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Frozen Friday: The Snowman and the Trailer

Last week, I learned about a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of Frozen. Or, specifically, the creators of the goofy-snowman-on-ice teaser. You know the one. 190 more words


Just when you think, it cannot get any more bizarre

Okay, I am mystified here; in fact, I just want to scream, “Are you really that stupid?” Apparently, the two agents instrumental in the investigation of Ross Ulbricht and the original Silk Road Tor market place were. 272 more words

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Indian Groups Persuade Federal Court to Preserve Judge Cebull Emails

Here are the materials in Four Directions v. Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability of the Judicial Conference of the United States (N.D. Cal.):

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Mishewal Wappo Tribe Loses Trust Breach/Federal Recognition Claim

Here is the order in Mishewal Wappo Tribe  of Alexander Valley v. Jewell (N.D. Cal.):

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Briefs are here.

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Discovery Bay Man Sues Purina Alleging ‘Beneful’ Dog Food Sickened, Killed His Dogs

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A dog owner in Discovery Bay has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of the company’s dry dog food. 481 more words


Ninth Circuit Decides Redding Rancheria v. Jewell (Affirming Section 20 Regulations)

Here is the opinion. The court’s summary:

The panel affirmed the district court’s judgment in favor of the federal government insofar as it upheld the Secretary of the Interior’s denial of the application of Redding Rancheria (the Tribe) to operate multiple casinos on restored lands, and reversed in part and remanded to the agency for consideration of the Tribe’s proposal to close its existing Tribal gaming operation upon construction of a new facility.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Interactive Website Not Enough to Make Venue Proper If There Is No Evidence of Sales, Directed Advertising

Author: Eleanor B. Atkins

A California district court held that venue is not proper in a trademark case when there is no evidence a defendant has sold products or directed advertising to consumers in that district, despite having an interactive website capable of selling to consumers throughout the United States. 313 more words

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