Sony, EMI Beat Dru Hill’s Royalties Lawsuit
201702.28
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Sony, EMI Beat Dru Hill’s Royalties Lawsuit

[By: Ashley Cullins] Bandmembers sued Sony/ATV and EMI claiming their royalties have been wrongly paid to 27 Red Music Publishing. Music publishers are clear of a royalties lawsuit filed by the members of popular 1990s R&B group Dru Hill after a New York federal judge on Friday dismissed with prejudice the claims against them.Mark Andrews, James…

‘Snowden’ Financing Explored in $3 Million Fraud Lawsuit
201702.27
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‘Snowden’ Financing Explored in $3 Million Fraud Lawsuit

[By: Eric Gardner] An international sales agency sues Vendian Entertainment. Wild Bunch, SA, the film distribution and international sales company, alleges in a lawsuit filed on Friday that one of the production companies on Oliver Stone’s Snowden hasn’t contributed $3 million in gap financing for the picture as agreed.The target of the lawsuit is Vendian…

DOJ requests hold on immigration order appeal
201702.26
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DOJ requests hold on immigration order appeal

[By: Emelina Perez] The US Department of Justice requested the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday to hold court proceedings relating to President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations. The motion referenced the stay of the proceedings issued by the court last week, after the government requested the…

VW executive pleads not guilty to emission scandal charges
201702.25
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VW executive pleads not guilty to emission scandal charges

[By: Justin Cosgrove] A Volkswagen executive pleaded not guilty in the wake of VW’s emissions scandal. Oliver Schmidt, the former general manager of VW’s environmental and engineering office, was arrested in Miami last month and charged with conspiracy to defraud the US, alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and wire fraud in the US…

Supreme Court hears arguments on binding arbitration agreements
201702.23
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Supreme Court hears arguments on binding arbitration agreements

[By: Steven Wildberger] The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in Kindred Nursing Centers Limited Partnership v. Clark, wherein the court will once again be asked to decide whether binding arbitration agreements are permissible. The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that arbitration agreements signed by legal representatives of nursing home residents were invalid, unless the…

‘Silence’ Producer Accused of Inflating the Value of Assets in Bankruptcy Dispute
201702.22
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‘Silence’ Producer Accused of Inflating the Value of Assets in Bankruptcy Dispute

[By: Ashley Cullins] The long-gestating film is at the center of an increasingly loud legal battle. Cecchi Gori Pictures is inflating the value of assets, including Martin Scorsese’s Silence, in an adversarial proceeding arising from its bankruptcy, according to a motion filed Monday in California federal court.CG declared bankruptcy in December, and its CEO Andrew De Camara promised legal action against…

After Selling Millions, Family-Run Makin Bacon Battles Amazon Counterfeiters
201702.22
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After Selling Millions, Family-Run Makin Bacon Battles Amazon Counterfeiters

[By: Susan Adams] One Saturday morning in 1993, eight-year-old Abbey Fleck was cooking bacon in the microwave with her father, Jon. When they ran out of paper towels to sop up the grease, Abbey suggested they hang the bacon strips like laundry and let the grease collect below. Together, dad and daughter fashioned T-shaped racks…

DOJ joins lawsuit against largest health insurer for defrauding Medicare program
201702.19
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DOJ joins lawsuit against largest health insurer for defrauding Medicare program

[By: Akira Tomlinson] The US Department of Justice (DOJ)  joined a whistleblower lawsuit on Thursday against UnitedHealth Group. The suit claims that the country’s largest health insurer, and its affiliates, were overcharging the Medicare program millions of dollars. The suit also alleges that UnitedHealth Group was defrauding Medicare by claiming that their insurance members were…