A 10-hour, booze-less, movie-less flight proved so boring for one man that he is taking legal action against Continental Airlines.
Hells Angels might be a household term, but that doesn't mean it's a generic part of the vocabulary. The Hells Angels want people to know that the term is a trademark and a brand, and they will sue anyone who thinks they can violate their intellectual property rights.
Communications giant AT&T is engaged in talks to purchase rival provider T-Mobile to the outrage of some of its customers who have joined in a class action lawsuit to stop the merger. In an attempt to end arbitration claims made by the group of eight customers, AT&T has filed lawsuits seeking injunctions against the customers alleging abusive actions.
As reported in a previous post, a real-life maid filed a lawsuit against the author of "The Help" that accused the author of stealing the maid's likeness for her best-selling novel, which has recently been made into a popular movie. Ablene Cooper contended in her lawsuit that Kathryn Stockett stole her likeness for her character Aibileen Clark. Other similarities included that both Abie's had a gold tooth, took care of a boy and a girl, and had a son who died.
An interesting dispute currently being fought in the courts between fashion houses Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent is testing the limits in what can count as intellectual property in the business of fashion.
A 24-year-old woman is accused of copyright infringement and stealing intellectual property for allegedly pirating images and video footage from the movie "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn."
AT&T Inc's proposal for the acquisition of T-Mobile USA, a $39 billion merger, has led to pressure on antitrust regulators to quash the plan.
When new and experienced business owners are crafting employee policies, there are many federal laws to keep in mind, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 says that employers cannot discriminate on the basis of religion. Employers are required under federal law to provide reasonable accommodations for their employees' religious beliefs if they are sincerely held.