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Video game skates away from liability to pro skateboarder

Miller v. Easy Day Studios Pty Ltd, 2021 WL 4209205, No. 20cv02187-LAB-DEB (S.D. Cal. Sept. 16, 2021) Gordon v. Drape did mess things up in the Ninth Circuit, but core Rogers cases are still simple. Defendants paid Zachary Miller, a … Continue reading

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lawyer doesn’t make use in commerce by negotiating for client

Big Ligas, LLC v. Yu, 2021 WL 1518993, No. 20-23719-Civ-Scola (S.D. Fla. Apr. 16, 2021) Big Ligas is owned by three members equally: Daniel Echavarria, also known as Ovy; Christian Andres Salazar; and Paulo Londra. Ovy and Salazar are the … Continue reading

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Robinhood’s newsletter isn’t commercial advertising

Jackson v. Robinhood Markets, Inc., 2021 WL 2435307, No. 21-cv-02304-LB (N.D. Cal. Jun. 15, 2021) Jackson, known professionally as Ice Cube, sued after Robinhood used his image and a paraphrase of a line from his song “Check Yo Self” to … Continue reading

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affiliation claim true when sent out to consumers can’t be false endorsement

Klayman v. Judicial Watch, Inc., — F.4th —-, 2021 WL 3233953, No. 19-7105 (D.C. Cir. 2021) Larry Klayman founded and ran the conservative activist group Judicial Watch, but the relationship ended badly in 2003. “During the fifteen years of ensuing … Continue reading

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Models’ false endorsement claims fail for want of recognition, bad survey

Souza v. Exotic Island Enterprises, Inc., No. 18-CV-9448 (KMK), 2021 WL 3501162 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 9, 2021) Another in the burgeoning genre of models suing “adult” clubs for using unauthorized images in online ads for the clubs. As this case shows, … Continue reading

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