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Wisconsin Federal Judge Clears Path For Trial, Won’t Invalidate Copyrights

Mealey's (September 14, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT) -- MILWAUKEE — Efforts by myriad infringement defendants to invalidate various copyrights as a sanction for the alleged spoliation of evidence were unsuccessful on Sept. 12, when a Wisconsin federal judge denied the request and instead scheduled the case for trial, indicating that no reference to spoliation will appear in the jury instructions (Design Basics LLC v. Campbellsport Building Supply Inc., et al., No. 13-560, E.D. Wis.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123126).

(Decision available. Document #16-160919-013Z.)

According to U.S. Judge William C. Griesbach of the Eastern District...
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