Doe v. Compania Panamena de Aviacion | Ninth Circuit oral argument

Yesterday, managing partner John Rushing of Rushing McCarl LLP argued on behalf of Plaintiff-Appellant Jane Doe in the important Ninth Circuit case Doe v. Compania Panamena de Aviacion (Case No. 21-55983). Yesterday’s oral argument illustrates why Rushing, who has a background in entertainment, is one of the premier oral advocates in the nation.

Doe v. Copa Airlines | Ninth Circuit aviation case update

Briefing is complete in the important Ninth Circuit aviation-law case Doe v. Compania Panamena de Aviacion. Rushing McCarl LLP represents a passenger who was sexually assaulted on a Copa Airlines flight. The assault occurred because Copa allowed a felon who was fleeing the United States to board the plane, then did nothing to stop the assault once it was underway.

Avoiding product-name trademark infringement

In Cruise LLC et al v. Ford Motor Company,  No. 3:21-cv-05685 (N.D. Cal. July 23, 2021), two automobile companies butted heads over this trademark infringement. 

Standing in consumer class actions: TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez

The Supreme Court’s decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez tightened standing requirements for consumer class actions.

If you develop a character, copyright it

Huffman v. Activision Publishing Inc. serves as a reminder that content creators should register copyrights for the personas and characters they develop.

Innovation or Infringement: The Fine Line Between Marketing Strategy and Unfair Practices

In Insurance King Agency, Inc. v. Digital Media Solutions, media giant DMS is alleged to have deceived consumers through their ad campaigns. Don’t make the same mistake.

Rushing McCarl files Ninth Circuit appeal in sexual assault case

Rushing McCarl LLP attorneys Ryan McCarl, John Rushing, and Davit Avagyan just filed an opening brief on behalf of Jane Doe in the Ninth Circuit case Doe v. Compania Panamena de Aviacion. Doe alleges that she was the victim of an inflight sexual assault experienced while she was flying from Los Angeles to Panama.

Sloppy Settlements: What Kim v. Tinder Means for Early Class Action Settlements

The Ninth Circuit’s disapproval of a pre-certification class settlement involving Tinder signals that early class action settlements are likely to face greater scrutiny.

Use Your Trademark From Day One: Social Technologies LLC v. Apple Inc.

After the recent trademark case, Social Technologies LLC v. Apple Inc., companies should use trademarks commercially if they lose their registration.

Are Mandatory Vaccinations Legal? Yes, Here’s Why

In Klaassen vs the Trustees of Indian University,  a preliminary injunction against vaccination mandates was denied. Here is why.