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Judge Stanton Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Creator of “Grand Theft Auto V” Cheat Software

In an opinion last week, Judge Stanton granted video game manufacturer Take-Two’s request for an injunction against the creator of two software programs that allowed users to cheat at Take-Two’s “Grand Theft Auto V” video game.  Among other functions, the computer programs allow users to use an unlimited amount of in-game currency that otherwise had … Continue Reading

Judge Stanton Casts Doubt On Ron Burkle Proxy Soliciation Suit Because News Reports Corrected The Misstatements At Issue

In an opinion today, Judge Stanton appeared inclined to dismiss a suit by billionaire Ron Burkle challenging his being voted off the board of Morgans Hotel Group.  Burkle contends that the a press release issued by OTK Associates before the vote falsely suggested that two leading proxy advisory firms supported replacing the entire board, including … Continue Reading

Judge Stanton Dismisses Suit Challenging Bank Loans to Alleged “Pyramid Scheme” Herbalife

In an Order today, Judge Stanton dismissed a suit brought by an investor who shorted Herbalife stock and who accused Bank of America, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo of lending money to support Herbalife’s “pyramid scheme,” thereby “preventing Herbalife from collapsing” and rendering his short position worthless: To sustain his claim [the plaintiff] must argue … Continue Reading

On Remand, Judge Stanton Again Rejects Copyright Claims Against YouTube

In an opinion Thursday, Judge Stanton granted YouTube summary judgment in a high-stakes copyright infringement case in which the plaintiff, Viacom, claims YouTube unlawfully allows Viacom’s copyrighted videos to be posted online. Judge Stanton’s had earlier granted summary judgment to YouTube because of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s “safe harbor” provision, which protects websites from … Continue Reading