Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson Face Lawsuit Over ‘Uptown Funk’
201610.31
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Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson Face Lawsuit Over ‘Uptown Funk’

Eighties funk group Collage claims 2014 smash rips off their 1983 single “Young Girls”. Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are facing a copyright infringement lawsuit that claims their hit “Uptown Funk” borrows heavily from funk group Collage’s 1983 single “Young Girls.” In their lawsuit, obtained by Pitchfork, Collage state that “many of the main instrumental…

Court reinstates ballot selfie ban
201610.30
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Court reinstates ballot selfie ban

(Steven Wildberger) Federal appeals court reinstates Michigan’s ballot selfie ban. The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday granted a stay on the preliminary injunction that had halted Michigan’s ban on taking selfies with completed voting ballots. In granting the stay, this places the ban back into effect. The district court opinion below…

Executive Sues E! for Wrongful Termination
201610.28
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Executive Sues E! for Wrongful Termination

(By: Ashley Cullins) Casting Exec Sues E! for Wrongful Termination Following Breast Cancer Treatment. She claims her “sickly” appearance was the basis for her firing. A development and casting executive says E! News fired her after her breast cancer treatment caused a dip in her performance, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles County…

Music & Copyright Infringement Claims
201610.27
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Music & Copyright Infringement Claims

Music companies, pursue your copyright infringement claims! The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday ruled that music companies that previously composed EMI Group, Ltd. can pursue copyright infringement claims against an old online music storage company and its CEO, Michael Robertson. The companies were appealing from a US district judge’s reduction of a…

Apple Sues Amazon Vendor Mobile Star
201610.25
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Apple Sues Amazon Vendor Mobile Star

Apple says it has been buying Apple products labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit. Apple: Many ‘genuine’ Apple products on Amazon are fake The revelation comes in a federal lawsuit filed by Apple against a New Jersey company on Monday over what Apple says are…

Olympus Duodenoscopes: Failure to Warn “Disturbing”
201610.25
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Olympus Duodenoscopes: Failure to Warn “Disturbing”

Mere days after the Los Angeles Times detailed allegations that endoscope manufacturer Olympus Corp. instructed its US executives to keep mum about endoscope-related infections, Representative Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) was renewing his push for the US Congress to get tough with medical device warnings. Plaintiffs, in the meantime, remain embroiled in endoscope infection lawsuits. Endoscopes have…

Kim Kardashian Drops Lawsuit
201610.25
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Kim Kardashian Drops Lawsuit

Kim Kardashian Drops Lawsuit After Website Apologizes for Faked Robbery Story. By: Ashley Cullins MediaTakeOut has permanently removed its false stories and apologized to Kardashian. Kim Kardashian West has voluntarily dropped her lawsuit against mediatakeout.com in response to its story that she faked her Paris robbery and filed a fraudulent claim with her insurance company,…

Gambling debt collection case
201610.24
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Gambling debt collection case

By JOEL SCHECTMAN and KOH GUI QING Gambling debt collection case alleges women ‘shills’ for high rollers When Las Vegas Sands Corp. asked Clark County prosecutors to press criminal charges against two Chinese women last year over $6.4 million in baccarat debts, attorneys for the pair struck back with a surprising allegation. Xiufei Yang, 59,…

The tricky connection between FMLA and overtime
201610.24
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The tricky connection between FMLA and overtime

By: Tim Gould If your company requires employees to work mandatory overtime, it’s important to factor those extra hours into your calculations when determining employees’ FMLA entitlement. And a recent court ruling provided a timely reminder of what can happen when employers fail to do so. That’s one of the key takeaways from Hernandez v. Bridgestone…