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Judge: Abercrombie shirt not 'Situation' violation

MIAMI A federal judge in Florida says Abercrombie & Fitch Co. didn't violate trademark rules by producing a shirt playing on the nickname of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of TV's "Jersey Shore."

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Court again nixes Viacom $1B suit against YouTube

NEW YORK For the second time in three years, a federal judge has dismissed Viacom's $1 billion copyright lawsuit against YouTube, saying the online video site doesn't have to police itself as long as it removes infringing videos when copyright owners give notice.

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Google's YouTube again beats Viacom in copyright case

A federal judge has again thrown out Viacom Inc's copyright infringement lawsuit against Google Inc over the latter's YouTube service, a year after a federal appeals court had revived the case.

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Judge Knocks Some Wind Out of Apple's App Store Sails

A federal judge this week granted Amazon's request to throw out one claim in Apple's lawsuit against it — namely the allegation that Amazon engaged in false advertising by using the term "Appstore" for its slew of Android-based online offerings. Other claims Apple is alleging against Amazon, including one for trademark infringement, are going forward in the trial.

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Julia Child Group's Suit Against Thermador to be Heard in California

BOSTON A lawsuit over the use of Julia Child's name by the maker of Thermador ovens will be transferred to California, where a related lawsuit is pending, a federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday.

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Julia Child Group's Suit Against Thermador to be Heard in California

BOSTON A lawsuit over the use of Julia Child's name by the maker of Thermador ovens will be transferred to California, where a related lawsuit is pending, a federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday.

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Shearman & Sterling, Cleary, Merrill: Business of Law

Former brokers of Bank of America Corp. s Merrill Lynch & Co. unit asked a federal judge to approve a $40 million settlement in a lawsuit over deferred compensation.

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