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Newsbreak: Big Beef Against Marriott Hotels [Video]

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides a “food for thought” Newsbreak. A man has a big beef against the Marriott International. He’s suing the hotel chain, accusing it of charging for Kobe beef but actually dishing out a much lower-quality meat to his 300 wedding guests in Lincolnshire, Ill. Anthony Schittino claims Kobe beef is from the Wagyu bloodline of cattle from Japan’s Kobe region, raised and slaughtered in a particular way. But Schittino says the U.S.D.A. banned …

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Posted 11 months ago in Internet Law Video by Larry Bodine  
What Plagiarism Can Cost You [Video]

  As students everywhere are heading to back to school, it’s good to remember that breaking some school rules can also mean breaking the law. In this video report, Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com provides information on plagiarism and what it could cost you. Plagiarizing is taking authorship for someone else’s work and holding it out to be your own original creation. Now, with the Internet, cutting, pasting and plagiarizing is easier than ever. But it’s just as discredited and …

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Newsbreak: Legal News for Small Businesses [Video]

    Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s Newsbreak, a legal update for entrepreneurs.  Small businesses may have a better chance of throwing patent troll under the bridge. Patent trolls are people or companies that buy and enforce patent rights, collecting licensing fees from businesses using a patented technology. The Government Accountability Office recently came out with a report that patent trolls are abusing the system and hurting the economy. There has been a 31% increase in patent …

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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Rihanna Wins $5 Million Lawsuit Over T-Shirt

Rihanna has won her lawsuit against British store Topshop for selling a tank top with her face on it. A British judge ruled that the store misrepresented that the pop star endorsed the tank top in a decision that could cost the retailer $5 million. The shirt, originally called “Rihanna Tank” but later changed to “Icon Tank” featured an image of the Barbadian beauty and Jay-Z protege taken from a photo from a video shoot for her single “We Found …

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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Inventor of ‘Madden NFL’ Video Game Wins $11 Million

A video game designer who claimed he invented the first versions of the hugely popular Madden NFL Football video game won a $11 million jury verdict against video game seller Electronic Arts. Robin Antonick sued based on a contract he signed in 1986 — the Stone Age of video gaming — that promised him royalties on early versions of the game. The game that eventually developed featuring legendary coach and broadcaster John Madden has since sold more than 100 million …

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