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Marshall's Locksmith Service v. Google, LLC
United States DC Circuit
Media Law, Cyberspace Law
Held that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo were not liable for allegedly conspiring to flood the market of online search results with information about...
06/07/2019 18-7018
Kidd v. Thomson Reuters Corp.
United States Second Circuit
Media Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a media company was not a "consumer reporting agency" subject to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. A job applicant alleged that...
05/30/2019 17‐3550
Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Inc. v. American Bar Association
United States Seventh Circuit
Media Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that an organization may not proceed with its defamation action alleging reputational harm from an article published in an American Bar...
05/01/2019 18-2653
Brown v. Pacifica Foundation, Inc.
California Court of Appeal
Media Law, Tax-exempt Organizations, Corp. Governance
Held that a board member of a nonprofit corporation was not entitled to a preliminary injunction barring her from being removed from the board....
04/29/2019 A152824
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. Wall-Street.com
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

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