Judge Denies Injunction for Disney’s Copyright Misuse

Judge Pregerson has accused Disney of mis-using its copyrights by preventing the transfer of DVDs and Blu-rays in violation of consumers’ right of first sale. The ruling stops short of finding in favor of Redbox. The ruling has lots to say about the copyright first-sale doctrine. Let’s discuss.

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Murray Energy lawsuit against John Oliver DISMISSED

The case of Murray Energy v. HBO and John Oliver has been adjudicated and DISMISSED by the Presiding Judge in West Virginia.

Marshall County Court Judge Jeffrey D. Cramer found

“the arguments set forth in the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss . . .  well-founded, appropriate in this matter and will grant the same.”

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$20 million Med-Mal judgment tossed for Legal Malpractice, Judge recommends ‘further action’

Today’s story involves both the unfortunate death of a person and the mistaken loss of their $20 million judgment.

There’s medical malpractice, there’s legal malpractice, there’s even the rare “judgment notwithstanding the verdict” where a judge overturns a jury’s rendered verdict, something that does not happen every day.

And, I believe the judge who offered his separate concurring opinion did so to try and explain how this could happen to an earnest plaintiff with a good case.

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