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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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Mou v. City of San Jose et al
November 13, 2007
January 23, 2018
Complaint against library for banning patron after altercation (allegedly by another).
CallWave Communication LLC v. Verizon Communications Inc. et al.
December 12, 2012
January 23, 2018
Feldman v. Google, Inc.
April 5, 2010
January 23, 2018
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nadel et al
January 21, 2009
January 23, 2018
Code Revision Commission et al v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.
July 21, 2015
January 23, 2018
The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
June 14, 2012
January 23, 2018
American Civil Liberties Union, et al v. John Kroger, et al
March 2, 2009
January 23, 2018
James Pietrangelo, II v. Sandusky Library, et al
July 13, 2010
January 23, 2018
Cambridge University Press, et al v. J. Albert, et al
October 5, 2012
January 23, 2018
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?
Morris Davis v. James Billington, et al
April 15, 2011
January 23, 2018
Hunt v. Hillsborough County et al
July 3, 2007
January 23, 2018
Claim that library patrons should be able to bring their own scanners instead of paying to use photocopy machine.
Holiday Public Relations & Events, LLC et al v. The Edgartown Library Foundation, Inc. et al
December 2, 2011
January 23, 2018
Campbell et al v. Facebook Inc.
December 30, 2013
January 23, 2018
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.
International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al
February 7, 2017
January 23, 2018
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University et al v. Trump et al
July 11, 2017
January 23, 2018

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MANAFORT v. U. S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
January 3, 2018
January 3, 2018
Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. v. Spotify USA Inc.
December 29, 2017
January 23, 2018
KASPERSKY LAB, INC. et al v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
December 18, 2017
January 22, 2018
Clayborn et al v. Twitter, Inc. et al
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.
DUNLAP v. PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON ELECTION INTEGRITY et al
November 9, 2017
November 9, 2017
TIKD Services LLC v. The Florida Bar et al
November 8, 2017
November 30, -0001
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
TRUMP v. PLAYBOY ENTERPRISES, INC. et al
October 23, 2017
November 17, 2017
BEAN LLC v. JOHN DOE BANK
October 20, 2017
October 23, 2017
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.

Case Name Case Filed Last Update
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.
Wexler v. Internet Brands, Inc.
September 12, 2017
January 11, 2018
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
January 23, 2018
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

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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.
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
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.
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
January 22, 2018
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

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