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LinkedIn Says 9th Circ. Qualcomm Ruling OKs Bot Block

LinkedIn Inc. has urged a California federal court to consider a recent Ninth Circuit decision in a Federal Trade Commission antitrust case against Qualcomm, saying the ruling backs up the professional networking site’s argument that it has no duty to let rival startup hiQ use automated bots to scrape its data…

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‘Highly Illogical’ ‘Star Trek’ Copying Claims Nixed At 2nd Circ.

The Second Circuit on Monday called a video game creator’s copyright suit “highly illogical,” nixing his claims that a recent “Star Trek” series ripped off key characters and plot points from his work in a decision riddled with references to the science fiction phenomenon…

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Cheesesteak Shop Owners Indicted In $8M Tax Dodging Case

Two of the owners of the landmark Philadelphia cheesesteak spot Tony Luke’s have been charged with carrying out an $8 million tax dodging scheme that involved false reports to government authorities and under-the-table payments to employees, federal prosecutors announced Friday…

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