Description Date Docket #
National Association of African American-Owned Media v. Charter Communications, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Media Law, Civil Rights
Held that an African American-owned operator of television networks sufficiently pleaded a claim that a cable television operator refused to enter...
11/19/2018 17-55723
Courthouse News Service v. Brown
United States Seventh Circuit
Media Law, Constitutional Law
Held that the district court should have abstained from exercising jurisdiction over a lawsuit contending that the First Amendment required the Clerk...
11/13/2018 18-1230
National Lawyers Guild v. City of Hayward
California Court of Appeal
Media Law, Government Law
Held that a city was entitled to invoice the National Lawyers Guild for certain costs incurred in complying with the Guild’s requests for production...
09/28/2018 A149328
Spinelli v. National Football League
United States Second Circuit
Copyright, Media Law, Sports Law
Reinstated sports photographers' copyright infringement claims against the National Football League and the Associated Press. Seven photographers who...
09/11/2018 17-0673-cv
Lemelson v. Bloomberg L.P.
United States First Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Securities Law, Media Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a defamation suit brought by a hedge fund manager who claimed Bloomberg News falsely reported that he was being investigated...
08/30/2018 17-1620
Sander v. State Bar of California
California Court of Appeal
Media Law, Government Law
Held that the State Bar of California did not have to disclose information from its database. For social science research purposes, the petitioners...
08/23/2018 A150061
American Civil Liberties Union v. US Department of Defense
United States Second Circuit
Military Law, Media Law, Government Law
Held that the U.S. government was justified in refusing to release certain photographs of detainees taken by U.S. Army personnel at military detention...
08/22/2018 17-779
Gold Medal LLC v. USA Track and Field
United States Ninth Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Media Law, Sports Law
Affirmed that the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Track and Field did not violate antitrust law by imposing advertising restrictions during the Olympic...
08/07/2018 16-35488
Anderson News, L.L.C. v. American Media, Inc.
United States Second Circuit
Media Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Affirmed that magazine publishers did not violate antitrust laws by trying to drive a wholesaler out of business. The wholesaler delivered magazines...
08/06/2018 15-2714-cv(L)
National Conference of Black Mayors v. Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Media Law, Government Law
Affirmed an order denying attorney's fees to a newspaper that had been forced to litigate over its request for public records. The newspaper argued...
07/25/2018 C083956

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