Court Awards $15.6 Million For Coffee “Mug"

In 1986, model Russell Christoff posed for a 2-hour Nestle photo shoot, but figured it was a bust, since he never heard from them again ........ until he stumbled across his likeness on a jar of coffee while shopping at a drug store in 2011. Christoff filed suit against Nestle USA for using his likeness without his permission. Nestle offered Christoff $100,000, which he declined. Instead, he offered to settle for $8.5 million. When Nestle declined, the case went to court, where Christoff presented a written contract that spelled out the terms of his modeling agreement with Nestle. The court sided with Christoff, awarding him $15.6 million for unauthorized use of his likeness on Nestle's Taster's Choice coffee labels. As Christoff pointed out afterwards, Nestle should have settled for $8.5 million when they had the chance.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

On This Day

1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.

Fact of the Day

In Japan, if a working day falls between two public holidays, that working day becomes an additional holiday by law, also known as “Citizen’s Holiday.”

Nature Oddities

When jaguars eat the leaves of the yaje plant, the are affected in much the same way as domesticated cats are affected by catnip.

Food and Drink

Tater tots were invented in 1953 when Ore-Ida founders were trying to figure out what to do with leftover slivers of cut-up potatoes. The product was first offered commercially in stores in 1956.
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