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Judge Sweet: Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie Cannot Proceed

USA - September 1 2017 In an opinion this week, Judge Sweet granted a permanent injunction against a film depicting the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, finding that it violated a 1988...

Michael A. Keough.


Judge Rakoff: Sarah Palin’s Allegations Against NY Times Do Not Amount to Necessary Showing of Maliciousness

USA - August 29 2017 In an opinion today, Judge Rakoff dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation suit against the New York Times (see our prior coverage here) because the...


Judge Pauley Approves Class Rep Whose Brother-in-Law is Class Counsel

USA - August 25 2017 In an opinion Wednesday, Judge Pauley ruled that a securities class action plaintiff, Benjamin Gross, could serve in that role notwithstanding that...

Michael A. Keough.


Judge Failla Warns Against “Creative” Efforts to Evade Page Limits

USA - August 21 2017 At the end of an opinion today, Judge Failla issued the following warning: Before concluding, the Court pauses to express its dissatisfaction with the...


Judge Forrest: Fact That Complaint Exposes Book By Former Fox News Host as Ghostwritten Is Not Grounds For Sealing

USA - August 14 2017 In an opinion unsealed last week, Judge Forrest ruled that a suit by the alleged ghostwriter of former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros’ book Tied Up in...