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Art Ask Agency v. The Individuals, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule A Hereto

Case Summary

On 04/20/2023 Art Ask Agency filed an Intellectual Property - Copyright lawsuit against The Individuals, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule A Hereto. This case was filed in U.S. District Courts, Illinois Northern District Court. The Judge overseeing this case is John J. Tharp, Jr. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.
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Case Details

  • Case Number:

    1:23-CV-02482

  • Filing Date:

    04/20/2023

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Intellectual Property - Copyright

Judge Details

Presiding Judge

John J. Tharp, Jr

 

Party Details

Plaintiff

Art Ask Agency

Defendant

The Individuals, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule A Hereto

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorneys

Robert Payton Mcmurray

William Benjamin Kalbac

Michael A. Hierl

 

Court Documents

#30

(#30) MINUTE entry before the Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr:The plaintiff's ex parte motion for TRO #21 is denied without prejudice. The plaintiff's Exhibit 2 to the Declaration #23 - #29 does not identify where the evidence of one defendant online marketplace's infringement ends and evidence of another defendant's alleged infringements begins. Further, upon examination of some of the screenshots included in that exhibit, it is not clear which registered copyright is being infringed in numerous screenshots. As one of numerous examples, the screenshot on page 16 of 258 of ECF No. 24 does not appear to infringe on any of the registered copyrights included in Exhibit 1 to the Complaint. This suggests a need for the plaintiff to reevaluate its format for presenting the alleged infringements to the Court in Exhibit 2 to the Declaration, and whether it has included unmeritorious allegations of infringements by products or marketplaces more generally. The plaintiff is granted leave to refile, as necessary, an amended complaint, schedule A, and/or renewed TRO with accompanying exhibits, which denotes which copyright each screenshot corresponds to, and which defendant is alleged to be responsible for infringing the identified copyright, by 6/29/23. Mailed notice (air, ) (Entered: 06/02/2023)

#29

RESTRICTED

#28

RESTRICTED

#27

RESTRICTED

#26

RESTRICTED

#25

RESTRICTED

#24

RESTRICTED

#23

RESTRICTED

#21

(#21) MOTION by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency for temporary restraining order Plaintiff's Renewed Ex Parte Motion for Entry of a Temporary Restraining Order, Including a Temporary Injunction, a Temporary Asset Restraint, Expedited Discovery, and Service of Process by Email and/or Electronic Publication (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

#8

(#8) NOTIFICATION of Affiliates pursuant to Local Rule 3.2 by Art Ask Agency (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

#7

RESTRICTED

#6

(#6) MOTION by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency to seal document Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File Under Seal (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

#5

(#5) ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Art Ask Agency by Robert Payton Mcmurray (Mcmurray, Robert) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

#4

(#4) ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Art Ask Agency by William Benjamin Kalbac (Kalbac, William) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

#3

(#3) ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Art Ask Agency by Michael A. Hierl (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

#2

(#2) CIVIL Cover Sheet (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

1 #1

Exhibit Group Exhibit 1

#1

(#1) COMPLAINT filed by Art Ask Agency; Jury Demand. Filing fee $ 402, receipt number AILNDC-20558496. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit Group Exhibit 1)(Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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Docket Entries

  • 06/02/2023
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  • Docket(#30) MINUTE entry before the Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr:The plaintiff's ex parte motion for TRO #21 is denied without prejudice. The plaintiff's Exhibit 2 to the Declaration #23 - #29 does not identify where the evidence of one defendant online marketplace's infringement ends and evidence of another defendant's alleged infringements begins. Further, upon examination of some of the screenshots included in that exhibit, it is not clear which registered copyright is being infringed in numerous screenshots. As one of numerous examples, the screenshot on page 16 of 258 of ECF No. 24 does not appear to infringe on any of the registered copyrights included in Exhibit 1 to the Complaint. This suggests a need for the plaintiff to reevaluate its format for presenting the alleged infringements to the Court in Exhibit 2 to the Declaration, and whether it has included unmeritorious allegations of infringements by products or marketplaces more generally. The plaintiff is granted leave to refile, as necessary, an amended complaint, schedule A, and/or renewed TRO with accompanying exhibits, which denotes which copyright each screenshot corresponds to, and which defendant is alleged to be responsible for infringing the identified copyright, by 6/29/23. Mailed notice (air, ) (Entered: 06/02/2023)

