Monthly Archives: August 2015

Court finds misleading omissions can deprive ISP of 230 protection

General Steel Domestic Sales, LLC v. Chumley, No. 14-cv-01932, 2015 WL 4911585 (D. Colo. Aug. 18, 2015)   General Steel sued Chumley and Atlantic Building, of which he was CEO, for false advertising, libel, and intentional interference with prospective business … Continue reading

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Copyright infringement is channeled into (c), not state or Lanham Act claims

Quadratec, Inc. v. Turn 5, Inc., 2015 WL 4876314, No. 13–6384 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 13, 2015)   The parties compete to sell removable soft tops and other aftermarket parts and accessories for Jeep vehicles. Quadratec alleged that it invests substantial … Continue reading

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Connecticut taxi companies’ claims against Uber fail

Greenwich Taxi, Inc. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., 2015 WL 4774989, No. 14cv733 (D. Conn. Aug. 13, 2015   Plaintiffs sued Uber for violating the Lanham Act, the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA), and RICO, as well as for intentional … Continue reading

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No winner in Cablevision v. Verizon

Cablevision Systems Corp. v. Verizon New York Inc., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2015 WL 4758072, No. 15–CV–456 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 7, 2015) (magistrate judge)   Cablevision and Verizon sought to enjoin each other’s comparative ads; the court denied both cross-motions for preliminary … Continue reading

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Reading list: Kate Crawford and Tarleton Gillespie

Rebecca Tushnet, What is a Theorist For? The Recruitment of Users into Online Governance, JOTWELL (August 14, 2015) (reviewing Kate Crawford & Tarleton Gillespie, What is a flag for? Social media reporting tools and the vocabulary of complaint, New Media … Continue reading

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Reading list: Kate Crawford and Tarleton Gillespie

Rebecca Tushnet, What is a Theorist For? The Recruitment of Users into Online Governance, JOTWELL (August 14, 2015) (reviewing Kate Crawford & Tarleton Gillespie, What is a flag for? Social media reporting tools and the vocabulary of complaint, New Media … Continue reading

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Pure mourning: Pom fails to get preliminary injunction again

Pom Wonderful LLC v.  Pur Beverages LLC, No. 13-cv-06917 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 6, 2015)    Pom fares no better its second time around. Although the court of appeals previously found likely confusion between its marks and defendant’s “pūr pŏm” energy … Continue reading

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