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Topic: Lawsuits

Fraternity Brothers Fight Over Ownership of Fast-Growing Mobile App

Lawsuit says Yik Yak founders owe their friend a share

A story of "betrayal" and "greed"—it's a story as old as apps themselves. And now a fraternity brother is claiming he was robbed of his stake in Yik Yak, a…

Converse Goes to Court to Challenge Chuck Taylor Look-Alikes

But experts say it's tough to prove infringements in design

Converse has filed 22 separate lawsuits in U.S. District Court that accuse 31 companies of infringing on its classic Chuck Taylor All Star design. In addition, the brand has complained to…

Supreme Court Says Pom Can Sue Coca-Cola Over Juice Label

Food and beverage brands watch case closely

The Supreme Court has given Pom Wonderful the go-ahead to sue Coca-Cola in a case expected to have significant ramifications for the food and beverage industry, in terms of how…

Facebook Claims Baby-Faced Fraudster Used All The Click Tricks

Marketing underworld exposed

His tabloid name is the Baby-Faced Wolf of Wall Street, and now Facebook wants to paint him as the face of ad fraud. Martin Grunin, a 22-year-old New Yorker, was…

4 Ways to Avoid Being Sued by a Celebrity Over a Tweet

Legal experts share tips for brands as Heigl takes Duane Reade to court

When you're the social media manager for a brand, a celebrity being photographed with your product is probably the best and worst thing that can happen to you. It's a…

Apple Accused of Price Fixing

Justice Department case centers around collusion with 5 major publishing houses

The Justice Department is accusing Apple of leading an e-book price-fixing ring, Reuters reported, citing documents filed in federal court on Tuesday. Apple is accused of colluding with five major publishing…

Viacom Asks Federal Court to Toss $1 Billion Cablevision Suit

Similar case involving both parties was thrown out last year

Viacom is calling for a federal court to toss out Cablevision's $1 billion lawsuit alleging that the company's policy of bundling unpopular channels violates antitrust law, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The lawsuit…

Pharrell Williams Sues Diageo for $5 Million

Rapper alleges spirits giant broke distro contract

Pharrell Williams has sued marketing partner Diageo North America for $5 million in a New York City federal court, claiming the spirits giant has failed to distribute the rapper's "Qream…

Aereo Expands Its Market Lineup

Barry Diller's streaming service also secures more financing

Barry Diller's oft-sued startup Aereo isn't just refusing to back down, it's expanding. The broadcast streaming service will hit some 22 new cities in 2013, including Austin and Houston, Texas,…

Leo Burnett Has Its Own 'Saatchi 17' Problem

Staffers set up new shop with hope of Kellogg's business

Call them the “Burnett 8.” In a situation reminiscent to the “Saatchi 17,” a group of agency General Mills’ staffers who walked out in 2005 with the expectation of working for…

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