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Art or Ad? A Bitter Battle Over Sweet Treats

By A.J. Firstman

Before this year, the town of Conway was perhaps most notable for being small and located in New Hampshire. Conway is a sleepy town, home to just over 10,000 residents, a few tourist attractions, and a roadside establishment called Leavitt's Country Bakery—the subject of a contentious case currently making its…

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Ed Sheeran Wins Copyright Battle With Marvin Gaye

By Eric Harvey, J.D.

Music fans everywhere were worried last week when Ed Sheeran threatened to "quit music." The international pop star made this statement in a Manhattan court, vowing he'd be done with the music industry if he lost the copyright lawsuit against him for allegedly plagiarizing parts of his 2014 hit, "…

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Pick Your Side: Disney v. DeSantis

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's fight with entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. is almost hard to watch. The latest salvo was launched this week by the governor's side, which filed a lawsuit against Disney in an attempt to invalidate two long-term contracts that give Disney substantial control over the district it…

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Tiger Woods Faces Two Lawsuits From Ex-Girlfriend

By Richard Dahl

Tiger Woods will likely recover from the foot injury that forced him to withdraw from the Masters Golf Tournament on April 9. But a painful legal situation, or two, may continue to hobble him. Woods spoke to reporters prior to the beginning of the tournament, reflecting on his stellar record as a…

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Diner Sues, Saying Boneless Chicken Wings Aren't Really Wings

By Richard Dahl

Remember the "fake tuna" lawsuit against Subway? It comes to mind now that another major restaurant chain, Buffalo Wild Wings, faces allegations that at least sound similar. An Illinois man, Aimen Halim, filed a class-action lawsuit on March 13, arguing that the restaurant's boneless wings aren't really wings. They are…

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'Slap Fighting' Is Now Legal

By Richard Dahl

In boxing, a fighter with a "good chin" is one who can endure repeated blows to the head without falling to the canvas. But the best boxers, like Muhammed Ali, are those with a more refined skill: Knowing how to avoid those blows. In all combat sports,…

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