Nike Steps on 'Don't Tread on Me' Mark, Suit Says

     Nike sells T-shirts and other apparel that infringe on the trademarked brand "Don't Tread on Me," Bauer Bros. LLC claims in San Diego Federal Court.

Icelandic Composer Says Production Co. Owes Him

     P.E. Productions owes an Icelandic musician $30,000 for composing a musical score for the film "Personal Effects," Johann Johannsson claims in Vancouver, B.C., Supreme Court.

Custodian Sues Over 'Bitchy Gay Guy' Text

     Jason Skillern, an employee of the New York Board of Education, sent a custodian a text message denying him a transfer because "[n]o one wants a bitchy gay guy as there (sic) head man," Shaun Ruffins claims in Essex County Court.
     Class-action complaints alleging Labor Code violations have been filed against these defendants: Staples and Lakeview Kenilworth in Newark Federal Court; Mastec Inc. in Palm Beach County Court; Automobile Club of Southern California in Orange County Superior Court; Roselli Moving and Storage Corp. in New York County Supreme Court; Stangenes Industries in Santa Clara County Court; and FedEx in Colorado Federal Court.

Glass Onion Sues Artist

     Artist Gary Leon Teter Jr. aka "Lee Teter" breached an exclusivity agreement with the Glass Onion by allowing another art gallery in Arkansas to sell his work, then refusing to let the Glass Onion use his name and image to promote the gallery, the gallery claims in St. Joseph Federal Court.

Super Poligrip Has Too Much Zinc, Class Claims

     Excess zinc in SmithKline Beecham's denture adhesive, Super Poligrip, causes nerve damage that leads to neurological disorders, a class action claims in Memphis Federal Court.

College Seeks Royalties on Animal Feed Supplement

     LignoTech and Borregaard AS owe royalty payments on animal feed supplements that use inventions and proprietary information developed at the University of Nebraska, the university's board of regents claims in Lincoln Federal Court.

Dartmouth Faces Suit Over Expired Contracts

     The town of Dartmouth faces a lawsuit seeking to stop it from paying the salaries of five town employees whose contracts have allegedly expired, in Bristol County Court.

Prudential Wasn't Prudent, Class Says

     Prudential Financial faces a class action in Newark Federal Court accusing it of concealing its exposure to subprime mortgage-backed securities.