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After years of waiting and months of planning, your wedding day finally arrives. However, the photographer does not. Or perhaps it was the bartender. Your plans for a perfect day are lost. Is your deposit lost as well? Not necessarily. You may be able to sue them in small claims court. more...

- Small Claims

What started as a little artistic gathering on a beach in San Francisco called Burning Man has now grown into a six-day festival of freedom and radical self-expression with over 40,000 visitors gathering on desert in Northern Nevada. When John Law, one of the original founders of Burning Man, filed suit against his ex-partners Michael Mikel and Larry Harvey in January of 2007, festival followers cheered Law's attempt to return the festival's trademarked name to the public domain. In actuality, the issues surrounding the suit are much more complex. more...

- Trademarks

It's a phone; a PDA, no, its also a fully functional iPod. With all the fanfare surrounding the new iPhone, one would think it is the cure for all our technology woes. However, not every techie around is excited about Apple's latest innovation. At least one company thinks the phone, or rather its name, is a rip-off. more...

- Trademarks

One day in September 2006, Popeye's beloved spinach disappeared overnight from grocery store shelves—and was gone for weeks. The culprit? Escherichia coli or E. coli for short. For most of us, it was a minor inconvenience; however, the incident left many wondering who was responsible and whether we'd ever eat spinach again. more...

- Debate & Controversy

Although the roles and regulations of the UN are constantly challenged, the UN is currently the only forum where nations from all over the world can gather to discuss important issues involving international peace and security. Its primary mission is the same today as it was when it was formed over 60 years ago - to maintain world peace. To do this, the UN gives an open forum for countries to discuss their opinions and views, in order to solve international problems such as poverty, disease and environmental harms, and settle conflicts without turning to violence. more...

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The Hague is home to over 150 international legal organizations including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court of Justice. The Hague was destined to become a haven for peace and justice. Of the 150 legal institutions in The Hague, 9 major organizations stand out as they are involved in some of the world's major conflicts. more...

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Netflix has built an entire business around the idea that you could rent movies without any hassles. And, the company felt its business plan was so inventive, they patented it. Now, these patents are the source of a lawsuit between Netflix and one-time rival, Blockbuster.Read more to find out about the lawsuit. more...

- Patents

You've been wronged, you're mad, and you know you want to sue. Better yet, you know your case is so well documented, there's no way you won't win. That is, unless you wait just a little too long to get to court. So, what you need to know about statutes of limitations. Read more to find out how statutes of limitations can affect you and your case. more...

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Where did the fun go? Disputes, money and legal squabbling have recently made things unfriendly at the beach now that Mike Love is suing his former band-mate and cousin, Brian Wilson, over Wilson's 2004 album SMiLE. Read more to find out why Brian Wilson is being sued. more...

- Celebrity Lawsuits

Can you sue a restaurant like McDonald's for your obesity? Well, maybe. Recently, the fast-food industry has come under fire, accused of marketing irresponsible products to unsuspecting customers who do not know the dangers of indulging. So what are your rights? more...

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