- Phone system that makes calls “using a random or sequential number generator” doesn’t offend Telephone Consumers Protection Act. http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201814499.pdf
- “The place of jurisdiction is Vienna” permits but does not mandate litigation in Austria’s capital. https://courts.delaware.gov/Opinions/Download.aspx?id=301050
- Complaint that buyer of company shorted seller on payout by hiding flip opportunity stated fraud claim. https://courts.delaware.gov/Opinions/Download.aspx?id=301050
- You can’t waive bar on removal on diversity grounds by in-state defendant. https://ecf.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/20/01/182892P.pdf
- Cars that copy music from CDs don’t violate Audio Home Recording Act of 1992. https://cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/CE35799597CD3A54852584FD00593251/$file/18-7141-1825918.pdf
- Condition precedent precluded formation of pipeline partnership. http://txcourts.gov/media/1445666/170862.pdf
- Emails about purchase of pipeline easement didn’t defeat statute of fraud defense. http://txcourts.gov/media/1445667/180044.pdf
- Patent on method for playing video from multiple files was obvious. http://cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/19-1177.Opinion.1-30-2020_1524001.pdf
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