Fastcase, Inc. v. Lawriter, LLC

The state bar of Georgia hires Company A to provide a database of Georgia regulations to bar members. But the state of Georgia hires Company B to provide the regulations to the public. Company A constantly downloads the newest regs from Company B, possibly cutting into B’s revenue. Does this dispute belong in federal court? Eleventh Circuit: Sure. Even though Company B doesn’t have the regs copyrighted, the case concerns copyright, which is a federal issue. (Bonus holding: There’s enough money involved for diversity jurisdiction, too.)

Tags: 2018, Copyright Law, Eleventh Circuit, Federal Court, Jurisdiction

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