In what is turning into a publicity circus for popular EDM group Krewella, former bandmate Kris Trindl, better known by his performance moniker “Rain Man,” is suing the remaining members of the group, sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousef, for $5 million. The suit arises from Trindl’s apparent forced exodus from the group, which [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 13, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Copyright

The family of the late John Steinbeck files a complaint against a literary agency and a sub agent alleging that the agent has no right to make deals involving John Steinbeck’s works without consulting with the family and getting their consent. Google files a petition with [...]

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Marvel—Kirby Dispute Ends “Amicably”

On October 10, 2014 By Sarah Robbins

An epic legal battle between the famous comic creator Jack Kirby and Marvel Comic was settled just days before the Supreme Court was scheduled to discuss the case. The parties were involved in an extensive legal dispute regarding the ownership rights to legendary comic characters such as X-men, Iron Man, and Spider-Man. The [...]

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The Rise of Real Estate Crowdinvesting

On October 9, 2014 By Christopher Borns

The use of crowdfunding has provided a welcome boost to the sluggish economy of recent years. Crowdfunding, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people[,] especially from the online community.”  Crowdfunding campaigns, thus, do not focus on soliciting one or two major [...]

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A Hollywood lawyer representing Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Dunst, and Kate Upton accused Google of taking “little or no action” to remove the recent hacked nude photos and even facilitating their dispersal, in a letter sent Wednesday threatening a $100 million lawsuit.

Entertainment lawyer Martin Singer–known in the industry as Continue Reading

The Medical Device Amendments of 1976 (MDA), to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), divide medical devices into three classes according to user risk. Class I devices pose the least risk; Class III devices pose the most. Class I devices are subject to general controls such as labeling requirements. Class II devices are subject to [...]

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On September 30th, eBay announced that it will adopt a new business strategy—break up the company by spinning off PayPal.  This comes six months after one of eBay’s investors, Carl Icahn, first suggested this strategic move.  After the breakup is complete, PayPal will be a separate publicly traded company, free to [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 6, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Copyright

The U.S. Supreme Court denies review of the estate of Superman co-creator Joseph Schuster’s challenge to DC Comics’s rights to Superman. Virtual Marilyn LLC, which states that it holds copyright registrations over holographic artwork depicting a CGI actress with the persona of Marilyn Monroe, seeks declaratory [...]

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Amid the backdrop of last week’s People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Change Summit, tech giants Facebook and Google have cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The companies cite the lobbying group’s stance on climate change–i.e., denial–as the reason.

ALEC is a Koch-funded, right-wing think tank [...]

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Former minor-league player Garrett Broshuis has filed a lawsuit on behalf of several dozen former minor-league players against Major League Baseball (MLB) and its 30 teams. Broshuis contends that the MLB is “simply not living up to its legal obligations” in regards to state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws. Last year’s average [...]

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