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News Archives 2001-2003

2003

3 December 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. (through his corporation Privacy Innovations Inc.) files an amicus brief in support of petitioner Aimster in its appeal to the United States Supreme Court over the Seventh Circuit's decision in In re: Aimster Copyright Litigation.

3 December 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. provides a discussion on Super-DMCA laws at a luncheon hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section. The citation for the Illinois Super-DMCA statute is 720 ILCS 5/16-18, et seq.

6 November 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is formally installed as a member of the Board of Directors for the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce located in Chicago, Illinois.

1 November 2003
Dr. Mark Macumber, a client of Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr., is the focus of an article in Family Practice News (Vol. 33, Issue 21) with respect to his decision to practice medicine without malpractice insurance. Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in the article.

October 2003
Charles Mudd successfully defends his John Doe client in E.Van Cullens v. John Doe. The Court in E.Van Cullens v. John Doe grants John Doe's motion to dismiss filed by his attorney, Charles Mudd, seeking to dismiss the Plaintiff's claims should be dismissed in the 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, Illinois by having the Amended Complaint . Plaintiff Van Cullens filed suit against John Doe for alleged defamatory remarks made on

24 September 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. attends Dr. Mark Macumber's press conference on the launch of his "Patients First" family practice model. The unique "Patients First" model provides affordable healthcare by eliminating the prohibitive, high costs of medical malpractice insurance. Dr. Macumber is a client of Law Offices of Charles Lee Mudd Jr.

8 September 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is heard on National Public Radio's All Things Considered discussing the RIAA's legal initiative against file-swappers.

23 August 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. comments on RIAA file-swapping in Rolling Stone Magazine's September 4, 2003 issue.

25 July 2003
National Public Radio reports on the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) efforts to fervently subpoena Internet service providers for the names of individuals it suspects of swapping songs over the Internet. Charles Lee Mudd Jr., who represents some of the individuals whose identities have been subpoenaed, is interviewed. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports. NPR provides the news story available for listening on the web.

18 July 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. successfully defends two individuals named as defendants in a personal injury action (Annie Demasy v. CBS Corporation, et al.) filed against them and other defendants for injuries sustained by Plaintiff Demasy while she auditioned for a performing role in a haunted house to be held in the Chicagoland area. Plaintiff Demasy alleged that Charles Lee Mudd Jr.'s clients negligently conducted and supervised the audition during which she suffered physical injuries while interacting physically with another auditionee (also named in the lawsuit). Maintaining his clients' position that Plaintiff Demasy's own conduct caused her injuries and that his clients were not negligent, Charles successfully obtained an order dismissing his clients from the lawsuit with prejudice without his clients entering into any settlement or admitting any liability.

15 July 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is quoted in the Florida Times-Union on issues relating to privacy and GPS technology.

2 July 2003
Chicago Tribune publishes an article regarding Jane Doe suit filed on July 1, 2003 by Charles Lee Mudd Jr.

1 July 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. has agreed to provide legal representation to individuals and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) being served subpoenas relating to online communications and has become associated with the Subpoena Defense Alliance.

1 July 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. files a suit in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois on behalf of a Jane Doe for misuse of personal and intimate nude photographs. The photographs were sent by the defendant to Ms. Doe's friends, supervisor, employer, and various other email addresses. The complaint includes privacy claims including intrusion upon seclusion and public disclosure of private facts. In addition to alleging the violation of Ms. Doe's privacy rights, the complaint also includes claims for defamation, defamation per se, and violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

19 June 2003
Student Press Law Center publishes an article on the Jane Doe suit filed against Columbia College and others by Charles Lee Mudd Jr.

16 June 2003
Crain's Detroit publishes an article relating to the Monsterpatterns suit filed by Charles Lee Mudd Jr. in the District of Michigan on behalf of Monsterpatterns.com, LLC against the McCall and Simplicity pattern companies.

