Monopoly Law
Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.

This copyright dispute tests the boundaries of fair use. Plaintiffs, who are authors of
28 published books under copyright, sued Google, Inc. (Google) for copyright infringement in the
29 United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Chin, J.). They appeal from
30 the grant of summary judgment in Googles favor. Through its Library Project and its Google
31 ... More...
   $0 (11-08-2015 - NY)

Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.

This copyright dispute tests the boundaries of fair use. Plaintiffs, who are authors of 27
published books under copyright, sued Google, Inc. (Google) for copyright infringement in the 28
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Chin, J.). They appeal from 29
the grant of summary judgment in Googles favor. Through its Library Project and its Google 30 <... More...
   $0 (10-19-2015 - NY)

Bikram's Yoga College of India, LP v. Evolation Yoga, LLC

Court decides whether a sequence of twenty-six yoga poses and two breathing exercises developed by Bikram Choudhury and described in his 1979 book, Bikrams Beginning Yoga Class, is entitled to copyright protection.

We must decide whether a sequence of twenty-six yoga poses and two breathing exercises developed by Bikram Choudhury and described in his 1979 book, Bikrams Beginning Yoga Cl... More...
   $0 (10-12-2015 - CA)

SD3, LLC; Sawstop, LLC v. Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc.

SD3, LLC and its subsidiary, SawStop, LLC (together, SawStop), contend that several major table-saw manufacturers conspired to boycott SawStops safety technology and corrupt a private safety-standard-setting process, all with the aim of keeping that technology off the market. Consequently, SawStop sued nearly two dozen saw manufacturers and affiliated entities, alleging that they violated 1 o... More...   $0 (09-15-2015 - VA)

Common Cause Indiana v. Individual Members of the Indiana Election Commission

Indiana Code 33-33-49-13 (the Statute or the Partisan Balance Statute) establishes the system for the election of judges to the Marion Superior Court in Marion County, Indiana. This system is unique in Indiana, as it is the only office where primary election voters do not vote for as many candidates as there are persons to be elected to that office in the general election. See Ind. Code 3-... More...   $0 (09-13-2015 - IN)

United States of America v. Gregory Bernard Griffin, Jr., a/k/a Johnny Jenkins

Gregory Bernard Griffin was convicted of bank fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The indictment charged that he defrauded two federally insured banks. One of those banks, Bank of America Corporation,1 was indisputably not involved in his scheme, and at trial the government showed only that the other bank, Magnolia Federal Cred... More...   $0 (09-01-2015 - MS)

Pegastaff v. PG&E

The PUC is an agency created by the California Constitution to regulate privately owned public utilities such as PG&E. (Cal. Const., art. XII.)
PegaStaff is a division of PegaSoft Corporation, a California corporation, that provides temporary staffing in the fields of information technology and engineering. Mark Arshinkoff, a white male, owns 100 percent of PegaSoft stock.
For nine... More...
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Insulate SB, Inc. v. Advanced Finishing Systems

Insulate SB, Inc., a purchaser of fast-set spray foam equipment (FSE), filed this
antitrust class action alleging FSE manufacturer Graco Inc. and its subsidiary Graco
Minnesota Inc. (Graco) and a number of FSE distributors (Distributors) (collectively,
appellees) conspired to restrain trade in violation of federal antitrust law, see 15
U.S.C. 1, et seq., and numerous state antitr... More...
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The essential facts contained in DFAs complaint and its attached exhibits
are these. DFA operates many duty free stores in American airports with
international terminals. DFA is one of approximately ten major operators of duty
free stores in the United States. DFA currently holds leases in thirteen
international airports located in eleven cities: New York (JFK and LaGuardia... More...
   $0 (08-09-2015 - GA)

Mark Robbins v. Randy Becker, Sr.

St. Louis, MO - Eighth Circuit affirms District Court summary judgment in favor of Missouri Highway Patrol

Mark and Gail Robbins, the owners and operators of I-44 Truck Center and
Wrecker Service, LLC and I-44 Wrecker Service, LLC (collectively, the Robbinses),
appeal the district courts adverse grant of summary 1 judgment to fourteen individual
officers and supervisors ... More...
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Sensational Smiles LLC DBA Smile Bright v. Dr. Jewel Mullen et al.

2 The question in this case is whether a Connecticut rule restricting the
3 use of certain teeth‐whitening procedures to licenced dentists is unconstitutional
4 under the Due Process or Equal Protection Clauses. Because we conclude that
5 there are any number of rational grounds for the rule, we affirm the judgment of
6 the District Court.
8 Under Connect... More...
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United States of America v. Apple, Inc.

14 Since the invention of the printing press, the distribution of books has
15 involved a fundamentally consistent process: compose a manuscript, print and
16 bind it into physical volumes, and then ship and sell the volumes to the public.  
17 In late 2007,, Inc. (“Amazon”) introduced the Kindle, a portable
18 device that carries digital copies of books, known as ... More...
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Stephen Kimbel v. Marvel Entertainment, L.L.C.

In Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U. S. 29 (1964), this Court held that a patent holder cannot charge royalties for the use of his invention after its patent term has expired. The sole question presented here is whether we should overrule Brulotte. Adhering to principles of stare decisis, we decline to do so. Critics of the Brulotte rule must seek relief not from this Court but from Congress.
I In ... More...
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Jessica Chan v. Peter Curran

After plaintiff and appellant Jessica Chan’s mother died from internal
hemorrhaging related to Coumadin use following heart surgery, Chan successfully sued
defendant and respondent Peter Curran for medical malpractice. Neither the sufficiency
of the evidence to support the malpractice verdict, nor any other issue associated with the
trial and the rendition of the jury verdict, is... More...
   $0 (06-09-2015 - CA)

Federal Trade Commission v. Cephalon, Inc.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement resolving the Commission’s antitrust suit charging Cephalon, Inc. with illegally blocking generic competition to its blockbuster sleep-disorder drug Provigil. The settlement ensures that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., which acquired Cephalon in 2012, will make a total of $1.2 billion available to compensate purchasers,... More...   $0 (05-29-2015 - DC)

In Re Memorial Herman Hospital System; Memorial Herman Physician Network; Michael Macris, M.D.; Michael Macris, M.D., P.A. and Keith Alexander

A decade ago, we observed: “While the medical privileges are important in promoting free discussion in the evaluation of health care professionals and health services, the right to evidence is also important, and therefore privileges must be strictly construed.”1 In this original proceeding—involving a heart surgeon who claims his former hospital retaliated against him for joining a competin... More...   $0 (05-22-2015 - TX)

Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.

In Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc., 517 U. S. 370 (1996), we explained that a patent claim is that “portion of the patent document that defines the scope of the patentee’s rights.” Id., at 372. We held that “the construction of a patent, including terms of art within itsclaim,” is not for a jury but “exclusively” for “the court” todetermine. Ibid. That is so even where the ... More...   $0 (01-20-2015 - DC)

United States of America v. Ryan Ahidjou “Bo” Scott

PORTLAND, OR – Ryan Ahidjou “Bo” Scott, 34, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, was sentenced by Honorable Ancer L. Haggerty to 96 months in prison following his convictions for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The convictions stemmed from his role in leading an international drug-trafficking organization responsible for distributing over $5 mill... More...   $0 (12-17-2014 - OR)

Lenox MacLaren Surgical Corporation v. Medtronic, Inc., et al.

Lenox MacLaren Surgical Corporation manufactures bone mills, which are
medical devices used in spinal-fusion surgery. In 2000, Lenox began to sell some
of its bone mills through a Medtronic entity, Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA.
The arrangement ended badly: Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA initiated a recall
of Lenox’s bone mills, and another Medtronic entity began to manufacture andMore...
   $0 (08-05-2014 - CO)

Theresa Huck v. Wyeth, Inc. d/b/a Schwarz Pharma,Inc. and PLIVA, Inc.

This products liability action against pharmaceutical companies presents several issues involving the interplay between state tort law and federal prescription drug regulation. This case is one of many litigated in state and federal courts nationwide alleging severe side effects from prolonged use of metoclopramide, sold under the brand name Reglan and as a competing generic formulation. The plain... More...   $0 (07-11-2014 - IA)

United States of America v. Jean Brown

Jean Brown appeals the district court’s entry of a criminal judgment against her following a jury trial, whereby she was convicted of conspiring to traffic in 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, and of additional charges stemming from the kidnapping and murder of Michael Knight in connection with her trafficking operation. Brown also appeals the sentence of life imprisonment imposed on one of ... More...   $0 (07-01-2014 - MD)

Darrell Cannon v. Jon Burge, former Chicago Police Lieutenant

This appeal casts a harsh light on some of the darkest corners of life in Chicago. The plaintiff, at the time of the events giving rise to this suit, was a general in the El Rukn street gang, out on parole for a murder conviction, when he became embroiled in a second murder. Among the defendants are several disgraced police officers, including the infamous Jon Burge, a man whose name evokes shame ... More...   $0 (05-28-2014 - IL)

Altavion, Inc. v. KOnia Minolta Systems Laboratory, Inc.

Trade secret protection “ ‘promotes the sharing of knowledge, and the efficient operation of industry,’ ” by “ ‘permit[ting] the individual inventor to reap the rewards of his labor by contracting with a company large enough to develop and exploit it.’ [Citation.]” (DVD Copy Control Assn., Inc. v. Bunner (2003) 31 Cal.4th 864, 878 (DVD Copy Control).) Trade secret law allows the in... More...   $0 (05-08-2014 - CA)

TV Azteca, S.a.B. De C.V. and Patricia Chapoy v. Gloria De Los Angeles Trevino Ruiz

In this interlocutory appeal, appellants, TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V. and Patricia Chapoy, challenge the trial court’s granting of a temporary anti-suit injunction prohibiting


appellants from pursuing a lawsuit in Mexico against appellees, Gloria de los Angeles Trevino Ruiz, individually and on behalf of her minor child, Gabriel de Jesus Trevino, and Armando Ismael Gomez Martinez. ... More...
   $0 (05-02-2014 - TX)

Frederick E. Bouchat v. Baltimore Ravens Limited Partnership

This case presents the latest chapter in extensive litigation over the Baltimore Ravens “Flying B” logo. Frederick Bouchat challenges the National Football League’s use of the logo in three videos featured on its television network and various websites, as well as the Baltimore Ravens’ display of images that include the logo as part of exhibits in its stadium “Club Level” seating area.... More...   $0 (01-15-2014 - MD)

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