Vetter v. McAtee

A jury trial on several claims and counter-claims, including trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement, resulted in judgments adverse to both parties. They have now appealed and cross-appealed citing several errors that they believe the trial court committed. We... Read more →

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BWP Media USA v. Clarity Digital Group

Plaintiff-Appellant BWP Media USA, Inc. d/b/a Pacific Coast News and National Photo Group, LLC (“BWP”) appeals from the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellee Clarity Digital Group, LLC n/k/a AXS Digital Media Group, LLC (“AXS”). See BWP Media... Read more →

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Hanover Ins. Co v. Urban Outfitters Inc

Risk is a concept with which we are intimately acquainted.36 Those who wager correctly are rewarded and those who guess wrong suffer losses. The purpose of insurance is to disperse that risk. But “[a]n insured cannot insure against something that... Read more →

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Selective Ins. Co. v. Smart Candle, LLC

Smart Candle, LLC, sells light-emitting diode (LED) flameless candles and commercial lighting systems internationally. On October 31, 2011, Excell Consumer Products sued Smart Candle under the LanhamAct alleging that, among other things, Smart Candle’s use of the trade name and... Read more →

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Ellington v. EMI Music, Inc.

In this breach of contract action, we have been asked to interpret the terms of a royalty provision contained in a 1961 United States copyright renewal Agreement between the legendary Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (Duke Ellington)and Mills Music, Inc. (now... Read more →

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LG Elecs., Inc. v. Interdigital Commc’ns, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (“LG”) and the defendants are parties to an arbitration before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. After LG filed the arbitration, the parties entered into a non-disclosure agreement, titled “Agreement Governing Confidential Settlement Communications” (the “NDA”). LG... Read more →

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M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. & Assocs., Inc. v. Strabala

EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. After leaving Gensler, an ar-­‐‑ chitectural firm with projects throughout the world, where he had been a Design Director, Jay Marshall Strabala opened his own firm, 2Define Architecture. Strabala stated on its web site (http://www.define-­‐‑arch.com/en/featured), on his... Read more →

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Innovation Ventures, LLC v. N2G Distrib., Inc.

CLAY, Circuit Judge. These consolidated appeals arise from a jury trial followed by a contempt proceeding. At trial, Defendants N2G Distributing, Inc. (“N2G”) and Alpha Performance Labs were found to have infringed the trademark and trade dress of 5-hour ENERGY... Read more →

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Gassis v. Corkery

This is the latest installment of unfortunate litigation over control of a charitable corporation created to help the suffering people of Sudan. The Plaintiff is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors, and was removed as a director and... Read more →

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Paycom Payroll, et al v. Richison, et al

This is a copyright infringement action involving computer software code. Pursuant to a consent decree, the district court appointed a special master to review the software and to opine on the issue of infringement. The special master found copyright infringement... Read more →

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