12 June 2003
The Chicago Journal publishes an article relating to the Jane Doe suit filed by Charles Lee Mudd Jr. in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois on behalf of Jane Doe against Columbia College Chicago, ECHO, and others.

12 June 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. served as local counsel for Consumers Union and presented its motion for leave to present oral argument in support of its amicus brief. The Court granted the motion and permitted Will DeVries, a senior law student working with the Samuelson Law Clinic, to argue on behalf of Consumers Union. The suit, styled The Chamberlein Group, Inc. v. Skylink Technologies, Inc. and presently pending before the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, involves the applicability of 1201 of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Consumers Union argued that 1201 of the DMCA should not be employed as The Chamberlein Group, Inc. argues in its suit and motion for summary judgment against Skylink Technologies, Inc.

6 June 2003
Red Streak publishes article relating to the Jane Doe v. Columbia College Chicago, et al.

5 June 2003
The Chicago Tribune (article) and Chicago Sun-Times (article) each publish articles relating to the Jane Doe suit filed by Charles Lee Mudd Jr. in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois on behalf of Jane Doe against Columbia College Chicago, ECHO, and others. The suit brings several claims against the defendants including, but not limited to, defamation, false light, misappropriation, and misrepresentation.

4 June 2003
On behalf of his client Jane Doe, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. filed an action in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, against Columbia College Chicago, ECHO magazine, and others. The suit brings several claims against the defendants including, but not limited to, defamation, false light, misappropriation, and misrepresentation. The complaint alleges that a student photographer for the school publication ECHO represented to Jane Doe, a figure model, that he would not photograph her during a nude modeling session for an art class at Columbia College Chicago. Rather, the photographer affirmed that he would take photographs of the students and their drawings only. Contrary to these representations, the photographer took photographs of Ms. Doe, and ECHO published two of these photos in its print and online publication in the context of an article that begins by referring to prostitution.

2 June 2003
The MicroEnterprise Journal publishes an article relating to the Monsterpatterns suit filed by Charles Lee Mudd Jr. in the District of Michigan on behalf of Monsterpatterns.com, LLC.

21 May 2003
On behalf of his client Monsterpatterns.com, LLC, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. filed an action in the United States District Court, Southern District of Michigan, Eastern Division against The McCall Pattern Company, the Simplicity Pattern Company, their respective parents and affiliates, and Digital River. The suit seeks declaratory judgment on a number of issues relating to property rights (abandonment), intellectual property (first sale doctrine), and the use of the Internet to sell property in the secondary market. A copy of the complaint can be accessed here.

14 May 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. served as local counsel for Consumers Union and argued on its behalf with respect to its motion for leave to file brief of amicus curiae in support of Skylink Technologies, Inc.'s opposition to Chamberlein Group, Inc.'s motion for summary judgment. The Court granted the motion and permitted Consumers Union to file an amicus brief. Charles worked closely with Consumers Union's counsel, Jennifer Urban, Samuelson Clinic Fellow of the The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkely.

18 April 2003
The Chicago Tribune publishes an article (also available at www.familyisafety.com) relating to the Jane Doe suit filed by Charles Lee Mudd Jr. in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois against Brian Westby and Laura Meyer. The complaint alleges that Mr. Westby used Ms. Doe's photograph (a head shot) to lure individuals to particular Yahoo! personals of "virtual women" containing sexually suggestive comments. Once individuals attempted to contact the virtual women by sending an email, Mr. Westby sent spam advertising his adult web sites to the email addresses of those individuals responding to the Yahoo! personals of the virtual women.

January 2003
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. continues his relationship with John Marshall Law School and will teachPrivacy Rights at John Marshall Law School for the Spring 2003 semester.

 

2002

August 2002
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. elected President of American Theatre Company's Board of Directors.

25 March 2002
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. elected to American Theatr Company's Board of Directors


 

2001

1 October 2001
Privacy Resolutions P.C. incorporates and opens its doors.


 

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