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  • April 26, 2024

    AI Hiring Company Sufficiently Targeted Illinois For Jurisdiction, Class Says

    CHICAGO — The intentional contacts an artificial intelligence hiring platform company created with Illinois provide for jurisdiction, and the court should reject the company’s attempts to downplay the reality of those connections, class action plaintiffs say in an April 25 opposition.  Previously, the company asked the court to reconsider its ruling finding jurisdiction in the state.

  • April 25, 2024

    Workday Opposes EEOC Brief Saying AI’s Use Doesn’t Redefine Employment Agency

    SAN FRANCISCO — Workday Inc. opposed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s motion to participate in a discrimination case involving artificial intelligence employment software as amicus curiae, portraying the brief as an improper second opposition to a motion to dismiss.  Earlier, the EEOC said the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in screening and sorting job candidates offers a “more sophisticated means” of performing employment agency tasks but does not differentiate the company from traditional employment agencies.

  • April 23, 2024

    Propriety Of $100 Stability AI Stock Sale At Issue In Delaware Briefing

    WILMINGTON, Del. — A man who claims that he was duped into selling what are now millions of dollars’ worth of Stability AI Inc. shares for $100 tells a Delaware court that he reasonably relied on statements that the company was worthless.  But the defendants say in their motion to dismiss that the man had his own reasons for selling the stock and that he hopes to receive a windfall based on a case of buyer’s remorse.

  • April 23, 2024

    Judge Notes Importance Of Music Industry’s AI Suit, Won’t Provide Timeline

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge said two motions, one seeking a preliminary injunction and another seeking dismissal, in music publishers’ case alleging copyright infringement against Anthropic PBC over the training of its artificial intelligence remain “a priority” and that he was aware that the plaintiffs hoped for expedited disposition but said he would provide no timeline for a decision.

  • April 23, 2024

    Researcher Says Amazon Fired Her For Taking Maternity Leave During AI Race

    LOS ANGELES — Worried that it was losing the race to develop artificial intelligence and panicked by the release of ChatGPT, Amazon.com Services LLC played catch-up in part by barring employee leave, an AI researcher alleges in a complaint claiming that the company mistreated her for taking legally protected maternity leave and fired her when she complained about her treatment.

  • April 15, 2024

    COMMENTARY: AI In Dispute Resolution – Can AI Replace Human Judges, Lawyers And Experts?

    By Nikki Coles and Lucia Yau

  • April 18, 2024

    Judge Won’t Rethink Dismissal Ruling In GitHub AI Copyright Suit

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Five Doe defendants who claim that they did not receive proper attribution for use of their licensed materials on GitHub Inc.’s online collaboration platform failed in their quest for reconsideration of dismissal of their claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) when a California federal judge ruled that they did not “show reasonable diligence in bringing the motion” and did not establish any of the prerequisites for justifying reconsideration.

  • April 18, 2024

    Chapter 11 Liquidation Plan Becomes Effective In Vesttoo Bankruptcy Cases

    WILMINGTON, Del. — In a notice outlining several bar dates, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors told a Delaware federal bankruptcy court that a Chapter 11 plan of liquidation for Vesttoo Ltd. and its dozens of affiliates went into effect after conditions precedent were “satisfied or waived.”

  • April 16, 2024

    California Plaintiffs Appeal Denial Of Intervention In New York OpenAI Suits

    NEW YORK — California plaintiffs whose motion to intervene in New York artificial intelligence copyright infringement cases filed a notice of appeal after the federal judge overseeing the New York cases concluded that the similar but different defendants and claims required denying the request.

  • April 16, 2024

    Microsoft, OpenAI Defend Using News To Train AI In Copyright Suit

    NEW YORK — A news organization never explains how any use of its material to train ChatGPT could have injured it, that copyright management information was removed in anything but a private setting or that the artificial intelligence reproduces protected works, Microsoft Corp. and various OpenAI Inc. entities told a federal court in New York in a pair of April 15 motions to dismiss.

  • April 16, 2024

    Music Industry Seeks Expedited Review Of AI Infringement Action

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Music publishers asked a federal judge in Tennessee for the status of their request for a preliminary injunction enjoining Anthropic PBC’s training of its artificial intelligence, saying expedited review of the motion and details on when the court plans to hold oral arguments will allow for an efficient presentation.

  • April 15, 2024

    AI Hiring Company Says Court Got Illinois Jurisdiction Ruling Wrong

    CHICAGO — Illinois is an improper jurisdiction for an artificial intelligence-assisted interview case in which five of the six named plaintiffs were never in the state, and the court reached a contrary conclusion by relying on precedent ignoring that application software is not a product and the role a third party played in its use, the company argues in a motion for reconsideration of a federal judge in Illinois’ ruling denying a motion to dismiss.

  • April 12, 2024

    California Committee Passes Bill Requiring AI Disclosure In Political Advertising

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California Assembly committee passed legislation that would require anyone who creates, publishes or distributes political advertising substantially generated by artificial intelligence to disclose such use.

