Monthly Archives: August 2016

Judge Godbey Issues Order of Civil Contempt and Coercive Incarceration For Failure to Answer Discovery

Here’s a good reason to answer discovery—if you don’t, the judge can throw you in jail until you do. In Denton v. Suter, Judge Godbey issued an Order of Civil Contempt and Coercive Incarceration (available here). In the case, plaintiffs … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Clarifies When An Award Of Attorney’s Fees Is Proper Under The Copyright Act

On June 16, 2016, the Supreme Court issued its unanimous opinion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (available here). Section 505 of the Copyright Act states that a district court “may . . . award a reasonable attorney’s … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Upholds Judge Lynn’s Decision Finding That Second Amendment Does Not Protect Machineguns

On June 30, 2016, the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Hollis v. Lynch (available here). The Fifth Circuit upheld Judge Lynn’s decision holding that machineguns are not protected by the Second Amendment. Notably, the Court found that “[t]he Second … Continue reading

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Recent N.D. Tex. Patent Infringement Lawsuits

There have been many new patent infringement cases filed over the last several months in the Northern District of Texas, including: RFJ Licensing, LLC v. Tait Radio, Inc. (complaint available here) Datamotion Texas, LLC v. Zix Corp. (complaint available here) Nautilus … Continue reading

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