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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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January 22, 2017
The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
August 14, 2012
January 22, 2017
James Pietrangelo, II v. Sandusky Library, et al
July 13, 2010
January 22, 2017
Justin Layshock v. Hermitage Sch Dist
November 30, 2007
January 22, 2017
May a school discipline a student for speech created off campus on a social media site?
Morris Davis v. James Billington, et al
April 15, 2011
January 22, 2017
Cambridge University Press, et al v. J. Albert, et al
October 5, 2012
January 22, 2017
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?
Doe v. City of Albuquerque
April 28, 2010
January 22, 2017
Can a city restrict a sex offender from using a public library?
The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
June 14, 2012
January 22, 2017
Cohen v. Trump
October 18, 2013
January 22, 2017
Hunter v. Salem, Missouri, City of et al
January 3, 2012
January 22, 2017
Faughn et al v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
March 13, 2014
January 22, 2017
Capitol Records, LLC v. Redigi Inc.
January 6, 2012
January 21, 2017
Is it legal to resell used mp3 files?
Wilson v. The Birmingham Public Library Foundation et al
September 2, 2010
January 21, 2017
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.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, ET AL.
May 9, 2016
January 20, 2017
Campbell et al v. Facebook Inc.
December 30, 2013
January 20, 2017
Plaintiffs Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley, on behalf of a class of plaintiffs similarly situated, are suing Facebook for violation of privacy laws stemming from Facebook's intercepting of "private" messages between users for the purposes of delivering advertising.

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Figueroa Zarceno v. City and County of San Francisco et al
January 17, 2017
January 20, 2017
Plaintiff Pedro Figueroa Zarceno filed a civil rights lawsuit against Defendants the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Sheriff's Department. Plaintiff alleged that he was unlawfully arrested, detained and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when he went to retrieve his stolen car from the San Francisco Police Department in violation of the federal and state constitution as well as the local sanctuary city ordinance.
Federal Trade Commission v. D-Link Corporation et al
January 5, 2017
January 16, 2017
Granot et al v. Yahoo Inc.
January 4, 2017
January 7, 2017
Plaintiffs, all residents of foreign countries including Israel, Liberia, Fiji, Armenia, Panama and Kosovo, alleged that Defendant Yahoo! Inc. engaged in unlawful, unfair and deceptive practices in violation of California's Unfair Competition Law by failing to employ reasonable measures to keep plaintiffs' personal information secure and immediately notify plaintiffs of its data breach despite Defendant's statement to protect its systems and its users' information.
Granot et al v. Naupa et al
January 4, 2017
January 6, 2017
Run-DMC Brand, LLC v. Amazon.Com, Inc. et al
December 29, 2016
January 19, 2017
Plaintiff RUN-DMC Brand, LLC filed a federal trademark lawsuit against Defendants Amazon.com, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Jet.com inc., Vision World inc., Infinity Fashion, Inc. and SW Global Corp. for allegedly infringing on Plaintiff's Run-DMC trademark by advertising, selling, manufacturing, promoting and distributing RUN-DMC styled products, including glasses, hats, t-shirts, patches and wallets without the permission of Run-DMC.
Aman Abye v. Yahoo! Inc.
December 27, 2016
January 7, 2017
Plaintiff alleged that Defendant Yahoo! Inc. breached its Terms of Service, which incorporates its Privacy Policy, by failing to safeguard and limit use of plaintiff's personally identifiable information.
Johnson v. Yahoo! Inc.
December 22, 2016
January 6, 2017
Pawlik v. Yahoo!, Inc.
December 21, 2016
January 7, 2017
Plaintiff alleged that Defendant Yahoo! Incorporated recklessly and negligently disregarded its obligations to protect Yahoo users' personal identifying information which resulted in a massive data breach in late 2014.
TOMPKINS v. TOWN OF KNIGHTSTOWN, INDIANA
December 8, 2016
December 16, 2016
Cherokee Nation v. Department of the Interior et al
November 28, 2016
December 1, 2016
The Cherokee Nation sued the United States of America to seek an accounting of the Cherokee Nation's Trust Fund.
Kittos v. Donald J. Trump For President, Inc. et al
October 18, 2016
November 30, -0001
Plaintiff David Kittos alleged that Defendants Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Donald Trump, Sr., Donald Trump, Jr. and Michael Pence used an authorized copy of his photograph in a campaign advertisement in violation of the Copyright Act. Specifically, Defendant Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted the plaintiff's photograph with this accompanying text: "[i]f I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That's our Syrian refugee problem."
Apple Inc. v. Mobile Star LLC
October 17, 2016
October 21, 2016
Plaintiff Apple Inc. alleged that Defendant Mobile Star LLC sold counterfeit power adapters and charging cables with Apple's trademarks and copyrighted artwork on Amazon and Groupon. Apple alleged that these counterfeit products were not subjected to industry-standard consumer safety testing, were poorly constructed with inferior or missing components, flawed designs and inadequate insulation, and lacked safety features to protect users from shock and fire hazards.
United Poultry Concerns v. Chabad of Irvine et al
September 29, 2016
October 24, 2016
Choudhry v. Regents of the University of California et al
September 15, 2016
September 22, 2016
Plaintiff Professor Sujit Choudhry is the former Dean of Berkeley Law. He alleged that Defendants The Regents of the University of California and Janet Napolitano violated his due process rights by seeking to impose a second disciplinary process for the same conduct covered by an earlier settlement agreement between the parties. Plaintiff also alleged that defendants violated his right to equal protection by treating him, an Indian of South Asian descent, less favorably than other faculty who have committed actual predatory conduct.
Picard v. Torneo et al
September 15, 2016
September 20, 2016

