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Wikipedia considered reliable authority by many Judges
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • April 25 2012

Many noted Judges rely on Wikipedia as authority including defining “Blazing Saddles” and “happy hour,” but the US Supreme Court has not yet accepted Wikipedia as authority


No copyright infringement for skipping ads
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 26 2013

Rupert Murdoch's TV empire in the U.S. has lost its bid to stop you from avoiding the ads that Fox embeds in its shows -- yourGlees, your The


GPS location data requires a warrant
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that cell owners can "reasonably expect that their personal information will remain private" and in order to get


Twitter ordered to produce WikiLeaks records
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

Since WikiLeaks’ addresses were provided to Twitter, a Judge ruled that it was no longer private since the “information has already been disclosed”


Facebook sues lawyers for deceit and malicious prosecution for representing Ceglia
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • October 31 2014

DLA Piper and a group of law firms are accused of conspiring "to file and prosecute a fraudulent lawsuit" on behalf of Paul Ceglia who fabricated


The Supreme Court allows defendants to rebut fraud-on-the-market presumption at class certification stage
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

"Investors can recover damages in a private securities fraud action only if they prove that they relied on the defendant's misrepresentation in


Google ordered to produce all content for xxxxxxgmail.com in criminal investigation
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

As part of an "investigation of possible conspiracy to commit money laundering" a Judge stated that he perceives "no constitutionally significant


FTC shuts down company that made $2.5 million masquerading as Facebook & Microsoft
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • October 24 2014

A court granted the FTC's motion to "shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical


Beware of procedural traps when seeking to enforce arbitration clauses
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • January 12 2010

Two cases, discussed below, provide good examples of circumstances in which U.S. courts have not held in favor of upholding arbitration clauses


KCM Financial LLC v. Bradshaw: Texas Supreme Court reviews the duty owed by an executive rights owner to the non-executive rights owner
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 20 2015

The Texas Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the longstanding principle that an executive rights holder owes a duty of utmost good faith and fair