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March 12, 1996
Hard Rock Cafe International has hired James Berk, director of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Foundation, as president and chief executive. Berk, 36, succeeds Arthur Levitt as chief executive. Levitt, 38, a former Walt Disney Co. executive, announced in December that he would return to Disney. Berk will join Hard Rock Cafe in April.
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October 31, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Hard Rock Cafe International is suing teen-clothing retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. for selling merchandise under the "Hard Rap Cafe" label. Hard Rock has invested more than $50 million in promotions featuring its trademark logos on merchandise, the company claims. Hard Rock Cafe T-shirts "have achieved a unique cult-like aura and popularity," Hard Rock claims in its lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla.
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BUSINESS
October 31, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Hard Rock Cafe International is suing teen-clothing retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. for selling merchandise under the "Hard Rap Cafe" label. Hard Rock has invested more than $50 million in promotions featuring its trademark logos on merchandise, the company claims. Hard Rock Cafe T-shirts "have achieved a unique cult-like aura and popularity," Hard Rock claims in its lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla.
BUSINESS
March 12, 1996
Hard Rock Cafe International has hired James Berk, director of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Foundation, as president and chief executive. Berk, 36, succeeds Arthur Levitt as chief executive. Levitt, 38, a former Walt Disney Co. executive, announced in December that he would return to Disney. Berk will join Hard Rock Cafe in April.
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April 19, 1990 | LINTON WEEKS, THE WASHINGTON POST
You won't find Barbecue Law offered in the catalogues of the nation's prestige law schools--at least not yet. But if the paper chasers need instruction in that arcane science, they can turn to a recent case from the annals of the Lone Star State: Texas Pig Stands Inc. vs. Hard Rock Cafe International Inc.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A rejected suitor for the Hard Rock chain of cafes and casinos claims in a lawsuit that the Seminole Tribe of Florida was the successful buyer because of improper collusion and bid rigging. Baltimore-based development firm Cordish Co. and an affiliate, Power Plant Entertainment, contend that Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. management secretly negotiated with the Seminoles for seven months before plans to sell were announced in July.
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January 9, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Hard Rock Cafe International Inc., known for its music-themed restaurants, said Monday it is developing two Florida casinos at a cost of $400 million with Cordish Co. and the Seminole tribe of American Indians. Hard Rock and Cordish are building the casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., on two Seminole reservations. Orlando-based Hard Rock will run the Hard Rock restaurants and shops, while the tribe will operate the casinos, Hard Rock said.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Rank Group's Hard Rock Cafe International unit is suing Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., a retailer of teenage clothing, for selling merchandise under the "Hard Rap Cafe" label. Rank's Hard Rock has invested more than $50 million in promotions featuring its trademarked logos on merchandise that includes hats, sweatshirts and key chains, the company claims. Hard Rock Cafe T-shirts "have achieved a unique cult-like aura and popularity," Hard Rock contends in its lawsuit, filed last week in U.S.
BUSINESS
July 26, 1994
The revamping of some Paramount Pictures operations have entered the fast-forward stage, a trend that is likely to continue under budget-cutting Viacom Entertainment Group Chairman Jonathan Dolgen. The studio disclosed Monday that its home video and pay television operations have been restructured.
FOOD
April 19, 1990 | LINTON WEEKS, THE WASHINGTON POST
You won't find Barbecue Law offered in the catalogues of the nation's prestige law schools--at least not yet. But if the paper chasers need instruction in that arcane science, they can turn to a recent case from the annals of the Lone Star State: Texas Pig Stands Inc. vs. Hard Rock Cafe International Inc.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2000
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