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A Pair of Lawyers, One from Oklahoma and One from New York, Sue West and LexisNexis for Reproducing Their Court Filings

Oklahoma lawyer Edward L. White and New York lawyer Kenneth Elan sued West Publishing and Reed Elsevier yesterday in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) — White et al v. West Publishing Corporation et al (12-cv-01340-JSR ~ Judge Jed S. Rakoff) — for reproducing their documents in the Westlaw and LexisNexis databases.

See:

Two Lawyers Sue West and LexisNexis for Reproducing Legal Briefs

See also:

Class Action Complaint

For other blog coverage, see:

How Appealing

Volokh Conspiracy

Wall Street Journal Law Blog

The docket sheet as of today is as follows:

 

U.S. District Court
Southern District of New York (Foley Square)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:12-cv-01340-JSR

 

White et al v. West Publishing Corporation et al

Date Filed:

Feb. 22, 2012

Nature of suit:

820 Copyright

Assigned to:

Judge Jed S. Rakoff

Cause:

17:101 Copyright Infringement

Jurisdiction:

Federal Question

Jury demand:

Plaintiff

Parties and Attorneys

Plaintiff

Edward L. White
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated

Attorneys and Firms

Gregory A. Blue
Gregory A. Blue, P.C.
405 Lexington Ave., 26th Floor
New York, NY 10174
(646) 351-0006
blue@bluelegal.us
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Raymond A. Bragar
Morgenstern Jacbos & Blue, LLC (NY)
885 Third Avenue
24th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 750-6776
Fax: (212) 750-3128
bragar@bragarwexler.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

 

Plaintiff

Edward L. White, P.C.
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated

Attorneys and Firms

Gregory A. Blue
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Raymond A. Bragar
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

 

Plaintiff

Kenneth Elan
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated

Attorneys and Firms

Gregory A. Blue
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Raymond A. Bragar
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

 

Defendant

West Publishing Corporation doing business as: West

Defendant

Reed Elsevier Inc. doing business as: LexisNexis

 

 

Docket Proceedings

 

Filed

#

Docket Text

 

 

 

1

Feb. 22, 2012 

COMPLAINT against Reed Elsevier Inc., West Publishing Corporation. (Filing Fee $ 350.00, Receipt Number 1030502)Document filed by Edward L. White, Edward L. White, P.C., Kenneth Elan.(mro) (Entered: 02/23/2012)

2

Feb. 22, 2012 

SUMMONS ISSUED as to Reed Elsevier Inc., West Publishing Corporation. (mro) Modified on 2/23/2012 (mro). (Entered: 02/23/2012)

3

Feb. 22, 2012 

Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis is so designated. (mro) (Entered: 02/23/2012)

4

Feb. 22, 2012 

Case Designated ECF. (mro) (Entered: 02/23/2012)

5

Feb. 22, 2012 

Mailed notice to Register of Copyrights to report the filing of this action. (mro) (Entered: 02/23/2012)

6

Feb. 22, 2012 

 

STANDING ORDER IN RE PILOT PROJECT REGARDING CASE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR COMPLEX CIVIL CASES IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK (See M-10-468 Order filed November 1, 2011). This case is hereby designated for inclusion in the Pilot Project Regarding Case Management Techniques for Complex Civil Cases in the Southern District of New York (the Pilot Project), unless the judge to whom this case is assigned determines otherwise. This case is designated for inclusion in the Pilot Project because it is a class action, an MDL action, or is in one of the following Nature of Suit categories: 160, 245, 315, 355, 365, 385, 410, 830, 840, 850, 893, or 950. The presiding judge in a case that does not otherwise qualify for inclusion in the Pilot Project may nevertheless designate the case for inclusion in the Pilot Project by issuing an order directing that the case be included in the Pilot Project. The description of the Pilot Project, including procedures to be followed, is attached to this Order. (Signed by Judge Loretta A. Preska on 10/31/2011) (mro) (Entered: 02/23/2012)

 

 

 

Cross-posted at Legal Research Plus.

