• Women in Porn Dispute Win Copyright – And $12.7 Million

    Twenty-two women who claim they were duped into participating in porn videos have won their case in California state court. In addition to $12.7 million in damages, a judge has awarded them copyright to the work. The...

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  • Real Estate Is A Litigation Battleground In LA

    With its growing and increasingly visible homeless population, Los Angeles has become a seat of contention over real estate development. Some who consider it a force for gentrification and dislocation are taking their case to court. Apparently,...

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  • Judge Defines “Agent” For the Purposes of the FCPA

    Lawrence Hoskins had a good argument that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act didn’t apply to him. He worked for a French company in Paris, carried a UK passport and said he never set foot in the USA....

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  • Privilege Caution When In-House Attorney Is 30(b)(6) Witness

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a court ruled that a company must produce privileged documents that an in-house attorney used to refresh her memory prior to being deposed as a 30(b)(6) witness. The key here was...

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  • A Fresh Look At Japanese Trade Secret Protection

    Countries throughout East Asia have been feeling the sting of trade secret misappropriation and updating their respective trade secret protection regimes. In Japan, lawmakers responded by enacting amendments to a broader Unfair Competition Prevention Act. A recent...

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  • Battle Erupts Over Military Right To Sue

    Active duty service personnel cannot sue the government for medical malpractice, as the result of a 1950 Supreme Court ruling that gave rise to what’s been deemed the Feres Doctrine. (In May of this year the Court...

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  • Sandy Hook Parent Awarded $450K, Conspiracy Prof Calls Damages “Absurd”

    In the damages phase of a defamation proceeding against conspiracy theorist James Fetzer, a jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to Leonard Pozner, the father of a six-year-old boy who was murdered at the Sandy Hook Elementary...

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  • Netflix Sued By Mossack-Fonseca, The “Panama Papers” Firm

    The name partners in the law firm that suffered the breach that released the Panama Papers are  suing Netflix for libel and trademark infringement, over their portrayal in “The Laudromat,” a series Netflix began to stream last...

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  • Dershowitz Looked For Trouble and Found It, Judge Rules

    Alan Dershowitz, former Harvard Law prof and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, must face a defamation lawsuit filed after he dared those accusing him of rape to sue him. Dershowitz vehemently denies accusations that as...

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  • An Old Judge Kavanaugh Opinion Prevails In A GC Privilege Case

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a general counsel’s emails to various in-house parties were ruled privileged when the court declined to apply “the primary purpose” test as requested by the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs wanted the defendant...

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