Music Service Provider Grooveshark Battles Copyright Claims

null Universal Music Group is moving for summary judgment on its claims in a four-year-old case that raises questions about the reach of a federal statute, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to songs recorded prior to Feb. 15, 1972, in the context of cases brought under New York common law.

 

How Litigants Should Approach Categorical Privilege Logs

null Jennifer Rearden and Seema Gupta of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher write: Although a new Commercial Division rule expresses a preference for categorical privilege logs, it provides little insight into the form those logs should take. This issue likely will be addressed by courts in the coming months and years.

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  • Morgan Stanley Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-13ARX v. Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings – Friedman grants Morgan Stanley's motion to dismiss claims in RMBS action to the extent it seeks damages beyond specific performance or to repurchase allegedly breached mortgage loans (Justice Marcy S. Friedman)
    October 1, 04:28 PM EDT
  • L&L Painting v. Odyssey Contracting – Bransten grants in part and denies in part summary judgment motion to dismiss counterclaims, finding triable issues of fact exist as to allegedly unpaid subcontracter work in $167M Queensboro Bridge renovation (Justice Eileen Bransten)
    October 1, 04:25 PM EDT
  • JCMC Flatiron v. Princeton Holdings – Bransten denies in part and grants in part dismissal of action seeking return of contribution funds for commercial buildings in midtown Manhattan (Justice Eileen Bransten)
    October 1, 04:21 PM EDT
Case Motions
  • Sanjay Lalwani v. Glenn Kushner – Plaintiff purchaser of $619K franchised sign business moves for preliminary injunction against seller defendants of allegedly competing business (Robert L. Greener) (Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich)
    October 1, 04:40 PM EDT
  • Alla Kormilitsyna v. Everest National Insurance – In $1.9M insurance claim action, plaintiffs move for summary judgment, arguing policy language is unambiguous in dispute arising from damage caused by adjacent property's construction (Tarter Krinsky & Drogin) (Justice Melvin L. Schweitzer)
    October 1, 04:38 PM EDT
  • Skyline Group NYC v. Jennifer Blumin – In dispute between partners of events business, Skyline moves to enjoin defendant from allegedly transferring company funds to competing business and restore its access (Archer & Greiner) (Justice Eileen Bransten)
    October 1, 04:36 PM EDT
  • Gary Schultz v. Hudson News Distributors – Putative class plaintiff opposes retailer's motion to dismiss General Business Law claims for lack for subject matter jurisdiction in suit alleging deceptive trade practice of levying 36-cent sales tax on iced tea (Norah Hart; Steven A. Grant) (Justice Saliann Scarpulla)
    October 1, 04:33 PM EDT