Susan M. Gerber and A. Patricia Campbell
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
USPTO Attempts to Provide Greater Clarity for Patent-Eligible Subject Matter
Howard Shire and Christine Weller
Kapoor v. National Rifle Association of America
Stewart E. Sterk
In Peyton v. New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, the First Department faced a difficult question: when a zoning lot includes more than one building, can open space accessible to residents of one building, but not to residents of the other buildings, count as open space within the meaning of the New York City Zoning Resolution?
Tenant’s Contractor Has Lien Against Landlord’s Interest
Stipulation of Settlement Between Landlord and Tenant Did Not Release Guarantor
Landlord Bound By Rent Mistakenly Set By Temporary Receiver
Lot Owner Lacks Standing to Compel Payment of Assessments
No Foreclosure Jurisdiction Over Deceased Owners
Questions of Fact Preclude Summary Judgment on Claims of Easement By Necessity and Prescription
Zoning Board Bound By Prior Determination
Planning Board Had Rational Basis to Require Church to Record an Easement
Special Permit Denial Overturned
Restrictive Zoning Ordinance Sustained Against Multiple Challenges
The law on how to perfect a lien in a copyright application is foggy at best. This article sketches out pitfalls of the current process for perfecting a lien on a copyright application, and potential steps that a financier may take to help perfect and protect a film investment.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided that §504 of the U.S. Copyright Act doesn’t require any “magic words incantation” for a copyright infringement plaintiff to choose a statutory damages award, that “[t]he word ‘elect’ does not by itself require formal procedures.”
A federal judge in Camden, NJ decided that a Christian rock band’s management, talent agent and lead singer weren’t vicariously liable for the sexual assault of a teenage fan committed by a member of the band.
R. Robin McDonald
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected an appeal by CNN to dismiss a libel case over the cable network’s 2015 investigation of infant deaths at a Florida hospital.