A lawsuit with the potential to shake up commonly held assumptions about the broadcasting of older music will be staying in California.
As we’ve covered, SiriusXM is facing a $100 million class-action lawsuit in California for distributing and performing songs created before 1972, when sound recordings began falling under federal copyright protection. SiriusXM is also facing a second class-action lawsuit in New York
The historian and author on the important role teachers have in an unjust society.
Along with the international fair, a new museum in Miami will showcase the works of African-American artists.
According to a sworn affidavit signed by Franklin Detective Jeff Stewart, Geldrich and Watson planned the robbery of Dione Payne, 16, of Dayton, who had been staying at Geldrich’s house, WHIO reports.
President Obama’s uncle won his battle for a green card on Tuesday, after a federal immigration judge ruled that 69-year-old Onyango Obama could remain in the United States permanently.
Judge Leonard Shapiro made his decision based on proof of Onyango’s good moral character and a federal law granting green cards to immigrants who entered the country before 1972, reports Reuters. The decision was made in spite of Onyango’s history of dodging immigration authorities, as well as his criminal record.
With so many undocumented Americans attempting the same thing, how did Obama’s uncle get a green card?
Big Win for Hollywood Studios
The MPAA, which represents America’s major movie studios, sued Hotfile over copyright violations in 2011, reports CNET.
Two years later, the MPAA will collect an $80 million settlement from Hotfile.
Most significantly, Hotfile will cease to exist unless it employs “digital fingerprinting” copyright filtering technology, according to the MPAA.
Settlement v. Trial
When parties can’t reach a settlement, the case proceeds to trial. The decision to either try a case or settle it short of trial is ultimately up to the client.
In this case, a trial was slated to begin next week. But Hotfile likely agreed to the settlement because it realized it would have faced an uphill battle in court.
The trial would have likely focused heavily on damages, since U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams already ruled that Hotfile was
DNA testing company 23andMe is being slapped with a $5 million class action suit by customers who felt they were misled by the company’s advertising.
The suit came shortly after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered 23andMe to stop marketing its personalized DNA diagnostic home kit, stating that the Silicon Valley startup had failed to provide adequate evidence for the kit’s advertised uses, reports The Associated Press. The FDA was particularly concerned with claims that 23andMe’s genetic kits could diagnose diseases — and so are the company’s customers.
Can 23andMe customers expect compensation for allegedly being misled?