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On March 16, 2017, Lyft Inc. and over 200,000 current and former drivers reached a $30 million settlement in a class action lawsuit. The plaintiffs, all current and former Lyft drivers, alleged that they were “employees” and not “independent contractors” under California law, and that in some cases, they had not earned the minimum […]

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On Monday, February 22nd, 2016, the First Circuit, in In re: Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation, aligned with the Third Circuit in ruling that non cash reverse payment agreements, designed to delay the release and marketing of competing generic drugs, are subject to traditional rule of reason antitrust scrutiny.

Generic manufactures often enter the market […]

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“Happy Birthday to You” = $14 million settlement

On February 15, 2016 By

The English language’s most popular song “Happy Birthday to You” just entered the public domain. Warner Music has paid $14 million to settle a lawsuit challenging its copyright over the popular song. While Warner argues that its 1935 copyright registration should be entitled to a presumption of validity, and has charged for the use […]

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The legal battle over the Beastie Boys’ 1987 song “Girls” had some law students wondering if it might be a fact pattern on their copyright final exam. Now, the band and toy company GoldieBlox have reached a settlement over a months-long infringement suit.

GoldieBlox’s stated mission is “to get […]

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NFL Settlement Under Further Review

On February 3, 2014 By

Although the NFL season ended with last night’s Super Bowl matchup between the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks and the AFC champion Denver Broncos, ongoing concerns surrounding the league’s concussion litigation will ensure that professional football remains in the headlines throughout the offseason. In August 2013, the NFL agreed to a historic $765 million settlement […]

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had a DVDs-by-mail rental business that was in competition with Netflix. In May 2005, Wal-Mart decided to pull out of the DVDs-by-mail rental industry and struck an agreement with Netflix: Wal-Mart would encourage its members to transfer their service to Netflix and in exchange Netflix would encourage its members […]

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Courtney Love has been in the news again recently, this time as the defendant in a defamation suit. The rocker has just settled for the impressive sum of $430,000. The forum for her defamation? Twitter.

The suit was filed by fashion designer Dawm Simorangkir, otherwise known as the “Boudior Queen,” after Ms. Love […]

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Madoff Suit Threatens to Strike Out Mets’ Owners

On February 10, 2011 By

Already reeling from yet another season of poor on-field performance and a free-agency push characterized by one analyst as “barely even trying,” the New York Mets’ front office received even worse news on Friday when its ownership was revealed as the subject of a $1 billion suit by the defrauded investors of Bernard Madoff. Irving […]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 10, 2011 By

In the news…

California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.

After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.

Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction still wound […]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 29, 2010 By

In the news. . .

Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.

Television networks draw first blood against’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.

EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group […]

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