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Partner Randy Gordon Discusses Legal Battle Between Twitter and PeopleBrowsr

12.05.12

AllTwitter, "the unofficial Twitter resource," discussed the federal court battle between Twitter and PeopleBrowsr with Gardere Litigation Partner Randy D. Gordon. Mr. Gordon shared the following explanation as to why Twitter would want to be in federal court:

"Twitter's position appears to be that PeopleBrowsr's state-law breach of contract claim is, in fact, a disguised federal-law antitrust claim. The immediate purpose of taking this position is to provide a hook for removing the case from state to federal court. Cases filed in state court that raise a "federal question" can be removed to federal court. The potential reasons for removing a case are manifold, ranging from perceived procedural advantages, to slowing a case down, to a genuine belief that a particular case is a federal matter, and on and on. From the outside it is of course impossible to know exactly what Twitter's motivation might be."

The complete article can be found here.

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