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Great-Grandchildren of 'Aunt Jemima' File $2 Billion Suit Against Quaker Oats

The heirs of Anna Short Harrington -- the second-ever woman to serve as the face of the Aunt Jemima breakfast brand -- are alleging 60 years of unpaid royalties in a brand new lawsuit.

John McAfee: You Should Care That Your Privacy Is Disappearing

The former fugitive and computer antivirus software tycoon warned that, by letting the Googles of the world intrude on our privacy, we are giving up our freedom as human beings.

Future Franchisees: Don't Be Thrown by the Financial Disclosure Document

Break the FDD down into bite-sized pieces to avoid feeling freaked out and make a well-reasoned decision about becoming a franchisee.

Ex-Subway Franchisee Concocts a Bizarre $35 Million Blackmail Plot

A leaked video, a disgruntled former franchisee and questions regarding Subway's healthiness set a strange blackmail scheme into motion.

Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle

The International Franchise Association filed for an injunction preventing Seattle from enacting the new minimum wage law in its present state.

When Interviewing, Avoid Legal Landmines and Find Out What You Want to Know

Certain questions during interviews with prospective employees can land you in trouble. Here's what you should be doing.

Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'

The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it.

Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul?

The case of an Airbnb guest who overstayed his welcome and now is a legal tenant raises critical questions about what the home-rental platform can do to protect its hosts.

Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination

A group of franchisees are accusing the convenience chain of trying to make a profit by systematically forcing South Asian immigrant franchisees out.

New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.

FedEx Faces Federal Indictment on Decade-Long Drug Trafficking Charges

One of the world's largest couriers has been accused of conspiring to deliver prescription drugs on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies.

French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says.

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Patent Risk

For startups, patent trolls can be a major headache. Make sure you remain abreast of patent risk to avoid litigation with trolls.

U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data

A drug trafficking case in which the government is demanding Microsoft hand over emails stored in a Dublin datacenter has called into question Fourth Amendment rights in a digital era.

Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones

The digital giant is petitioning the Federal Aviation Association to get its drones up and running for the public.

Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule

In letting McDonald's biggest franchisee open up shops in Puerto Rico, local franchisees say the fast-food giant violated FTC rules.

Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

A suit brought today by Zhan Baosheng, who registered the 'Tesla' trademark in China in 2006, could decelerate the electric car-maker's eastward expansion.

U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

‘We never meant to upset you,' said Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.

Tinder Suspends Co-Founder Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Whitney Wolfe, former vice president of marketing, says she was repeatedly called a whore by top Tinder execs, and that her status as a co-founder was revoked because she was female.

Sweden's Six-Hour Workday Experiment Officially Kicks Off Tomorrow

The year-long initiative seeks to determine whether reducing hours leads to increased productivity and fewer sick days.

Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers

Think Whole Foods is too expensive? The city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Francisco are of a similar mind.

Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown

While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.

Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone

Elon Musk said the company is opening up its patents to competitors in 'the spirit of the open source movement.'

FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations

Recent communication from regulators sparked concerns that the government would ban cheese from being made on wooden shelves.

Will My Star-Wars Themed Product Idea Get Me Sued?

Our expert discusses nuances of copyright and trademark law.

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