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Intellectual Property Trademark Law

“3:05 Cafecito Time” Case Shows Limits of a Good Idea

I’m sure Jenny Lee Molina, the founder and principal of the Miami public relations firm JLPR, publicist JennyLee Molina, thought she struck gold when she came up with “#305Cafecito” to designate 3:05pm as the official time in Miami to grab a little cup of Spanish coffee (“un cafecito”). After all, 305 is the area code […]

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Constitutional Law Copyright Law Intellectual Property Litigation

Troll Lawyer Denied Attorney’s Fees in Copyright Lawsuit

In an important decision from the Federal Court for the District of Oregon, a court has denied attorney’s fees to a successful copyright litigant because the court ruled that in this instance the award did not further the purposes of the Copyright Act. The lawsuit involves the pervasive litigation filed by porn companies against folks […]

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Criminal Law Employment Law

Jared’s Ex-Wife Sues Subway for Not Telling Her He Was a Pedophile

Kathleen McLaughlin, the ex-wife of convicted Subway pitchman Jared Fogle filed a lawsuit Monday in Indiana State Court contending she would never have married Fogle if the company had reported his sexual interest in children. The suit alleges that Subway’s parent company was warned about Fogle’s behavior at least three times but did not report […]

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Constitutional Law Litigation

Override of Veto on 9-11 Lawsuit Law Exposes US to Massive Litigation

This Congress is considered by pundits on both sides of the aisle as one of the worst and most ineffectual Congresses ever. They have not been able to pass a single piece of major legislation in years. So now they finally decide to act in a bipartisan manner and what do they accomplish? Overriding President […]

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Intellectual Property Litigation

$1 Billion Lawsuit Against Getty Images Shows Effects of Trolling

Acclaimed photographer Carol Highsmith has filed a Federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act against Getty Images and other parties for their attempt to charge her and others for the use of her own photos. Ms. Highsmith has been praised by the Library of Congress for her donation of thousands and thousands […]

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Constitutional Law Criminal Law Litigation

$1 Million Suffolk County False Arrest Settlement Could Set High Bar

Nancy Genovese, an East Quogue woman who complained that she was treated like a terrorist when she was jailed for four days for taking pictures of a helicopter at the Air National Guard base in Westhampton Beach, will get $1.055 million in a federal court settlement with Suffolk County.The settlement came to light Tuesday when […]

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Constitutional Law Employment Law Litigation

NY Judge Okays Firing Yoga Teacher For Being “Too Cute”

Dilek Edwards was a yoga instructor and massage therapist working for chiropractor Charles Nicolai’s Wall Street Chiropractic & Wellness Center. More than a year after Edwards started the job, Nicolai told Edwards his wife might be jealous because Edwards was “too cute.” Edwards’ wife, Stephanie Adams, is a co-owner of the practice and was therefore […]

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Litigation

Trump Could Be Held Liable for Future Violence

Lately, it seems that a hockey game breaks out at every Donald Trump rally. Protesters in attendance get roughed up or violently thrown off the premises. So the question has come up whether Donald Trump could be held responsible for what his supporters do at his rallies? I think it is clear that his rhetoric […]

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Constitutional Law Entertainment Law Intellectual Property Litigation

A Tale of Two Tapes: Erin Andrews and Hulk Hogan

Sex, lies and videotapes have been playing out in two heavily-watched courtroom cases involving celebrities Erin Andrews and Hulk Hogan. In the Erin Andrews case, a jury has awarded her $55 million as a result of her lawsuit against a Nashville Marriott and a man who took and posted a nude video of her.Andrews was […]