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‘Days’ Numbered? Sony Trying To Kill Soap, Producer Says

Sony Pictures Television Inc. is trying to kill off “Days of our Lives” to boost its own long-running soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” the producer of the six-decade-old show alleged in a suit filed Monday in California state court seeking at least $20 million in damages…

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Ex-LA Sheriff Loses Appeal Of Abuse Cover-Up Conviction

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca could be headed to prison after a Ninth Circuit appeals panel on Monday shot down his bid to overturn a 2017 conviction on federal charges of giving false statements and obstructing an FBI investigation into inmate abuse…

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Smashburger Cooks Up Trouble With ‘Double The Beef’ Claim

Smashburger can’t sell its “Triple Double” burger by describing it as a “Classic Smash Beef build with triple the cheese & double the beef in every bite,” because that description is literally false, a California federal judge ruled Wednesday, while keeping other “double the beef” slogans in play…

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High Court Asked To Clear Up Differing ‘Autodialer’ Definitions

A gym chain that allegedly used an “autodialer” to send texts to customers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the Ninth Circuit erred by expanding the definition of “autodialer” to revive a putative class action against the company…

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2nd Apple Engineer Accused Of Stealing Self-Driving Car IP

An Apple engineer was arrested on the eve of a trip to China and charged in California federal court with stealing company secrets related to self-driving car technology, court records show, marking the second Apple engineer accused of stealing its autonomous car technology in recent months…

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