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Beastie Boys: Judge Backs Band; Monster Energy Drink Has to Pay Up

Beastie Boys: Judge Backs Band; Monster Energy Drink Has to Pay Up

By Mike Tuttle December 7, 2014

The Beastie Boys sued Monster Beverage Corporation, the energy drink maker, earlier this year. At issue was a promotional video that Monster put together that prominently featured the Beastie Boys’ music.The Beastie Boys won that lawsuit. But it ended up …

Joan Jett Shills Clothing for Company She Sued

New York rocker Joan Jett has made headlines lately for a new clothing line that she has unveiled. It is called the Joan Jett for Tripp NYC fashion collection for Hot Topic. Jett explained her foray into fashion. “I’ve talked …

Kylie Jenner Sued Over Three-Car Pileup

Kylie Jenner has just passed another rite of passage for a reality TV star. She’s been hit with her first lawsuit. The suit was filed by attorneys for one Alida Griselie Palma Rivera and is regarding the car crash Kylie …

Jehovah's Witnesses: $13.5M Sexual Molester Lawsuit

The news that another church has been called to account for the sexual abuse of children on their watch hit hard this week. The Jehovah’s Witness church saw their ruling organization, The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, ordered to pay …

Don Henley Sues Clothing Co. for Eagles-Themed Ad

When it comes to defending his intellectual property rights, Don Henley ain’t no new kid in town. He’ll lawyer up and in a New York minute if he thinks some desperado is guilty of the crime. So when Wisconsin-based Duluth …

Jessica Biel And Justin Timberlake File Lawsuit

Jessica Biel and husband Justin Timberlake have filed seperate, but related lawsuits agianst British gossip magazine Heat. The lawsuits were filed because the tabloid, owned by Germany-based Bauer Media Group, allegedly used unauthorized photos and quotes from Jessica Biel that …

Melissa Rivers To Sue Manhattan Clinic

The death of Joan Rivers had a huge effect on the world, but her daughter Melissa was the most devastated. Rivers was undergoing a routine throat surgery when she went into cardiac arrest on the operating table and later died. …

Chelsea Manning Sues Over Stalled Gender Treatments

Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Defense. In it, the Wikileaks leaker claims that she has been “denied access to medically necessary treatment” in connection with a gender disorder. …

Trump Taj Mahal Closing Slated For November

Atlantic City’s gambling industry is in danger following the announcement of the closing of one of its iconic casinos, the Trump Taj Mahal. If it closes in November, as Trump Entertainment Resorts threatened on Tuesday, Trump Taj Mahal will be …

Sammy Hagar Is a Business Mogul, Not a Rock Airhead

Sammy Hagar has made the news lately because of a libel lawsuit that has been dogging him for years. Lawyers have managed to keep more serious issues away from the Red Rocker, but a twist of Iowa state law is …

Katherine Heigl Drops Lawsuit Against Duane Reade

Katherine Heigl decided to drop her lawsuit against the drugstore chain Duane Reade. Heigl had filed the lawsuit because Duane Read had used a photo of her in their advertisements without asking her. The photo showed Heigl exiting a Duane …

Arwa Damon and CNN Sued for Anchor’s Biting Attack

We’ve all been there before – You’re at a party after a long, hard week at work and it’s finally time to let loose. You have a beer or two, and then another, and another… Until you wake up the …

Jesse Ventura Wins Lawsuit Against Chris Kyle Estate

Jesse Ventura has won his lawsuit against the estate of Chris Kyle. Ventura sued Kyle back in 2012 for defamation and alleged that Kyle had based a character in his autobiography on him. Chris Kyle wrote a book called American …

Kanye West Kills ‘Coinye’ Cryptocurrency

The creators of the cryptocurrency known as “Coinye” were officially shut down after receiving 84 court documents describing copyright violations from Kanye West’s legal team. Coinye, originally called “Coinye West”, a scrypt-based cryptocurrency that featured West’s face as its symbol, …

5-Hour Energy Drink Manufacturer Sued

Michigan-based manufacturer Living Essentials and its parent company Innovation Ventures have been sued by three states over false advertising regarding the wildly popular 5-Hour Energy performance shots. The active ingredients in a 5-Hour Energy shot, which was invented by Indian-American …

Dethroned Miss Delaware Files Lawsuit

Former Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre is suing state pageant officials and the Miss America organization after being dethroned for being too old. Longacre turns 25 in October, and pageant rules state that contestants must be between the ages of 17 …

Scarlett Johansson No Sex Object, Wins Lawsuit

Scarlett Johansson has won a lawsuit against an author whose book featured a character bearing a very similar likeness to the actress. She filed suit against author Gregoire Delacourt for making “fraudulent use of her name, fame and image” in …