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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|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.|
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|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.|
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|Free Range Content, Inc. v. Google Inc.||May 20, 2014||May 27, 2016|
|Citizens For Community Values, Inc v. Upper Arlington Public Library Board of Trustees||March 7, 2008||May 27, 2016|
|Sevier v. Apple Inc.||June 19, 2013||May 27, 2016|
|Perkins et al v. LinkedIn Corporation||September 17, 2013||May 27, 2016|
|Hunt v. Hillsborough County et al||July 3, 2007||May 27, 2016|
|Claim that library patrons should be able to bring their own scanners instead of paying to use photocopy machine.|
|Nunes v. Twitter, Inc.||June 19, 2014||May 27, 2016|
|NetAirus Technologies LLC v. Apple Inc||May 28, 2013||May 27, 2016|
|CallWave Communication LLC v. T-Moblie USA Inc. et al.||December 12, 2012||May 27, 2016|
|Case Name||Case Filed||Last Update|
|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||May 26, 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||May 26, 2016|
|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||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|
|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|
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