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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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NATIONAL VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM et al v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
April 21, 2016
April 25, 2017
Capitol Records, LLC v. Redigi Inc.
January 6, 2012
April 25, 2017
Is it legal to resell used mp3 files?
Twitter, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
April 6, 2017
April 25, 2017
State of Washington, et al v. Donald J. Trump, et al
February 4, 2017
April 25, 2017
International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al
February 7, 2017
April 25, 2017
State of Hawaii v. Trump
February 3, 2017
April 25, 2017
Faughn et al v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
March 13, 2014
April 25, 2017
Vanginderen v. Cornell University
October 29, 2007
April 25, 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.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, ET AL.
May 9, 2016
April 25, 2017
Campbell et al v. Facebook Inc.
December 30, 2013
April 25, 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.
CallWave Communication LLC v. T-Moblie USA Inc. et al.
December 12, 2012
April 25, 2017
Holiday Public Relations & Events, LLC et al v. The Edgartown Library Foundation, Inc. et al
December 2, 2011
April 25, 2017
Wilson v. The Birmingham Public Library Foundation et al
September 2, 2010
April 25, 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.
CallWave Communication LLC v. Verizon Communications Inc. et al.
December 12, 2012
April 25, 2017
State of Washington, et al., v. Trump., et al
January 30, 2017
April 25, 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.

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Twitter, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
April 6, 2017
April 25, 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.
Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. Google, Inc.
March 26, 2017
April 8, 2017
UNIVERSAL MUSLIM ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. et al v. TRUMP et al
March 24, 2017
April 4, 2017
Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
February 23, 2017
February 25, 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.
Mindy Weiss Party Consultants, Inc. v. Carl et al
February 15, 2017
March 20, 2017
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
February 13, 2017
February 21, 2017
Plaintiff Judicial Watch, Inc. sued Defendant U.S. Department of Homeland Security to compel compliance with a FOIA request seeking records regarding the Office of Inspector General's investigation of Mr. William Craig Fugate for potential offenses involving the solicitation of prostitution and/or other related offenses.
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
February 13, 2017
February 21, 2017
Plaintiff Judicial Watch, Inc. sued Defendant U.S. Department of Defense to compel compliance with a FOIA request for records regarding the non-prescription use of opiates by American service members in Afghanistan and by veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
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.
PUBLIC CITIZEN, INC. et al v. TRUMP et al
February 8, 2017
February 10, 2017
Plaintiffs Public Citizen, Inc. et al. filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against Defendant Donald Trump, alleging that his executive order entitled "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs" exceeded his constitutional authority, violated his duty under the Take Care Clause, and directed federal agencies to engage in unlawful actions that will harm countless Americans. This lawsuit targets the parts of the order that mandated (1) rescinding two existing regulations for every new regulation adopted and (2) limiting new regulations (combined with the removal of existing regulations) to impose incremental costs of $0 or less.
City of Chelsea et al v. Trump, President of the United States et al
February 8, 2017
February 9, 2017
International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al
February 7, 2017
April 25, 2017
Doe et al v. Donald Trump, President of The United States et al
February 7, 2017
February 9, 2017
State of Washington, et al v. Donald J. Trump, et al
February 4, 2017
April 25, 2017

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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
April 24, 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
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
April 24, 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
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Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
February 23, 2017
February 25, 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
April 24, 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
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Judge blocks Trump order denying funds to sanctuary cities April 25, 2017
A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s order banning federal grants to sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled in a suit by the city and county of San Francisco and Santa Clara County, report the Chicago Tribune and Reuters. Orrick found likely constitutional violations and issued a nationwide preliminary injunction.
A cellphone interrupts oral arguments at the Supreme Court, but the justice didn’t answer April 25, 2017
Michael Flynn might have broken the law, House oversight leaders say April 25, 2017
Leaders of the House Oversight Committee said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, might have broken the law by failing to disclose income he earned from a Russian-funded television station.
Dewey leaders won’t testify in retrial for alleged scheme to mislead law firm lenders April 25, 2017
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Feds Indict Former Managing Partner Nathan Hardwick IV for $20M Embezzlement From His Now-Bankrupt Firm Morris Hardwick Schneider February 23, 2016
Nathan Hardwick IV, the former managing partner of Morris Hardwick Schneider, has been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements in connection with his alleged embezzlement of more than $20 million from the residential real estate closing firm's escrow and operating accounts, and those of its affiliated title agency, LandCastle Title.
The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Debevoise Sees Double-Digit Profit Growth February 23, 2016
Profits per partner were up nearly 11 percent at the firm, which also saw a healthy increase in revenue.
Client Sues Quinn Over Billing Practices February 23, 2016
Complaint says firm charged higher hourly fees than it had agreed to when it undertook the defense of a white-collar case.
When a Founder Talks (or Acts) Out of School February 23, 2016
Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates set tongues wagging in the tech world and beyond on Monday when he seemingly broke rank with the company he created as well as most of Silicon Valley on a major digital privacy issue.
Supreme Court Apt to Tinker With Patent Damages February 23, 2016
During arguments Tuesday in a pair of cases on willful infringement, Justice Stephen Breyer fretted that easing the standard could advantage large companies such as Google or Yahoo.

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Israel appoints first woman to religious court April 25, 2017
Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked [official website] confirmed [Twitter post, in Hebrew] Tuesday that the country’s Judicial Appointments Committee has approved the first female judge to a Muslim religious court. Both Jewish Rabbinical and Muslim Sharia courts hear marriage, divorce and other family law cases [Rabbinical jurisdiction law, PDF] for their given religion in the country. Jewish law explicitly forbids women from serving as judges on Jewish family courts, but no similar rule exists for their Muslim counterparts. Women’s advocates...
Supreme Court rules tribal immunity does not apply to individuals April 25, 2017
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that tribal sovereign immunity does not extend to tribal employees acting in an individual capacity. Lewis v. Clarke [SCOTUSblog materials] arose when Brian and Michelle Lewis were injured in a car crash caused by William Clarke, an employee of the Mohegan Tribe [official website] who was driving a Mohegan Sun Casino limousine. Clarke argued that he was entitled to sovereign immunity and the lawsuit should be dismissed. The Supreme Court of...
NRA files challenge to California gun control legislation April 25, 2017
The National Rifle Association (NRA) [official website] on Monday filed the first complaint [text, PDF] in a planned series of challenges [NRA -ILA press release] to new California gun control laws put in place following the San Bernardino attack [LA Times backgrounder]. The complaint was filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division [official website]. Some experts doubt [LA Times report] that the legal challenges will prevail as the laws are “limiting gun use,...
Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two jurisdiction cases April 25, 2017
[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two civil procedure cases: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County, and BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell [dockets]. Bristol-Myers Squibb [SCOTUSblog materials] focuses on whether plaintiffs may sue in a state that has no particular connection to them, but has significant connection to the defendant. The plaintiffs range from 33 states, but the action is taking place solely in California....
NAACP claims Georgia redistricting discriminatory April 25, 2017
The NAACP [advocacy website] on Monday announced a lawsuit [press release] against the state of Georgia, claiming that state’s 2015 voter redistricting was discriminatory. The group claims [US News report] that lawmakers redrew voting district lines for political gain at the expense of minority voters. The complaint asks that a three-judge panel review the redistricting and order the lawmakers to re-draw the districts in question. Furthermore, the NAACP has asked that no elections be held using the changed district lines....

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