Serial Cybsersquatting – A big victory for Pinterest

Pinterest, an online consumer social site which allows its users to gather images and other content and curate that content into collections called “pinboards,” won a major court battle, which included a $7.2 million judgment, against  a Chinese cybersquatter Qian Jin.  Qian Jin purcha...
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Erik Bashian, head of the Litigation Department of Bashian & Papantoniou, discusses the “lost” Green Jacket of ’59 Masters Champion Art Wall Jr. with The Star-Ledger

In 1959, Art Wall Jr. obtained his most notable career victory by winning the Masters Tournament and being awarded his first and only green jacket. A few years later, the Wall family claims the treasured green jacket that Wall wore as an Augusta champion disappeared from his family’s’ ho...
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Nike Obtains Court Order Preventing Reebok From Selling Tebow-Related Products

Nike successfully obtained a temporary restraining order barring Reebok from selling apparel with Tim Tebow’s name on it, following the Jets’ acquisition of Tebow in March.  Nike is set to replace Reebok, a subsidiary of Adidas AG, as the official supplier of NFL uniforms on April 1. Reebok was...
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Final Judgment Rendered in Multi-million Dollar Copyright Infringement Dispute Over Bratz Dolls.

A final judgment was recently issued in a long-running copyright infringement lawsuit between toy-makers MGA Entertainment, Inc. and Mattel Inc. involving MGA’s “Bratz” line of dolls.  A federal judge in California denied a request by Mattel Inc. to set aside a multi-million dollar judgment t...
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Did Rachel Uchitel Blow All her Hush Money Already or is Tiger Woods in for Another Upset?

Rachel Uchitel, the main star in Tiger Woods’ sex scandal had been given millions in hush money to stay quiet about their affair together. In fact, she was given 10 million, which begs the question: What else does she have to tell and how bad is it for Tiger to shell out a sum like […]...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Mistrial in Roger Clemens Perjury Case

A mistrial was declared today in the Roger Clemens perjury trial over evidence revealed to the jury that would potentially prejudice the jury against the former all-star.    U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton seemed skeptical that jurors would be able to disregard evidence that prosecutors twice i...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Roger Clemens Perjury Trial: A Good Old Game of He Said She Said

Jury selection for the perjury trial of Roger Clemens, the former all-star MLB pitcher begins today. The baseball hero is fighting a six-count federal indictment for allegedly lying under oath to members of Congress during a deposition in 2008. Clemens claimed that he never once used any illegal per...
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Family Law: Judge rules that Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller are to continue joint custody of twins

California Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg ruled that the custody agreement between Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller will stay in place and denied Sheen’s bid for sole custody of his 2-year-old twin boys.    The hearing was sealed at the request of Mueller’s attorney with the Judge saying ...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Barry Bonds – Mistrial declared on three counts of perjury

Jurors on Wednesday convicted Barry Bonds on one count of obstruction of justice, but a mistrial was declared on three counts of perjury after jurors reported that they could not reach agreement. The verdict shows jurors believed that Bonds lied when he testified to a grand jury in December 2003 tha...
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