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Costco Hit with $4M Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Costco Wholesale Corp. is at the center of a lawsuit filed by an African American Severn couple for $4 million. According to the suit, a manager allegedly “racially discriminated against them when he called the police for a robbery that … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Applies Wal-Mart in Costco Class Action: Reverses and Remands

Last Friday, the Ninth Circuit issued the first appellate court opinion that I've run across applying Wal-Mart v. Dukes to an appeal of class certification. (Earlier in the month, a district court had applied Wal-Mart to deny class certification in… … Continue reading

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In Granting Class Certification District Courts Must Consider the Merits of the Claims — Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp.

InEllis v. Costco Wholesale Corp., the district court certified a nation-wide class of female Costco employees in what amounted to a carbon copy of the Dukes case against Wal-Mart. The Ninth Circuit was therefore required to re-evaluate the certification decision … Continue reading

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Can We Keep Those Gray Market Goods Out of Here? The Unresolved Tension Between §§ 109 and 602 of the Copyright Act Following the 4-4 Split in Costco v. Omega

The BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal recently published my article dealing with the aftermath of the deadlock in Costco v. Omega. The article analyzes the policy issues in conflict and provides some guidance about how those in the copyright … Continue reading

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What's Next with Gray Market Goods After the 4-4 Split in Costco v. Omega

Andrew will speak at a luncheon program sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. on March 16, 2011 on what the copyright supply chain (copyright holders, manufacturers, importers and distributors) should anticipate following the Supreme Court's deadlock in Costco … Continue reading

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