On Friday, the U.S. government won its biggest ruling yet in its ongoing legal campaign against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his cohorts. A federal judge is allowing prosecutors to seize an estimated $67 million in assets tied to Megaupload on the basis that he’s a “fugitive.”
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In a potentially big court ruling, Google has gotten a Mississippi federal court to issue a preliminary injunction against Jim Hood, the state attorney general.
Hood has been probing the web giant for facilitating the distribution of infringing content and goods. The investigation exploded into public view during the fallout from the Sony hack when stolen documents related to “Project Goliath” were exposed. The documents showed how the MPAA worked with leading law enforcement officials throughout the nation to get tough on Google, had advance knowledge of subpoenas and even drafted a Hood letter to Google.
In December, Google applied for a preliminary injunction, and while the
As the Blurred Lines trial enters its second week, attorneys for Marvin Gaye‘s children are seeking relief from what they argue are prejudicial statements from the Robin Thicke side that have already “poisoned, perhaps irreparably” the jury.
The trial explores whether Thicke and Pharrell Williams committed copyright infringement on compositions owned by the Gayes, and while the jury has been lucky enough to be treated to song medleys, deconstruction of a big pop hit and some discussion about the inner workings of the music industry, there’s an issue lurking in the background that potentially clouds the proceedings.
Originally, the Gaye family
This Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will once again hear arguments challenging the legality of aspects of the Affordable Care Act, often known as Obamacare.
In fact, the case, King v. Burwell, presents a legal challenge that could potentially undermine the entire structure of the law.
If successful, the challenge could potentially send premiums soaring and throw the country’s medical insurance environment into chaos. Employers and individuals should keep a close watch.
The case focuses on the language of the Affordable Care Act that allows the federal government to provide subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange “established by the states.” But 34 states declined to establish a state exchange. In these states, purchasers of insurance instead use the federal government’s healthcare exchange.
The issue before the Supreme Court is whether or not the subsidies provided to individuals purchasing insurance in
After New York, the film sailed into Boston in April. “The center of the fight has been Boston,” The Crisis reported in June. There, William Monroe Trotter, editor of the Boston Guardian, met the Hollywood machine head-on. His brief arrest following one disturbance outside the theater showing the film made national headlines. With editorials and speeches, at rallies, at hearings at City Hall and at the state capitol, he fought to have the film banned, then stunned everyone when more than 2,000 people turned out to protest the film.