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Louis C.K. Pays His Dues

On March 1, 2016 By Alison Morris

Louis C.K., well-known for his often self-deprecating and dark humor may have some new material for his upcoming stand-up routines. After a damages decision on Tuesday, the funny man will be saddled with $163,000 worth of attorney fees and costs – on top of tens of thousands of dollars in lapsed union dues.

C.K., whose [...]

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On February 9, 2016, the London-based British luxury apparel brand, Burberry, filed a lawsuit against J.C. Penney Corp. The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York, alleged that J.C. Penney infringed upon Burberry’s trademark of its signature “Burberry check” pattern. The complaint also contained allegations of federal counterfeiting, and multiple other state [...]

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The 88th Annual Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars, take places next Sunday, February 28th. This year’s Oscars have already been ripe with controversy, but the problems haven’t stopped yet. Earlier this week, the Academy sued Lash Fary, founder of Distinctive Assets, for trademark infringement in California federal court. Distinctive Assets is [...]

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After securing his second Super Bowl win and arguably his legacy, Peyton Manning is seemingly prepared to retire as one of the most prolific quarterbacks of all time. His squeaky-clean image throughout the course of his professional career has resulted in lucrative endorsement deals that will undoubtedly carry forward into his retirement. However, just as [...]

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Is There Legal Recourse for Sarkisian’s Drinking Problem?

On February 19, 2016 By pmartin

The University of Southern California (USC) fired head football coach Steve Sarkisian on October 12th, 2015. The firing came a day after athletic director Pat Haden declared it was “clear to [Haden] that Steve was not well.” The official statement released USC’s athletic department stated USC remains concerned for Steve’s well-being and hopes his [...]

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“I was high and drunk.” Not always the best thing to admit in a deposition, but in the recently released deposition videos from the “Blurred Lines” trial, Robin Thicke did just that.  With the case heading towards appeal, the video footage was released Monday of both Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ depositions.  While transcripts [...]

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Earlier this month, presidential candidate Donald Trump received a cease and desist letter on behalf of Aerosmith frontman Stephen Tyler demanding that Trump stop using “Dream On” at campaign events. The letter sought to disclaim any political endorsement by Tyler, stating in part, “We are unaware of any public performance license granting Trump [...]

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This past week, University of Florida quarterback Will Grier was suspended for failing a routine drug test.   Per NCAA regulations, Grier was suspended for 365 days.  In addition, student-athletes who fail PED tests also lose one full year of eligibility.  Essentially, this means that Grier gets five years to play three.  Due to this [...]

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In February of this year, Smartflash LLC was awarded over $530 million in a judgment against Apple for willful patent infringement. The judge voided the award in July based on confusion surrounding his jury instructions which may have led to the jury miscalculate royalties. But this raises a bigger issue: in a world where new [...]

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#Hacked: Ashley Madison Fallout

On September 23, 2015 By nkalkines

A mere two months ago, in July of 2015, it was revealed that the dating website Ashley Madison had been hacked. The hackers referred to themselves as the “Impact Team,” and threatened to publish user information if the website was not shut down. In August, the hackers made good on their word and Continue Reading