Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fifth Circuit Issues Important Copyright Preemption Ruling

As first reported by David Coale, over at www.600camp.com, the Fifth Circuit recently issued an important decision involving copyright preemption in Globeranger Corp. v. Software AG (decision available here). In Globeranger, the plaintiff sued the defendants in Texas state court, … Continue reading

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Judge Means Denies Motions to Dismiss in American Airlines’ Antitrust Case Against Online Travel / Distribution Companies

On August 7, 2012, Judge Means of the Northern District of Texas denied Sabre, Travelport, and Orbitz’s (“defendants”) motions to dismiss American Airlines’ complaint. (Opinion available here (it was recently unsealed).) In the case, American Airlines claims that Sabre and Travelport … Continue reading

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BMI/Sony Sue Wild West Lubbock For Copyright Infringement

On August 23, 2012, BMI and Sony (as well as other related plaintiffs) filed a lawsuit (available here) in the Northern District of Texas alleging that Wild West Lubbock committed willful acts of copyright infringement due to its “unauthorized public … Continue reading

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Fossil Sues The Jones Group For Copyright Infringement Infringement

On August 22, 2012, Fossil filed a lawsuit (available here) against The Jones Group in the Northern District of Texas. Fossil claims that The Jones Group, which markets its products under the NINE WEST brand, “slavish[ly] copie[d]” Fossil’s jewelry line. … 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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What Do I Do If My Electronic Document Is Too Large To File?

Follow the Court’s procedure for filing large documents and adding attachments.

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What Happens If I Need To File a Non-Documentary or Oversized Object?

Per ECF Administrative Procedures Manual, § III (D): “If you are unable to electronically file a non-documentary or oversized object because of its physical size or character, submit it to the clerk’s office for filing. The clerk will docket a … Continue reading

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If I’m Granted Leave to File a Document, and I Already Attached The Document As An Exhibit to a Motion, Must I File It Again?

Maybe. “If you are granted leave to file a document that is available in the Court’s record (e.g., attached as an exhibit to your motion for leave to file), the clerk will file the document as of the date of … Continue reading

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What If There’s an Emergency and I Can’t File a Document Electronically Because My Computer System is Down?

The Northern District of Texas has a procedure to follow, which is available here.

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How Do I Submit a Proposed Order to the Court?

Per ECF Administrative Procedures Manual, § II(F):  “To satisfy the requirement of LR 7.1(c) or LCrR 47.1(c), you must use the ‘Proposed Orders’ event and submit the proposed order in a word-processing format (e.g., Word or WordPerfect, not PDF). To … Continue reading

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