Ex-Village People Star Not Entitled to Royalties

A California federal judge tossed a $6 million copyright suit in which a former lead singer of disco group The Village People sought royalties from a French music publisher for live performances and allegedly fraudulent claims of co-authorship.

Skechers, Steve Madden Settle Design Patent Suit

Skechers USA Inc. told a California federal judge it has agreed to drop a design patent lawsuit accusing Steven Madden Ltd. of ripping off its popular Skechers Go Walk sneakers.

Rams Fans Sue Team Alleging False Statements On Move

Four fans of the St. Louis Rams — soon to become the Los Angeles Rams — sued the team a day after the NFL approved its move, hitting the Rams with a proposed class action alleging its owner and a top executive misled Missouri fans who bought tickets, merchandise and concessions under the impression the team would stay in St. Louis.

Attorney Sanctioned For Sexist Deposition Comment

Amedical group defense attorney will have to donate to a women lawyers’ professional group for telling his opposing counsel that raising her voice in a contentious deposition was “not becoming of a woman,” a California federal judge ruled.

Gerber Formula Buyers Near Certification In Allergy False Ad Suit

A California federal judge tentatively certified a class of potentially thousands of buyers of Gerber Good Start Gentle baby formula who allege the company falsely claimed the product kept babies from developing allergies, saying those who bought formula containing allegedly misleading labeling can proceed together.