eBriefs June 5, 2019



Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Constitutional Law

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a) provides the appropriate standard for reviewing, at the pleading stage, a motion to dismiss in a Title IX case. Assuming, without deciding, that student athletes have property and liberty interests in their education, scholarships, and reputation, they still received due process through a university’s disciplinary proceedings since they had notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard.

Austin v. University of Oregon; filed June 4, 2019


Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 17-35559


Intellectual property

A party’s copyright registration was invalid under 17 U.S.C. §411(b) where the party knowingly included inaccurate information in its copyright application that would have caused the Copyright Office to deny registration.

Gold Value International v. Sanctuary Clothing, LLC; filed June 4, 2019


Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 17-55818