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Case of the Day: Packard v. City of New York

Posted on July 3, 2018

The case of the day is Packard v. City of New York (S.D.N.Y. 2018). Charles Meacham sued New York City on behalf of a class, asserting civil rights claims arising out of his arrest in September 2012 during the Occupy Wall Street protests. At the time, he lived in New York, but now he lives in Taiwan. The City sought to take his deposition in New York, but Meacham wanted the deposition to be taken by videoconference in Taiwan. The parties filed cross-motions.

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Case of the Day: AFL Telecommunications v. SurplusEQ.com

Posted on May 2, 2012

The case of the day is AFL Telecommunications, LLC v. SurplusEQ.com Inc. (D. Ariz. 2012). According to the complaint, AFL alleged that SurplusEQ was selling counterfeit products bearing the FUJIKURA mark (AFL claimed to be the exclusive US licensee of rights in the mark, which was owned by AFL’s parent company, Fujikura Ltd.), and containing software that infringed Fujikura’s copyright (again, AFL claimed to be the exclusive US licensee of the right to distribute the copyrighted software). The other defendants were Tech Sales LLCV and Daniel Parsons. The defendants sought a commission to take the depositions of three Fujikura officers in Japan, as AFL was not prepared to produce them voluntarily in the United States. In particular, the defendants sought a commission to an…

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