Category Archives: Magistrate Judge Kaplan (Ret.)

Magistrate Judge Kaplan Assumes Position With JAMS

JAMS has announced (press release available here) that former Northern District of Texas Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan has joined its panel (after 18 years of federal judicial service). Judge Kaplan “will be based in the JAMS Dallas Resolution Center and … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Kaplan’s Farewell Reception To Be Held on September 19, 2012

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is holding a Farewell Reception honoring Magistrate Judge Kaplan for his eighteen years of service. The reception is being hosted by the Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter, and will … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Kaplan to Step Down on August 31

We have it on good authority that Magistrate Judge Kaplan will step down from his position on August 31, 2012.  Judge Kaplan has a long history of judicial service, and we wish him well with his future endeavors.

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Magistrate Judge Kaplan Issues Important Discovery Opinion in Patent Case

On July 22, 2011, Magistrate Judge Kaplan issued an Order resolving a discovery dispute in Red River v. Verizon Services Corp. et al. (Order available here).  The patent infringement case was recently transferred from the Eastern District of Texas, and … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Kaplan Issues Costs Decision in Patent Infringement Case

On November 10, 2010, Magistrate Judge Kaplan set forth his findings and recommendations in Fast Memory Erase v. Intel, a patent infringement lawsuit pending in the Northern District of Texas (pdf copy of the decision located here).  This is an … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Kaplan (Retired)

Magistrate Judge Kaplan was born in Morristown, New Jersey.  He is a 1978 graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A., political science), and a 1981 graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D.). Following law school, Judge Kaplan clerked for the Texas … Continue reading

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Match.Com Wins Dismissal of Fraud Claims in Purported Class Action

On September 30, 2010, Magistrate Judge Kaplan of the Northern District of Texas dismissed certain fraud-based claims in a purported class action brought against Match.com (pdf copy of the decision here).  Match.com, an operator of an online dating service, was … Continue reading

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