It can be done. But you really have to work at it.
Same standard. Different fact situation. Same outcome, but with a detailed procedural analysis riding shotgun.
The court previously found that the plaintiff had not sufficiently pleaded an economic injury in fact. Defendant asked that the court certify that question for appeal. Wait, what?
Several disputes concerning the plaintiff in this photo copyright case.
Copies of this 54 page sanctions order against copyright attorney Richard Liebowitz hit the dockets of dozens of Texas federal courts this week.
SDNY Judge Jesse Furman required that his order be filed in all Liebowitz’ cases. It details Liebowitz’ filing history and attaches as an appendix a listing of 40 prior sanctions orders involving him, which it concedes is not likely exhaustive.
It requires him to pay sanctions of over $103,000, and serve the following with a copy of the order:
- his client in the case;
- every other client he has;
- the court in every case he has pending;
- the court in every case he files in the next year;
The Court will send a copy of the order to the chair of the Court’s grievance committee for its review in deciding whether to disbar Liebowitz from practicing in the SDNY.
The Court also required Liebowitz to file in every future case for a year as an exhibit to the complaint a copy of the deposit files maintained by the Copyright Office reflecting prior registration of the work.
The recent Order is certainly the most significant in the growing body of Liebowitz sanctions case law. But there’s always next week.
When can you amend your answer and invalidity contentions to assert new defenses? This opinion by Judge Albright provides the standards.
Kind of a two-fer here as far as bases for motions to dismiss. Well, really a three-fer if you want to get technical.
Most protective order fights center on source code review and prosecution/acquisition bars. The latter was the subject here.
Judge Albright conducted a phone hearing on a party’s request to stay the case pending their motion to transfer.
The metadata, so to speak, is crucial to a full understanding of this order.