Monthly Archives: December 2015

Judge Godbey Rejects Texas’ Temporary Restraining Order Application Seeking To Prohibit Syrian Refugees From Being Settled In Texas

Yesterday, Judge Godbey issued an Order (available here) that rejected Texas’ application for a temporary restraining order that sought to enjoin the United States government from resettling Syrian refugees due to arrive in Texas. The application was premised on the … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Ordered To Sit For Deposition in Zenimax Case

On December 7, 2015, Magistrate Judge Stickney issued an Order (available here) resolving Facebook’s motion for a protective order, which sought to preclude Plaintiffs from deposing Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Judge Stickney ultimately ruled that the plaintiffs could depose Zuckerberg … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Tolliver Issues Order Denying Discovery Extension and Motion to Compel Based on Defendants’ Delay

On December 4, 2015, Magistrate Judge Toliver issued an Order (available here) in the S-Line v. B2B Supply case. Defendants sought an extension of time to complete discovery and also an order compelling plaintiff to respond to discovery. The case … Continue reading

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33 New Patent Cases

Here’s a list of new patent cases filed in the Northern District of Texas recently: Advanced Media Networks v. AT&T (complaint available here) Varidesk LLC v. Brunswick Corp. (complaint available here) Texas LFP v. CiES (complaint available here) High Quality … Continue reading

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Texas Sues Federal Government in Northern District of Texas To Prohibit Re-Settlement of Syrian Refugees

Yesterday, Texas sued the United States (complaint available here) in the Northern District of Texas. The lawsuit notes that, on November 19, 2015, Texas wrote the United States asking that it advise Texas whether it intended to resettle Syrian refugees … Continue reading

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Mere Employees of Adverse Parties Must Be Subpoenaed To Sit For Deposition

Magistrate Judge Horan’s decision in Jackson v. Stevens Transp., Inc., 3:14-CV-1416-M, 2015 WL 221087 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 15, 2015), notes the rule that, in general, employees of one’s opponent must be subpoenaed to sit for deposition, absent the opponent’s agreement … Continue reading

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Generally, No Sur-Replies Are Permitted In The Northern District Of Texas

As Judge Means recently noted in Highmark v. Allcare (decision available here), sur-replies are generally not permitted in the Northern District of Texas: Under the local rules, the movant is generally entitled to have the final word. See N.D. Tex. … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Kimble Opinion

I try to briefly summarize all Supreme Court opinions dealing with intellectual property law. I did not get around to summarizing last June’s Kimble opinion (available here) in a timely manner, but nevertheless now here it goes. In Kimble v. … Continue reading

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