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Yesterday | jdsupra.com

Architectural Copyrights Should Be Treated No Differently than Other Copyrights

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in addressing the extent to which architectural works are protectable copyright material and the proper framework for assessing copyright infringement of a work of architecture, rejected the 11th Circuit's analysis that categorized architecture as "compiled works" of copyrightable elements, ... (more)

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Friday | JD Supra

Credit Crunch Digest

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on ongoing civil lawsuits and regulatory investigations into Libor manipulation by large banks, including the possible imposition of new criminal penalties by U.K. authorities against currency manipulators; the rejection by the D.C. Circuit of Wells Fargo's attempts to dismiss a mortgage-related False ... (more)

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Friday | Reuters

Rajaratnam acquittal shows indirect insider trading case challenge

The acquittal on Tuesday of the younger brother of convicted hedge fund titan Raj Rajaratnam suggests prosecutors will have a tougher time pursuing people accused of trading on inside information they received indirectly.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Eff.org

EFF Urges Appeals Court to Keep Protecting Fair Use

EFF asked the Second Circuit Court of Appeals today to reject a last-ditch attempt by the Authors Guild to block the Google Books project and rewrite the rules of fair use.

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Cal Coast News

Appellate court approves of Atasacadero Walmart

The California Second District Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that the city of Atascadero complied with environmental laws in its approval of the construction of a Walmart superstore.

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Courthouse News Service

Judge Finds Fed Attempt to Delay Info on Kill Program 'Laughable'

Attempts to delay production of memos about the government's targeted killing program "would be offensive if it were not so laughable," a federal judge said in a scorching opinion.

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Reuters

WTC cleanup workers may renew health claims -U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court in New York has revived claims by 211 cleanup workers who sought compensation for their alleged exposure to toxic contaminants in buildings near the World Trade Center site after the Sept.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Aereo Lays Out New Survival Strategy in Letter to Judge

The company attempts to pay statutory license fees as a cable operator. The broadcasters respond that the new defense to copyright infringement is "astonishing."

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Roll Call

After Aereo, the Cloud Comes Under Scrutiny

Discussions of the Aereo case on broadcast copyrights often include references to the Cablevision court case in 2008 and its importance to 'cloud' computing.

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Reuters

U.S. court rules for Beirut bombing victims in Iran funds case

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that $1.75 billion in Iranian funds be turned over to families of the victims of the 1983 bombings of a Marine barracks in Beirut.

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The Miami Herald

NY court OKs $1.75B award in Iran terror cases

A federal appeals court says $1.75 billion for terrorism-related judgments against Iran can be distributed to victims of attacks, including a 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon.

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Forbes.com

What's The Impact Of The Government's Insider Trading Loss?

At an insider trading conference at Columbia Law School in 2012, Mark Pomerantz, a prominent defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, asked if anyone in attendance could remember the government losing an insider trading case.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Daily Record

4th Circuit: Better than average at high court

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from federal courts in Maryland, has an enviable record before the U.S. Supreme Court when the justices choose to review its decisions.

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The Bennington Banner

Federal appeals court sides with Vermont in campaign finance case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled for Vermont in a case seeking to overturn aspects of the state's campaign finance laws.

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MediaPost

Google Opposes Authors Guild's Attempt To Revive Book-Digitization Fight

The authors who are suing Google for digitizing their books haven't been harmed by the company's initiative, Google argues in new court papers.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

TV Technology

Fox v. Dish Hopper: Court Skeptical of 'Irreparable Damages'

An attorney for Fox implored a trio of federal judges to kibosh Dish's hopper, which can be set to automatically record and skip commercials in primetime broadcast TV programming.

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Forbes.com

Rengan Rajaratnam Trial May Hold Answers To Other Insider Trading Cases

U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan was quite sure of himself when he ruled in May 2013 to send both Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman to prison for insider trading after a jury had found them both guilty.

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Corporate Securities Law Blog

Second Circuit Overturns District Court's Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement

In a closely-watched decision involving judicial review of agency settlements, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated United States District Court Judge Jed Rakoff's 2011 order rejecting a proposed $285 million settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., finding that the ... (more)

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Court Finds Rockefeller Heirs Not Responsible for Environmental Cleanup Bill

Over a hundred years ago John D. Rockefeller was the head of the American Smelting and Refining Company .

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

JD Supra

Insurance Recovery Law - July 2014

Why it matters In a recent pro-policyholder decision, the Second Circuit, applying New York law, reminded insurance companies that the duty to defend is "exceedingly broad."

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