COLT DEFENSE v. BUSHMASTER FIREARMS

2005 | Cited 0 times | D. Maine | December 6, 2005

ORDER AFFIRMING THE RECOMMENDED DECISION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE

The United States Magistrate Judge filed with the Court onSeptember 20, 2005 (Docket # 76), his Memorandum Decision onDefendant's Motion to Exclude (Docket # 36) and RecommendedDecision on Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (Docket # 38).

Plaintiff filed its Objection (Docket # 82) to the Order andMemorandum Decision (Docket # 76) as to Motion to Exclude ExpertTestimony (Docket # 36) on October 14, 2005.

Plaintiff filed its Objection (Docket # 83) to the RecommendedDecision (Docket #76) on the Motion for Summary Judgment (Docket# 38) on October 14, 2005.

Defendant filed its Response (Docket #85) as to Plaintiff'sObjection (Docket #83) to the Recommended Decision (Docket #76)on Motion for Summary Judgment (Docket #38) on October 31, 2005.

Defendant filed its Response (Docket # 86) to Plaintiff'sObjection (Docket #82) to the Order and Memorandum Decision(Docket #76) on Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony (Docket #36)on October 31, 2005. Plaintiff filed its Reply (Docket #90) in Support of itsObjection to Recommended Decision (Docket #83) on the Motion forSummary Judgment (Docket #38).

I have reviewed and considered the Magistrate Judge'sRecommended Decision, together with the entire record; I havemade a de novo determination of all matters adjudicated bythe Magistrate Judge's Memorandum Decision on Defendant's Motionto Exclude (Docket #36) and Recommended Decision on Defendant'sMotion for Summary Judgment (Docket #38); and I concur with therecommendations of the United States Magistrate Judge for thereasons set forth in his Memorandum Decision and RecommendedDecision (Docket #76), and determine that no further proceedingis necessary.

1. It is hereby ORDERED that the Memorandum Decision and Recommended Decision (Docket #76) is hereby AFFIRMED. 2. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant Bushmaster's Motion to Exclude Certain Testimony of Expert LaPlante (Docket #36) is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Defendant Bushmaster's Motion for Summary Judgment (Docket #38) is GRANTED as to (i) Counts I, III, V, IX and XI of Colt's Complaint (Docket # 1, parts 1 and 2), and (ii) Count I of Bushmaster's Counterclaim (Docket # 1, part 8) (seeking cancellation of Colt's federal registration for the mark M4, Registration No. 2,734,001) and (iii) Count VII of Colt's Complaint (Docket # 1, parts 1 and 2) only to its first claim of false advertising as to the marks M4, COLT AR-15, and COLT AR-15 and design, and otherwise DENIED. Remaining for trial is Count VII, except with respect to the first claim of false advertising as to the marks M4, COLT AR-15 and COLT AR-15 and design. To the extent that VII has survived summary judgment, the Court GRANTS and hereby ORDERS that Plaintiff Colt be excluded from recovering damages on Count VII of its Complaint.

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