Silver v. Lavandeira, Civil No. 08-6522 (S.D.N.Y. filed July 22, 2008).

Status: Injunction denied; suit dismissed by plaintiff.

Blogger Mario Lavandeira, who operates the celebrity news blog, sued the owners and contributors to the similarly-looking and named blog site, for trademark infringement and unfair competition in California. The blogger behind the site, Elizabeth Silver, then filed her own suit in New York, alleging that Perez had posted stories on his site based on items that appeared first on her site. The trial court referred the case to a magistrate judge, who recommended that the plaintiff’s request for an injunction against Lavandeira barring him from copying items for the site, should be denied. The court agreed, and the plaintiff subsequently dropped the case.

Links and Court Documents:

Magistrate's report and recommendation (adopted by court) at http:/

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