William Brennan

William Brennan

Sedgwick LLP

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Media Companies Snipe at Potential Expansion of Defamation Risk in Ventura v. Kyle

“A Navy SEAL and a professional wrestler walk into a bar and begin to argue politics …” sounds like the beginning of a pretty good bar fight story. The story only gets more promising when you learn that the SEAL was the...more

4/7/2015 - Defamation Media Misappropriation Movies Unjust Enrichment

Frequent-Flyer Class Actions Likely To Be Less Frequent

Airlines offer frequent-flyer programs to reward loyal customers and attract new ones by awarding various perks based on the “miles” each member accumulates. In practice, however, frequent-flyer programs too often attract...more

9/18/2014 - Airlines Class Action Rewards Programs

Google Says "All Your Books Are Belong to Us": Federal District Court Approves Digitizing Millions of Copyrighted Books Under Fair...

If you know your Internet memes, you may already have rolled your eyes at the title above. If you don’t get the (dated, I admit) reference, you can, of course, just google it. That “of course” is Google’s strategic vision...more

12/4/2013 - Copyright Fair Use Google Google Books

Policy’s Forum Selection Clause Found Binding on Assignee of Insured

In Kostelac v. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG, 2013 WL 1668245 (11th Cir. Apr. 17, 2013) (unpub.), the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the application of the forum non conveniens doctrine to a coverage...more

6/29/2013 - Airplane Accidents Assignments Choice-of-Law Foreign Defendants Forum Non Conveniens Forum Selection Clause Insureds International Litigation

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