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VW accused of using unlicensed hybrid technology in emissions scandal aftermath

May 20, 2016

German automaker Volkswagen is the target of a patent infringement complaint by a hybrid technology developer.

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Lawsuit alleges safety and performance issues in BMW i3 models

May 19, 2016

German automaker BMW is fighting allegations of defects in its electric i3 vehicles.

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Tiffany sued by former employee for alleged religious discrimination

May 18, 2016

A former director of marketing at jeweler Tiffany & Co. is bringing a lawsuit against her ex-employer, claiming religious discrimination.

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Christian Louboutin’s red denied trademark protection by Swiss court

May 12, 2016

French footwear and accessories label Christian Louboutin’s attempt to protect its red soles by registering them as a protected brand has been turned down.

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Gucci apologizes for warning to funeral copycat sellers

May 6, 2016

Italian fashion label Gucci will not be taking legal action against Hong Kong shops selling fake paper goods resembling its products.

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European Parliament directive to help luxury brands keep trade secrets from competition

April 15, 2016

Courtesy of a new European Parliament decision, luxury brands will now have more protection for their intellectual property.

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Porsche cleared of wrongdoing in Paul Walker’s death in first lawsuit

April 11, 2016

German automaker Porsche is not responsible for the death of actor Paul Walker, according to the federal judge who ruled on the case.

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Trump Las Vegas continues push against employee unionization

April 5, 2016

More than 500 workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas have officially unionized despite opposition from the property’s management.

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Barneys chooses to settle racial profiling case

January 21, 2016

The civil suit brought against Barneys New York and the City of New York has settled with a $45,000 award to the plaintiff.

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Favorable TCPA court decision for text message marketers

December 15, 2015

California Federal Judge Manuel Real recently granted defendant Microsoft Corp.’s motion to dismiss the TCPA actions brought by plaintiffs Edmund Pietzak and Erin Hudson. The decision affects brands and retailers engaged in opted-in SMS marketing.

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