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BWP Media USA Inc. v. Polyvore, Inc.
United States Second Circuit
Media Law, Cyberspace Law, Copyright
Revived a media company's claim that a popular website infringed its copyright in certain photographs of famous celebrities. The website, which...
04/17/2019 16‐2825‐cv
Sonoma Media Investments, LLC v. Superior Court (Flater)
California Court of Appeal
Media Law, Civil Procedure, Elections
Held that a newspaper's anti-SLAPP motion should have been granted to block a libel suit. The plaintiffs failed to make a prima-facie showing that...
04/08/2019 A151968
Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v.
United States Supreme Court
Media Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Held that a copyright claimant may not commence an infringement suit until the Copyright Office registers the copyright. The plaintiff, a news...
03/04/2019 17–571
US v. AT&T, Inc.
United States DC Circuit
Media Law, Communications Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Held that the federal government could not block a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner. The government had sued to enjoin the vertical...
02/26/2019 18-5214
National Association of African American-Owned Media v. Charter Communications, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Media Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law
In an amended opinion, held that an African American-owned operator of television networks sufficiently pleaded that a cable television operator...
02/04/2019 17-55723
American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco
United States Ninth Circuit
Media Law, Health Law, Constitutional Law
In an en banc opinion, addressed the constitutionality of a San Francisco ordinance that requires health warnings to be included in advertisements for...
01/31/2019 16-16072
Judicial Watch, Inc. v. US Department of Defense
United States DC Circuit
Media Law, Military Law
In a Freedom of Information Act case, held that the presidential communications privilege barred disclosure of five memoranda memorializing advice to...
01/25/2019 18-5017
Rall v. Tribune 365 LLC
California Court of Appeal
Media Law, Cyberspace Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a political cartoonist and blogger could not proceed with his lawsuit alleging that a newspaper wrongfully terminated his employment and...
01/17/2019 B284566
Applied Underwriters, Inc. v. Lichtenegger
United States Ninth Circuit
Media Law, Trademark, Intellectual Property
Affirmed the dismissal of a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by a financial services company, holding that the use of its trademarks by a...
01/15/2019 17-16815
Olive v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc.
California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Media Law, Injury & Tort Law
On rehearing, held that a professional model and actor was not entitled to recover his attorney fees after being awarded damages against an advertiser...
12/27/2018 B279490

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