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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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The Cherokee Nation sued the United States of America to seek an accounting of the Cherokee Nation's Trust Fund.
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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.
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Choudhry v. Regents of the University of California et al
September 15, 2016
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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.
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May 9, 2016
December 8, 2016
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April 29, 2016
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October 18, 2016
November 30, -0001
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January 22, 2015
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March 6, 2014
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November 14, 2012
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October 5, 2012
December 8, 2016
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Marino Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Inc. v. Issa et al
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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.
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