Appeals Court: 'The Hurt Locker' Is Protected By the First Amendment

On Wednesday, the 9thCircuit Court of Appeals handed down a big ruling that will make it easier for film and television studios to create stories ripped from the headlines. The case concerns The Hurt Locker, the 2010 Oscar winner directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal, about an army bomb squad during the […]

Appeals Court Upholds Sanctions Against TV Streamer

FilmOn flouted an injunction order after the Supreme Court ruled against Aereo. Aereo might be finished, but FilmOn is still fighting for the right to stream television programming. On Tuesday, however, FilmOn suffered a new setback when the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed rulings that found the company and its founder,Alki David, in […]

CA Appeals Court Upholds City of Los Angeles “Prop D” Making It Unlawful to Own, Establish, or Operate Medical Marijuana Businesses Absent Compliance with Narrow Exception Requirements

The City of Los Angeles Prop D enacted City Ordinance No. 182580, which repealed the existing sections of the municipal code relating to medical marijuana, and enacted new provisions. Prop D provided that it was unlawful to own, establish, operate, use, or permit the establishment or operation of a medical marijuana business in the City. […]

Federal appeals court backs EPA Minnesota air pollution plan

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Appeals court says first patent troll hit with fees under Octane must pay up

FindTheBest CEO Kevin O’Connor and Director of Operations Danny Seigle.FindTheBest.com The top US patent courthas upheld an award of attorneys’ fees (PDF) against a patent troll that sued a startup called FindTheBest (now Graphiq) in 2013. The fee award against Lumen View Technology was the first one granted under new rules that came into effect […]

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Chapel Failed to Show a Substantial Burden on Its Religious Exercise within the Meaning of RLUIPA

Mesquite Grove Chapel as well as Debi Fazio appealed the area courts resolution on recap judgment that Pima County Chief Zoning Inspector Carmine DeBonis, Jr. did not significantly worry Mesquites spiritual workout under the Religious Land Use as well as Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). Mesquite brought this activity in Arizona Superior Court and also the […]

Sumner Redstone'' s Ex-spouse Wants Appeals Court to Intervene in Health Dispute

Manuela Herzer, that was tossed out of Redstone’s residence in October, is filing a claim against for repair of her function as the one to make main choices regarding the exec’s wellness treatment. Represented by Pierce O’Donnell and also Bert Fields, Herzer has actually been not successful therefore much in having her very […]

Appeals Court Strikes a Blow for Unrepresented Litigants

A federalappeals court recentlystruck an impact for theunrepresented plaintiff, that commonly isill-equipped to recognize and also overcomeprocedural obstacles that efficiently obstruct accessibility to government courts.A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appealsfor the Seventh Circuit, which is based in Chicago, renewed an instance that was disregarded by an area court becausethe transcribed issue submitted […]

TN Appeals Court Reverses Finding that Town Lacked Standing in Sign Case

The Town of Collierville, Tennessee, passed an ordinance prohibiting the construction of new billboards. The Town, through its Development Department, asserted that two billboards erected prior to the passage of the ordinance were illegal and ordered that they be removed. Abbington Center, the owner of the billboards, appealed the removal order to the Board of […]