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We all remember Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the first person to ever respond to an RIAA file-sharing lawsuit by going to trial, rather than settling for a few thousand dollars (as the vast majority of individuals sued by the RIAA typically do.) Well, the litigation continues, and the RIAA’s initial award of $1.92 [...]

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On June 18 of this year, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Institute for Creation for Research Graduate School (“ICRGS”) against the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Judge Sparks found that the Board did not engage in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination by rejecting the school’s application for a [...]

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Oops . . . They Did It Again

On June 18, 2010 By Lauren Jacques

Oops…they did it again. The Spears family (a.k.a. the consanguine of pop icon Ms. Britney Spears) has landed itself back in court, and back in the national news headlines this week. Cleverly coined “Britneygate,” the oh-so-entertaining dispute between Britney Spears’ mother, Lynne, and Britney’s ex-manager, Sam Lufti, is now set to play out in [...]

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E-Discovery, Yet Another Challenge for BP

On June 11, 2010 By JETLaw

As the fallout — both figurative and literal — from the BP oil spill continues to spread, one of the components of this massive mess that has been largely overlooked is the looming e-discovery challenge on the horizon. Although the legal strategies for BP and the other companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster have yet [...]

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Hooters Downsizes Former Waitress

On May 28, 2010 By Nathan McGregor

In a complaint filed this week, Cassandra Marie Smith of Roseville, Michigan, alleges that she was “constructively discharged” because she failed to meet the “discriminatory and illegal requirements” demanded of a “Hooters Girl.”

Under a different set of facts, this case might make a bit of sense. Suppose Ms. Smith drank a few [...]

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On the field, “NFL football” and “cutthroat competition” are virtually indistinguishable phrases. However, off the field, in the realm of NFL paraphernalia, Reebok was the sole “team” possessing a monopoly in the market. In 2000, the NFL signed a ten-year licensing agreement that gave Reebok the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell jerseys, hats, [...]

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Nokia recently added to the ever-expanding list of lawsuits filed against Apple. This newest suit extends Nokia’s previous patent infringement claims to cover Apple’s newest product, the iPad. The technology at issue is “positioning data in applications, and innovations in antenna configurations that improve performance and save space, allowing smaller and more compact [...]

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In the days following his death, it was hard to go anywhere without hearing Michael Jackson’s music playing. In bars all across America, fans remembered Michael as a talented singer and entertainer. With thirteen number-one hits as a solo artist, the best-selling album in U.S. history (Thriller), and countless other records, Michael Jackson [...]

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