8th Circuit Lacks Appellate Jurisdiction Over Copyright Case
(January 4, 2016, 12:25 PM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — An Arkansas federal judge did not properly weigh the factors for a final judgment of noninfringement before certifying her dismissal of copyright claims under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(b), the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 28 (David Lynn Jones, et al. v. West Plains Bank & Trust Co., et al., No. 15-1714, 8th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 22728).
(Decision available. Document #16-160119-002Z.)
According to the panel of Circuit Judges William Jay Riley, Kermit E. Bye and Raymond W....