Amazon Asks High Court Not To Take Oracle JEDI Case

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Law360 (June 21, 2021, 5:30 PM EDT) — Amazon has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Oracle’s bid to revive its challenge to the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI cloud contract, saying Oracle had overblown the importance of conflicts of interest involving former Pentagon employees linked to Amazon.

Issues around those conflicts of interest are based heavily on the facts of the case, so diving into them wouldn’t provide any overarching guidance for other similar disputes, Amazon Web Services Inc. said in a brief on Friday, urging the high court to reject Oracle America Inc.’s petition for writ of certiorari.

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Trump Organization sues New York City for wrongful termination of contracts

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Mayor Bill de Blasio moved to terminate the contracts after the Capitol riot.

“The City has no right to terminate our contract,” Trump Organization officials said in a statement. “Mayor [Bill] de Blasio’s actions are purely politically motivated, have no legal merit, and are yet another example of the mayor’s efforts to advance his own partisan agenda and interfere

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Justices Won’t Eye Ax of Medtronic Suit In $112M IP Dispute

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Law360 (June 21, 2021, 3:28 PM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid from Medtronic Inc. to undo a Federal Circuit decision upholding the dismissal of its attempt to invalidate a doctor’s surgical screw patents, a decision it had called “a walking contradiction.”

Medtronic’s petition for certiorari was among those the Supreme Court declined to take up in an order issued Monday morning. Medtronic had asked the justices to take a look at whether the Federal Circuit wrongly affirmed an Indiana federal judge’s decision to dismiss its 2018 federal suit seeking declaratory judgment because a $112

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Gates Down! Barrett Forecloses Expansion of Federal Criminal Liability Under the CFAA

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In last December’s column, this writer made a forecast that the U.S. Supreme Court, in a case pending before it at the time, Van Buren v. United States, 593 U.S. ___ (2021), 2021 U.S. LEXIS 2843 (decided June 3, 2021), would probably place a “speed bump” in the way of certain future prosecutions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. §1030(a)(2) et seq., the federal criminal computer trespass statute. Although my prediction was in the target area, and would have been award winning, if I were a weatherman, it fell short of the mark, and was

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Mark Emmert Calls for NIL Unity but Legal Challenges Lurk

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With Congress unable to pass a federal NIL statute by July 1, and with at least six state statutes set to go into effect on that date, NCAA president Mark Emmert on Friday emailed university presidents, chancellors, athletic directors and other school officials. He urged the three NCAA divisions to adopt rules that would permit NIL. The email, obtained by Associated Press writer Ralph Russo, indicated the NCAA would adopt temporary NIL rules if necessary.

Emmert’s message is hardly a surprise. He emphasized during recent Senate testimony and in other forums that he wants to avoid a situation where athletes’

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