Archive for October, 2016

These aren’t the trademarks you’re looking for: Lucasfilm sues “Lightsaber Academy” for infringement – The Brand Protection Blog

by   |  10.28.16  |  Free Speech

Lucasfilm, the Disney subsidiary and owner of the world-famous Star Wars franchise, is making headlines this week after filing suit against “Lightsaber Academy,” a school of Jedi swordplay. Lucasfilm’s complaint, filed in California federal court on October 14, targets Michael Brown, the operator of Lightsaber Academy, Thrills and Skills, and New York Jedi. Brown and … Continue reading More »

Justin Timberlake voting selfie not under review by District Attorney

by   |  10.25.16  |  Free Speech

This might make a good final exam question… More »

Rolling Stone rape story’s ‘Jackie’ may testify at trial | New York Post

by   |  10.18.16  |  Libel

For the first time since Rolling Stone magazine’s shocking story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia hit shelves two years ago, the public may hear from the young woman at the More »

States Can Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Inform Women About Gov’t-Funded Abortions, Federal Court Rules

by   |  10.18.16  |  Free Speech

This is the 9th Circuit, so it’s not binding on Texas, but it runs counter to decisions in Austin and other parts of the country. More »

Cleveland Indians team name, Chief Wahoo logo targeted in Canadian lawsuit |

by   |  10.18.16  |  Free Speech

An activist for indigenous cultures has asked an Ontario court to block the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and logo on uniforms in today’s playoff game in Toronto against the Blue Jays. More »

As Downtown Goes Residential, Nashville Rethinks Where To Allow Strip Clubs | Nashville Public Radio

by   |  10.13.16  |  Obscenity and Pornography

Nashville is mulling the future of sexually oriented businesses. The so-called “adult entertainment district” in downtown and parts of Midtown and Sobro More »

Operators of Dallas-based to fight pimping charges with First Amendment  | Technology | Dallas News

by   |  10.13.16  |  Free Speech

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Kim Kardashian West sues online media outlet for libel | The Seattle Times

by   |  10.11.16  |  Libel

Source: Kim Kardashian West sues online media outlet for libel | The Seattle Times More »

JonBenet’s brother sues pathologist for libel

by   |  10.11.16  |  Libel

Now, Burke Ramsey has made good on a threat to sue for defamation, and he’s going after Spitz for $150 million in damages, reports Courthouse News More »

7th Court of Appeals dismisses Donald May libel suit

by   |  10.05.16  |  Free Speech

The defendant in this case is a graduate of Lubbock Christian and Texas Tech law school. More »