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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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Wilson v. The Birmingham Public Library Foundation et al September 2, 2010 May 27, 2016
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.
The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. June 14, 2012 May 27, 2016
James Pietrangelo, II v. Sandusky Library, et al July 13, 2010 May 27, 2016
Rupa Marya v. Warner Chappell Music Inc June 20, 2013 May 27, 2016
Happy Birthday song is ruled to be in the Public Domain
April Miller, et al v. Kim Davis September 8, 2015 May 27, 2016
Adamson v. City of San Francisco et al November 12, 2013 May 27, 2016
Plaintiff Lorenzo Adamson, an off-duty, African-American police officer for the City of San Francisco, alleged that Defendants SF Police Officers Brian Stansbury, Daniel Dudley and Christopher O'Brien violated his civil rights by unlawfully choking and arresting him. When the three officers stopped plaintiff for a traffic violation, Officer Stansbury asked plaintiff if he was on parole, instead of asking for his license and insurance. Officer Dudley then asked plaintiff to exit the car and lead him to the curb. Even though plaintiff identified himself as a police officer, Officer Dudley applied a carotid chokehold on plaintiff, causing him to fall to the ground.
Mirror Worlds Technologies, LLC v. Apple Inc. et al May 23, 2013 May 27, 2016
Free Range Content, Inc. v. Google Inc. May 20, 2014 May 27, 2016
Citizens For Community Values, Inc v. Upper Arlington Public Library Board of Trustees March 7, 2008 May 27, 2016
Sevier v. Apple Inc. June 19, 2013 May 27, 2016
Perkins et al v. LinkedIn Corporation September 17, 2013 May 27, 2016
Hunt v. Hillsborough County et al July 3, 2007 May 27, 2016
Claim that library patrons should be able to bring their own scanners instead of paying to use photocopy machine.
Nunes v. Twitter, Inc. June 19, 2014 May 27, 2016
NetAirus Technologies LLC v. Apple Inc May 28, 2013 May 27, 2016
CallWave Communication LLC v. T-Moblie USA Inc. et al. December 12, 2012 May 27, 2016
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State of Texas, et al. v. United States of America, et al. May 25, 2016 May 26, 2016
McCrory et al v. United States of America et al May 9, 2016 May 26, 2016
Pincus v. Starbucks Corporation April 27, 2016 May 3, 2016
Justin Baker-Rhett v. S. Carter Enterprises, LLC et al April 18, 2016 November 30, -0001
Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. v. Leland Stanford Junior University, et al March 18, 2016 April 12, 2016
Strumlauf et al v. Starbucks Corporation March 16, 2016 March 19, 2016
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE March 10, 2016 March 18, 2016
McMillian et al v. Richard D. Snyder et al March 7, 2016 March 9, 2016
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE February 29, 2016 March 18, 2016
McIntosh v. Michigan, State of et al February 16, 2016 March 9, 2016
Voip-Pal.com, Inc. v. Apple, Inc. February 9, 2016 February 11, 2016
Waid et al v. Snyder et al February 8, 2016 March 9, 2016
Fastcase, Inc. v. Lawriter LLC February 3, 2016 May 26, 2016
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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 26, 2016
President and Fellows of Harvard College v. Certplex Ltd., a UK Corporation et al April 29, 2015 May 16, 2015
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 26, 2016
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?
Marino Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Inc. v. Issa et al June 1, 2012 November 30, -0001
A continuing legal education company headed by Joseph Marino (inset, left), the legendary force behind a 65-year-old family-owned New York and New Jersey bar exam course, sued a former employee for alleged theft of "invaluable data" from his more recent CLE company's business.

ROLLING THUNDER MOTORCYCLE RALLY, WASHINGTON, D.C., INC. v. DOES et al May 4, 2012 November 30, -0001
The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally, an annual motorcycle ride sponsored by veterans to honor their missing and fallen colleagues files a preemptive copyright infringement lawsuit in advance of the group's Memorial Day ride in Washington, D.C. to stop and enjoin alleged copyright infringers from selling unlicensed and counterfeit goods during the event.
TufAmerica, Inc. v. Diamond et al May 3, 2012 May 8, 2012
Disney Enterprises Inc v. Michael Jones et al April 26, 2012 August 10, 2012
Toma v. Motley Crue, Inc. et al April 16, 2012 January 15, 2013
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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
Adidas America, Inc et al v. Preschoolians Company et al December 5, 2011 December 7, 2011
Holiday Public Relations & Events, LLC et al v. The Edgartown Library Foundation, Inc. et al December 2, 2011 May 26, 2016
Cavern City Tours Ltd v. Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. November 27, 2011 November 28, 2011
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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 27, 2016
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
Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. Google Inc et al April 8, 2014 April 11, 2014
Network-1 Technologies, Inc. v. Google, Inc. et al April 4, 2014 April 11, 2014

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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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Connecticut Supreme Court upholds ruling abolishing death penalty May 27, 2016
[JURIST] The Connecticut Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled 5-2 [opinion, PDF] to uphold the state’s ban on capital punishment. The decision, which rested upon the court’s previous decision [JURIST report] against capital punishment, stated once again that allowing the death penalty would be against the state’s constitution and prior state legislation. In reversing the two death sentences imposed upon Russel Peeler, the court remanded the case and instructed the lower court to impose a sentence of life in...
Louisiana governor signs bill expanding hate crime statute to police, EMS workers, firefighters May 27, 2016
[JURIST] Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards [official website] on Thursday signed into law an amended hate crime bill [text, PDF] including police, EMS personnel and firefighters in the category of those protected. Proponents of this bill have stated that the addition was necessary [NYT report] to protect against “deliberate campaign[s] to terrorize” police officers. In particular, the recent anti-police sentiment following the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner was a driving force behind the amended legislation. Despite claims...
India top court frees Italian Marine involved in killing of fishermen May 27, 2016
The Supreme Court of India [official website] ruled Thursday that Salvatore Girone, the Italian marine under investigation for the killing of two fisherman, is free to go home while India and Italy await the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration [official website] in The Hague. The decision [Reuters report] comes within a month of a statement [JURIST report] by India’s Ministry of External Affairs that it would allow Salvatore Girone to return home pending the Supreme Court’s adjudication of...
Amnesty International calls for formal decriminalization of adult sex work May 27, 2016
Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] published a policy statement [text; PDF] on Wednesday calling for the decriminalization of sex workers [press release]. Stating that, “[s]ex workers are at heightened risk of a whole host of human rights abuses including rape, violence, extortion and discrimination,” AI called for governments to “do more to protect people who do sex work from violations and abuse.” AI’s comprehensive policy called on governments to, among other things, “decriminalize consensual sex work, including those laws that...
South Carolina governor signs 20-week abortion ban May 26, 2016
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley [official website] signed a bill [H 3114 materials] on Wednesday banning abortions at the 20-week mark, making it the seventeenth state to pass such a ban. The bill, passed [JURIST report] includes exceptions [Huffington Post report] only for protecting the mother’s health and a fetal anomaly, meaning “in reasonable medical judgment, the unborn child has a profound and irremediable congenital or chromosomal anomaly that, with or without the provision of life-preserving treatment, would be incompatible...