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Companies could face criminal prosecution for illegal employee agreements

Dee Thompson Nov. 10, 2016, 12:21pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Companies that enter into non-compete agreements regarding employees could face criminal prosecution, including possibly jail.

Class action allows everyone to sing Happy Birthday

Dee Thompson Nov. 2, 2016, 3:15pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - Up until this past August, two California music companies were enforcing the copyright of the song “Happy Birthday” and requiring television shows and movies to pay royalties to use the song.

Brief questions if plaintiffs in class action suits are being treated fairly

Dee Thompson Nov. 2, 2016, 2:22pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A friend-of-the court brief recently filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Joshua Blackman v. Amber Gascho asks if it is fair for attorneys in class action settlements to receive more in fees than the class members receive in settlement.

California attorney general seeks help in locating violators of CalOPPA

Dee Thompson Oct. 28, 2016, 1:06pm

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking members of the public to help locate companies that violate the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). 

Faced with class action, Hormel defends "100 percent natural" labeling

Dee Thompson Oct. 26, 2016, 9:08am

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) -  Hormel says a class action lawsuit alleging its products aren't "100 percent natural" is wrong.