Later this summer, the first part of the California high-speed rail construction is to begin. While the California High-Speed Rail Authority was hoping to have all the lawsuits opposing the project put into one huge case, it appears they won't be getting their way.
May 2013 Archives
A patent infringement case between Rambus Inc. and SK Hynix took another turn earlier this month when a federal judge in San Jose, California, levied a huge sanction against Rambus. The fine of $250 million was for destroying documentation dealing with the company's current lawsuit against Hynix.
The U.S. Court of Claims has handed down a 90-page ruling in favor of Chevron Corp in a contract dispute lawsuit against the federal government. The suit was filed by Chevron in 2004 after the company and the U.S. Department of Energy could not come to an agreement on how to split the holdings of the Elk Hills Reserve of California. In the ruling, the judge awarded Chevron unspecified damages for the government's "bad faith conduct."
Three Orange County, California, retailers are facing felony charges as part of Operation Fashion Faux Pas, which is an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations. The investigation has been ongoing for several months, and two of the three people charged have previous convictions for state intellectual property violations.
A copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Craigslist against 3Taps, Discover Home Network and PadMapper in a California federal court has been thrown out. The judge, however, will allow the online classified site to file suit against 3Taps for accessing data on its website without authorization.