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BottleRock festival organizers fail to pay stagehands, charities

A Mother's Day weekend music festival in Napa, California has ended on a sour note. Over a month after the festival ended, 142 stagehands and several charities have still not been paid as promised. The stagehands are due $630,000 from the organizers of the BottleRock festival, a five day event which saw crowds top more 100,000.

Chevron wins California oil field contract dispute lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Claims has handed down a 90-page ruling in favor of Chevron Corp in a contract dispute lawsuit against the federal government. The suit was filed by Chevron in 2004 after the company and the U.S. Department of Energy could not come to an agreement on how to split the holdings of the Elk Hills Reserve of California. In the ruling, the judge awarded Chevron unspecified damages for the government's "bad faith conduct."

Macy's and J.C. Penney, Co. fight over Martha Stewart brand

It's like a love triangle and Martha Stewart is the woman in the middle. Well-known department stores Macy's and J.C. Penney, Co. are fighting over who has rights to the popular Martha Stewart Living brand. And during a week of bad news for Penney, a judge's recent ruling might add a little light to an otherwise dark situation.

In-N-Out chain has involved outs among family, trustees

The American public's attention was directed toward the young, female owner of a popular burger destination that started in California decades ago. Lynsi Torres has been called the youngest female billionaire in the U.S. due to her ownership of In-N-Out Burger.

Breach of contract lawsuit against LinkedIn dismissed

Last year, 6.5 million LinkedIn users had their passwords hacked and posted on another website. Soon after, the professional-networking giant was facing a lawsuit in federal court. According to the people who filed the lawsuit, LinkedIn exhibited negligence, breach of contract and was in violation of California's consumer protection laws. The plaintiffs argued that LinkedIn failed to follow its own terms around password encryption.

Legal battle between Macy's and Martha Stewart Living heats up

As some Orange County residents who are in tune with the business world may know, the contract dispute between Macy's and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is continuing to rage on. Earlier this week, the two major companies were set to go to court over Martha Stewart Living's business contract with another retailer. The nonjury trial is expected to continue into early next month.

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