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Legal news from Saturday, January 11, 2014
by Matthew Pomy

Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Apple Inc. did not infringe on any of Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility patents in the creation of the iPhone. Motorola Mobility, newly acquired by Google in the attempt to gain their patents, claimed on appeal that Apple had infringed on several …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday to uphold a district court ruling approving BP's settlement with parties who claim to have suffered financial loss due to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP argued that the settlement should not be enforced as District Judge Carl Barbier for the Eastern District of …

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by Matthew Pomy

A French administrative appeals court ruled on Thursday, upholding a ban on performance by French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala that was deemed anti-semitic. Dieudonne was appealing the prohibition order issued by courts in Nantes and eight other cities. The court refused to lift the prohibition order after it had originally been lifted just …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

The US Supreme Court on Friday granted review for ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., to decide the legality of Aereo's online service that streams and records publicly broadcast television programming without paying the broadcasters. Aereo charges users a monthly fee to view broadcast TV channels on the users' computers or mobile …

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