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Franchise Agreements: What To Look For

Investing in a franchise is an attractive option for many entrepreneurs.  While such business ventures offer immediate branding and operational benefits for the franchisee, as well as the opportunity to run their own business, the franchise agreemen… Read More
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Peugeot Can’t Outrun Alcon Entertainment

Last week, Alcon Entertainment (“Alcon”) sued French car manufacturer Peugeot in California federal court for breach of contract, breach of duty to negotiate in good faith, and fraud among other claims.   The lawsuit stems from an alleged agree… Read More
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Blaze’s Guitar Lawsuit Goes Up In Flames

In the spring of 2017, Buddy “Blaze” Webster (“Blaze”), a well-known guitar designer, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Dean Guitars (“Dean”); the estate of legendary guitarist Darrell Abbott (“Abbott”), also known as Dim… Read More
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TCPA Case Against Yelp Moves Forward

Earlier this month, a federal judge denied Yelp’s motion for summary judgment, which sought to defeat a proposed class action lawsuit against the online business locator and review website for violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“… Read More
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The Inevitable Lawsuit: Lindsey Buckingham Sues Fleetwood Mac

In April 2018, when word spread that Lindsey Buckingham was fired by Fleetwood Mac, many speculated that it was only a matter of time before he filed a lawsuit.  Earlier this month, Buckingham did just that, and sued his former band members for brea… Read More
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Filmchella And Coachella, Is There Confusion?

Coachella, established in 1999, is one of the biggest and most well-known music and arts festivals in the world.   Every year, hundreds of thousands of music fans from all over the globe travel to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California for the f… Read More
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Handshake Deals In Business

Handshake Deals and Gentlemen’s Agreements are essentially oral contracts, verbal agreements between parties to perform transactions.  While generally not considered to be in the best interests of parties who enter into such agreements, Handshake… Read More
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Attacks On Advertising Texting

Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), telemarketing communications to cell phones are restricted, requiring written consent prior to sending text messages to consumers.   Not surprisingly, there has been a rise of lawsuits again… Read More
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Cox And Music Pirating

It is a nearly two-decade-old tale; record labels, publishers and other music intellectual property owners fight file-sharing of copyrighted music.  Typically it has been peer-to-peer (“P2P”) services and the people who use the P2P services that… Read More
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NBA Makes A Deal With MGM

The National Basketball Association (“NBA”) has reached a deal with MGM Resorts International (“MGM”) to create a partnership for legal sports betting and wagering.  The partnership comes on the heels of this year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruli… Read More
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