Flava Works, Inc. v. Gunter d/b/a myVidster.com, No. 10 C 6517, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 13, 2012) (Shadur, Sen. J.).
Judge Shadur granted defendant LeaseWeb USA (“LeaseWeb”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) & (6) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and failure to state a claim. Plaintiff Flava Works pointed largely to Lease Web’s interactive website. But that website was not enough for general or specific jurisdiction. And LeaseWeb’s single Illinois customer was similarly insufficient. FlavaWorks offered no argument or proof that the customer was related to the alleged copyright infringement in this case.
The Court also dismissed LeaseWeb because FlavaWork’s complaint alleged no facts that would make it liable for copyright infringement.