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Judge Upholds $1.7M Sears Fine In Wishbone Case

Law360 (October 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge dismissed a motion for judgment as a matter of law on Tuesday, reaffirming a $1.7 million jury verdict against Sears Roebuck & Co. in a copyright case over plastic turkey bones used in a Thanksgiving promotion for Sears.

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled July 9 that Sears and advertising agency 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...
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