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Kittos v. Donald J. Trump For President, Inc. et al
October 18, 2016
November 30, -0001
Plaintiff David Kittos alleged that Defendants Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Donald Trump, Sr., Donald Trump, Jr. and Michael Pence used an authorized copy of his photograph in a campaign advertisement in violation of the Copyright Act. Specifically, Defendant Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted the plaintiff's photograph with this accompanying text: "[i]f I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That's our Syrian refugee problem."
Paramount Pictures Corporation et al v. Axanar Productions, Inc. et al
December 29, 2015
December 31, 2015
Code Revision Commission et al v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.
July 21, 2015
January 20, 2017
MICHAEL SKIDMORE v. LED ZEPPELIN et al
May 8, 2015
June 16, 2016
President and Fellows of Harvard College v. Certplex Ltd., a UK Corporation et al
April 29, 2015
May 16, 2015
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
January 22, 2017
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Marino Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Inc. v. Issa et al
June 1, 2012
November 30, -0001
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" from his more recent CLE company's business.

ROLLING THUNDER MOTORCYCLE RALLY, WASHINGTON, D.C., INC. v. DOES et al
May 4, 2012
November 30, -0001
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.
TufAmerica, Inc. v. Diamond et al
May 3, 2012
May 8, 2012

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Run-DMC Brand, LLC v. Amazon.Com, Inc. et al
December 29, 2016
January 19, 2017
Plaintiff RUN-DMC Brand, LLC filed a federal trademark lawsuit against Defendants Amazon.com, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Jet.com inc., Vision World inc., Infinity Fashion, Inc. and SW Global Corp. for allegedly infringing on Plaintiff's Run-DMC trademark by advertising, selling, manufacturing, promoting and distributing RUN-DMC styled products, including glasses, hats, t-shirts, patches and wallets without the permission of Run-DMC.
Apple Inc. v. Mobile Star LLC
October 17, 2016
October 21, 2016
Plaintiff Apple Inc. alleged that Defendant Mobile Star LLC sold counterfeit power adapters and charging cables with Apple's trademarks and copyrighted artwork on Amazon and Groupon. Apple alleged that these counterfeit products were not subjected to industry-standard consumer safety testing, were poorly constructed with inferior or missing components, flawed designs and inadequate insulation, and lacked safety features to protect users from shock and fire hazards.
Knight-McDowell v. Rival Group, LLC et al
August 26, 2016
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December 2, 2015
December 8, 2015
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August 11, 2015
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May 25, 2014
May 27, 2014
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February 14, 2014
August 20, 2014
Ahmed v. Twitter, Inc. et al
January 7, 2014
January 13, 2014
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January 7, 2014
January 13, 2014
Ahmed v. Apple, Inc. et al
December 10, 2013
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November 26, 2013
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August 5, 2014
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June 25, 2014
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