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Judge Cronan: Sacha Baron Cohen Interview of Judge Roy Moore Was Satire Protected by First Amendment

USA - July 13 2021 In an opinion today, Judge Cronan granted summary judgment to Sacha Baron Cohen (and other defendants) in a case over his interview of Roy Moore, the…

Judge Marrero Allows Consumer Fraud Claims Over Jackets Marketed as Made with Ethically-Sourced Fur

USA - July 1 2021 In an opinion Tuesday, Judge Marrero allowed a putative consumer fraud class action to proceed (in part) against Canada Goose. The plaintiff…

Judge Cote: College Textbook Publishers Did Not “Conspire” to Steer Universities to Requiring Digital Books

USA - June 16 2021 In a pair of opinions Monday, Judge Cote dismissed two putative class actions, one brought by college textbook retailers (opinion here) and another…

Judge Schofield Shrinks Down Case Over Boston Market “Baby Chicken” to $11.63

USA - June 3 2021 In an opinion last week, Judge Schofield granted summary judgment, in part, to the restaurant chain Boston Market in case “alleging that Defendants…

Judge Broderick: Participants in Catholic Church’s “Reconciliation” Program Cannot Unwind Settlements

USA - May 20 2021 In an opinion yesterday, Judge Broderick dismissed a putative class action brought by former participants in the Catholic Church’s Independent…

Judge Kaplan: Kevin Spacey Accuser Cannot Sue Anonymously

USA - May 6 2021 In an opinion Monday, Judge Kaplan ruled that a plaintiff accusing actor Kevin Spacey of sexual assault could not proceed anonymously. Judge Kaplan…

Maker of White Claw Files Trade Infringement Claim to Stop Competitor’s New Canned Cocktail

USA - May 4 2021 Last week, the maker of White Claw filed a new complaint for trade infringement against the maker of “MIXX,” a forthcoming canned cocktail that will…

Judge Vyskocil: Online Seller of Knock-Off American Girl Products Cannot Be Sued in New York Because Of Apparent Policy Against U.S. Sales

USA - April 30 2021 In an opinion Wednesday, Judge Vyskocil dismissed, on personal jurisdiction grounds, a trademark case against various websites selling counterfeit…

Judge Gardephe: Trump Campaign NDAs Are Unenforceable

USA - April 6 2021 Judge Gardephe last week ruled that the non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses found in the employment agreements for Donald Trump’s 2020…

Judge Daniels: NYU’s Remote Learning During the Pandemic Is Not a Contract Breach Because NYU Never Clearly Promised In-Person Classes

USA - March 26 2021 Last week, Judge Daniels dismissed a putative class action against NYU over its decision to conduct classes remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. He…