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March 2014 Archives

Viacom, Google settle lawsuit

Ohio residents who enjoy watching video clips on YouTube may be interested to know that the media conglomerate Viacom has settled the copyright infringement suit it filed against Google a year after it acquired YouTube in 2006. The terms of the deal were not announced, but it is believed that Google will not have to pay Viacom any money in the settlement. In addition, the companies announced that they look forward to working together on future projects.

It is never too late for business owners to start exit planning

Ohio business owners may be interested in an article looking at some timetables for exiting out of the business. For those who wish to retire or sell their companies, planning is an important step in the process, and it is advisable to start sooner rather than later.

Aerospace companies involved in long-running legal battle

A Ohio founded aerospace company known as Eaton Corp. has been trapped in business litigation since 2004. The legal clashes are between Eaton and Frisby Aerospace, a rival company. The issues began when Eaton filed suit, claiming that Frisby had hired six engineers who then stole Eaton trade secrets and used them in their work at the other company.

Former "Friends" star loses breach of contract lawsuit

Many Ohio residents are likely to have been fans of the hit T.V. show "Friends." Although the show ended in 2004, the actors on the show continue to earn money for residuals when the show earns money from sales, projects or reruns. In 2008, actress Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe on the show, was sued by her former manager for $50,000 in fees from residuals. The lawsuit recently ended with a verdict in favor of the manager for $1.6 million for past and future economic losses.

Courtney Love sued by psychiatrist for past due payment

Cleveland residents may be interested in the latest legal troubles for singer, actress and designer Courtney Love. Ms. Love was recently sued by a psychiatrist, who claims that she owes him more than $48,000. The one-page business litigation summons was filed in New York County Supreme Court.

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