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  • Jackson Estate Loses Bid To Keep Neverland Documentary Dispute Out of Court

    A federal judge has rejected a motion from the Michael Jackson Estate to keep an HBO documentary about alleged child sex abuse by the late pop star out of open court. Following a hearing, he decided against...

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  • Major Ruling Re Trademark Licenses In Bankruptcy

    In an 8-1 decision handed down on May 20, the Supreme Court reversed the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals and ruled that a debtor-licensor’s rejection of a trademark license agreement does not terminate the rights of the...

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  • Houston School District Must Pay $9.2 Million In Copyright Suit

    The Houston Independent School District, the largest in Texas and one of the largest in the U.S., has lost a copyright infringement lawsuit and must pay $9.2 million to a Texas company that produces study guides. A...

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  • Huawei Banished? Private Right-Wing Venture Wants to Fill The Space

    The business plan of a proposed 5G company, called Rivada Networks, would be dependent on a U.S. government contract that would give it access to unused Department of Defense bandwidth which it could then sell, splitting the...

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  • A Banana is a Banana is a Banana

    U.S. District Court Judge Noel Hillman discussed some of the ways bananas might differ from one another in his ruling that a copyright suit against Kangaroo Manufacturing filed by fellow costume maker Rasta Imposta can proceed. The...

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  • When the Going Gets Tough

    Name partner Jake Bloom of Bloom Hergott is leaving the firm in the midst of a highly publicized malpractice suit filed by film star Johnny Depp. Alan Hergott, whose client list includes luminaries such as Brad Pitt,...

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  • A Formidable Warrior In The Conservative Battle To Reshape The Judiciary

    He heads an advocacy group with the innocuous name “the Article III Project” and is a prodigious money raiser. Orrin Hatch, the former Utah Senator, called him “the tip of the spear,” Justice Gorsuch, for whom he...

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  • Banks Fined $1 Billion-Plus By European Commission

    The European Commission has fined five banks a total $1.2 billion for their roles in foreign exchange trading cartels. The banks are Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Traders...

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  • Amazon Hacked, In A Slow-Motion Fraud

    Over a period of about six months, hackers siphoned cash from about 100 Amazon merchant accounts to accounts the hackers controlled at two financial services companies. Amazon explicitly acknowledged that the two companies, Barclays Plc and Prepay...

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  • Hedge Fund Founder Attacks U.S. Attorney

    Brooklyn federal Judge Brian Cogan, who presided over the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo’’ Guzman, compared Platinum Partners hedge fund founder and accused fraudster Mark Nordlicht unfavorably to the Mexican cartel chief after Nordlicht lunged at Assistant...

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