Posts Tagged ‘Evan Brown’

Zuckerberg is Officially a Californian, Sorry New York

Monday, April 4th, 2011

A federal court in New York, after thinking through the issue thoroughly, has decided that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is domiciled in California. That means that the federal court will hold on to jurisdiction in Ceglia v. Zuckerberg, instead of kicking it to state court. Oddly enough, it doesn’t look like Zuckerberg’s Facebook profile information settled the issue. Evan Brown blogs it.

Amway Beats a Grumbling Blogger in Court in Michigan

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Evan Brown on Internet Cases writes about Amway Global v. Woodward, Case No. 09-12946 (E.D.Mich. September 30, 2010):

The court upheld an arbitration decision that the nonsolicitation clause in the Amway’s agreement with sellers (a.k.a. “IBOs”), which prohibited “encourag[ing], solicit[ing], or otherwise attempt[ing] to recruit or persuade any other IBO to compete with”, was breached when an Amway seller blogged about his decision to leave Amway, posting, “[i]f you knew what I knew, you would do what I do.”

The decision is on Google Scholar. The Westlaw cite is 2010 WL 3927661.

Note that this is not Amway’s first venture into litigation against a griping blogger. In July I blogged about an Amway 9th Circuit case: 9th Circuit Allows Amway to Unmask Kvetching Bloggers.