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June 2014 Archives

Pop singer sued by cosmetic company over name of health clubs

Most people know who Madonna is. Over the course of the last three decades she has recorded songs that have been popular with individuals around the world, including in the state of Florida. Fans of her music may not be aware that her empire extends beyond music, however. She is a partner in a fitness business called Hard Candy that has been in existence since 2010. Those who closely follow the star may be aware that Hard Candy was also the name of an album she released in 2008.

Amazon removes pre-order option from Warner DVDs

Florida residents seeking to buy certain books online, at Amazon.com, may have noticed a lag in the amount of time it takes to receive them. They may also have noticed that they are unable to preorder some titles. The titles affected are all published by Hachette Book Group. The root of the issue is a disagreement between Amazon and Hachette regarding how much e-books from the publisher can be sold for by the online retailer. 

Former Louis Vuitton executive ordered to return trade secrets

In many types of businesses trade secrets play an important part of their success. Accordingly, it is not uncommon for employees made privy to those secrets to have to sign a non-compete agreement. The idea behind such an agreement is that it will prevent the secrets from being leaked to businssess that are competitors. When such an agreement is breached, a business may be able to sue the employee or former employee that is responsible for that action. Fashion house Louis Vuitton is pursuing this course of action against a former vice president who left the business to work for a competitor within the last couple of months.

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