Marc Jacobs, Others Can’t Nix Nirvana ‘Happy Face’ IP Claims

A California federal judge ruled Wednesday that Nirvana LLC can go forward with claims that Marc Jacobs ripped off the defunct band’s iconic “happy face” logo and that retailers Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue have sold infringing products created by the designer…

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Israeli-Owned Co. To Pay $2.8M Over US Military Contract

An American subsidiary of an Israeli construction company will pay the U.S. government $2.8 million and abandon $16 million in potential administrative claims, ending False Claims Act allegations that its Israeli parent actually did the work on a military port contract meant for U.S.-based companies…

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Disney Rips ‘False’ Disability Claims In ‘Plagiarized’ Complaint

A group of Disney fans filed a copy-and-pasted complaint containing made-up claims that the company behind Disney-themed amusement parks has discriminated against them based on their disabilities, the entertainment giant told a California federal court on Tuesday…

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WeWork, Execs Hit With Derivative Suit After SoftBank Rescue

A proposed class of minority shareholders has sued WeWork and the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp., as well as executives at both companies, alleging they are shortchanging the minority shareholders with the execs’ “self-interested transactions” as the workspace sharing company flounders…

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Ocean Spray To Pay $5.4M To End ‘No Artificial Flavors’ Suit

Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. has agreed to pay $5.4 million and change its marketing to end a suit accusing the company of lying when it said certain juice-based beverages contained “no artificial flavors,” according to documents filed Friday in California federal court…

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The Weeknd Can’t Trim Songwriters’ Suit Over ‘A Lonely Night’

A California federal judge shot down an attempt by The Weeknd to trim a suit accusing the Canadian R&B artist of ripping off a song by a trio of British songwriters to make his track “A Lonely Night,” which appeared on his Grammy Award-winning 2016 album “Starboy”…

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