Ali v. The Final Call, Inc., No. 13 C 6883, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 19, 2015) (Feinerman, J.).

Judge Feinerman granted defendant Final Call’s motion to strike one line of plaintiff’s errata sheet and denied plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment of liability in this copyright dispute involving plaintiff’s portrait of Minister Louis Farrakhan,

With amendments to the Federal Rules set to go into effect on December 1, the Seventh Circuit Pilot Program on Electronic Discovery is offering a CLE program on the e-discovery implications of the new rules on October 14 at 12pm CT.  Speakers include:

  • Judge Sheila Finnegan;
  • Nan Nolan (former Magistrate Judge and current JAMS mediator);

Fantasia Distrib., Inc. v. Rand Wholesale, Inc., No. 14 C 1546, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2014) (Chang, J.).

Judge Chang ruled upon the following discovery disputes in this case regarding alleged counterfeit sales of ehookah products:

  • Defendant Rand was to conduct a “reasonable” search for exchanges of returned products having plaintiff Fantasia’s

Fasteners for Retail, Inc. v. Andersen, No. 11 C 2164, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 22, 2014) (Durkin, J.).

 Judge Durkin granted in plaintiff Fasteners for Retail’s (“FFR”) motion to enforce the parties’ settlement agreement against defendant K International (“Kinder”) in this patent, Lanham Act and trade secret dispute.  The parties previously resolved this

Vehicle Intelligence & Safety LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, No. 13 C 4417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2014) (Hart, Sen. J.).

Judge Hart denied defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s patent infringement claims related to screening drivers for various types of impairment and “controlling operation” of the vehicle

Cleversafe, Inc. v. Amplidata, Inc., No. 11 C 4890, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2014) (Cole, Mag. J.).

Judge Cole denied plaintiff Cleversafe’s motion for a protective order and sanctions preventing the deposition of Cleversafe’s CEO.  The CEO was a critical witness — one of two listed on Cleversafe’s initial disclosures.  And defendant

Sloan Valve Co. v. Zurn Indus., Inc., No. 10 C 204, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 5, 2014) (St. Eve, J.).

Judge St. Eve denied defendants’ (collectively “Zurn”) motion to exclude plaintiff Sloan Valve’s (“Sloan Valve”) expert in this patent litigation involving dual mode flush valves for plumbing fixtures.  Plaintiff’s expert conducted what he