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Robert Plant.

Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' Trial Likely to Proceed Without Drug, Alcohol Evidence

A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday tentatively excluded evidence of drug and alcohol use from the May 10 copyright infringement trial over Led Zeppelin’s iconic “Stairway to Heaven.” At the same time, a lawyer suing the band asked that members Robert Plant and Jimmy Page clarify whether they plan to show up in court.

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Trade Secrets Bill Poised to Pass Congress

IP litigators support reform to simplify the existing state-by-state patchwork.

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Kraft brand parmesan cheese on the shelves of a Walgreens store in Washington, D.C.  April 27, 2016.

Claims of Wood Pulp in Parmesan Cheese Spur 45 Class Actions

Nearly 45 lawsuits have been filed alleging that four brands labeled "100% Grated Parmesan Cheese" including Kraft and Wal-Mart's private brand fail to tell consumers that they actually contain fillers made from wood pulp.

Volunteers unload water behind First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church as leaders held a town hall meeting to discuss the ongoing Flint water crisis on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at the church in Flint. More than 15 Penske and Ryder moving trucks, along with three semi-trucks and a state police escort, hauled more than 15,000 cases of water -- more than 100,000 individual bottles -- to the church.

A Flood of Nearly 100 Flint Civil Suits Filed Amid Criminal Charges

Criminal charges filed this week against three government employees over the Flint water crisis come as many state and local officials are fighting off civil cases by hiring their own attorneys and, in some cases, already moving to dismiss the litigation.