STUBHUB’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT GRANTED

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Sep 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

On August 7, 2018, U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson granted summary judgment in favor of StubHub over allegations that StubHub breached the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) when they hired three employees from a startup company who allegedly used proprietary data from their former company for apps they developed for StubHub.

COURT DISMISSES ALL CLAIMS IN $100 MILLION RACKETEERING SUIT AGAINST VIACOM HEIR EXCEPT ONE

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Aug 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

On July 10, 2018, a California federal judge dismissed a $100 million dollar racketeering lawsuit against Viacom heir Shari Redstone filed by Manuela Herzer, a former acquaintance of Ms. Redstone’s father. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ruled that with Sumner Redstone still alive, Ms. Herzer does not have a legal entitlement to any of Summer Redstone’s assets.

THE GRINCH HAS NOT STOLEN CHRISTMAS, YET

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Jul 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 26, 2018, the Second Circuit began to listen to arguments regarding the summary judgment decision issued in September of 2017 finding that “Who’s Holiday!” a parody of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, was protected by the doctrine of fair use.

COURT DENIES ALIBABA’S REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Jun 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 14, 2018, a California federal judge denied a motion to dismiss a class action brought by Indiana artists alleging that a company called Alibaba Group Holdings allowed copyright infringers to illegally reproduce the artwork of the Indiana artists on Alibaba's website. The judge called the motion to dismiss a “waste of paper.”

MAN STRUCK BY AX SUES FOX

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Jun 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 14, 2018, Jeffrey Prosperie, who was struck by an ax by “Fox & Friends” co-host Pete Hegseth while shooting an episode of “Fox & Friends,” has filed a lawsuit in New York court against Pete Hegseth and Fox (including Fox Broadcasting, Fox News, Fox Entertainment, and “Fox & Friends”) for negligence.

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