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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has skyrocketed in recent years, with an estimated eighty percent of all cases filed in or transferred to federal court under the statute occurring in the past...more
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied class certification for plaintiffs alleging a claim under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). ...more
After two failed calls in the Eastern District of New York, the Second Circuit last week opened the line for one TCPA plaintiff to plead his case.
On March 12, 2013, Judge William F. Kuntz II of the Eastern District of...more
Have you ever considered whether your company has a right to use an employee’s e-mail communications with his or her attorney conveyed through your company’s system? A company’s defense in an employment lawsuit can be...more
As this blog has reported on numerous occasions, plaintiffs have brought claims challenging labeling of food products for mislabeling. The labels challenged include the use of the term “natural”, “0g trans fat” and the...more
Trademark owners frustrated by cybersquatting will not be able to sue third-party service providers for contributory infringement, according to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit....more
A federal jury in New York has found Agence France-Presse and Getty Images Inc. willful in their infringement of Daniel Morel’s copyrights in eight photographs of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and ordered them to pay damages of...more
Purveyors of mass-retail food products may have a new reason to rejoice this holiday season. On December 2, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, in Hernandez v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., quietly...more
This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that there is no cause of action for contributory cybersquatting under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA"), 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d). See...more
In a significant decision, the Southern District of Ohio granted, in full, the defendant’s motion to strike class allegations in a consumer false advertising class action before any significant discovery had taken place or...more
CASES TO WATCH -
Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Copyright: Status: cert. granted
Issue: Is the equitable defense of laches available in a copyright claim filed within the Copyright Act’s three-year...more
Jeffrey M. Stein, D.D.S., M.S.D., P.A., et al. v. Buccaneers Limited Partnership, No. 8:13-cv-02136-SDM-AEP (Oct. 24, 2013).
Three dentists, a pest control service and two other alleged recipients of unsolicited faxes...more
The art of communication has changed considerably over the past few years. Rather than in-person or telephonic, the majority of communications in today’s business world are electronically transmitted. Likewise, professional...more
Before bringing an action for Copyright infringement in Federal Court, a Copyright holder must first register their Copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. See 17 U.S.C. § 411. This is true even though a Copyrighted work is...more
A decades-long string of libel opinions by the Texas Supreme Court in favor of media defendants came to a resounding halt this summer. In Neely v. Wilson, the Court reversed summary judgment for an Austin television station....more
Contractual provisions giving a website operator the unilateral right to change its end user terms of service are ubiquitous and appear in the online terms of many major social media sites and other websites, including...more
The District of Nevada recently allowed Plaintiff’s counsel to solicit potential collective action members on Facebook and Twitter. In Gamble v. Boyd Gaming Corp., D. Nev., No. 2:13-cv-01009-JCM-PAL (Nov. 20, 2013), the...more
On November 18, 2013, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action suit against HBB, LLC. Cheramie v. HBB, LLC, Case No. 12-55148 (9th Cir. Nov. 18, 2013). HBB produces Lazy Cakes, a...more
While in the UK the law in relation to the live streaming of free-to-view television channels has been resolved, following the reference to the CJEU and the High Court decision in the TVCatchUp (TVC) litigation, in favour of...more
Sports and Hollywood have long been inextricably linked – many athletes want to be and even become actors, countless actors have lived out their athletic fantasies on the silver screen, and it is no secret that athletes and...more
On November 15, Judge Chin of the Southern District of New York issued a long-awaited decision in the Google Books case, Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google Inc. Google Books — the project through which Google provides access to...more
In this issue:
- NAD Case Reports in Federal Court: What Evidentiary Value Does a Self-Regulatory Decision Hold?
- "Making Sound Business Decisions: Considerations in Evaluating Whether to Litigate or Settle" at...more
Ready To Drink Wine?
Winemaker Amuse Bouche applied to register the mark “PRÊT À BOIRE,” which is French for “ready to drink.” The Examining Attorney alleged the term is generic when used in connection with wine and...more
In a trademark infringement action, a jury found in favor of a foreign bank and against a California financial corporation, where the bank established prior use under the “tacking” doctrine. The Ninth Circuit Court of...more
Appellate Decision Sets Stage for Next Skirmish In The Apple vs. Samsung Smart Phone Wars -
A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has concluded that the district court was within its...more