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  • August 18, 2017

    DirecTV Didn't Test Effect Of Ad Disclosures, Exec Says

    DirecTV’s former marketing director testified in a bench trial Friday that the satellite TV provider didn't test the effectiveness of disclosures included in ads that are at the center of the Federal Trade Commission’s $3.95 billion suit alleging its marketing practices misled consumers.

  • August 18, 2017

    Stockholder Suit Over $353M Martha Stewart Sale Nixed

    Domestic diva Martha Stewart followed “with precision” measures to protect minority stockholders during the $353 million sale of her company to Sequential Brands Group, Inc. in late 2015, a Delaware vice chancellor said Friday in a ruling that dismissed shareholder challenges to the deal.

  • August 18, 2017

    On 'Blurred Lines' And 'Stairway,' What Can Jurors Hear?

    Two closely watched copyright cases over the songs “Blurred Lines” and “Stairway to Heaven,” both set for rulings next year by the Ninth Circuit, are quietly linked by a common question: What music can jurors actually hear?

  • August 18, 2017

    National Lampoon Ex-CEO To Pay SEC $1.3M Penalty

    An Indiana federal judge on Friday partly granted the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s motion for judgment on claims the jailed former CEO of National Lampoon Inc. ran a Ponzi scheme, ordering him to pay a $1.3 million penalty, but denied the agency’s bid for $230 million in disgorgement.

  • August 18, 2017

    Dish Wants Claims Tossed In Data Compression Patent Row

    Dish Network Corp. on Thursday argued it’s not subject to Texas jurisdiction in a patent infringement suit related to its data compression technology, and argued there’s no basis for cloud backup company Realtime Data LLC’s assertion of willful infringement.

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