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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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November 13, 2007
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Complaint against library for banning patron after altercation (allegedly by another).
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February 3, 2017
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September 3, 2013
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May 20, 2014
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February 8, 2015
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April 9, 2014
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Schoolcraft v. The City Of New York et al
August 10, 2010
March 23, 2017
Plaintiff Adrian Schoolcraft alleged that Defendants high ranking officials within the New York City Police Department (NYPD) attempted to silence, intimidate, threaten and retaliate against plaintiff for his documentation and disclosure of corruption with the NYPD.

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Johnson v. Yahoo! Inc.
March 21, 2014
March 23, 2017
Plaintiff alleged that Defendant Yahoo! Inc. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, 47 U.S.C. § 227, by sending her unsolicited SMS text messages to her cellular telephone using an automatic telephone dialing system in connection with the Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging service.
O'Connor et al v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
August 16, 2013
March 23, 2017
Doyle v. McConagha et al
January 3, 2007
March 23, 2017
Due process claim by library patron after he was barred from the library, for allegedly harassing another patron
Feldman v. Google, Inc.
April 5, 2010
March 23, 2017
Code Revision Commission et al v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.
July 21, 2015
March 23, 2017
CallWave Communication LLC v. AT&T Inc. et al.
December 12, 2012
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Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
February 23, 2017
February 25, 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
March 22, 2017
Doe et al v. Donald Trump, President of The United States et al
February 7, 2017
February 9, 2017
State of Washington, et al v. Donald J. Trump, et al
February 4, 2017
March 22, 2017
County of Santa Clara v. Donald J. Trump et al
February 3, 2017
November 30, -0001
The County of Santa Clara filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against President Donald J. Trump, challenging the constitutionality of his executive order entitled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States" which seeks to deny federal funds to so-called sanctuary jurisdictions.
ZADEH et al v. TRUMP et al
February 3, 2017
November 30, -0001
Plaintiff Zadeh, an Iranian national, is a lawful permanent resident of the United States. He is married to Plaintiff Raghimi, an Iranian national, who was issued an F21 Spouse of Permanent Resident visa. Plaintiff Iye is an American citizen. He is married to Plaintiff Abdille, a Somali national, who was issued an IR-1 Spouse of a U.S. Citizen visa. Plaintiffs Raghimi and Abdille were denied boarding pursuant to President Trumps executive order entitled "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States." Plaintiffs alleged that the order violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fifth Amendment because it discriminated against them based on national origin and religion; the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment because it favored one religion and was motivated by anti-Muslim animus; the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment for failing to provide minimal safeguards to persons who were already vetted and approved for entry; and the Administrative Procedure Act because it discriminated against persons in the issuance of visas based on race, nationality, place of birth or place of residence.
State of Hawaii v. Trump
February 3, 2017
March 23, 2017
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February 2, 2017
February 4, 2017
Al-Mowafak et al v. Trump et al
February 2, 2017
November 30, -0001
Foreign students, the ACLU of Northern California and the Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay challenged President Trump's Executive Order entitled Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States alleging that it violated the First Amendment, Fifth Amendment, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.

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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."
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
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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
March 22, 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
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Facepets.com, LLC v. Facebook, Inc.
February 14, 2014
August 20, 2014
Ahmed v. Twitter, Inc. et al
January 7, 2014
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Ahmed v. Facebook, Inc. et al
January 7, 2014
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Ahmed v. Apple, Inc. et al
December 10, 2013
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Hangingout, Inc. v. Google, Inc.
November 26, 2013
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Rimowa GmbH v. Marvel Entertainment LLC et al
August 1, 2012
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May 15, 2012
May 16, 2012
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February 24, 2012
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Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
February 23, 2017
February 25, 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
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Sevier v. Google et al
June 17, 2014
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Wilens v. Automattic, Inc.
May 25, 2014
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Free Range Content, Inc. v. Google Inc.
May 20, 2014
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Boffoli v. Google Inc.
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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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Arkansas governor signs enhanced concealed carry bill into law March 22, 2017
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson [official website] on Wednesday signed into law [video] a bill allowing individuals over the age of 21 to get enhanced concealed carry permits [HB 1249 materials]. Individuals who have concealed carry permits may apply for the enhanced permit and, after eight hours of additional training, may carry the concealed weapons at public colleges, airports, polling places, sporting events, some state offices and the state capitol. Under HB.1249/Act 562 concealed weapons are still forbidden in courtrooms, K-12...
Supreme Court rules school districts must individualize education for disabled students March 22, 2017
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Settlement approved in NYPD Muslim surveillance case March 22, 2017
A second federal judge has signed off on a revised settlement [settlement, PDF] in a suit that had accused the New York City Police [official website] of illegally surveilling Muslim communities in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. Judges Chen and Haight were the judges for href=”https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/raza-v-city-new-york-complaint”>Raza v. City of New York [complaint] and Handschu v. Special Services Division [case materials], and both had to sign off on the revised settlement before it could take effect. The finalized settlement...
Federal appeals court allows student prayers at Texas school board meetings March 22, 2017
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] has upheld [opinion, PDF] a lower court ruling allowing a Texas school board to open their meetings with a student-led public prayer. By affirming the lower court ruling, the Fifth Circuit held [Fox News report] Monday that the prayers are not unconstitutional as government-established religion. The case is a result of a lawsuit by the American Humanist Association [advocacy website] and a graduate of Birdville High School, the school...
Supreme Court allows copyright protection of cheerleading uniforms March 22, 2017
The US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday upheld [opinion, PDF] copyright protections for features incorporated into the design of useful articles. The court ruled 6-2 in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. [SCOTUSblog materials] in favor of Varsity Brands in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning patterns typically fit for cheerleading uniforms. The suit was brought to determine the proper test for implementing “separate-identification and independent-existence requirements” as mandated by USC 17 § 101 [text]. The court held that...

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