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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.