blogger / October 9, 2009

Fastcase Docket Review: A Weekly Round-up of Notable Lawsuits

TGIF! Get your weekend started with our first ever Fastcase Docket Review – a round-up of notable (and sometimes humorous) lawsuits filed around the country.
Earlier this week, NBC San Diego reported that a number of environmental groups including the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit to protect the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, seeks the re-designation of approximately 1,320 square miles of Southern California as protected habitat for the sheep.
Speaking of NBC, The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog has the scoop on the Font Bureau Inc.’s $2 million “font infringement” lawsuit against the network. Font Bureau alleges that NBC engaged in “unlicensed distribution and distribution of [it's] type font face software.”
NBC isn’t the only company with intellectual property woes this week. According to the Washington Post, Phoenix Media/Communications sued Facebook for patent infringement in Boston, MA Wednesday. Phoenix claims that Facebook’s method of creating and sharing a personal pages infringes one or more of its patents.
Did you know that there are magazines that cater specifically to inmates? Yesterday, Virginia-based Prison Legal News filed a federal lawsuit in Charlottesville, VA alleging that Gene M. Johnson, director of the state Department of Corrections, and other prison officials and employees are responsible for denying inmates access to the publication. Get the whole story at the Seattle PI.
Finally, the AP reports that a woman who was taken off of an airplane when she refused to cover herself while breast-feeding her 1-year old daughter sued the airlines on Wednesday in federal court in Burlington, VT.

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