Tag Archives: Ordinary

Indiana: Equal Footing Doctrine Means Public Owns Up To The Ordinary High Water Mark

In our experience, rationality often takes a second chair when delving into the question of who may own various parts of beaches. It's certainly true in our home jurisdiction, where any claims to private rights anywhere near a beach can … Continue reading

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New York GBL Section 349 covers ordinary trademark claims, court rules

Mayes v. Summit Entertainment Corp., No. 16-CV-06533, 2018 WL 566314 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 18, 2017) (magistrate judge)Plaintiffs, eight professional models and actresses, alleged that the owners and operators of a strip club on Long Island (Summit) unlawfully used Plaintiffs’ images in … Continue reading

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Terms Susceptible to Their Ordinary Meaning are Not Means Plus Function

Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Artsana USA, Inc. d/b/a Chico USA, Inc., No. 13 C 4863, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 14, 2017) (Ellis, J.). Judge Ellis construed the claims in this patent dispute involving infant play gyms. Of particular note, … Continue reading

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Policy: Bringing rulemaking to ordinary citizens – and ordinary lawyers

On RegBlog, Cary Coglianese (Penn) has posted an extract from his recent report to the Administrative Conference on the United States on Federal Agency Use of Electronic Media in the Rulemaking Process, "Making the Rulemaking Process Accessible to Ordinary Citizens"…. … Continue reading

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Making the Rulemaking Process Accessible to Ordinary Citizens

Agencies use the Internet for many different purposes, communicating through their websites valuable information to the public not only about rulemaking, but also about a variety of other issues and activities. The proliferation of competing demands for communication makes rulemaking … Continue reading

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