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  • March 23, 2018

    Hacky Sack Champ Asks 7th Circ. To Rehear Publicity Suit

    The holder of a Guinness record for number of footbag kicks in a row — colloquially known as hacky sack — told the Seventh Circuit on Friday that he has a legitimate claim that he was harmed when Wendy’s International Inc. ran a meal promotion encouraging customers to beat his Guinness World Records Ltd. footbag records.

  • March 23, 2018

    Writer Fights Fox's Bid To Have 'Gone Girl' IP Suit Tossed

    A writer accusing the author of best-selling thriller “Gone Girl” of stealing her unproduced screenplay idea hit back at Twentieth Century Fox on Thursday, arguing she had, in fact, reasonably pleaded her case that author Gillian Flynn and Twentieth Century Fox had used her ideas for the book and the film of the same name. 

  • March 23, 2018

    Kids' Drink Co. Hit With Shareholder Suit Over Dissolution

    A group of investors in the children’s sugar-free drink maker Drink Blocks LLC launched a derivative action in Chicago federal court Friday over claims that the company’s old owners mishandled investor money and then sold its assets to a previously undisclosed lender who is still selling the company’s products.

  • March 23, 2018

    State AGs Say Consumers Better Off Without Data Breach Bill

    The attorneys general of 31 states on Wednesday urged House lawmakers to scrap a federal data breach notification bill meant to streamline nationwide reporting requirements for businesses, arguing that it lets companies avoid disclosing hacks unless consumers are also the victim of a crime.

  • March 23, 2018

    Holliday Fenoglio Helms $159.2M Recapitalization Portfolio

    Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP said Friday that it is representing both the buyer and the seller in a $159.2 million recapitalization of a fully leased, 11-property industrial portfolio totaling 2.8 million square feet in Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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