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Connectu v. Facebook (and vice versa)

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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Hunter v. Salem, Missouri, City of et al
January 3, 2012
June 29, 2017
Cohen v. Trump
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June 29, 2017
American Civil Liberties Union, et al v. John Kroger, et al
March 2, 2009
June 28, 2017
James Pietrangelo, II v. Sandusky Library, et al
July 13, 2010
June 28, 2017
Morris Davis v. James Billington, et al
April 15, 2011
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Wilson v. The Birmingham Public Library Foundation et al
September 2, 2010
June 28, 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.
State of Washington, et al., v. Trump., et al
January 30, 2017
June 28, 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.
The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
August 14, 2012
June 28, 2017
Doe v. City of Albuquerque
April 28, 2010
June 28, 2017
Can a city restrict a sex offender from using a public library?
Cambridge University Press, et al v. J. Albert, et al
October 5, 2012
June 28, 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?
The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
June 14, 2012
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Justin Layshock v. Hermitage Sch Dist
November 30, 2007
June 28, 2017
May a school discipline a student for speech created off campus on a social media site?
Twitter, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
April 6, 2017
June 28, 2017
International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al
February 7, 2017
June 28, 2017
State of Hawaii v. Trump
February 3, 2017
June 28, 2017

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June 20, 2017
November 30, -0001
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June 5, 2017
June 8, 2017
Twitter, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
April 6, 2017
June 28, 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
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April 4, 2017
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March 17, 2017
June 28, 2017
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.
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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

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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."
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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
June 27, 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
June 28, 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
June 27, 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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Selene Communication Technologies LLC v. Google Inc.
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DLA Piper works with FBI as it grapples with malware attack, says client data appears unaffected June 28, 2017
DLA Piper is working with forensic experts and law enforcement agencies following a widespread malware attack on Tuesday that forced the law firm to shut down its computer systems as a precautionary measure.
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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.
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Client Sues Quinn Over Billing Practices February 23, 2016
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When a Founder Talks (or Acts) Out of School February 23, 2016
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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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Canada Supreme Court rules Google must remove website from its global search results June 28, 2017
The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] upheld an order [judgment, PDF] on Wednesday that directed Google [corporate website] to block a company’s website from is global search results. The ruling stems from a suit [Reuters report] brought by a small technology company, Equustek Solutions Inc, who asserted that Datalink Technologies Gateways [corporate websites] had committed copyright infringement by relabeling and selling one of Equustek’s products as their own. Equustek requested that Google remove search results for Datalink until the...
Federal appeals court upholds San Francisco law on deceptive advertising from anti-abortion clinics June 28, 2017
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] upheld [opinion, PDF] a San Francisco ordinance on Tuesday that was implemented to halt deceptive advertising tactics employed by clinics opposed to abortion. The ordinance targeted [SF Gate report] clinics that offered offered services, including tests and ultrasounds, as a way of dissuading women from terminating their pregnancies. The clinics did not offer abortions, emergency contraception or referrals to other clinics that provide those options. First Resort, a group...
Brazil president charged with corruption June 28, 2017
Brazil’s Attorney General Rodrigo Janot filed charges [press release, in Portuguese] Monday against President Michel Temer for passive corruption. A former aide to the president was also charged. Temer is accused of taking a bribe from entrepreneur Joesley Batista [WSJ report]. Temer issued a statement [text, in Portuguese]Tuesday in his defense. He said he intends to stay in the presidency and fight the allegations against him. Brazil has endured tumultuous times during which former presidents have been caught in scandals...
Trump administration seeks to rescind Obama-era water rule June 28, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers [official websites] on Tuesday released a proposal [text] that will rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule [text] implemented by the Obama administration. The so-called Water of the United States Rule (WOTUS) was proposed in 2014 as a means to clarify the legal jurisdiction of the federal government under the Clean Water Act [text]. The rule expanded [Reuters report] the definition of waterways to include streams, rivers, wetlands and other...
EU fines Google €2.42 billion for antitrust violation June 28, 2017
The European Commission [official website] fined Google and its parent company, Alphabet, € 2.42 billion Tuesday for violating [press release] EU antitrust restrictions. The decision focused on Google’s comparative shopping service, which premiered as “Froogle” in 2004, and is known today as Google Shopping. The Commission determined that Google used its “dominance in general internet search” to unfairly promote its shopping service instead of promoting Google Shopping on its merits. Google gave its Google Shopping prominent placement in its own...

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