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Fox News' Harris Faulkner Sues Hasbro Toys Over Same-Named Hamster

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    Fox News' Harris Faulkner, left, and Harris Faulkner toy. AP/U.S. District Court

    Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sued Hasbro Inc. this week for $5 million, claiming the toymakers inches-tall plastic hamster with a butterfly hat "willfully and wrongfully appropriated Faulkner's unique and valuable name and distinctive persona for its own financial gain."

    Lawyers for Faulkner — a six-time Emmy Award-winner who anchors "Fox News Weekend" for the news channel — filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Jersey for "creating, manufacturing, and distributing for sale a plastic toy hamster named 'Harris Faulkner'" as part of its "Pet Pawsabilities" toy line.

    The suit goes on to complain that packaging for the toy warns in capital letters that Harris Faulkner is a "CHOKING HAZARD."