Judge Rejects Attempts by Texas Plaintiffs to Intervene in Beacon Class Action–Harris v. Facebook

[Post by Venkat] I mentioned last week that a group of plaintiffs sought to intervene in the class action filed against Facebook in the Northern District of California. The Texas plaintiffs who sought to intervene were part of a class…

Power.com Counterclaims Dismissed — Facebook v. Power Ventures

[Post by Venkat] Facebook and Power Ventures have been involved in a lawsuit over whether Power.com can allow its users to access user data on Facebook’s network. Facebook brought suit against Power.com asserting a slew of claims ranging from copyright…

Domain Names as Property Subject to Creditor Claims–Bosh v. Zavala

[Post by Venkat] Most people take it for granted that domain names are property. As such, there shouldn’t be much dispute that domain names are subject to the claims of judgment creditors. But I’ve seen enough resistance to this position…

Texas Class Action Aims to Derail Facebook Beacon Settlement–Harris v. Facebook

[Post by Venkat] In late September, Facebook announced the settlement of a class action challenging its ill-fated “Beacon” program. Facebook set aside $9.5 million to settle the class claims and agreed to set up a privacy foundation. Facebook also agreed…

Vernor v. Autodesk–Does the Right to Possession Distinguish Between Sales and Licenses?

By Venkat Balasubramani [A big thanks to Professor Goldman for the guest blogging opportunity. I jokingly mentioned that asking me whether I was interested in guest blogging was the law blog industry equivalent of Oprah calling one of her viewers…