Copyright case: Canada Hockey, L.L.C. v. Marquardt, USA

Author: Cheryl Beise (Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US)
Published: 11.05.2022
The district court’s rejection of the employee’s qualified immunity arguments on summary judgment was nonappealable. The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans lacked jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a district court’s summary judgment ruling finding that material facts precluded deciding as a matter of law the validity of a qualified immunity defense asserted by Texas A&M’s Athletic Department Media Relations Director Brad Marquardt in his efforts to fend off copyright infringement claims brought by an author of a book about the University’s 12th Man tradition. Because Marquardt did not raise any legal issues concerning the materiality of the…