Director’s Corner: From the Desk of Law Library Director Paul Lomio ~ What’s Next? Lots!

In one of my favorite TV shows, West Wing, the president of the United States would say “What’s next?” when it was time to move along to the next topic on the agenda.  What makes me think of this is the debut of Westlaw’s new and very intriguing product, WestlawNext.
WestlawNext, years in the making, is designed to make Westlaw searching more “Google-like.”  Stanford Law School is one of the very first law schools to adopt WestlawNext, so please give it a try.   The 42 students in our advanced legal research class had a sneak peek last spring with great enthusiasm (and it’s one reason why we are an early adopter).
Of course whenever one of the big computer assisted legal research giants does something innovative, the other is quick to follow.
I highly recommend that you all download the new application LexisNexis has for its Lexis for Microsoft Office tool  (at the time of this writing, it was only available for Windows machines, but software for Apple computers is coming soon).
Lexis for Microsoft Office allows you to do many things with great simplicity, such as providing direct links to full text of cases, statutes, regulations cited in any Word document — without having to deal with any search retrieval steps, just click on the link!  Lexis for Microsoft Office has many other very useful features, so I encourage you to not only download the application but also attend training sessions that our Lexis representative Jessica Bride will be conducting this fall.  For more information please visit www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool
Jessica’s contact info is: 415-601-9204; Jessica.Bride@lexisnexis.com.

In one of my favorite TV shows, West Wing, the president of the United States would say “What’s next?” when it was time to move along to the next topic on the agenda.  What makes me think of this is the debut of Westlaw’s new and very intriguing product, WestlawNext.

WestlawNext, years in the making, is designed to make Westlaw searching more “Google-like.”  Stanford Law School is one of the very first law schools to adopt WestlawNext, so please give it a try.   The 42 students in our advanced legal research class had a sneak peek last spring with great enthusiasm (and it’s one reason why we are an early adopter).

Of course whenever one of the big computer assisted legal research giants does something innovative, the other is quick to follow.

I highly recommend that you all download the new application LexisNexis has for its Lexis for Microsoft Office tool  (at the time of this writing, it was only available for Windows/PC machines, but software for Apple computers is coming soon).

Lexis for Microsoft Office allows you to do many things with great simplicity, such as providing direct links to full text of cases, statutes, regulations cited in any Microsoft Word document — without having to deal with any search retrieval steps, just click on the link!  Lexis for Microsoft Office has many other very useful features, so I encourage you to not only download the application but also attend training sessions that our Lexis representative Jessica Bride will be conducting this fall.  For more information please visit here.

Jessica’s contact info is: 415-601-9204; Jessica.Bride@lexisnexis.com.

Working in Public Service?

The LexisNexis ASPIRE (Associates Serving Public Interests Research) program provides free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s Citation Service, and Matthew Bender treatises.

Eligibility:

All Spring 2010 graduates and rising 2Ls and 3Ls who pursue verifiable public interest work, including:

  • Deferred fall associates pursuing public interest
  • 2010 graduates pursuing public interest work while searching for employment
  • 2010 graduates who pursue public interest work as a continuing profession

Students must work directly for a non-profit or charitable organization.

Exclusions:

  • Government work
  • Work for a law firm
  • Solo Practice
  • Pro bono work that is not non-profit or charitable in nature

To apply (and for complete details), go to:

www.lexisnexis.com/ASPIRE

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Also, Westlaw also has a program for current law students who want to extend their law school password into the summer because of:

  • Summer law school classes
  • Law review or law journal work
  • Project for a professor
  • Moot court
  • Unpaid, nonprofit public interest internship/
    externship pro bono work required for graduation

Graduating law students may extend their Westlaw password into the July Bar exam study period.

For details and registration, visit the following  Westlaw site.