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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

In the News: October 9, 2007

R&B singer (and former paralegal) Ginuwine has filed a $4 million contract and fraud action against King Music Group, alleging he was duped into signing the agreement and that the company doesn't actually exist.

Aa_5 The manufacturer of the Rusty line of "surf inspired clothes" is suing the trademark owner, claiming its license to produce the stuff was improperly terminated.

The Ottawa (Ont.) city council is threatening a lawsuit to force the minor-league Ottawa Lynx baseball team to give up a proposed move to Allentown (Pa.), claiming its contract requires the Lynx to play home games in the Capital City until 2009.

Britain's House of Lords is hearing arguments this week on a case with major e-commerce ramifications: are credit-card issuers in Britain required to refund charges to customers who are dissatisfied with the goods they buy using those cards, even when those sales occur outside the U.K.?

Rap mogul Sean Combs is being sued for $19 million by a man who says that Combs didn't pay him the agreed-on license fees for music cut by the late Notorious B.I.G.  Combs reportedly has said that the plaintiff was involved in Biggie's still-unsolved 1997 murder.

George Washington University may be headed to trial in a $200,000 dispute with a software firm, after mediation failed to reach an agreement.

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