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No License No Cry: Ninth Circuit Nixes Jammin Java Appeal in Bob Marley Trademark Case

Early last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a memorandum affirming the district court’s grant of partial summary judgment in Hope Road Merchandising v. Jammin Java Corporation. The Ninth Circuit’s decision upholds a nearly $2.5 … Continue reading

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Case o' The Week: Ninth Nixes Extortion Contortions – Edling and "Crime of Violence" Under Guideline Definition

  Did Tony Soprano extort by threatening “physical injury” to his victim's iPad?  (Yeah, the Ninth doesn’t think so, either.)United States v. Edling, 2018 WL 2752208 (9thCir. June 8, 2018), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Watford, joined by C.J. … Continue reading

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9th Cir. overturns another copyright injunction because eBay nixes presumption of irreparable harm

Putting an exclamation point on a recent panel ruling that eBay, Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C., 547 U.S. 388 (2006) overrules prior 9th Circuit precedents that a showing of likely success on the merits of a copyright infringement claim gave rise … Continue reading

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FASB Nixes Unfunded Liability Reporting Requirement

Good news for employers in union defined benefit plans! The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) had proposed a rule that would require companies to report to disclose potential withdrawal liability for multiemployer defined benefit pension in which they participated which … Continue reading

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Ethics nixes lawyers ahead of Waters trial

Ethics nixes lawyers ahead of Waters trial The House ethics committee has placed two of its attorneys on administrative leave after missteps in the Rep. Waters case. Read more… Read more on The Hill

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