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Your Chance to Get Your Share of Money From InterContinental Hotels Group Security Class Action Settlement

You may be eligible for your share of $1,550,000.00 from a class action settlement which was reached in mediation if you used either a credit card, debit card, or payment card at the front desk of certain select hotel or resort properties — or attempted to complete a purchase at a restaurant or bar of those properties — affected by data security incidents within the brand portfolio of InterContinental Hotels Group in the United States or Canada using for any period of time between Monday, August 1, 2016 and Thursday, December 29, 2016…

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Your Chance to Get Your Share of Money From Google+ Class Action Settlement

You may be eligible for your share of $7,500,000.00 from a class action settlement which was reached in mediation if you are a person within the United States who had a Google+ consumer account for any period of time between Thursday, January 1, 2015 and Tuesday, April 2, 2019; and had your non-public profile information exposed as a result of software bugs which were announced by Google on Monday, October 8, 2018 and Monday, December 10, 2018…

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Booking.com in Trademark Case

The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Booking.com by a vote of 8-1 on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in a decision which upheld that coupling “.com” with a generic word to create a name for a single entity can render the entire combination as a whole eligible for being trademarked and protected from other people using it.

“We have no cause to deny Booking.com the same benefits Congress accorded other marks qualifying as nongeneric,” according to…

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Booking.com Trademark Case Highlighted in Historic Supreme Court Session

Whether adding a .com to a generic word create a name for a single entity which can be trademarked and protected from other people using it was one of the cases which was heard and discussed yesterday, Monday, May 4, 2020 by the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States…

…and what caused this session to be historic is that — for the first time ever — the justices of the Supreme Court conducted oral arguments remotely via telephone and streamed live audio for anyone who was interested in listening in on them. The only way that members of the public were able to listen in on a session of the discussion of arguments on cases was if they waited in line for access into the court room — which is located on Capitol Hill — to actually experience being at the session.

One of the cases which was heard was Booking.com B.V. v. United States Patent & Trademark Office, petition for cert. pending, No. 18-1309, which was filed on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

The Patent and Trademark Office of the United States refused registration of booking.com as a trademark because…

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Missouri, Mississippi, and Others Sue China Over 2019 Novel Coronavirus

In addition to a class action federal lawsuit which has been filed by a law firm in California against the People’s Republic of China for starting the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus worldwide pandemic — with the plaintiffs seeking a minimum of eight trillion dollars in damages and compensation — the state of Missouri has also filed suit against China.

Additionally, Lynn Fitch — who is the attorney general, chief legal officer, and advisor for the State of Mississippi on both civil and criminal matters — announced via this official press release on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 to hold China “accountable for the malicious and dangerous acts that caused death, health injuries, and serious economic loss from the COVID-19 crisis.”

Other states — such as…

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A List of Class Action Lawsuits Against Travel Companies April 2020: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Class action lawsuits are now being filed against travel companies — including airlines, resort properties, and cruise lines — for business practices which are related to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic; and you may seek to join one or more of them if you have been adversely affected.

The list of class action lawsuits at the time this article was written — which includes events as well as travel companies — are as follows in the order of airlines, cruise lines, resort properties, and events…

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Is Sheltering in Place Ordinance Unconstitutional? Man Sues Local Government

An owner of a gun store has filed a lawsuit against a local government in which he is based, claiming that the emergency ordinance to “shelter in place” which was imposed by that government is unconstitutional and “an abuse of police power.”

In response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — pandemic, several counties in the state of Georgia have issued emergency ordinances for residents to isolate themselves at home as much as possible in an effort to attempt to slow the spread of the virus, with permission granted for activities such as shopping…

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