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Mayimba Music, Inc. v. Sony Corporation of America
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2015

District court suspends previous finding that pop star Shakira's song "Loca" infringed Dominican songwriter's copyright, in light of newly discovered


Wilson v. The Walt Disney Company
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

In copyright infringement action concerning trailer for Disney's blockbuster film Frozen court denied both parties' motions for summary judgment


Agence France Presse v. Morel
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • France, USA
  • August 18 2014

District court upholds jury's award of maximum statutory copyright damages of $1.2 million, plus $20,000 in DMCA damages, finding sufficient evidence


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


Washington v. National Football League
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2012

District court grants NFL’s motion to dismiss class action filed by former football players alleging that, by not allowing the players the rights to game films and images from the games in which they played, the NFL is monopolizing the market for former players’ likenesses, in violation of antitrust laws


Mcgee v. Andre Benjamin 3000
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

District Court finds that plaintiff failed to establish probative similarities in the protectable elements of his treatment for an animated television series and defendants’ television show sufficient to establish actual copying, and dismisses plaintiff’s copyright infringement and breach of implied contact claims


Disney Enterprises, Inc., et al. v. Hotfile Corp., et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2011

District court dismisses plaintiff motion picture companies’ claim for direct copyright infringement against defendant file-sharing site and its operator on defendants’ motion to dismiss, but allows plaintiffs’ claim for secondary infringement to stand against both corporate and individual defendants


Bridgeport Music, Inc, et al v UMG Recordings, Inc, et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2009

Sixth Circuit affirms a jury verdict which found defendants willfully infringed plaintiff’s musical composition copyright; court rejects defendants’ argument that district court erred in jury instructions about substantial similarity, fair use and willful infringement


Tetris Holding, LLC v. XIO Interactive, Inc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2012

District court grants summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs and denies summary judgment to defendant on copyright infringement claim, finding as a matter of law that defendant did not merely copy rules and functionality of video game Tetris, but copied game’s entire “look and feel” and that elements of defendant’s game Mino were substantially similar to protectible elements of plaintiff’s game


In re Hulu privacy litigation
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2015

District court rejects Video Privacy Protection Act claim against video streaming provider Hulu, finding insufficient evidence that Hulu knowingly