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UC Regents Approve First Tuition Decrease in Nearly 20 Years

Posted Aug 17, 2018

The UC Regents have voted to keep tuition flat and to remove a $60 tuition surcharge added in 2007 to cover the cost of two class-action lawsuits. The next question for the regents is whether to cap out of state admissions. See UC Regents, Daily Bruin


Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Set for September 4

Posted Aug 17, 2018

Hoping to have Kavanaugh appointed before the October start of the Supreme Court year, confirmation hearings are due to begin in September. His confirmation is expected due to the 51/49 split Republicans to Democrats. See CNN, NBCNews

Disney Sues Providers of Costumed Characters for Birthday Parties

Posted Aug 17, 2018

Disney was recently rebuffed in a trademark lawsuit against “Characters for Hire”, a provider of costumed characters for birthday parties. Although the defendant uses fake names for its characters, Disney alleged trademark dilution because of character similarities. Disney lost on summary judgment when the court held that there was no likelihood of confusion between the Characters for Hire characters and Disney’s. See, Kidsentertainerhub