A Civ Pro Review of Jurisdiction

Judge Susan Illston could not simply Tweet her decision with 140 characters in Twitter, Inc. v. Skootle Corp. Twitter sued the Defendants on numerous causes of action for the Defendants’ alleged spamming activity, including breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, fraud, and unfair or deceptive business practices.  Twitter, Inc.[…]

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A Note on Judicial Notice of Blogs and Admissibility of Electronically Stored Information

In a trade secret case, the Defendants attempted to strike the Plaintiffs’ complaint pursuant to the California Anti-SLAPP statute.  The Defendants failed to make a prima facie showing that the complaint arose from protected activity.  World Fin. Group v. Hbw Ins. & Fin. Servs., 2009 Cal. App. LEXIS 553 (Cal.[…]

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When Contract Law Collides with Social Networking & Online Movie Rentals

Every now and then, there comes a case that gives me law school flashbacks.  Professor Rohwer, my old Contracts professor, this one’s for you.  Harris v. Blockbuster, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31531 (N.D. Tex. Apr. 15, 2009) involves Blockbuster allegedly violating the Video Privacy Protection Act.  Blockbuster Online (an online[…]

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