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  • 05/19/2023
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  • Docket(#29) SEALED DOCUMENT by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency Exhibit 2 Part 7 of Strid Declaration (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

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  • 05/19/2023
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  • Docket(#28) SEALED DOCUMENT by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency Exhibit 2 Part 6 of Strid Declaration (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

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  • 05/19/2023
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  • Docket(#27) SEALED DOCUMENT by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency Exhibit 2 Part 5 of Strid Declaration (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

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  • 05/19/2023
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  • Docket(#26) SEALED DOCUMENT by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency Exhibit 2 Part 4 of Strid Declaration (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

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  • 05/19/2023
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  • Docket(#25) SEALED DOCUMENT by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency Exhibit 2 Part 3 of Strid Declaration (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

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  • 05/19/2023
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  • Docket(#24) SEALED DOCUMENT by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency Exhibit 2 Part 2 of Strid Declaration (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

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  • 05/19/2023
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  • Docket(#23) SEALED DOCUMENT by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency Exhibit 2 Part 1 of Strid Declaration (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

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  • 05/19/2023
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  • Docket(#22) MEMORANDUM by Art Ask Agency in support of motion for temporary restraining order, #21 (Attachments: #1 Declaration Strid Declaration, #2 Exhibit Group Exhibit 1, #3 Declaration Hierl Declaration, #4 Exhibit Hierl Exhibit 1, #5 Exhibit Hierl Exhibit 2, #6 Exhibit Hierl Exhibit 3)(Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

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  • 05/19/2023
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  • Docket(#21) MOTION by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency for temporary restraining order Plaintiff's Renewed Ex Parte Motion for Entry of a Temporary Restraining Order, Including a Temporary Injunction, a Temporary Asset Restraint, Expedited Discovery, and Service of Process by Email and/or Electronic Publication (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

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  • 04/20/2023
  • DocketCLERK'S NOTICE: Pursuant to Local Rule 73.1(b), a United States Magistrate Judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action. If all parties consent to have the currently assigned United States Magistrate Judge conduct all proceedings in this case, including trial, the entry of final judgment, and all post-trial proceedings, all parties must sign their names on the attached #Consent To# form. This consent form is eligible for filing only if executed by all parties. The parties can also express their consent to jurisdiction by a magistrate judge in any joint filing, including the Joint Initial Status Report or proposed Case Management Order. (lm, ) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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  • 04/20/2023
  • DocketCASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Susan E. Cox. Case assignment: Random assignment. (lm, ) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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  • 04/20/2023
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  • Docket(#8) NOTIFICATION of Affiliates pursuant to Local Rule 3.2 by Art Ask Agency (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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  • 04/20/2023
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  • Docket(#7) SEALED DOCUMENT by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency Sealed Schedule A (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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  • 04/20/2023
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  • Docket(#6) MOTION by Plaintiff Art Ask Agency to seal document Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File Under Seal (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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  • 04/20/2023
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  • Docket(#5) ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Art Ask Agency by Robert Payton Mcmurray (Mcmurray, Robert) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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  • 04/20/2023
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  • Docket(#4) ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Art Ask Agency by William Benjamin Kalbac (Kalbac, William) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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  • 04/20/2023
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  • Docket(#3) ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Art Ask Agency by Michael A. Hierl (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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  • 04/20/2023
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  • Docket(#2) CIVIL Cover Sheet (Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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  • 04/20/2023
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  • Docket(#1) COMPLAINT filed by Art Ask Agency; Jury Demand. Filing fee $ 402, receipt number AILNDC-20558496. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit Group Exhibit 1)(Hierl, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

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