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University of South Dakota School of Law

Thursday, June 23, 2005

News in brief

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that California farmers have no standing to sue the federal government under water contracts negotiated with their local irrigation districts, not with the farmers personally.

After a win in a big action-figure licensing case, World Wrestling Entertainment is now seeking attorneys' fees from loser Marvel Entertainment.

The American Screen Actors Guild has rejected a proposed new contract for its members who do voice work for computer and video games; the issue apparently is residuals.

Indiana's NiSource Energy has signed a 10-year, $1.6 billion deal to outsource its IT work to IBM; more than 400 workers will be laid off or will go to work for IBM.

A proposed tour of Sri Lanka by West India cricketeers "is in jeopardy" after only three of thirteen players returned the signed contracts offered them.  There's been an on-going dispute with the cricket board over endorsements.

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