Some readers have asked me for updates on the pending News America Marketing litigation. The last couple months appear to be the calm before the storm, as there have been no major developments recently, but News America is facing trials in federal court beginning in March, April, and May, and related state court trials in March and August, as follows:
- March 2. Floorgraphics, Inc. v. News America Marketing (D.N.J.)
- March 10. Valassis v. News America Marketing (Wayne County Cir. Ct., Mich.)
- April. Valassis v. News America Marketing (E.D. Mich.). A hearing on a Motion for Summary Judgment in the same case is scheduled for February 19.
- May 1. Insignia Systems, Inc. v. News America Marketing (D. Minn.). Summary Judgment briefingin the case is scheduled to be completed by March 11.
- August. Valassis v. News America Marketing (Cal. Super. Ct. L.A. County)
If readers have updates or other information about these cases, especially as the trials unfold, please e-mail me.