Monthly Archives: September 2011

Settlement of Freelance Author Copyright Suit Stumbles as Second Circuit Requires Subclassing

The protracted copyright infringement class action by freelance writers seeking compensation for pieces published without authorization in various online databases has hit another roadblock. In re Literary Works in Electronic Databases Copyright Litigation involves claims for infringement of works as

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To Certify or Not to Certify? It Depends…

A recent Ninth Circuit opinion on class certification demonstrates both the potentially fact-intensive nature of typicality issues and the importance of substantive law in determining whether common issues predominate over individual issues. In Stearns v. Ticketmaster Corp., the Ninth Circuit

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