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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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Wilson v. The Birmingham Public Library Foundation et al
September 2, 2010
September 26, 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.
August 6, 2013
September 26, 2017
May 23, 2014
September 26, 2017
State of Washington, et al., v. Trump., et al
January 30, 2017
September 26, 2017
The State of Washington filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief seeking to invalidate President Trump's executive order suspending immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States from certain Muslim countries. The complaint alleged that the executive order violated the Fifth and First Amendments to the United States Constitution, as well as the Immigration and Naturalization Act, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.
James Pietrangelo, II v. Sandusky Library, et al
July 13, 2010
September 26, 2017
Morris Davis v. James Billington, et al
April 15, 2011
September 26, 2017
American Civil Liberties Union, et al v. John Kroger, et al
March 2, 2009
September 26, 2017
International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump
March 17, 2017
September 26, 2017
International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al
February 7, 2017
September 26, 2017
State of Hawaii v. Trump
February 3, 2017
September 26, 2017
Disney Enterprises, Inc., et al v. VidAngel, Inc.
December 15, 2016
September 26, 2017
April 21, 2016
September 26, 2017
The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
August 14, 2012
September 26, 2017
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nadel et al
January 21, 2009
September 26, 2017
Wheeler v. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. et al
August 1, 2017
September 26, 2017

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Clemons v. Google, Inc.
August 28, 2017
September 25, 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
September 26, 2017
Wheeler v. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. et al
August 1, 2017
September 26, 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
September 26, 2017
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University et al v. Trump et al
July 11, 2017
September 26, 2017
The Marshall County Coal Company et al v. Oliver et al
June 30, 2017
September 26, 2017
People of the State of New York v. Griepp et al
June 20, 2017
November 30, -0001
hiQ Labs, Inc. v. Linkedin Corporation
June 7, 2017
August 16, 2017
Plaintiff hiQ Labs, Inc. seeks a declaratory judgment against Defendant LinkedIn Corp. that plaintiff did not violate federal and state laws when it accessed and copied public information from LinkedIn's website to provide its clients with insights on which of their employees are likely to be poached by a competitor.
MONTGOMERY et al v. COMEY et al
June 5, 2017
June 8, 2017
Doyle et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
April 10, 2017
September 25, 2017
Twitter, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
April 6, 2017
July 6, 2017
State of Hawaii, et al v. Donald Trump, et al
March 30, 2017
April 4, 2017
ZAIDAN et al v. TRUMP et al
March 30, 2017
April 5, 2017
Plaintiffs Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan and Bilal Abdul Kareem are seeking an injunction that would bar defendants Donald J. Trump and other federal executives, departments and agencies from placing plaintiffs on a "Kill List" or "Disposition Matrix," that can result in them being targeted for death. Plaintiffs contend that they have not planned, authorized or committed any terrorist attacks, or harbored or supported terrorists. However, their work as journalists have resulted in algorithms identifying them as persons to be killed based on their travel, communications, social media content, contacts and related metadata.

Case Name Case Filed Last Update
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
September 25, 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
September 26, 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?

Case Name Case Filed Last Update
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

Case Name Case Filed Last Update
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
September 25, 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.
April 23, 2014
May 8, 2014

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UN: illegal settlements in East Jerusalem threatening hopes for peace September 26, 2017
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov warned [UN News Centre report] on Monday that continued illegal settlements in East Jerusalem are threatening the hopes for a two-state solution in the area and undermining Palestinian belief in peace prospects. Mladenov’s report [text, PDF] highlights Israel’s plans for developing more than 2,300 housing units in July, including about 1,600 units expanding settlement into the northern region of East Jerusalem and the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. According...
Ukraine enacts controversial Ukrainian language education law September 26, 2017
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko [official website] signed [press release] a controversial education bill into law on Monday that makes Ukrainian the required language in state schols, among other things. Specifically, the law declares that Ukrainian will be the medium of instruction in all schools, eliminating options for minority languages such as Russian and Hungarian. Russia, Hungary and Romania, among others, had already expressed concern for the bill when it was first drafted, fearing marginalization of minority rights. With the bill...
UN report: Russia state agents committing abuses in Crimea September 26, 2017
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights reported [text, PDF] on Monday that human rights violations have significantly increased in Crimea since Russia began occupation over the territory in March 2014, with many violations committed by Russian state agents. The most significant change Russia made in Crimea is the implementation of Russian citizenship. Many oppose Russian citizenship and refuse to show allegiance to Russia. Individuals without Russian Federation citizenship are denied many rights, including, among others, the...
US violent crime rises for second year in a row: FBI report September 26, 2017
The FBI [official website] released estimated crime statistics [FBI annual report] for 2016 on Monday, which revealed [press release] a 4.1 percent increase in violent crimes committed when compared to 2015. The report “is a statistical compilation of offense, arrest, and police employee data reported by law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) [official website] Program.” The publication includes statistics for severe crimes including murder, rape, arson and robbery, among others. Each crime report is...
Supreme Court orders new briefs after Trump issues travel ban proclamation September 25, 2017
The US Supreme Court on Monday removed the travel ban cases from its calendar and ordered both sides to file new briefs in light of President Donald Trump’s proclamation [text] Sunday that created new restrictions to enter the US for citizens from eight countries [JURIST report]. In a brief order, the court directed the parties:to file letter briefs addressing whether, or to what extent, the Proclamation issued on September 24, 2017, may render cases No. 16-1436 and 16-1540 moot. The...

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