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Photog could sue for unlicensed photo use on company’s site (access required)

Where a company hired an outside firm to create a commercial website and the outside firm used an unlicensed, copyrighted photo to accompany an article posted on one of the webpages, both the company and the owner of the outside ...

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Company president convicted for role in government contracts scheme (access required)

The government established the defendant, who served as president and chief scientific officer of a company he founded, conspired to defraud the United States and aided and abetted the submission of false statements to obtain government funds. Background On Feb. ...

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Court reconciles seemingly redundant FCRA provisions for first time (access required)

To avoid concluding that two preemption provisions in the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA, are redundant, the court, for the first time, joined other district courts in holding that one preemption provision applied to state statutory claims and the ...

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No fraud liability for failure to report identity theft by third party (access required)

Where an independent insurance agent sold insurance policies under a contract with an insurance company and unknown third parties used the agent’s license to process applications with the insurance company, ultimately leading to financial losses for the agent, the agent ...

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Attempt to win trademark suit on pleadings rejected (access required)

A dispute between two companies over the use of the name “Cabinet Savers” will proceed to discovery after the court rejected the plaintiff’s early motion to win the suit. The plaintiff had argued that its claim was essentially undisputed, but ...

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CFO discharged five months after filing complaint stated retaliation claim (access required)

A CFO who was terminated five months after filing a complaint with the Office of State Inspector General alleging financial wrongdoing by the executive director could proceed on his claims of retaliatory discharge, but he failed to show that any ...

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After crush death, car maker argued lock connectors altered – Defense Verdict (access required)

Clarence Whitaker alleged that his wife’s 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe was defective because a critical wiring harness had become disconnected. Mrs. Whitaker was found dead between her car and the side of her house. Police found that the vehicle was ...

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