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Tag Archives: Judge Liam O’Grady

Labor Secretary’s ‘illogical and improbable’ calculations dismissed (access required)

Although the defendant never opposed the Secretary of Labor’s motion for default judgment, the district court denied it because the motion rested on “illogical and improbable” damages calculations. Background On March 23, 2018, plaintiff alleged violations of the Fair Labor ...

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Defendants awarded over $250,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs (access required)

Although the prevailing defendants were awarded almost all their claimed fees,  reductions were made for excessive hours, improper itemization, clerical tasks or duplicative time entries. Background On Jan. 17, 2019, the court determined that defendants are entitled to attorneys’ fees ...

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Termination based on lack of productivity, not complaints (access required)

Where a school human resources official was terminated, for a history of non-responsiveness and unproductiveness, the school board prevailed in proving her termination was not in retaliation for her complaints. Background Ms. Gooding-Williams raised three claims against FCSB. In Count ...

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Trademark infringer enjoined from using IPAD and IPOD (access required)

After the court found RXD Media infringed on Apple’s trademarks, Apple provided evidence of actual consumer confusion. Because Apple will suffer irreparable injury without an injunction, RXD has been enjoined from using the IPAD and IPOD marks on its products. ...

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PayPal accounts of eBay counterfeit sellers frozen (access required)

An electronic cigarette company was entitled to a temporary restraining order freezing the PayPal accounts of unknown individuals selling counterfeit products bearing the company’s trademark on eBay because the company was likely to succeed on their claims of trademark infringement ...

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Agency not required to release hunting documents proactively (access required)

Animal rights groups were not entitled to an injunction compelling the Fish and Wildlife Service to release proactively documents related to trophy imports of African elephants and lions under the Freedom of Information Act because the act only applies to ...

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