The U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina ruled in the favor of Oprah Winfrey and the Oprah Winfrey Network in a copyright infringement case centered on the network’s show “Greenleaf.” According to Bloomberg Law, a teacher alleged that the show had significant similarities to a memoir she had written. The defendants, represented by Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger and Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, said that not only were the show and memoir not substantially similar, but the plaintiff also failed to show that Winfrey had actually read the book in question.
Ashtabula, Ohio, City Council authorized city manager Jim Timonere to enter into a cooperative agreement with Bricker & Eckler as part of a piece of legislation involving an energy efficiency project. The firm was brought on to handle the legal side of creating an Energy Special Improvement District. According to the Star Beacon, the legislation would create incentives for local businesses, nonprofits and governments to make energy-efficient building improvements.