Later this summer, the first part of the California high-speed rail construction is to begin. While the California High-Speed Rail Authority was hoping to have all the lawsuits opposing the project put into one huge case, it appears they won't be getting their way.
Automaker giant Toyota has agreed to pay the Orange County, California District Attorney's office $16 million as part of a settlement over the company's safety recall for braking issues and unintended acceleration. The lawsuit, which the District Attorney claimed deceptive business practices, alleged that Toyota had concealed the safety problems, which related to floor mats and "sticky" gas pedals.
Romantic relationships come and go. For international superstar Shakira, a relationship that ended has begun business litigation between her and her ex. He claims that he deserves a significant amount of money for some of the Argentinean star's most successful hits.
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.
One might think that when someone dies the money that his name would earn would stop rolling in. For Michael Jackson, however, that clearly isn't the case. His estate will continue to profit from his legacy through various means, including products related to the King of Pop.
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.
Think of the last time you used an app related to the film industry on your phone or tablet. Maybe you watched clips of a movie or made a scene from a television show as your phone's wallpaper. When scrolling through wallpaper options, the concept of whether this app used those images legally probably never crossed your mind. The illegal use of content produced by studios in Hollywood, however, has become a huge issue -- one that Hollywood is fighting to control.
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.
For nearly three years, the city of Tustin and Tustin Unified have been locked in a legal disagreement over construction projects at Tustin High and Heritage School. The construction litigation centered on the timing of the project and the city's fees and grading requirements.