Archive for the ‘Legal News’ Category
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The Hooters restaurant chain, known best for its barely dressed waitresses, is suing La Cima Restaurants over its Twin Peaks franchises for allegedly stealing its trade secrets. Twin Peaks is a restaurant chain throughout several states whose motto is “Eats, Drinks, Scenic Views” — and also features scantily clad waitresses albeit not in a beach-themed [...]
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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled in favor of five non-union workers who were fired for discussing problems with a co-worker on Facebook—essentially giving social media a big “like” where airing employee complaints is concerned. Last year, an employee of Hispanics United of Buffalo, a non-profit agency, complained on Facebook about a co-worker’s [...]
If you’ve ever had an In-N-Out Burger—or even if you haven’t—you likely know the chain quite well. They’ve been much-beloved in California for decades, and have, over the years, expanded into 5 states with hundreds of restaurants. The chain is iconic—from the simplicity of its menu to the throw-back décor and amazing service, no one [...]
With debt ceiling and budget talks reaching fever pitch, did you know that even the Presidential seal, the Great Seal of the United States, and other similar official marks are up for sale? Well, kind of—and because of that “kind of,” now they’re the subjects of a lawsuit. Capstone S.G., a California company, has sued [...]
Just because the verdict has been handed down in the Casey Anthony trial doesn’t mean the legal world has stopped feeling its effect. To wit, at least 12 states are considering passing a version “Caylee’s Law,” which would make it a felony for a parent or caretaker to fail to report missing children in a [...]
When Republican Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for US president on June 27, she used Tom Petty’s “American Girl” to rally her supporters. And Petty didn’t like it. The musician’s lawyers were reportedly working on a cease and desist before the day was out. Bachmann shouldn’t have been surprised. When George W. Bush tried to [...]
Each chamber of Congress has pushed the country one step closer to what many consider a major reform of patent law—and the President is ready to see it. In a press conference earlier today, President Obama urged Congress to send him the “America Invents” patent reform bill to encourage innovation, and both House Speaker John [...]