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Booking.com Trademark Case Highlighted in Historic Supreme Court Session

Whether adding a .com to a generic word create a name for a single entity which can be trademarked and protected from other people using it was one of the cases which was heard and discussed yesterday, Monday, May 4, 2020 by the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States…

…and what caused this session to be historic is that — for the first time ever — the justices of the Supreme Court conducted oral arguments remotely via telephone and streamed live audio for anyone who was interested in listening in on them. The only way that members of the public were able to listen in on a session of the discussion of arguments on cases was if they waited in line for access into the court room — which is located on Capitol Hill — to actually experience being at the session.

One of the cases which was heard was Booking.com B.V. v. United States Patent & Trademark Office, petition for cert. pending, No. 18-1309, which was filed on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

The Patent and Trademark Office of the United States refused registration of booking.com as a trademark because…

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Missouri, Mississippi, and Others Sue China Over 2019 Novel Coronavirus

In addition to a class action federal lawsuit which has been filed by a law firm in California against the People’s Republic of China for starting the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus worldwide pandemic — with the plaintiffs seeking a minimum of eight trillion dollars in damages and compensation — the state of Missouri has also filed suit against China.

Additionally, Lynn Fitch — who is the attorney general, chief legal officer, and advisor for the State of Mississippi on both civil and criminal matters — announced via this official press release on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 to hold China “accountable for the malicious and dangerous acts that caused death, health injuries, and serious economic loss from the COVID-19 crisis.”

Other states — such as…

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A List of Class Action Lawsuits Against Travel Companies April 2020: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Class action lawsuits are now being filed against travel companies — including airlines, resort properties, and cruise lines — for business practices which are related to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic; and you may seek to join one or more of them if you have been adversely affected.

The list of class action lawsuits at the time this article was written — which includes events as well as travel companies — are as follows in the order of airlines, cruise lines, resort properties, and events…

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Is Sheltering in Place Ordinance Unconstitutional? Man Sues Local Government

An owner of a gun store has filed a lawsuit against a local government in which he is based, claiming that the emergency ordinance to “shelter in place” which was imposed by that government is unconstitutional and “an abuse of police power.”

In response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — pandemic, several counties in the state of Georgia have issued emergency ordinances for residents to isolate themselves at home as much as possible in an effort to attempt to slow the spread of the virus, with permission granted for activities such as shopping…

…and…

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Airbnb Not Paying Its Fair Share of Taxes in Georgia?

Three cities and one county in the state of Georgia have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Rome on Friday, January 31, 2020 which claims that Airbnb, Incorporated is failing to collect taxes and not paying its fair share of them to local authorities…

…and because the lawsuit alleges that…

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Your Chance to Get Your Share of Money From Motel 6 Washington State Class Action Settlement

You may be eligible for your share of $12 million from a class action settlement if you stayed at one of seven Motel 6 hotel properties in Washington state and had your private information shared with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States or Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States between Thursday, January 1, 2015 through Sunday, September 17, 2017…

…but you must…

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Equifax Used admin For User Name and Password, According to Court Document

Equifax Incorporated experienced a breach of security back in 2017 which compromised the sensitive financial and personal information of as many as 147,000,000 people; and the consumer credit reporting agency — which is based in Atlanta — has settled for a total of $671 million as a result.

According to a statement found on page nine of this official document — which…

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Take Free Credit Monitoring Instead of $125 in Equifax Lawsuit Settlement, Says Federal Trade Commission

“Perhaps my math is incorrect; but $505,000,000.00 divided by 147,000,000 people comes out to almost $3.44 per person — assuming that everyone who qualifies for the settlement class requests payment. I am not sure how anyone will get paid $125.00 — even if every penny became available for qualified members of the settlement who request that option; and even if a significant number of people either choose the free credit monitoring services or to opt out of the settlement altogether to pursue their own lawsuits.”

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