Not So Fancy Labor Conditions

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Here Kitty Kitty

The makers of seafood-based Fancy Feast cat food products face a potential $5 million class action lawsuit over allegations that the company supports slave labor by purchasing the cat food products from an international company known for using “sea slaves.” The plaintiff and a group of  California residents filed the Fancy Feast class action lawsuit accusing Nestle of knowing the fish they use in their seafood-based pet food is probably produced using slave labor. The company omits this information from consumers.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Celebrity Twins

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All work no play

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are back in the spotlight, this time due to a recent lawsuit they may be facing. Former interns are suing the twins, one alleging that she was over worked with no pay. The interns worked for the celebs company Dualstar Entertainment Group. The lawsuit contends that the past interns were entitled to minimum wage at the least.

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DeLorean Settlement Stalls in the Courtroom

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Pump the breaks on a settlement…

A settlement over the infamous Delorean used to time travel in the 1985 film “Back to the Future” has stalled in court.  In 2014, the widow of automaker John DeLorean sued a Texas company she said has been illegally using the DeLorean name. The DMC-12, known simply as “the DeLorean” was driven by Michael J. Fox in the movie and has since gained a cult following. The suit alleges that DMC of Texas has been illegally using the DeLorean name to sell hats, pens, notebooks, key chains and other items, and has illegally licensed the name and images to other companies including Nike, Mattel, Urban Outfitters and Apple. The company has never been formally affiliated with the one DeLorean started.

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Brady vs. NFL Lawsuit Full of Hot Air

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Ball so hard

The saga of deflated footballs and a certain A-list quarterback have not left headlines since the winter of 2014. Now, months later, we are all following the twists and turns of the story, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s attempt to keep Tom Brady off the field in September. This seemed to be the final straw for Brady and Patriots Owner Robert Kraft to fire back at Goodell and the NFL, opting for a New York courtroom over the sunny, green fields of Foxborough, MA. There are several undertones here, including the NFL Players Association’s potential second thoughts about granting Goodell his current power, plus the Commissioner’s personal relationship with Kraft. How did letting air out of a football lead to a corporate showdown and legal dispute, centered around a high profile athlete? Read more

Robin Thicke Speaks Out on Lawsuit After Laying Low


Please don’t stop the music

Over the past few months, copyright infringement has been at the forefront of a group if individuals minds involved in multiple Lawsuits pertaining to pop artists Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams. After releasing a single, the pop icons experienced a large amount of media backlash. Fans were concerned that the message behind the music video demonstrated a lack of respect toward woman, objectifying them in a suggestive manner.

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