Commercial photography service BWP Media will get another
chance to prove that the former fashion-collage website Polyvore
infringed its copyright on images of celebrities such as Ryan
Gosling, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian and scores of others, a
federal appeals court held on Wednesday.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a jury’s
verdicts of vicarious and willful copyright infringement against
a financial-services consultant whose website developer uploaded
three photos without obtaining a license for them.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away challenges to
state-mandated subsidies for nuclear power generators, declining
to hear certiorari petitions filed by Donald Verrilli on behalf
of the Electric Power Supply Association.
An oil-rig roustabout and his former employer will square
off Tuesday in the U.S. Supreme Court over the proper measure of
overtime compensation for workers who spend two weeks at time on
the massive offshore platforms.
Two affiliated manufacturing firms acted as “arrangers” of
hazardous waste disposal by selling several buildings without
telling the buyer that they contained pollutants or notifying
the Environmental Protection Agency of the transfer, a federal
appeals court held on Thursday.
A law firm representing plaintiffs in seven airplane-crash
cases cannot force the National Transportation Safety Board to
turn over crash-site photographs, autopsy reports, cellphone
videos taken in a plane’s cockpit, or “pre-decisional” reports
from investigations that the NTSB has completed, a federal judge
ruled on Tuesday.
In a win for the Trump administration, the National Rifle
Association and Safari Club International, a federal judge on
Tuesday said that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can issue
permits that allow individual hunters to import African elephant
trophies without public notice or comment.
Collection agencies may run afoul of consumer protection
laws by offering to resolve a debt after the statute of
limitations on it has expired, a federal appeals court held on
Friday in a case of first impression for the circuit.
The FDIC’s broad authority to take over failed banks and
dispose of their assets includes the power to create a
public-private joint venture and transfer the bank’s assets to
it, a federal appeals court held on Thursday.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down a ruling
that Bank of America’s $290,000 mortgage on a Nevada residence
had been wiped out by a homeowners’ association foreclosure to
recover less than $2,000 in unpaid dues.