In the New Year, the United States Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments over the damages a plaintiff can recover in a copyright infringement lawsuit. The Supreme Court will consider the question of whether damages are limited only to the three-year period before the plaintiffs filed suit, or whether they can be retrospectively awarded for a longer period, as long as the plaintiffs filed within three years of discovering the infringement. In Warner Chappell Music Inc. v. Nealy, the plaintiffs filed a lawsuit alleging various music compositions that they own and recorded over 35 years ago were incorporated into a 2008 Flo Rida song “In the Ayer” without their permission...
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The United States Supreme Court will soon decide whether public officials may be liable for blocking constituents on social media. On October 31, 2023, the Court heard oral argument in O’Connor-Ratcliff v. Garnier[i] and Lindke v. Freed,[ii] cases in which local school board officials and a city manager, respectively, are alleged to have blocked constituents from commenting on, or viewing, public social media accounts used for both government business as well as personal affairs. The constituents filed suit in federal court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, arguing the officials violated their First Amendment rights...
Dinsmore & Shohl continues its aggressive growth in the state of Florida, announcing the opening of an office in downtown Miami’s most iconic building, Southeast Financial Center. The six partners, five associates and a team of business professionals bring impeccable pedigrees and outstanding credentials, and are eager to serve South Florida’s thriving business community. “I was blown away by Dinsmore’s sophistication, speed and sense of responsibility from the onset of our discussions,” said Seth Alhadeff who will serve as Dinsmore Miami’s managing partner...
A multi-disciplinary team of Dinsmore attorneys, led by the Firm’s Corporate department chair Bobby Lucas, served as lead counsel for Majors Management, LLC in its acquisition of 192 MAPCO-branded convenience stores in six states. The equity transaction also includes MAPCO’s wholesale fuel division, loyalty program, brand and other intellectual property. The seller, Copec, is a leading retail company headquartered in South America. "The acquisition of MAPCO aligns perfectly with our long-term growth and expansion plans,” Majors’ President, Ben Smith, said in a statement...