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Friday, April 8, 2005

News in brief

A Taiwanese contract manufacturer says it has landed a contract with Apple to manufacture a new wide-screen iBook.
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Financier Ron Perelman's suit against Morgan Stanley, whom he says covered up facts in the Sunbeam debacle, will go to trial this week.
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Speaking of angry rich dudes, a venture capitalist is suing Sidley & Austin for putting him in a tax shelter that the IRS disapproved.
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United Airlines is terminating its agreement with Air Wisconsin to provide "United Express" flights; UAL says it will seek new carriers.
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The heirs of bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim (Girl from Ipanema) are suing Universal Studios and its music publishing arm, demanding royalties and a return of copyrights they say the company never rightfully had.
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Two telemarketing firms have won a $16.5 million judgment against BellSouth, on their claims that it hired them, then fired them and appropriated their techniques.
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Basketball star Lebron James may be in court on a breach-of-contract claim while his Cleveland Cavaliers are in the NBA playoffs; the judge has refused to delay trial in a $15 million suit brought by a man who says James backed out of an endorsement deal.
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The Christian Legal Society is suing the Southern Illinois University law school for revoking its charter.

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