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Early termination fee in contract for internet access not an invalid liquidated damages clause under California law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

An early termination fee contained in a contract for Internet access services for a defined period is not an invalid liquidated damages clause under Cal. Civ. Code Section 1671, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled


Clickwrap agreement enforceable between commercial parties where contract formation process was “consistent with industry standards”
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A clickwrap agreement between a retail Web site operator and a commercial party was enforceable because, among other things, the online contract formation process that led to the agreement was "consistent with industry standards" and thus could not be said to be substantively unconscionable, a district court ruled


Arbitration clause in computer purchase contract unenforceable where consumer's right to reject additional terms was not clearly explained
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A computer seller's terms and conditions included with a mail order purchase were not enforceable where the consumer purchaser's right to reject the contract by returning the goods was not clearly explained, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island ruled


Allegations that employee of Web site operator promised to remove defamatory content preclude summary judgment on promissory estoppel claim
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

Allegations by the plaintiff in a defamation action that a Web site operator's employee said she would "take care" of having false and defamatory profiles removed from the site were sufficient to create an issue of fact precluding summary judgment on the plaintiff's promissory estoppel claim, the district court ruled


CDA Section 230 no bar to city enforcement of ticket tax remittance requirement on online vendor
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is not a bar to a municipality's requirement that an online ticket auction site collect and remit applicable local amusement taxes from ticket sales on its site, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled


Limited damages available under DMCA 512(f) for wrongful takedown notice
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

Although DMCA 512(f) allows an award of "any damages" for wrongful removal of alleged infringing material as a result of misrepresentations to a service provider, such damages "must be proximately caused by the misrepresentation to the service provider and the service provider's reliance on the misrepresentation," a district court ruled


Business owner held not individually liable for multimillion dollar judgment under Iowa anti-spam statute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A joint owner of a corporate entity was not properly held individually liable for a multimillion dollar judgment under the Iowa anti-spam statute because there was no evidence that she initiated the sending of the spam e-mails in question, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled


Domain name registrar not immune from trademark owner's infringement, ACPA claims
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A domain name registrar that registered numerous infringing domain names, provided private registration services in conjunction with a related entity that concealed the identity of the registrants, and received fees when ads on sites connected to the infringing domain names were clicked, may be liable under the Lanham Act and the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, a district court ruled


FINRA alerts investors to bitcoin risks
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

Bitcoin remains fixed on the front pages of the business and technology news for both the salacious and the positive. Much attention has been paid to


Fed. R. Civ. p. 65 precludes post-judgment injunction requiring web site to remove user's defamatory post
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 65 preclude the enforcement of an injunction requiring the removal of posts found to be defamatory against a Web site operator that was not a party to the defamation litigation in which the judgment including the injunction was issued, a district court ruled