Category Archives: Judge Fish

Magistrate Judge Ramirez Issues Claim Construction Findings in H-W Technology v. Overstock.com

On August 30, 2013, Magistrate Judge Ramirez issued a claim construction recommendation (available here) in H-W Technology v. Overstock.com. Judge Ramirez construed two disputed terms from the patent-in-suit in a thorough claim construction opinion. Judge Ramirez’ findings were subsequently adopted … Continue reading

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Copyright Infringement Suit Regarding Facebook Page Removed to Northern District of Texas

On August 2, 2012, T-F Harbor removed a lawsuit brought by Sharon Lewis and Lisa Cauble (“plaintiffs”) to the Northern District of Texas.  The lawsuit (available here) alleges that T-F Harbor “maliciously contacted Facebook and had [it] remove [plaintiffs] as … Continue reading

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Yamaha Corporation Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit in Northern District of Texas

On June 22, 2012, Yamaha Corporation filed a trademark infringement lawsuit (available here) against Yamaha Air Conditioning, Inc., Khaled Jaroun, and Khalid Qirem, in the Northern District of Texas.  Yamaha Corporation claims that defendants’ use of the YAMAHA trademark in connection … Continue reading

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Judge Fish

Judge Fish was born in Los Angeles, California and appointed to the Northern District of Texas in 1983 by President Reagan.  Judge Fish received his B.A. in 1965 from Yale College, and his LLB in 1968 from Yale Law School. … Continue reading

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Gateway Hook Co. Hit with Patent Infringement Lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas

On October 7, 2010, Allen Mammel filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Gateway Hook Co. in the Northern District of Texas (pdf copy of complaint here).  Mammel claims that Gateway infringes U.S. Patent No. 5,970,650, which relates to a no-thread … Continue reading

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Car Smart, Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction Denied

Judge Fish, on September 20, 2010, denied Car Smart, Inc.’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in Santander Consumer USA v. Car Smart.  Santander is an Illinois corporation with its principal place of business in Dallas County.  Car … Continue reading

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Judge Fish Remands Tran v. Citibank (For the Second Time)

Judge Fish recently issued an order in Tran v. Citibank, sending the case back to state court for the second time.  The plaintiff, Dr. Tran, originally brought suit in state court claiming that Citibank failed to honor his decision to … Continue reading

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Dondi Turns 22

It has been 22 years since the Northern District sat, en banc, to issue its opinion in Dondi Properties Corp. v. Commerce Savs. & Loan Ass’n, 121 F.R.D.284 (N.D. Tex. 1988) (en banc).  The case, which has been cited nearly … Continue reading

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