Zola Suite Adds Registered Email Capability #ABATECHSHOW

Media Law

Zola Suite announced an integration with RPost to provide secure and certified email communications from within the Zola practice management platform. The post Zola Suite Adds Registered Email Capability #ABATECHSHOW appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General TechShow Zola SuiteA series of short posts rounding up product announcements from last week’s ABA Techshow.

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It’s A Happy Ending for Faster Suite and Its Users, After Its Ejection from Clio

Media Law

It is a happy ending, after all, for Faster Suite and its customers, as it is back up and running as an integration with the practice management platform Clio. By midweek, Faster Suite was reinstated on Clio, and Clio CEO Jack Newton posted an apology and an explanation.

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Steubenville SLAPP suit dismissed

The Legal Satyricon

The Steubenville SLAPP suit has been dismissed. Although I was on the case, I really only played a minor supporting role. The real work in the case was done by Thomas Haren and Jeffrey Nye. Filed under: misc.

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Asked & Answered: Mechanics of copyright infringement suit.

Gordon P. Firemark

Q: What are the mechanics of a copyright infringement law suit? lawyer file suit? What effect could the suit have on a company set to produce the disputed work? Generally, an aggreived party (Plaintiff) can file suit for copyright infringement against a U.S. How does it all work? As an example, let us say a non-U.S. based writer believes his work has been infringed by a person or entity in the U.S. Could a non-U.S.

Time Warner Facing Class Action Discrimination Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In addition to "glass ceilings" for advancement, the complaint also says there are "glass walls" that segregate the company into divisions in which black leadership is acceptable and divisions in which it is not. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online CNN

Wells Fargo Hit With Film-Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The fraud resulted from "systemic defects" in how the bank treats employees, according to the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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District Court Dismisses Arpaio Defamation Suit Against New York Times

Media Law Prof Blog

District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed Joe Arpaio's defamation suit against the New York Times. The U.S. In a short ruling, Judge Amit P. Mehta held that the plaintiff failed to allege sufficient facts "that plausbily establish

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District Court Judge Dismisses OAN Defamation Suit Against Maddow, MSNBC

Media Law Prof Blog

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed the lawsuit that Herring Networks, owner of One America News Network, brought against Rachel Maddow and other defendants, based on a statement Ms. Maddow made about the general bent of OAN's content, which

Steubenville, Ohio: Gang Rape + SLAPP Suit

The Legal Satyricon

SLAPP suits are never pretty. This one is particularly ugly and disturbing. Member of the Steubenville, Ohio Big Red football team were accused of kidnapping and raping a 16 year old girl. source, source) A local blogger, Alexandria Goddard, wrote about the incident. Naturally, she was outraged. She wrote another post, in which she also [.]. defamation First Amendment Section 230

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'Monkey Selfie' Appellate Ruling Finds Animals Can't File Copyright Suits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"We conclude that this monkey — and all animals, since they are not human — lacks statutory standing under the Copyright Act." read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

(3) Duke Ellington - Liberian Suite - Dance No. 1 (1947) - YouTube

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

(3) Duke Ellington - Liberian Suite - Dance No. 1 (1947) - YouTube

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Will.i.am, Justin Timberlake Move to Dismiss "Damn Girl" Copyright Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The hit song was released in 2006, but the suit wasn't filed until a decade later. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Justin Timberlake Will.i.am

CBS Can't Dodge $750M Defamation Suit From JonBenet Ramsey's Brother

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Burke Ramsey says his reputation has been ruined after a CBS show's experts concluded he killed his sister. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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CBS Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Fairfax Defamation Suit

Media Law Prof Blog

CBS is asking a federal district court to dismiss Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax's defamation suit against the network, saying that Mr. Fairfax's claim that an in-house attorney who knew both Mr. Fairfax and one of the women who accused

Steven Mnuchin Escapes Film Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Mnuchin's personal friendship with [Ryan] Kavanaugh is insufficient to establish awareness or liability," writes justice Charles Ramos. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Publisher Drops Defamation Suit Against Librarian

Media Law Prof Blog

Edwin Mellen Press, which had instituted a defamation suit against Dale Askey, a librarian at McMaster University, as well as the University, has decided to drop the suit, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. In separate litigation, the Press's founder

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Steven Mnuchin Wins Appeal in Film Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Treasury Secretary preserves his win in a case examining the alleged misappopriation of tens of millions of dollars for print and advertising expenses. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online

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Steve Wynn Files Another Defamation Suit

The Legal Satyricon

Boston Globe reports that Steve Wynn is a plaintiff in a defamation suit in Boston. The Boston Globe reports: In a lawsuit filed Monday in Suffolk Superior Court, Wynn Resorts Ltd. says unknown defendants defamed the company by providing subpoenas to the media related to a City of Boston lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. […].

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Wow! Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Proliferate

New Media and Technology Law

This month, in one of the many recently-filed Illinois biometric privacy suits, a class action complaint alleging violations of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) was lodged against Wow Bao, a restaurant chain, over its use of self-order kiosks that allow customers to use faceprints as a method to authenticate purchases. Three More BIPA Suits. The ongoing action against Shutterfly is not the first BIPA-related suit against the photo storage service.

