. Apple, Inc. et al May 2, 2013 April 18, 2015
CallWave Communication LLC v. T-Moblie USA Inc. et al. December 12, 2012 April 18, 2015
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Wikimedia Foundation et al v. National Security Agency/Central Security Service et al March 10, 2015 April 18, 2015
Patel v. City of Madison, Alabama February 12, 2015 February 17, 2015
Fant et al v. Ferguson, Missouri, City of February 8, 2015 April 17, 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 April 18, 2015
Rentmeester v. Nike, Inc. January 22, 2015 January 31, 2015
LegalZoom.com, Inc. v. Rocket Lawyer, Inc. January 5, 2015 April 17, 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 April 17, 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 April 18, 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 April 17, 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 April 18, 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 April 18, 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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Michigan Firm Stays Out of Gay Marriage Case April 13, 2015
The private-practice lawyer who will defend Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage before the U.S. Supreme Court is working independently from his firm, Warner Norcross & Judd, which declined to get involved in the litigation.
Police: DLA Lawyer Killed After Craigslist Connection April 2, 2015
DLA Piper associate David Messerschmitt posted an ad on Craigslist on Feb. 9, the date of the murder, "soliciting responses from other men," police said in charging documents released on Thursday. The defendant, Jamyra Gallmon, a 21-year-old woman from southeast Washington, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder while armed.
Cruz Highlights Anti-Obama Litigation in Announcing White House Bid March 23, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential bid Monday in a speech that spotlighted suits against the Obama administration's health care legislation. Cruz, a former clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, formerly was an appellate litigation partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Starbucks' 'Race Together' May Brew Up Legal Risk March 22, 2015
The initiative appears to be a genuine attempt by Starbucks to build social awareness, but the road to lawsuits could be paved with well-meaning corporate social responsibility.
King & Spalding Snags Pair of McDermott Litigators March 20, 2015
Bobby Burchfield, a management committee member and head of the complex litigation group at McDermott Will & Emery, has left the firm with partner Matthew Leland for King & Spalding. Burchfield joins the firm nearly four years after the departure of former top litigator Paul Clement. His departure from McDermott comes on the heels of a pair of IP partners defecting for Paul Hastings and as McDermott seeks to ramp up its private client practice.
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Oklahoma passes nitrogen gas execution bill April 18, 2015
[JURIST] Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin [official website] on Friday signed into law a bill [HB 1879, PDF] that allows for the use of nitrogen gas in executions if lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court [official website], or if the drugs become unavailable. Under this new method, nitrogen would be delivered via face mask, depriving the inmate of oxygen. The nitrogen gas method supplants the old alternative methods of electric chair or firing squad. Fallin stated [remarks],...
El Salvador lawmakers advance constitutional measure to limit marriage to one man and one woman April 18, 2015
[JURIST] The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador [official website, in Spanish] on Thursday approved a measure to amend the constitution [text, PDF, in Spanish] to limit marriage and adoption to couples with only one man and one woman. The bill would make same-sex marriages made outside of El Salvador have no legal validity in El Salvador. A similar legislative attempt failed in 2009 [IPS report]. The bill must be ratified by a two-thirds majority [press release, in Spanish] during the...
HRW: Yemen combatants must stop targeting hospitals April 18, 2015
[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Saturday condemned the targeting of the Ibn Khaldun Hospital in Yemen by combatants. Rebel soldiers and pro-government forces fortified near the hospital [AP report], and the resulting combat forced the hospital to evacuate all but those receiving emergency treatment in violation of the laws of war, according to HRW. The Geneva Conventions [ICRC backgrounder] prohibit attacks on medical facilities. HRW urged all parties to the conflict in Yemen not to target medical...
Argentina sues UK, US companies over drilling off Falkland Islands April 17, 2015
[JURIST] Argentina’s Minister for Issues Relating to the Falkland Islands, Daniel Filmus [official website], announced on Friday the country is beginning legal proceedings against oil and gas companies from the US and UK drilling off of the islands. Filmus claims [Reuters report] that extracting resources from the islands is illegal, saying they belong to Argentina, but UK officials have called the lawsuit a form of bullying. The government of the Falkland Islands agrees [BBC report] with the UK, stating that...
ACLU reaches settlement with Ohio over early voting April 17, 2015
[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] announced [press release] a settlement agreement [text, PDF] Friday over early voting in Ohio. The now settled lawsuit was filed last year by the ACLU challenging the decreased availability of early voting opportunities in the state as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 238 [bill summary]. The bill eliminated the “golden week,” a six-day window when people were able to both register to vote and cast an early ballot...