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Spanx has seen Yummie Tummie's cease-and-desist and filed their own "declaratory judgment" in Georgia over several control top patents. Based on all the legalese, it seems that the case could be tried in both Georgia and NYC if no settlement is met. What is completely clear, however, is that the battle of the bulge will rage on for some time. And in other news, Heather Thompson of Yummie Tummie has been tapped for the upcoming sixth season of The Real Housewives of New York City. [WWD]