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Friday, July 01, 2016

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Richard Bell v. Cameron Taylor (SD Ind., Pratt), a 20-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:

Richard Bell sued several defendants for copyright infringement, alleging that they impermissibly displayed a photo belonging to Bell on websites promoting their respective businesses. Bell sought damages as well as in-junctive and declaratory relief in federal district court. The district court granted summary judgment for defendants, first on damages and later on injunctive and declaratory relief. Bell also filed a second copyright infringement lawsuit against some of the defendants in the same court. The district court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the second case based on res judicata. Bell appeals the grant of summary judgment for defendants in the first case and the grant of defendants’ motion to dismiss in the second case. For the reasons that fol-low, we affirm the judgment of the district court in both cases.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 1, 2016 06:22 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions