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I'm a judge, not a media theorist, Jim: NFU doesn't protect use of Dr. Seuss font in mashup case

Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. v. ComicMix LLC, No. 16-CV-2779 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 7, 2017) Though the court dismissed the first trademark/copyright infringement complaint against this Star Trek/Dr. Seuss mashup, the amended complaint survives.Copyright: It’s still transformative, but the complaint added … Continue reading

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Cert denied in sexual orientation Title VII case

The Supreme Court denied cert today in Evans v. Georgia Reg'l Hosp. (ScotusBlog page); Lambda Legal had filed a cert petition from the Eleventh Circuit's decision. The Eleventh Circuit had held that it was bound by prior circuit authority that… … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert in Yet Another Case Securities Law Case

I have had this perception for several years now that the U.S. Supreme Court recently has been particularly keen to take up securities cases. It turns out that this perception has a basis in objective fact. A recent paper by … Continue reading

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Everything's legal in Jersey: NJ SCt makes class certification harder in price disclosure case

Dugan v. TGI Fridays, Inc., 171 A.3d 620 (N.J. 2017) Plaintiffs alleged that the defendants failed to fairly disclose prices charged to customers for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The New Jersey Supreme Court held that one set of plaintiffs failed … Continue reading

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Case o' The Week: Expert Case A Bitter Pill to Swallow – Diaz and Expert Testimony on Ultimate Legal Issue

  A doc prescribes 5 million opiate pills in four years.  (Yet the government still needs an expert to opine on the ultimate legal issue: that this was “outside the usual course of professional practice?”)United States v. Julio Diaz, 2017 … Continue reading

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