|Tomorrow, November 28, West LegalEdcenter is hosting a live audio CLE titled Copyright Litigation: Removal and Preemption|
Below is the description from the West LegalEdcenter website, more information and signup here.
Description: Ray Dowd, author of West’s acclaimed Copyright Litigation Handbook and a partner in Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City will take us through the surprisingly complex process of deciding whether an action belongs in federal or state court and whether claims are properly pleaded under federal or state law.
The situation: client storms in wanting a lawsuit filed tomorrow over a copyright dispute. What court should it be filed in? Do the claims “arise under” the Copyright Act or are they really state law claims? If you are not sure, should your complaint plead lots of “kitchen sink” state law claims? Another situation: your client has been sued in state court. You think it’s a federal case. How do you kick it out (remove) it to federal court? And what are the downsides if you are wrong and the case is remanded to state court?
Conserving and focusing litigation resources at the outset of a case may save a client thousands of hours of litigation anguish. Dowd walks practitioner through some of the tactical and strategic choices that a litigator faces in understanding the interplay between the federal and state fora and legal regimes. Dowd’s entertaining presentation will clue you in to some of the tricks and surprises that may cut off the rights of the unprepared. The Copyright Act and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure interact in ways that may help your client to turn early skirmishes into decisive victories.
Dowd’s Copyright Litigation Handbook is the first publication aimed at the practitioner who must make quick practical decisions in the heat of battle and evaluate the immediate procedural consequences. Copyright Litigation Handbook devotes attention to procedural case law that rarely reaches the appellate level, but is of critical importance to the life of everyday practitioners.
The New York Law Journal called Dowd’s Copyright Litigation Handbook “an indispensable guide and supplement to the ins and outs of copyright litigation…”. Join us for a lively session on a hot topic. For more information on Copyright Litigation Handbook 2012-2013 ed, please visit the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Store here.
Purchase Copyright Litigation Handbook 2011 by Raymond J. Dowd from West here