No. 08-17306.

600 F.3d 1138 (2010)

CRS RECOVERY, INC., a Virginia corporation; Dale Mayberry, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. John LAXTON, aka johnlaxton@gmail. com; North Bay Real Estate, Inc., Defendants-Appellants, and Tiger-CDM; Barnali Kalita, aka [email protected]; Li Qiang, aka Jonathan Lee, aka nameowner@;;; Bulk Register; Wild West Domains, dba Domaincity.Com; Guan Yu, Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed April 6, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael D. Morris (argued), Val D. Hornstein, Hornstein Law Offices, Prof. Corp., San Francisco, CA, for the defendants-appellants.

Charles Carreon (argued), Online Media Law, Tucson, AZ, and Stevan Lieberman, Greenberg & Lieberman, Washington, D.C., for the plaintiffs-appellees.

Before: JOHN T. NOONAN, HAWKINS and MILAN D. SMITH, JR., Circuit Judges.


This case requires application of traditional choice-of-law, tort, and property principles to an increasingly common factual setting, a dispute over the ownership of an Internet domain name. John Laxton ("Laxton") and his assignee North Bay Real Estate, Inc. appeal the adverse summary judgment for Dale Mayberry ("Mayberry") and his assignee CRS Recovery, Inc. ("CRS"). The district court...

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