Harry Shearer Files $125M 'Spinal Tap' Fraud Suit, Copyright Termination

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

For a Hollywood accounting case, this one is an 11. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

'Empire' Beats "Gangsta Pimp's" $10M Copyright Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Pimpin' ain't easy, and neither is winning a copyright lawsuit against a major network. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Empire

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Steubenville SLAPP suit dismissed

The Legal Satyricon

The Steubenville SLAPP suit has been dismissed. Although I was on the case, I really only played a minor supporting role. The real work in the case was done by Thomas Haren and Jeffrey Nye. Filed under: misc.

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Stacey Abrams calls Republican efforts to restrict voting in Georgia ‘Jim Crow in a suit’ | Stacey Abrams | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Stacey Abrams calls Republican efforts to restrict voting in Georgia ‘Jim Crow in a suit’ By Mark Oliver The Guardian Stacey Abrams said on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday: ‘I do absolutely agree that it’s racist. It is a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie.’

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Facebook Brings Suit against Developers of a Browser Extension That Harvested User Data

New Media and Technology Law

In continuing its efforts to enforce its terms and policies against developers that engage in unauthorized scraping of user data , this week Facebook brought suit against two marketing analytics firms, BrandTotal Ltd (“BrandTotal”) and Unimania, Inc.

PracticePanther Launches Suite of Accounting Tools and Comprehensive QuickBooks Integration

Media Law

The practice management platform PracticePanther is today launching a suite of accounting tools that includes comprehensive integration with QuickBooks Online, including synchronization of all trust and operating payments, expenses, checks, invoices, and contacts from PracticePanther to QuickBooks Online. The post PracticePanther Launches Suite of Accounting Tools and Comprehensive QuickBooks Integration appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Click to view slideshow.

Manuela Herzer Fights Discovery in Sumner Redstone Elder Abuse Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Herzer's attorneys say she shouldn't have to respond to discovery requests until Redstone sits for a deposition. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Sumner Redstone

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Kevin Costner Suit Seeks $3.85M for Film Festival 'Fraud'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor-producer is suing Kylin Pictures for using his name to sell 'Shanghai Sojourners' at the Shanghai International Film Festival and then removing him from the project and not paying him. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Kevin Costner Shanghai International Film Festival Asia International

Viacom Must Face Ex-BET Exec's Defamation and Discrimination Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Zola Mashariki has convinced the court, for now, that the BET parent company acted as her employer. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online BET Viacom

Facebook Brings Suit against Mobile Marketing Firm for Siphoning User Data without Authorization

New Media and Technology Law

In continuing its push to enforce its terms and policies against developers that engage in unauthorized collection or scraping of user data, Facebook brought suit last month against mobile marketing and data analytics firm OneAudience LLC.

Financial Data Aggregator Faces Consumer Privacy Suit over “Surreptitious” Collection of Banking Information

New Media and Technology Law

The crux of the suit is that Yodlee collects and then sells access to such anonymized financial data without meaningful notice to consumers, and stores or transmits such data without adequate security, all in violation of California and federal privacy laws.

Ryan Kavanaugh Hit With Fraud Suit From Hedge Fund Investor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Carey Metz says Kavanaugh lied about Relativity's financial condition to land a loan. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Gay Marriage Suit in Nevada

The Legal Satyricon

A lesbian couple has filed suit in the District of Nevada seeking full marriage equality in the Silver State. source) We have a lot of good thoughtful judges on the bench here. Lets hope this gets somewhere. Filed under: misc.

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Ryan Kavanaugh Beats $110M Film Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Although this is RKA's third version of the complaint, not once has RKA listed the name of a single person to whom Defendants' alleged misrepresentations were made," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Second Circuit: Palin Defamation Suit Against NYT May Move Ahead

Media Law Prof Blog

The Second Circuit has reversed a lower court and is allowing Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the New York Times to move forward. More here from the National Law Journal. Here is a link to the ruling

NPR Story on SLAPP Suits

The Legal Satyricon

I was interviewed on the subject of SLAPP suits by Nazanin Rafsanjani. The interview is available here. Filed under: SLAPP.

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Chuck Norris Hits CBS, Sony With $30M Suit Over 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Profits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor says he hasn't been paid a penny of the show's SVOD revenue. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Chuck Norris

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Wants Out of Relativity Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Ryan Kavanaugh also says he shouldn't be involved in the dispute. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Mnuchin

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The Weinstein Co. Files $10M Suit Over 'His House'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

TWC is suing the U.K.-based based producer Starchild Pictures for breaching a distribution agreement. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Eros Beats Investor Suit Over Statements About Streaming Platform

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The company touted 30 million users for Eros Now. The judge rules it was never said they were "meaningful" users. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Librarian Faces Publisher's Wrath (and Defamation Suit)

Media Law Prof Blog

The Edwin Mellen Press has brought a defamation suit against Dale Askey over statements Mr. Askey made in a post on his own blog in September 2010. Among those comments was one particularly vivid one, that the Press is "a

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'Kong, the Origin' Film at Center of Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The film at issue is a sci-fi adaptation of Chinese literary classic 'Journey to the West,' which tells the story of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Real 'Glee' Show Choir Director Beats Song Stealing Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The real-life New Directions' leader is singing a happy tune following a Thursday decision. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Glee

Wave of Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Continues Unabated

New Media and Technology Law

After noting the flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits in September , it appears that the flow of such suits remains robust. In recent years, biometric privacy suits initially involved social media services and video game makers, but have increasingly been asserted against businesses that collect biometric data to authenticate customers or employees, especially Illinois-based employers that use biometric timekeeping devices to verify employees when clocking in and out. .