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University of South Dakota School of Law

Saturday, April 30, 2005

News in brief

Two computer game firms have settled their battle over the licensing contracts for the popular Half-Life and Counter-Strike video games.

The winners of a Spanish knock-off of TV’s American Idol are suing the producers who, they say, failed to put them in the films they were promised if they won.

A California judge has refused to put a lien on Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in favor of a former business association who claims the entertainer owes him $3 million.

India Brewers is suing Miller Brewing over allegations the Milwaukee firm improperly canceled its 10-year-license on trumped-up claims of "deficiencies" at India’s facilities.

An airline that refused to honor a Kenyan academic’s ticket, confiscated his passports, and held him for 12 hours has been hit by a Kenyan court with 900,000 shillings (about US$12,000) in damages.for its "cruel and incivil" conduct.

Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has settled his breach of contract action against the Colorado Ballet, after the troupe canceled his new Alice in Wonderland because it would cost too much to stage.

Comedian Tommy Chong is being sued for breach of contact by the producers of The Marijuana-Logues stage show after he withdrew to avoid violating his parole from prison on charges of selling drug paraphernalia.

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