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Britney Spears’ attorney petitions to have a CPA replace James Spears in conservatorship

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Singer Britney Spears attends the Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lester Cohen | BBMA2016 | Getty Images Britney Spears’ new attorney has filed a petition to replace her father James Spears with Jason Rubin, a......

How a Walmart worker with Down syndrome — and her sister — fought and beat the giant retailer after getting fired

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Marlo Spaeth (left) was fired from Walmart in July 2015, after working there for nearly 16 years. Her sister, Amy Jo Stevenson, has been in a legal battle with the retail giant since then. She filed a discrimination complaint with......

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and City Barbecue Keep Cleveland in the Dumb Trademark Lawsuit Limelight

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Ride Local Dream Global/FlickrCC The Asian Lantern Festival in 2018 in Cleveland Having just played host to one of the dumber trade infringement lawsuits in recent memory, in which Barrio sued Condado seeking court protection for a build-your-own taco concept with “cool vibes,” Cleveland is now home to two additional......

Cruise stocks fall amid Covid concerns, court ruling in Florida

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Celebrity Edge cruise ship, the first revenue-earning cruise to depart from the U.S. after a pandemic-induced hiatus, docked during a stop in Costa Maya, Mexico, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images Cruise......

Federal Judge Rules Against Barrio In Its Trade Infringement Lawsuit Against Condado Tacos, Calls Barrio’s Concept Wholly Generic

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Photo by Doug Trattner Barrio in Cleveland Heights Federal Judge Pamela Barker last week ruled against Barrio in the trade infringement lawsuit it filed in 2018 against Condado that alleged Condado stole its concept and that former Barrio partner Joe Kahn violated an agreement with Tommy Leneghan and Sean Fairbairn by......

Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood denies he played role in Michigan election case where he was listed as counsel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Attorney L. Lin Wood holds up a Bible while speaking during a press conference on election results in Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S., December 2, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood, who had unsuccessfully challenged the results of President......

Trump files class action lawsuits against tech giants

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Trump files class action lawsuits against tech giants – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Former President Trump is suing Google, Twitter and Facebook after he was blocked from social media platforms following the Capitol riot. He claims they are......

Congress may curb abuses of this charitable deduction used by the wealthy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An IRS office building in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images Last December, two Atlanta tax professionals pled guilty to a scheme that defrauded the IRS of more than $250 million in taxes. The......

Skaggs’ family sues Angels, former employees

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The family of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs filed two lawsuits against the club and two former employees, claiming negligence over his drug-related death two years ago, attorneys announced Tuesday morning. Skaggs’ widow, Carli, filed in Fort Worth, Texas, in the same county where Skaggs died, and Skaggs’ parents,......

US judge throws out Facebook anti-trust lawsuits

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57644445 “Ultimately, this anti-trust action is premised on public, high-profile conduct, nearly all of which occurred over six years ago – before the launch of the Apple Watch or Alexa or Periscope, when Kevin Durant still played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and when Ebola was the virus dominating headlines,”......

Facebook value hits $1 trillion after judge rejects antitrust lawsuits

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WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed federal and state antitrust lawsuits against Facebook Inc (FB.O) that sought to force the social media company to sell Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook shares rose more than 4% after the ruling was issued. The share price rise put Facebook’s......

Juul agrees to $40 million settlement in North Carolina teen marketing lawsuit

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Packages of Juul mint flavored e-cigarettes are displayed at San Rafael Smokeshop on November 07, 2019 in San Rafael, California. Juul, a leading e-cigarette company, announced that it is halting sales of their popular mint flavor e-cigarette after the release......

Big Oil’s rise in climate lawsuits draws parallels to Big Tobacco

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the environmental group MilieuDefensie celebrate the verdict of the Dutch environmental organisation’s case against Royal Dutch Shell Plc, outside the Palace of Justice courthouse in The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Shell was ordered by a......

Rudy Giuliani skips Dominion, Powell, MyPillow-Lindell defamation case hearing after his law license gets revoked in NY

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives at his apartment building after the suspension of his law license in Manhattan in New York City, New York, June 24, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Mike Lindell, chief executive officer of......

The huge diversity issue hiding in companies’ forced arbitration agreements

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here When it comes to issues like racial discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as service problems and contract disputes with corporations, millions of Americans are barred from suing companies in court. Instead, consumers and employees are forced......

Aircraft maker Archer seeks to dismiss competitor’s lawsuit claiming theft of trade secrets

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A rendering of Archer’s planned electric aircraft, which the company says will be capable of 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph Archer Archer Aviation wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it violated trade secrets to......

Trump and Giuliani ask judge to drop Capitol riot conspiracy case

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and president-elect Donald Trump head into the clubhouse for their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Getty Images Former President Donald Trump and his onetime......

Former Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz sues Netflix over portrayal in Jeffrey Epstein series

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alan Dershowitz John Lamparski | Getty Images Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Netflix and the producers of “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” over his portrayal in the docuseries about the deceased multimillionaire and accused child......

Trump impeachment witness Gordon Sondland sues Mike Pompeo, U.S. for $1.8 million

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gordon Sondland, former U.S ambassador to the European Union (L) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Getty Images Gordon Sondland, who as a U.S. ambassador in 2019 accused then-President Donald Trump of seeking a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine,......

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