Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Morning Docket: 08.24.16

* Ivanka Trump has responded to a lawsuit filed by fashion house Aquazurra, which accused her of infringing upon the luxury brand’s shoe designs. Trump repeatedly denied copying the shoe designs in question, and asked that the suit be tossed out like a pair of last season’s pumps. Will this keep on kicking until after the election? [Huffington Post]

* A federal judge tossed a rather absurd suit that was filed against Starbucks, which alleged the company put a deceptive amount of ice in its cold drinks, writing, “If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the Court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived.” [WSJ Law Blog]

* Bad Boies, bad Boies, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they finance you? The Boies/Schiller Film Group, a small film finance company started by law firm founder David Boies and Zack Schiller (son of law firm co-founder Jonathan Schiller), is fronting the cash needed for comedy movie based on reality show “COPS.” [Law.com]

* Turing Pharmaceuticals, the drug company once led by disgraced pharma bro Martin Shkreli, has been accused of retaliation following the alleged sexual assault of its chief commercial officer at the hands of its interim chief financial officer. For his part in this mess, Shkreli is accused of sexist and vulgar behavior. [DealBook / New York Times]

* “The allegations of the suit are ridiculous. We are confident that the suit will be dismissed in short order.” Cassidy Recruiting is suing Holland & Knight partner Dean Schaner over a failed law firm placement, and it’s seeking between $200K and $1M in damages, all because Schaner used another recruiter to join the firm. [Big Law Business]


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