Back in June, we told you about the BottleRock festival in Napa Valley, California, that had turned into a huge litigation mess of contract disputes over unpaid debts. That story continues today, with the rock festival's organizers still making promises and not delivering payments.
October 2013 Archives
Van Halen, a well-known rock band, has filed a lawsuit against the ex-wife of the band's drummer, Alex Van Halen. According to court documents, the lawsuit alleges that the woman is using the band's trademark - the name Van Halen - to promote her interior design and construction company.
Video gaming giant Electronic Arts has been embroiled in several lawsuits over the use of likenesses and names of college athletes. Most of those lawsuits are involved in a proposed settlement, but that may be in jeopardy after one of the litigants has requested a change of counsel.
There has been a lot in the news lately about "patent trolls," which is a term that has been used to describe patent assertion entities. These companies solely exist in order to go after other companies for licensing fees for patent infringement. While there have been a few law changes in the last few years that have somewhat limited a bit of the reach of these patent companies, they are still trying to gather millions of dollars in licensing fees.