Sears Faces $1.7M Fine In Plastic Wishbone Case

Law360, New York (July 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Seattle-based maker of novelty plastic wishbones has prevailed in a copyright case against Sears Roebuck & Co. and advertising agency Young & Rubicam, winning a $1.7 million jury verdict.

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled July 9 that Sears and Young & Rubicam had infringed Lucky Break Wishbone Corp.'s copyright, and ordered the companies to pay $200,000 in actual damages and $1.5 million in profits attributable to infringement.

Lucky Break's suit, filed in March 2006, alleged that...
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