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Leveyfilm, Inc. v. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2014

Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC and related entities obtained summary judgment in copyright infringement action brought by owner of photograph used

Hold the phone: dramatic increase in California “illegal recording” class actions

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2013

We have recently observed a dramatic uptick in California consumer class actions alleging that businesses have illegally recorded telephone

Christoff v. Nestle USA, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2009

In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court holds that the “single publication” rule applies to a claim for the unauthorized commercial use of a person’s likeness and that the “discovery rule” does not apply to a claim involving the production of product labels because it undermines the single publication rule; the court remands to the trial court the issue of whether the production of product labels over a five-year period constitutes a single integrated publication and thus triggers the two-year statute of limitations when first published

Two taxpayers lose income tax deductions for spousal support payments

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2013

Two recent Tax Court cases serve as a reminder that the income tax deduction for the payment of spousal support is subject to some very specific rules

The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust v. Spielberg

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2010

Court grants the producers of the motion picture Disturbia summary judgment in a copyright infringement action brought by the owner of the copyright to Rear Window, the short story made into an Alfred Hitchcock film, finding that the common elements between the two works are not protectible

Termination of joint tenancy between brothers was California property tax change in ownership

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2013

In Richard N. Benson, as Assessor, v. Marin County Assessment Appeals Board, the Court of Appeal (1st Dist., Div.1) for the State of California held

Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2012

District court grants defendant’s motion to dismiss trademark infringement action brought by Louis Vuitton against Warner Bros., holding that because defendant’s use of a “knock-off” version of one of plaintiff’s bags in the film The Hangover: Part II was artistically relevant, and because any confusion it might cause was due to third party’s infringing product and not to defendant’s film, defendant’s non-commercial use was protected under First Amendment freedom of expression

Keller v. Electronic Arts Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2013

Ninth Circuit affirms district court order denying motion to strike, under California’s anti-SLAPP statute, right-of-publicity claims asserted by

Louis Vuitton Malletier SA v Haute Diggity Dog, LLC, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 21 2007

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit affirmed district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of toy maker who makes pet chew toys that are parodies of luxury brands and products (such as Chewy Vuiton, Jimmy Chew, Dog Perignonn, and Sniffany & Co

IRS moves against incomplete gift strategy

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 24 2012

For a long time, a popular tax-planning strategy has involved the use of an “incomplete gift.”