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Phoenix Media Group Sued By Facebooknew

Facebook claims that Phoenix Media sites' search engines for band and restaurant listings violate its patents.
Boston.com  |  11-09-2010  3:32 pm  |  Legal News

Bay Guardian's Battle With SF Weekly Shifts To Calif. Supreme Courtnew

As the ongoing legal dispute between SFBG and SF Weekly continues to wind its way through the courts, the San Francisco Chronicle runs a Sunday profile on Bruce Brugmann.
San Francisco Chronicle  |  11-04-2010  12:54 pm  |  Legal News

Baltimore City Paper Ordered to Pay $350,000 in Defamation Verdictnew

Miami restaurant owner Ioannis Kafouros was misidentified as a federal fugitive in a 2008 article.
The Daily Record (Md.)  |  09-28-2010  12:41 pm  |  Legal News

VVM Executive Discusses Trademark Protection Suits

In a conversation with AAN, VVM Executive Vice President Scott Spear addressed the use of lawsuits in order to protect the company's registered trademarks. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-20-2010  4:46 pm  |  Legal News

Phoenix New Times Files Another Lawsuitnew

Just four days after filing a federal lawsuit against a former employee, Phoenix New Times has turned its attention to the owner of another "Best Of Phoenix" website.
Heat City  |  09-13-2010  3:00 pm  |  Legal News

SF Weekly Request for Rehearing Deniednew

San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  09-10-2010  4:04 pm  |  Legal News

Phoenix New Times Sues Former Employeenew

Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media have filed suit against Ty Liebig, a former staffer, for trademark infringement.
Heat City  |  09-08-2010  12:39 pm  |  Legal News

Is Microsoft Guilty of Violating Calif. Predatory Pricing Law?new

Seattle Weekly editor Mark Fefer says the SF Weekly / SFBG case has far-reaching implications.
Seattle Weekly  |  09-07-2010  12:34 pm  |  Legal News

Riverfront Times Fends Off 'Best of' Competitornew

Lawyers for Village Voice Media, which holds the trademark to the name "Best of St. Louis," has issued a cease-and-desist letter to the proprietors of the website, www.bestofstlouis.com.
Riverfront Times  |  08-23-2010  10:59 am  |  Legal News

In Wake of SFBG / SF Weekly Ruling, Debate Over California's Predatory Pricing Lawnew

San Francisco Bay Guardian editor Tim Redmond says California's Unfair Practices Act protects small businesses and competition. Reason magazine calls it "nauseating."
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  08-18-2010  10:37 am  |  Legal News

Court Upholds Damages in Bay Guardian / SF Weekly Casenew

California's First District Court of Appeal upheld a 2008 verdict which awarded the San Francisco Bay Guardian over $16 million in damages.
San Francisco Chronicle  |  08-12-2010  1:55 pm  |  Legal News

Rolling Stone Wins Anti-SLAPP Decision in Misappropriation Suitnew

A California appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by indie rock musicians against Rolling Stone over an article that was surrounded by a fold-out ad for Camel cigarettes should be dismissed under the state anti-SLAPP statute. AAN, along with several other media organizations, filed an amicus brief last summer in support of Rolling Stone in the case.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press  |  02-02-2010  11:28 am  |  Legal News

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Suit Against Cleveland Scenenew

A three-judge panel of the federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in December upheld a U.S. District Court's 2008 dismissal of a defamation suit brought against the Scene and one of its reporters by an Ohio doctor. The circuit court found Dr. Edward Patrick failed to demonstrate the threshold requirement of falsity in regards to a 2004 article that the doctor claimed falsely suggested his resume was misleading, his medical credentials were not valid, and that his board certification process was fraudulent.
Toledo Legal News  |  01-07-2010  1:17 pm  |  Legal News

Court Rules CIA Didn't Violate Valerie Plame Wilson's Free Speech Rightsnew

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a 2007 lower court decision in its ruling in Wilson v. Central Intelligence Agency, which barred the former CIA officer from revealing the length of her tenure with the agency in her 2007 memoir. The three-judge panel said that the CIA made a good argument to keep the information secret and that it would not "second-guess" the agency's decision. AAN was part of a group that filed an amicus brief supporting Wilson in the case.
First Amendment Center  |  11-17-2009  10:06 am  |  Legal News