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Supreme Court rules 9-0 to protect GPS data
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2012

GPS data about an alleged drug dealer’s location obtained from a GPS device attached to his car without a warrant, violated the defendant’s Fourth Amendment guarantee of privacy


The devil is in the details (or the fine print, or the pixels)
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

Disputes between owners and ship repairers are not new


Copyright law vs. public court documents
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2012

The public court system appears to have an implied right to distribute papers filed in lawsuits, related to those suits


Defendants win “round one” of climate change fight in United States Supreme Court
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2011

In American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, the United States Supreme Court held that federal common law public nuisance claims seeking injunctive relief against emitters of greenhouse gases were displaced by the Clean Air Act and EPA’s regulatory implementation of the Act’s provisions


Who owns wiki content?
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

Virtually all Internet users rely on some wiki since they are so prevalent, but did you ever wonder who owns the content?


Emails costly to Samsung in Apple's $1 billion jury verdict
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2012

Behind Apple’s huge verdict in the Samsung trial it’s likely that emails may have caused the most damage to Samsung on two levels: first, Samsung destroyed emails which led the Judge to instruct the jury that they should assume the destroyed emails were adverse to Samsung (the legal term is an “Adverse Inference”); and second, the jury concluded that emails they read were clear that Samsung intended to mimic the Apple iPhone


Copyright infringement verdicts of music upheld on appeal
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

After trials, retrials, and years of appeal two defendants are now liable for fines of $675,000 and $222,000 for pirating 30 and 24 songs respectively


Warrantless tracking of cell GPS upheld
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2012

No warrant was required to track a drug dealer's GPS locations from cell phones since the defendant “did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the data emanating from his cell phone that showed its location.”


U.S. Fifth Circuit vacates EPA's disapproval of Texas's flexible permit program
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2012

In a split decision, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held on Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rejection of Texas' Flexible Permit program (Program) in 2010 violated the federal Clean Air Act (CAA


D.C. Circuit says EPAs "transport" rule violates Clean Air Act
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2012

August has been a bad month for the EPA in the nation’s federal appellate courts