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Amazon.com hit with trademark lawsuit by retailer Williams-Sonoma

Dec 17 2018

Home goods retailer Williams-Sonoma has filed a trademark lawsuit against Amazon.com, accusing the e-commerce giant of setting up an unauthorized Williams-Sonoma branded store on its website and misrepresenting itself as an authorized seller of the company's products.

2nd Circuit upholds Capitol win in digital music copyright case

Dec 12 2018

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling in favor of Capitol Records finding that the defunct online music service ReDigi infringed the music company's copyrights with a platform that allowed consumers to buy and sell prepurchased digital music tracks.

U.S. agency must face claims over Mexico border pollution-ruling

Dec 12 2018

A federal agency responsible for water quality along the U.S.-Mexico border must face a claim by an environmental group that it violated the Clean Water Act by allowing pollution discharges into the San Diego area without a permit, a federal judge in California ruled.

Long Island mortgage executive gets 2-year sentence for bank fraud

Dec 11 2018

The former chief operating officer of Long Island mortgage lender Vanguard Funding has been sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring to commit an $8.9 million wire and bank fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday.

Lawsuit says Trustmark hitting bank customers with unfair fees

Dec 11 2018

Mississippi-based Trustmark National Bank has been hit with a proposed class action accusing it of charging thousands of customers unfair overdraft fees and surprise fees for using automated teller machines on a different bank's network.

Virginia AG sues Mountain Valley Pipeline over erosion problems

Dec 10 2018

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has filed suit against Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, a joint project of several energy companies, alleging that it committed hundreds of environmental law violations while constructing a $4.6 billion pipeline through the state.

JPMorgan can't avoid lawsuit over mortgage escrow interest - ruling

Dec 10 2018

JPMorgan Chase Bank must face a lawsuit by California mortgage borrowers accusing it of violating state law by not paying interest on mortgage escrow accounts, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled on Friday.

Dow Chemical, Shell sued by Arcadia, Calif. over TCP contamination

Dec 07 2018

Dow Chemical Co and Shell Oil Co have been hit with a lawsuit by the city of Arcadia, California accusing the companies of contaminating the city's drinking water with a toxic chemical found in pesticides the companies once made.

Lawsuit says National Geographic copied 'Wild America' show

Dec 06 2018

National Geographic Partners, owner of the National Geographic television network, has been hit with a lawsuit in Denver federal court accusing it of copying the PBS television program "Wild America" for its own outdoor series, "America the Wild."

USDA sued over rule change for federal loans to livestock farms

Dec 06 2018

Eight environmental and animal rights advocacy groups have sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture challenging a 2016 rule change that exempts certain livestock farms from detailed environmental reviews before federal farm loans are granted.

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