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Gary Friedrich Enterprises LLC, et al v Marvel Entertainment, inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2010

Court adopts magistrate judge’s recommendation and grants defendants’ partial motion to dismiss Lanham Act and state law claims relating to plaintiffs’ “Ghost Rider” characters and story; court holds that state law claims for “reverse passing off” and tortious interference with business expectancy are pre-empted by the Copyright Act

Browne v. McCain, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2009

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne brought claims for copyright infringement, vicarious copyright infringement and false association or endorsement under the Lanham Act against Senator John McCain, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Ohio Republican Party (ORP) for the alleged improper use of Browne’ song Running on Empty in a McCain presidential campaign commercial

TMTV Corporation v. Mass Productions, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • Puerto Rico, USA
  • -
  • April 8 2009

The United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico held that pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 60(b)(5), the defendants in a copyright infringement case based on the unauthorized production of infringing derivative works aired via television were able to credit the settlement award sum paid to the plaintiff in a prior copyright case arising from the same injury from the damages set by the jury in the current case

Andersen v. Atlantic Recording Corporation, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2010

Court grants in part and denies in part defendant record companies’ motion for leave to file a motion for summary judgment in plaintiff’s action against record companies for, inter alia, abuse of legal process and negligence, relating to record companies’ alleged conduct after they filed a copyright infringement action against plaintiff

MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2009

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (Blizzard) is the creator and operator of the popular online computer game World of Warcraft (WoW

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al. v. Tenenbaum

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2009

In copyright infringement action involving peer-to-peer file sharing, court grants plaintiff record companies’ motion for summary judgment on the issue of defendant’s fair use defense and jury awards plaintiffs $675,000 for willful infringement of 30 copyrighted works

Milne, et al. v. Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2009

The district court grants Disney’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing Slesinger’s copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement claims relating to the Winnie the Pooh characters; the court also grants Disney’s motion for summary adjudication of Slesinger’s claims based on judicial estoppel

DVD Copy Control Association, Inc. v. Kaleidescape, Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2009

California Court of Appeal reverses trial court’s decision and holds that defendant, who licensed CSS technology from plaintiff DVD CCA and developed a home entertainment system that allows a user to play a movie without the physical DVD, was bound by the General Specifications provided by plaintiff, even though that document was not specifically referenced in the DVD CCA standard license agreement

Gilbert v. New Line Productions, Inc., et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2009

Court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim in copyright infringement action brought by author of screenplay about a controlling mother in law against producers of the movie Monster in Law because there is no substantial similarity between the works; court also rejects plaintiff’s argument that the court should compare defendants’ movie to plaintiff’s unregistered version of the screenplay under the “relating back” doctrine

Barclays Capital Inc., et al. v. Theflyonthewall.com

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2010

After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff financial institutions on their claims of copyright infringement and "hot news misappropriation" against online aggregator of financial information