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Disney Enterprises, Inc., et al. v. VidAngel, Inc.




Los Angeles, CA - Disney Enterprises, Inc., Lucasfilm, Ltd., LLC, Twenteith Century Fox Film Corporation, MVL Film Finance, L.L.C., New Line Productions, Inc., Turner Entertainment Co sued VidAngel, Inc. on copyright violation ... More...
   $62400000 (06-18-2019 - CA)

United States of America v. Paul R. Hansmeier




Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota Attorney Sentenced To 168 Months In Prison For Multi-Million Dollar Pornography Film Copyright Fraud Scheme

Paul R. Hansmeier, 37, to 168 months in prison for orchestrating a multi-million dollar fraud scheme to obtain payments from ex... More...
   $0 (06-17-2019 - MN)

Erie Insurance Company, a/s/o v. Amazon.com, Inc. and Ebay, Inc.





The main issue before us is whether Amazon.com, Inc., is subject to liability for a defective product that a customer purchased on its website from a third-party seller with Amazon “fulfilling” the transaction by storing the product and shipping it to the customer.
Trung... More...
   $0 (05-24-2019 - MD)

Advanced Recovery Systems v. American Agencies




This appeal grew out of Mr. Brent Sloan’s participation in two
transactions. The first transaction entailed a merger between Advanced
Recovery Systems, LLC and Kinum, Inc.;1 the second transaction consisted
of a sale of software from Kinum to Sajax Softw... More...
   $0 (05-07-2019 - UT)

Harold Brown v. Gerald Goldstein

Former and current members of the band WAR filed a
breach of contract action alleging that their music publisher had
failed to pay them a share of the royalties generated from public
performances of the band’s songs.
The publisher filed a motion for summary judgment
arguing that the parties’ music publishing agreement did not
require it to pay the band any royalties derived... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - CA)

Brown v. Gerald Goldstein


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Former and current members of the band WAR filed a
breach of contract action alleging that their music p... More...
   $0 (04-17-2019 - CA)

United States of America v. Joseph Bret Lawrence





Defendant-Appellant Joseph Bret Lawrence pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(2)(B) and (a)(5)(B). He did not plead guilty to the additional charge of distributing child pornogr... More...
   $0 (04-08-2019 - TX)

William A. Valls v. Allstate Insurance Company





This appeal arises from the multitude of lawsuits filed by
Connecticut homeowners whose basement walls were likely
constructed with defective concrete manufactured by the now‐defunct
J.J. Mottes Company—the so‐called “crumbling concrete cases.”
Plaint... More...
   $0 (04-02-2019 - CT)

Damien Guedes v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Explosives





In October 2017, a lone gunman armed with bump-stock-enhanced semiautomatic weapons murdered 58 people and wounded hundreds more in a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the wake of that tragedy, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“Bureau... More...
   $0 (04-01-2019 - DC)

Sharyl Thompson Attkinson v. Eric Himpton Holder, Jr., et al.





Plaintiffs Sharyl Thompson Attkisson, James Howard Attkisson, and Sarah Judith Starr Attkisson appeal from the dismissal with prejudice of their claims in the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiffs sued a number of named and unnamed government officials for alleged illegal intrus... More...
   $0 (03-21-2019 - VA)

Walid Jammal v. American Family Insurance Company





In this class action, the named plaintiffs represent several thousand current and former insurance agents for American Family Insurance Company and its affiliates (collectively, “American Family” or “the company”). The agents claim that American Family misclassified them as independen... More...
   $0 (01-30-2019 - OH)

Richard Harbus v. Exclusive Testing Labs, Inc.




White Plains, NY - Richard Harbus sued Exclusive Testing Labs, Inc. on a copyright infringement theory.... More...
   $0 (01-15-2019 - NY)

Richard Zabriskie v. Federal National Mortgage Association




Richard and Kristin Zabriskie sued the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The district court, on cross-motions for summary judgment, held that Fannie Mae was a “consumer reporting agency” within the meaning of the FCRA. We have j... More...
   $0 (01-09-2019 - AZ)

Jason Olive v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc.




