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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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January 6, 2012
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Wilson v. The Birmingham Public Library Foundation et al
September 2, 2010
December 10, 2017
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May 20, 2014
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October 29, 2007
December 10, 2017
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Bradburn et al v. North Central Regional Library District
November 16, 2006
December 10, 2017
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April 21, 2016
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January 3, 2012
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December 1, 2017
December 6, 2017
Hanan Megalla et al v. Twitter, Inc. et al
November 30, 2017
December 7, 2017
Plaintiffs sued Defendants Twitter, Inc., Google, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. for knowingly and recklessly providing ISIS with social network accounts, which were used to spread extremist propaganda, raise funds, attract new recruits, and launch terrorist attacks, including the San Bernardino massacre.
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November 9, 2017
November 9, 2017
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November 8, 2017
November 8, 2017
Epic Games, Inc. v. Foret
November 2, 2017
November 30, -0001
Plaintiff Epic Games, Inc. alleged that Defendant Mason Foret infringed on plaintiff's copyrights by injecting unauthorized computer code into plaintiff's Fortnite video game, thereby creating an unauthorized derivative work. Additionally, defendant allegedly posted videos on YouTube which demonstrated the cheats and linked to sites where the cheats could be acquired.
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October 27, 2017
November 29, 2017
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November 29, 2017
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October 23, 2017
November 17, 2017
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LEOPOLD et al v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
October 19, 2017
November 30, -0001
Plaintiff Buzzfeed, Inc. filed a FOIA request with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for records of CIA payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad.
Epic Games, Inc. et al v. Josefsson et al
October 17, 2017
November 29, 2017
Plaintiff Epic Games, Inc. and Epic Games International S.A.R.L. sued defendants Philip Josefsson and Artem Yakovenko for creating, developing or writing software cheats for Fortnite's Battle Royale game mode. Both defendants allegedly posted videos on YouTube that advertised their cheats and included links to download and install the cheats.
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
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August 31, 2017
December 6, 2017

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Epic Games, Inc. v. Foret
November 2, 2017
November 30, -0001
Plaintiff Epic Games, Inc. alleged that Defendant Mason Foret infringed on plaintiff's copyrights by injecting unauthorized computer code into plaintiff's Fortnite video game, thereby creating an unauthorized derivative work. Additionally, defendant allegedly posted videos on YouTube which demonstrated the cheats and linked to sites where the cheats could be acquired.
Epic Games, Inc. et al v. Mendes et al
October 27, 2017
November 29, 2017
Epic Games, Inc. v. Rogers
October 23, 2017
November 29, 2017
Epic Games, Inc. et al v. Josefsson et al
October 17, 2017
November 29, 2017
Plaintiff Epic Games, Inc. and Epic Games International S.A.R.L. sued defendants Philip Josefsson and Artem Yakovenko for creating, developing or writing software cheats for Fortnite's Battle Royale game mode. Both defendants allegedly posted videos on YouTube that advertised their cheats and included links to download and install the cheats.
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
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December 29, 2015
December 31, 2015
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July 21, 2015
December 9, 2017
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May 8, 2015
June 16, 2016
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April 29, 2015
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March 31, 2015
January 25, 2017
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January 22, 2015
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May 2, 2014
May 8, 2014
Toups v. Google Inc et al
March 6, 2014
December 18, 2014

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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
November 30, -0001
Plaintiff Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. sued Defendants Stanford University and the Alumni Association of Chi Theta Chi House for infringing the ΘΧ and Theta Chi trademarks by failing to discontinue the use of the Theta Chi and Chi Theta Chi marks pursuant to an earlier settlement agreement.
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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
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November 26, 2013
February 2, 2015
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August 1, 2012
July 18, 2013
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May 15, 2012
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February 24, 2012
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Hanan Megalla et al v. Twitter, Inc. et al
November 30, 2017
December 7, 2017
Plaintiffs sued Defendants Twitter, Inc., Google, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. for knowingly and recklessly providing ISIS with social network accounts, which were used to spread extremist propaganda, raise funds, attract new recruits, and launch terrorist attacks, including the San Bernardino massacre.
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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June 14, 2016
June 17, 2016
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March 26, 2015
December 15, 2015
Multiplayer Network Innovations, LLC v. Google Inc.
August 5, 2014
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June 25, 2014
July 8, 2014
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June 17, 2014
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Wilens v. Automattic, Inc.
May 25, 2014
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May 20, 2014
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May 16, 2014
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May 7, 2014
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May 1, 2014
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Australia’s House of Representatives [official website] on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved [minutes] a bill [text, PDF] legalizing same-sex marriage, with just four votes in opposition. The new law changes the definition of marriage from “the union of a man and a woman” to “the union of 2 people” [text, PDF]. This comes after years of resistance from conservatives. There had previously been 22 unsuccessful attempts [NYT report] to make this change since 2004. This particular vote was preceded [Sydney Morning Herald...

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