The First Amendment provides certain protections for freedom of speech and association to which government employees may be entitled despite the nature of their jobs.
On Friday, January 14, 2022, the United States Supreme Court granted a high school football coach's petition for a writ of certiorari. The court will hear the coach's case concerning postgame midfield prayers with players and coaches.
Sixteen universities known for their exclusivity and high price tags have been accused of violating antitrust laws and artificially inflating the cost of attendance for students receiving financial aid.
Snap argues that the name "Spectacles" qualifies for protection because consumers have begun to associate the name with its product, but the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has consistently disagreed.
The California attorney general and various district attorneys in the state allege that the retailer violated state environmental protection and consumer protection laws by improperly disposing of hazardous and confidential materials in landfills.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against an advertiser of a New Year's Eve outdoor music festival near the site of the famous Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. This prevents the event from being advertised under its current name, due to potential consumer confusion.
On Monday, December 20, 2021, Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, Inc., filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, in an attempt to disrupt a phishing scam taking place on its platforms. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants created over 39,000 websites to deceive users and collect login information.
The heirs of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, known for his 20th-century abstract art, have sued the Philadelphia Museum of Art for rightful ownership of his painting Composition with Blue (1926), a painting they assert was wrongfully donated to the museum after it was stolen by the Nazis.
A federal judge declined to grant summary judgment to the pop singer in a copyright infringement case, finding that there were significant similarities between the lyrics of "Shake It Off" and a song written by the plaintiffs.