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Lender not entitled to immunity as ‘an arm of a tribe’ (access required)

An allegedly usurious lender could not avoid liability by claiming sovereign immunity as an arm of a tribe where the facts showed the tribe did not meaningfully benefit from the relationship and that the relationship instead appeared intended to benefit ...

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RICO claims against alleged usurious lenders stand (access required)

Plaintiffs plausibly alleged that certain lender defendants violated RICO as part of a scheme to charge usurious interest rates on short-term loans issued to individuals throughout the United States. Background Plaintiffs are four individuals who obtained loans from American Web ...

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Website’s use of ‘IPAD’ infringe on Apple trademark (access required)

Even though a company launched the website ipad.mobi before Apple and its affiliate applied to trademark “IPAD,” the company did not have priority to the mark because it had not developed a secondary meaning, and the company’s continued use of ...

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Bifurcation of claims did not prejudice defendant (access required)

Where bifurcation of defendant’s misappropriation of trade secrets claims did not prejudice the defendant’s ability to defend against plaintiff’s antitrust and breach of contract claims and the verdict in the antitrust and breach of contract trial was amply supported, a ...

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Third party could produce data under subpoena (access required)

Where a third party that maintained confidential data for a defendant against whom plaintiffs’ claims had been stayed and the subject data was relevant to plaintiffs’ active claims against another defendant, the third party could produce the data without violating ...

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