Connecticut state Representative Pat Dillon introduced a bill (HB 5083) that would prevent companies from offshoring the drafting, reviewing or analyzing of legal documents to unlicensed workers overseas.
Court rejects pro se defendant’s argument that $6,585,000 statutory copyright infringement damages award assessed in magistrate’s Report and Recommendation is so excessive as to violate due process under the Fourteenth Amendment.'
Court upholds magistrate’s order granting motion to compel production of communications between in-house counsel, client, and third party where defendant failed to establish that communications were made to third party in furtherance of common legal interest.
California Court of Appeal reverses trial court’s decision and holds that defendant, who licensed CSS technology from plaintiff DVD CCA and developed a home entertainment system that allows a user to play a movie without the physical DVD, was bound by the General Specifications provided by plaintiff, even though that document was not specifically referenced in the DVD CCA standard license agreement.
The plaintiff wrote a screenplay titled Squisher the Fish and sent a copy to the defendants; two months later, the defendants returned the screenplay, informing her that it was their business practice not to consider unsolicited outside story submissions.