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Judge Rakoff Finds that “Embedding” Photos and Videos Online Can Infringe Copyrights, Rejecting “Server Rule”

USA - July 30 2021 In an important copyright ruling today, Judge Rakoff ruled that “embedding” material online — in this case, a news organization embedding in an…

Michael A. Keough, Charles A. Michael.

New York State Sues New York City Over NYPD Response to Police Brutality Protests

USA - January 14 2021 Earlier today, the Attorney General of the State of New York brought an action to “end the pervasive use of excessive force and false arrests” by the…

Judge Cote: COVID-19 Pandemic is a “Natural Disaster” for Purposes of Contractual Force Majeure Clause

USA - December 22 2020 In a decision last week, Judge Cote ruled that the COVID-19 pandemic qualified as a “natural disaster” that fell within the scope of a contractual…

Judge Kaplan Rejects Justice Department’s Attempt to Intervene on Trump’s Behalf in Defamation Suit

USA - October 28 2020 In an opinion Tuesday, Judge Kaplan denied the Justice Department’s motion to substitute the United States for Donald Trump as the defendant in a…

Judge Rakoff Clears Sarah Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit Against NY Times for February Trial

USA - August 31 2020 On Friday, Judge Rakoff denied cross-motions for summary judgment in Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times. (See our earlier…