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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, Dave Haywood, from left, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, of Lady A, formerly Lady Antebellum, arrive at the 52nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The Grammy-winning country group, which dropped the word

Singer says lawsuit over Lady A name is 'white privilege'

Jul. 10, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

Singer Anita White, who was sued by a country group over the use of the name Lady A, says the group is using their white privilege against her. The band, who had previously been known as Lady Antebellum, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday seeking a ruling that their use of the trademark “Lady...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, Dave Haywood, from left, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, of Lady A, formerly Lady Antebellum, arrive at the 52nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The Grammy-winning country group, which dropped the word

Country band Lady A files suit against singer with same name

Jul. 8, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country group Lady A, which dropped the word “Antebellum,” from their name because of the word's ties to slavery, has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has performed as Lady A for years. The Grammy-winning vocal group filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in federal...

The Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Supreme Court: Booking.com can trademark its name

Jun. 30, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says travel website Booking.com can trademark its name, a ruling that also impacts other companies whose name is a generic word followed by “.com.” The high court issued its 8-1 ruling Tuesday. Lower courts had sided with Booking.com, but the Trump...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, the Washington Redskins NFL football team logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The recent national conversation about racism has renewed calls for the Washington Redskins to change their name. D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser called the name an

Debate on racism renews calls for Redskins to change name

Jun. 17, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

The recent national debate over racism has renewed calls for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, with Native American advocates believing the climate is right for action despite no evidence owner Dan Snyder is considering it. It could take pressure from the other 31 owners and the league...

ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 9 de abril de 2020, una persona empuja una carriola frente a Old Trafford, el estadio del Manchester United (AP Foto/Jon Super)

Man United sues management simulation game over use of name

May. 22, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United is suing the makers of the “Football Manager” video game series for allegedly infringing its trademark by using the club’s name. The English Premier League side has taken legal action against the developers of the popular football management simulation...

Under new leadership, USSF settles 1st of 4 lawsuits

May. 15, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation under new president Cindy Parlow Cone settled the first of several long-running lawsuits. The USSF and the U.S. Soccer Foundation reached an agreement that ended a lawsuit filed by the charitable organization in December 2018. Established in 1991 to receive the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 15, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Personal leadership in war on pandemic The Stamford Advocate May 13 Ultimately, the success of reviving the economy won’t be determined by directives from presidents, governors, mayors or first selectmen. It will be dictated by personal choices. The clock is...

The rising sun shines over the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday morning, May 11, 2020. (AP Photos/Mark Sherman)

Supreme Court sides with Lucky brand in trademark dispute

May. 14, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with fashion brand Lucky in a dispute with a Miami-based apparel manufacturer that owns the “Get Lucky” trademark. The high court ruled unanimously in favor of Lucky on Thursday and against Marcel Fashion Group. The case before the justices...