Whispers And Warnings For December 4th

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Interesting allegations about Nicholas Sparks’ latest book
“In an Amazon review of the book, one reader noted that the ending first appeared as ‘Who’ll Take the Son,’ a Christian parable that can easily be found all over the Internet, although its origin and author appear uncertain.”

Archie Comics CEO accused of discriminating against male employees
“Male employees of the comic publisher say Nancy Silberkleit referred to them as ‘p*nis’ in place of their names. The lawsuit also alleges that Silberkleit brought members of the Hell’s Angels to the company’s New York office to intimidate employees, and frequently inquired about the location of a handgun she says her late husband kept at the office.”

Bob Dylan Could Be In Trouble for ‘Incitement to Hatred’ in France
“In an interview, Dylan indirectly compared Nazis to Croatians by referencing war crimes committed against minority Serbians.”

Judge dismisses Tom Cruise’s attempt to link mag publisher with Nazism
“A judge supervising Tom Cruise’s defamation lawsuit against magazine publisher, Bauer Media, has dismissed the star and his legal team’s claims that linked the publisher with Nazism and Hitler worship.”

Hotfile Ordered to Pay $80M for Copyright Infringement
“Hotfile must pay $80 million in damages for copyright infringement and cease operations, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled on Tuesday.”

HERE’S A COMPANY WE’LL NEVER BUY FROM! – Couple fined for negative online review, allegedly violated KlearGear.com’s so-called non-disparagement clause in its customer agreement terms
“A Utah couple is facing a $3,500 fine and a damaged credit score for doing what many people do after a bad purchasing experience: posting an online review.” The couple plans to sue (of course).

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