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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



Case Name Case Filed Last Update
Campbell et al v. Facebook Inc.
December 30, 2013
May 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.
Vanginderen v. Cornell University
October 29, 2007
May 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.
Holiday Public Relations & Events, LLC et al v. The Edgartown Library Foundation, Inc. et al
December 2, 2011
May 25, 2017
Faughn et al v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
March 13, 2014
May 25, 2017
CallWave Communication LLC v. Verizon Communications Inc. et al.
December 12, 2012
May 25, 2017
American Freedom Defense Initiative et al v. Suburban Mobility Authority For Regional Transportation (SMART) et al
May 27, 2010
May 25, 2017
Cotter v. Lyft, Inc.
September 3, 2013
May 25, 2017
Mou v. City of San Jose et al
November 13, 2007
May 25, 2017
Complaint against library for banning patron after altercation (allegedly by another).
Free Range Content, Inc. v. Google Inc.
May 20, 2014
May 25, 2017
Adkins et al v. Apple Inc et al
April 9, 2014
May 25, 2017
Doyle v. McConagha et al
January 3, 2007
May 25, 2017
Due process claim by library patron after he was barred from the library, for allegedly harassing another patron
O'Connor et al v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
August 16, 2013
May 25, 2017
Feldman v. Google, Inc.
April 5, 2010
May 25, 2017
State of Washington, et al v. Donald J. Trump, et al
February 4, 2017
May 25, 2017
International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump
March 17, 2017
May 25, 2017

Case Name Case Filed Last Update
Twitter, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
April 6, 2017
May 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
International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump
March 17, 2017
May 25, 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.
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
May 25, 2017
Doe et al v. Donald Trump, President of The United States et al
February 7, 2017
February 9, 2017

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
May 25, 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
May 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?

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
May 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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Federal appeals court upholds injunction blocking Trump's travel ban May 25, 2017
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Thursday upheld an injunction [opinion, PDF] against President Donald Trump’s travel ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries. The ban, announced in March [CNN report], was the second version of a travel prohibition preventing people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days. The first order included Iraq. Both orders ban all refugees for 120 days. The second order clarified that only...
Iraq to investigate human rights violations in Mosul May 25, 2017
Iraq’s Interior Ministry [official website, in Arabic] has launched an investigation into human rights violations carried out against civilians by special forces while fighting the Islamic State (IS) [BBC profile] in Mosul. The allegations were initially reported [AP report] by Ali Arkady, an Iraqi photographer with Der Spiegel Magazine [official website, in German] who accompanied the Interior Ministry’s special forces team, the Emergency Response Division (ERD), a unit closely backed by a US coalition. While carrying out operations against IS,...
Vermont governor vetoes recreational marijuana bill May 25, 2017
[JURIST] Vermont Governor Phil Scott [official website] vetoed a bill [text] on Wednesday that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana and the first to do so via a legislative body [materials]. Scott sent the bill back to lawmakers with suggestions for more aggressive penalties for using marijuana while driving or in the presence of children. Despite the veto, Scott has indicated that he is willing to work with the legislature [official website] on a compromise...
UN: Saudi's demolition of historic neighborhood violates human rights May 25, 2017
Three UN experts on cultural rights, extreme poverty and adequate housing urged [UN news] the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to stop the demolition of a 400-year-old neighborhood in Awamia on Wednesday. According to Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain [report] the historic quarter of Awamia, al-Masora, has a significant cultural history. The walled city holds mosques, markets and businesses and is home to about 2,000 to 3,000 people. The Saudi government is planning to demolish the historic architecture...
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte [BBC profile] declared martial law on the island of Mindanao on Tuesday when heavily armed militants linked to the Islamic State [BBC profile] took over large parts of Marawi City, a provincial capital in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Violence erupted after the government attempted to capture [WP report] Isnilon Hapilon, the leader of the Muate, a militant group that aligns with the Islamic State. The militants have been [Reuters report] capturing Christians, setting prisoners free,...

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