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The Village People are back in the spotlight, but not in costume this time. A trial has recently begun to determine the rightful songwriter behind twenty-four of the Village People’s biggest hits, including “YMCA” and “Macho Man.” In May 2012, Victor Willis, the original Village People singer-songwriter (or for those of your familiar with [...]Continue Reading →
The city of San Jose lost its appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. They were challenging Major League Baseball’s (MLB) long-held exception to federal antitrust laws. The Oakland Athletics are looking to make a location move and had their sights set on San Jose. However, the MLB’s constitution requires clubs [...]Continue Reading →
On November 13, 2014 By William Roberts November 13, 2014
Since 1996 Section 230 Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), as interpreted by the courts, has given website hosts and creators a broad immunity for claims against them of libel that traditional publishers have not been afforded.
For example say a third-party posted something libelous or unflattering about you or your family member on a Continue Reading →
Last Monday night the Washington Redskins football team needed a field goal in overtime to beat the Dallas Cowboys. When it comes to the team’s ongoing trademark litigation, however, they may need a Hail Mary to beat the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Trial [...]Continue Reading →
On November 3, 2014 By Robyn Taylor November 3, 2014
Facebook has 1.23 billion monthly users. From among these users, 7.5 million are children. To many children, Facebook is a medium to share their thoughts and photos without oversight or restraint from their parents. In fact, in their use of Facebook, many children even refuse to be “friends” with their parents. But for [...]Continue Reading →
As social media has become as ubiquitous in Americans’ lives as commuting or sunsets, disputes over these new concepts have challenged the legal system to adapt archaic legal concepts to govern their use. One such concept is a Facebook “like,” which allows a user to publicly display his or her affection for a photo, [...]Continue Reading →
On September 19, 2014 By Erin Shackelford September 19, 2014
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has cited Midnight Rider producers for safety violations, stemming from the tragic on-set death of twenty-seven year old camera assistant Sara Jones.
Jones was tragically killed last February on the set of Midnight Rider while the crew [...]Continue Reading →
Controversy over the unceremonious departure of the former Miss Delaware may lead to litigation. Former Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre was stripped of her crown after winning the title in June. Brittany Lewis, the original runner-up for the Miss Delaware pageant, was crowned the new Miss Delaware shortly after Longacre’s removal.
Longacre was [...]Continue Reading →
On July 9, 2014 By Richard Saunders July 9, 2014
On June 23th, the Supreme Court handed down one of the most highly anticipated securities litigation opinions in recent memory. Halliburton II brought the fraud-on-the-market theory, the linchpin of securities class actions, squarely in front of the Court. For months, excerpts from various other Court opinions suggested the theory was ripe [...]Continue Reading →
On April 4, 2014 By Erin Shackelford April 4, 2014
In a case of first impression, the Tennessee Middle District Court recently confronted the issue of racial discrimination in reality television. Plaintiffs Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson—two African American men who were denied the opportunity to be cast as The Bachelor in ABC’s reality-based dating show of the same name—filed [...]Continue Reading →
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