Marijuana Activist Can’t Change His Name to “NJWeedman.com” — In re Forchion

[Post by Venkat Balasubramani with additional comments by guest blogger Laura Heymann and Eric] [Eric's note: this may be our first post with *three* different bloggers covering the same case! Venkat starts us off:] In re Robert Edward Forchion, Jr.,…

Overreactive Guidance for Social Networking Du Jour — NLRB Edition

[Post by Venkat Balasubramani] NLRB Memo – Memorandum OM 11-74 (Aug. 18, 2011) (“Report of the Acting General Counsel Concerning Social Media Cases”) There has been a steady drumbeat from employment lawyers warning about the increasingly watchful eye of the…

Resetting the Righthaven Fiasco (July-August 2011 Quick Links, Part 1)

By Eric Goldman The Righthaven empire is in tatters. It hasn’t expanded its inventory of cases for months (no new cases in July or August); its existing inventory of cases is shrinking for lack of standing and, increasingly, for lack…

Seventh Circuit Awards e360 a Whopping $3 in Damages Against Spamhaus — e360 v. Spamhaus

[Post by Venkat Balasubramani] e360 Insight, Inc. v. The Spamhaus Project, 10-3538 & 10-3539 (7th Cir. Sept. 2, 2011) The lawsuit between e360 and Spamhaus was a long-running, tortured affair, and it looks like it finally came to a close….

Google Gets a Good Win in the MyTriggers Lawsuit

By Eric Goldman BFS Finance v. My Triggers Co., 09CV-14836 (Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Aug. 31, 2011) This lawsuit started all so innocently. It was just a routine collections matter against MyTriggers, an AdWords advertiser, for a few…