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  • March 22, 2018

    NY Restaurateur Sues 'Copycat' Chicago Wine Bar Over TM

    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. 

  • March 22, 2018

    Boston City Hall Aides See Extortion Case Thrown Out

    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.

  • March 22, 2018

    Chipotle Dodges Shareholder Action Over E. Coli Outbreaks

    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.

  • March 22, 2018

    Tribes Fight Calif. Farmers' Bid To Change Water Flow Order

    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. 

  • March 22, 2018

    TGI Friday's Workers' Attys Want One-Third Of $19.1M Deal

    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.

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