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On September 22, 2010 By Caroline Fleming September 21, 2010
Rebecca Javeleau of Hertfordshire, England was planning to host a small gathering of friends for her upcoming fifteenth birthday party on October 7 at her home. As any girl nearing the end of her tween years would do, Rebecca proceeded to invite her guests via Facebook. However, she made a critical error — after posting [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
Class-action plaintiffs claim Disney stiffed highly-paid financial analysts on overtime pay.
Laws governing sports agents under fire for repeated failure to enforce its provisions.
Facebook’s new location-based service “Places” gets mixed reviews from users regarding privacy implications.
Activision comes under fire in California for Continue Reading →
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.
Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.
Allbritton Communications seeks to throw up roadblock to [...]Continue Reading →
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment terminates representation contract with long-time client Mel Gibson over the actor’s recent behavior.
Documentary filmmaker turns legal spy for Texas law firm in Nicaraguan pesticide exposure case.
Food Channel Network sues Australia’s Television Food Network for trademark infringement.
After tense standoff [...]Continue Reading →
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York faced a difficult question at the intersection of law and biotechnology last month: can one patent nature? On Monday, March 29, United States District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet said no, and invalidated seven patents related to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, the [...]Continue Reading →
On April 6, 2010 By JETLaw April 6, 2010
In Reed Elsevier Inc. v. Muchnick, No. 08-103, the Supreme Court reversed a Second Circuit holding that federal district courts do not have subject matter jurisdiction to settle a class action copyright infringement action where some absent class members have not registered their copyrights. The case may clear the way for broader use of the [...]Continue Reading →
Ed O’Bannon, a marketing director for an auto dealership in Las Vegas, may play a pivotal role in forever changing how the NCAA does business. O’Bannon was a star basketball player for UCLA in the mid-1990s, and now he’s at the forefront of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Ukrainian law prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting children bars Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish from adopting 14-month-old, HIV-stricken child.
PCs and iPhones with text-to-speech applications for speech-impaired denied coverage by Medicare and private health insurers due to other non-medical uses.Continue Reading →
On August 6, 2009 By Abbey Morrow July 24, 2010
Amazon.com’s efforts to prevent copyright infringement have landed it in hot water. A federal class action has been filed in response to the site’s recent Kindle blackout. The blackout, which was poetically reminiscent of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, resulted in the deletion of several classics by controversial authors such as [...]Continue Reading →
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