Yahoo! Inc. v. XYZ Cos., No. 08-CV-04581, 2011 BL 305834 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 5, 2011) The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York awarded plaintiff Yahoo! Inc. over $610 million in statutory damages in a dispute involving Nigerian and Thai e-mail scammers. Yahoo alleged trademark infringement and counterfeiting in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1114; unfair competition, false designation of origin, and passing off in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a); trademark dilution in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1125(c); violations of the CAN-SPAM Act, 15 U.S.C. § 7701 et seq.; and numerous violations of New York statutory and common law and California state statutes. The court awarded the statutory damages under Sections 1114 and 7701 after the remaining defendants in the case defaulted.
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