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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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Free Range Content, Inc. v. Google Inc.
May 20, 2014
November 19, 2017
Bradburn et al v. North Central Regional Library District
November 16, 2006
November 19, 2017
First Amendment claim against library for overblocking websites with its filters, and not disabling the filters on request
Vanginderen v. Cornell University
October 29, 2007
November 19, 2017
Libel claim - claims university's digitization of campus newspaper constituted "re-publication" thus reviving claim that would ordinarily be extinguished over twenty years ago. Disclosure of private facts claim.
Clemons v. Google, Inc.
August 28, 2017
November 19, 2017
Citizens For Community Values, Inc v. Upper Arlington Public Library Board of Trustees
March 7, 2008
November 19, 2017
American Freedom Defense Initiative et al v. Suburban Mobility Authority For Regional Transportation (SMART) et al
May 27, 2010
November 19, 2017
April 21, 2016
November 19, 2017
Hunter v. Salem, Missouri, City of et al
January 3, 2012
November 19, 2017
In Re: BP plc Securities Litigation
August 10, 2010
November 19, 2017
International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al
February 7, 2017
November 19, 2017
Doyle v. McConagha et al
January 3, 2007
November 19, 2017
Due process claim by library patron after he was barred from the library, for allegedly harassing another patron
Capitol Records, LLC v. Redigi Inc.
January 6, 2012
November 19, 2017
Is it legal to resell used mp3 files?
Fastcase, Inc. v. Lawriter LLC
February 3, 2016
November 19, 2017
O'Connor et al v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
August 16, 2013
November 19, 2017
CallWave Communication LLC v. Verizon Communications Inc. et al.
December 12, 2012
November 19, 2017

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November 9, 2017
November 9, 2017
TIKD Services LLC v. The Florida Bar et al
November 8, 2017
November 8, 2017
October 23, 2017
November 17, 2017
October 20, 2017
October 23, 2017
State of New Hampshire v. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al
September 15, 2017
September 29, 2017
The State of New Hampshire alleged that Defendant Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc. and The Purdue Frederick Company Inc. had improperly and fraudulently promoted its opioid pain medications for treating chronic pain. Plaintiff seeks restitution and compensatory damages for the costs incurred in treating opioid-related abuse, addiction, overdoes, injury and death.
City of Tacoma v. Purdue Pharma, L.P. et al
September 13, 2017
September 29, 2017
Plaintiff City of Tacoma alleged that Defendants, drug manufacturers of opioids, made false and misleading statements to doctors, patients and the public about the risks and benefits of opioid pain medication for the treatment of long-term or chronic pain. Plaintiff alleged that it has suffered significant economic damages as the result of the increased health care and public safety costs required to respond to opioid-related crimes and emergencies.
City of Parma v. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al
September 6, 2017
September 28, 2017
Clemons v. Google, Inc.
August 28, 2017
November 19, 2017
Bartel et al v. Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. et al
August 18, 2017
August 26, 2017
Plaintiffs, members of the U.S. Navy crews of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, alleged that they were exposed to ionizing radiation on or after March 11, 2011, due to the release of radioisotopes from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant during "Operation Tomodachi."
DOE et al v. TRUMP et al
August 9, 2017
November 18, 2017
City of Lorain v. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al
August 4, 2017
September 28, 2017
Wheeler v. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. et al
August 1, 2017
November 18, 2017
July 28, 2017
August 8, 2017
Plaintiff Buzzfeed Inc. filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit to compel the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ Criminal Division and the DOJ Executive Office for US Attorneys to produce records related to the death of Mikhail Yuriyevich Lesin, an advisor to Vladimir Putin, in a D.C. hotel in November 2015 due to blunt force trauma to the head.
July 12, 2017
November 19, 2017
Blue Cross of California Incorporated et al v. Insys Therapeutics Incorporated
July 12, 2017
October 27, 2017
Plaintiffs Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurers alleged that Defendant Insys Therapeutics, Inc. engaged in a fraudulent and illegal scheme to convince doctors to prescribe Subsys, a branded opioid, for off-label use and to get health insurers to pay for such treatment. Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant accomplished this by paying kickbacks to prescribes in the form of "speaker fees" and creating reimbursement teams that provided false and misleading information during the prior authorization process.

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OrionClick LLC v. Kelvin Inocent et al
February 8, 2017
November 30, -0001
Plaintiff OrionClick LLC owns and operates the ConcealedOnline.com website to provide online training to handgun owners seeking a concealed carry license from the Virginia State Police. Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant copied its website and course at the ConcealedAmericaOnline.com website.
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."
St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins v. Giganews, Incorporated, et al
July 19, 2016
January 25, 2017
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
November 19, 2017
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
Perfect 10, Inc. v. Giganews, Inc., et al
March 31, 2015
January 25, 2017
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
November 19, 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?

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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
October 14, 2016
Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. v. Leland Stanford Junior University, et al
March 18, 2016
April 12, 2016
Pepperidge Farm, Inc. v. Trader Joes Co
December 2, 2015
December 8, 2015
Brown et al v. Texas A&M University School of Law et al
August 11, 2015
December 31, 2015
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

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Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
February 23, 2017
May 3, 2017
Plaintiff Waymo LLC sued Defendants Uber Technologies, Inc., Ottomotto LLC and Otto Trucking LLC for trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement, and unfair competition. Plaintiff alleged that Anthony Levandowski, a former manager in Waymo's self-driving car project, downloaded over 14,000 highly confidential and proprietary files, including those related to Waymo's LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) System. Plaintiff also alleged that Uber was using plaintiff's misappropriated technology to produce Uber's own LiDAR devices.
Gonzalez et al v. Twitter, Inc. et al
June 14, 2016
June 17, 2016
ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. v. Google Inc.
March 26, 2015
December 15, 2015
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
November 19, 2017
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
July 2, 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.
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