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‘Playboy’ Profits: Going Down?

MEDIA
Playboy lost money last quarter, but the magazine company claims it's not because of the growth of online porn. [FT]

LAW
• Uma Thurman's lawyer, Bert Fields, is alleging that his client's Lancôme contract ended in 2004, but the makeup brand has been using her image to hawk products around the globe ever since. The company has hit back at her $15 million suit with a countersuit of their own. [WWD]
• Will both Latham & Watkins and Skadden gross more than $5 billion this year? Maybe not, but law firms are expected to continue growing at a fast pace. [Law.com]
• Lawyers have bad grammar. But it's okay, you're not meant to understand what they're saying. [National Law Journal]

REAL ESTATE
• OMG, stop the presses! Is the word "deal" actually used in an article about Manhattan rent? [NYT]
• The elite Spence School is buying the former mansion of an international socialite on East 90th Street for somewhere around $20 million. [NYT]
• Want two Lexus hybrids to go with your condo? [NYT]

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