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Jason Olive is a model and actor who contracted with
General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) to use his likeness in its
advertising campaign. GN... More...
   $0 (12-31-2018 - CA)

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. John Doe Subscriber Assigned IP Address 96.225-37.182




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Trenton, NJ - Strike 3 Holdings, LLC sued John Doe Subscriber Assigned IP Address 96.225-37.182 on a copyright infringement theory.... More...
   $0 (12-10-2018 - NJ)

Chuck Close v. Sotheby's Inc.






In Close v. Sotheby’s, Inc., 894 F.3d 1061 (9th Cir. 2018),
we held that plaintiffs’ claims for resale royalties under the
California Resale Royalties Act (“CRRA”) are expressly
preempted by the 1976 Copyright Act.... More...
   $0 (12-09-2018 - CA)

Malibu Media,LLC. v. John Doe Subscriber Assigned IP Address 108.24.45.223




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Trenton, NJ - Malibu Media,LLC. sued John Doe Subscriber Assigned IP Address 108.24.45.223 on a copyright infringement theory. ... More...
   $0 (12-03-2018 - NJ)

Christopher M. Sulyma v. Intel Corporation Investment Policy Committee

A former employee and participant in Intel’s retirement plans sued the company for allegedly investing retirement funds in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Intel moved to dismiss the complaint on the ground that the limitations period for his claims had expired. The magistrate judge1 converted Intel’s motion to dismiss into a motion for summary judgment and entered... More...   $0 (11-29-2018 - CA)

In re: MCGRAW-HILL GLOBAL EDUCATION HOLDINGS LLC




These consolidated mandamus petitions require us to decide whether two professional photographers bringing separate copyright infringement actions are bound by a forum selection clause in contracts they did not
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sign. We conclude that the photographers are not bound because t... More...
   $0 (11-23-2018 - PA)

The Satanic Temple v. Warner Bros. and Netflix




New York, NY The Satanic Temple sued Warner Bros. and Netflix on copyright infringement theories claiming that the use by defendants of images of its "goat headed deity Baphomet" was not authorized and was injurious. ... More...
   $0 (11-23-2018 - NY)

Richard N. Bell v. Vacuforce, LLC




Richard Bell brought a copyright infringement lawsuit against Vacuforce, LLC, accusing it of publishing his photograph of the Indianapolis skyline on its website without a license. Vacuforce hired attorney Paul Overhauser to defend it. The parties quickly settled, so the federal la... More...
   $0 (11-14-2018 - IN)

Jason Olive v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc.

Jason Olive is a model and actor who contracted with
General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) to use his likeness in its
advertising campaign. GNC continued using Olive’s likeness in
its advertising after its right to do so expired. GNC admitted
liability for the unauthorized use of Olive’s likeness in violation of
Civil Code section 33441 but contested the amount of damages. AMore...
   $0 (11-05-2018 - CA)

Fastcase, Inc. v. Lawriter, L.L.C.




Fastcase, Inc., appeals the District Court’s dismissal of its suit under the Declaratory Judgment Act against Lawriter, LLC. The District Court held that it lacked subject-matter jurisdiction under 21 U.S.C. § 1331 because Fa... More...
   $0 (10-29-2018 - GA)

Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Artimus Pyle

This appeal presents the issue of whether the release of a movie will violate
the provisions of a consent order that settled a lawsuit between private parties.
This issue arises on an appeal by Defendants‐Appellants Cleopatra Records, Inc.
and Cleopatra Films (together, “Cleopatra”) from the September 13, 2017,
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judgment and permanent injunction of the District Court for... More...
   $0 (10-23-2018 - NY)

Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin

This copyright case involves a claim that Led Zeppelin copied key portions of its timeless hit “Stairway to Heaven” from the song “Taurus,” which was written by Spirit band member Randy Wolfe. Years after Wolfe’s death, the trustee of the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust, Michael Skidmore, brought this suit for copyright infringement against Led Zeppelin, James Patrick Page, Robert Anthony Plant, John Paul... More...   $0 (10-09-2018 - CA)

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