  • April 11, 2024

    Insurer Accused Of Using AI Software To Deny Claims ‘En Masse’ In Class Suit

    OAKLAND, Calif. — An insured filed a putative class action in California state court accusing his insurer of violating California’s insurance regulations and its unfair competition law (UCL) by using artificial intelligence (AI) software to deny claims for coverage.

  • April 11, 2024

    EEOC Says AI’s Use Doesn’t Redefine Employment Agency Status

    SAN FRANCISCO — Workday Inc.’s use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in screening and sorting job candidates offers a “more sophisticated means” of performing these tasks but does not differentiate the company from traditional employment agencies, the Equal Opportunity Employment Agency (EEOC) says in seeking to file an amicus curiae brief in support of a man who claims to have been discriminated against and is battling a motion to dismiss his case.

  • April 10, 2024

    Judge Won’t Reconsider Ruling That OpenAI Is Mark’s Owner

    SAN FRANCISCO — A company and its owner have not shown that a finding that OpenAI Inc. is the only bona fide user of a trademark requires reconsideration or was reached in error, and the defendants cannot simply change attorneys and seek “a re-do” of the resulting preliminary injunction ruling, a federal judge in California said.

  • April 10, 2024

    Court Erred On Timing, Logic In OpenAI Trademark Dispute, Party Says

    SAN FRANCISCO — No evidence supports the conclusion that the OpenAI mark acquired secondary meaning by September 2022, and the court’s holding otherwise ignores that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied it that status as late as April 2023, a competitor for the mark says in a motion for reconsideration.

  • April 08, 2024

    Washington Judge Excludes AI-Enhanced Video From Murder Trial

    SEATTLE — An artificial intelligence-enhanced video of a mass shooting does not meet the Frye v. United States standard, and the admission of such opaque and nonpeer-reviewable evidence would likely only introduce prejudice and complications into a murder trial, a Washington state court judge said in excluding the video.

  • April 08, 2024

    ‘Make Believe’ Can’t Form Basis Of Lawsuit, OpenAI Says In Response To Musk

    SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk’s “make-believe ‘founding agreement’” provides no basis for his suit against OpenAI Inc. entities involving how the company has handled ChatGPT’s evolution, and the court should grant a demurrer on California unfair competition law (UCL), contract and fiduciary claims because the vague complaint leaves everyone guessing what the actual allegations are, OpenAI says in a pair of filings in California.

  • April 05, 2024

    Estate Settles Suit Over Artificial Intelligence George Carlin Comedy Video

    LOS ANGELES — George Carlin’s representatives settled copyright and privacy claims against the entities responsible for creating an artificial intelligence presentation featuring his voice and likeness, with the defendants agreeing to stipulated consent judgment enjoining the creation of or otherwise using the comedian’s image, voice or likeness.

  • April 04, 2024

    Judge: California Plaintiffs Can’t Intervene In New York OpenAI Copyright Suits

    NEW YORK — California plaintiffs lack sufficient interest in New York copyright infringement cases involving similar but different defendants and claims arising from the training of artificial intelligence, a federal judge in New York said in denying a motion to intervene.

  • April 03, 2024

    Magistrate Says AI Produced ‘No Probative Information’ In Fee Dispute

    NEW YORK — While a law firm’s reliance on ChatGPT for the proper attorney fee rate in an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act suit is novel, the artificial intelligence returned “no probative information” despite producing 14 pages of results, a federal magistrate judge in New York said in awarding, but reducing, requested fees on April 2.

  • April 03, 2024

    Class BIPA Case Over Truck Driver Monitoring Products Survives Dismissal Motion

    CHICAGO — A putative class complaint alleging that a technology company that supplies truck driver monitoring products, including a camera device that uses artificial intelligence to track driver behavior, violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting data may proceed as the company in its motion to dismiss failed to show a lack of personal jurisdiction or that the facial-geometry scans are not “biometric identifiers” under BIPA, a federal judge in Illinois ruled.

  • April 02, 2024

    11th Circuit: Judge Must Explain Denial Of Fees In OpenAI Defamation Case

    ATLANTA — Absent some explanation of why a district court judge didn’t award fees and costs after OpenAI LLC admitted that it could not defend removal of a defamation case against it, there is no way to review the ruling, an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said April 1 in vacating the ruling and remanding for an explanation.

  • April 02, 2024

    Microsoft, ChatGPT Say Class Suit’s UCL, Privacy Claims Over ChatGPT Training Fail

    SAN FRANCISCO — Imposing liability on companies that used information posted to the internet by “hundreds of millions of Americans” to train artificial intelligence would be unprecedented, and the plaintiffs in a putative class action have not shown that the alleged conduct violated underlying laws required for California unfair competition law (UCL) claims or that that they incurred an injury as required to proceed with those and other claims, Microsoft and OpenAI entities argue in reply briefs filed in California federal court in support of dismissal.