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The owner of six Italian restaurants and wine bars in New York City sued two former employees in Illinois federal court Thursday, alleging the pair opened a "copycat" wine bar in Chicago in violation of the New York restaurants' trademarks on design and menu.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday dismissed the case against two Boston City Hall aides accused of pressuring a music festival into hiring unneeded union labor, saying prosecutors could not meet the court’s standard to prove extortion.
A New York federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action accusing Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. of sinking its stock price by misrepresenting details about foodborne-illness outbreaks, saying any alleged misconduct by Chipotle doesn’t amount to securities fraud.
Two California tribes urged a federal judge Wednesday not to modify a water flow order meant to protect salmon populations, arguing that the court doesn't have authority to grant a request from water users seeking to stop the flow of water because an appeal over the order is still pending.
Outten & Golden LLP and Fitapelli & Schaffer LLP on Wednesday requested $6.36 million in fees and nearly $300,000 in costs as part of a $19.1 million settlement ending a wage class action against restaurant chain TGI Friday’s Inc. in New York federal court.