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  • February 29, 2024

    Ill. Court Unwinds $17.5M Forced Northstar Ownership Sale

    A 50% shareholder of Illinois-based Northstar Foods should not have been ordered to sell his $17.5 million interest in the meat processing company amid his business dispute against the other shareholder, a state appeals court panel said Wednesday.

  • February 29, 2024

    Black Detective Costume Not Protected Speech, Kraft Says

    A white manager who was fired by Kraft Heinz for wearing blackface as part of a Halloween costume in which he dressed as a character from the television show "Miami Vice" doesn't have a viable retaliation suit because his costume wasn't protected speech, the company told a Connecticut federal court.

  • February 29, 2024

    Where's The Beef? Campbell Asked In Soup Labeling Suit

    A Campbell Soup Co. customer filed a proposed class action in New York federal court on Thursday, alleging the company deceptively emphasizes "beef" on its product labeling while selling a chunky soup that's predominantly made up of potatoes and carrots.

  • February 29, 2024

    Bracing Cos. For Calif. Privacy Agency's Restored Authority

    A recent California state appeals court decision greenlights the California Privacy Protection Agency's enforcement of certain consumer privacy regulations, which may speed up compliance requirements, so businesses considering use of artificial intelligence, for instance, may want to reassess their handling of privacy notices and opt-out requests, say Kevin Angle and Matthew Cin at Ropes & Gray.

  • February 29, 2024

    Staples, Subway & More Targeted In App Patent Suits

    Numerous major retailers were sued in Texas federal court, with Communication Interface Technologies LLC alleging that their apps infringe patents on mobile device communications it owns.

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