All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lawsuit’

Julianna Margulies In Legal Battle

Does life imitate art? For some it does. Julianna Margulies, star of the popular series The Good Wife, in now in the middle of some real-life, heated legal situations herself after having played the prominent, tough-talking attorney known by the stage name of Alicia Florrick. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former management team behind Julianna is suing based on …

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Chubby Checker Penis Length App Lawsuit Moves Forward

Back in February, a lawyer for famed “The Twist” singer Chubby Checker filed a lawsuit against HP. The lawsuit concerns a (now ancient, in tech terms) app that was released for the Palm OS in 2006. The app is accused of violating the “Chubby Checker” trademark, associating it with “obscene, sexual connotation and images.” The lawsuit claimed that the app …

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Judge Judy’s Son Files Suit Against Sheriff

Judge Judy’s son, Adam B. Levy, the district attorney for Putnam County, New York, is suing the county sheriff. Levy says county Sheriff Donald Smith “maliciously attempted to destroy” his reputation during a child rape case involving Levy’s former personal trainer. He also said Smith is “an out-of-control sheriff who does not care about the truth.” The sheriff denies the …

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Suit Filed Against Contra Costa Juvenile Center

A lawsuit was filed against the Contra Costa County juvenile justice staff claiming that they are in violation of federal and state anti-discrimination laws. What is so concerning about this case is that the reported staff have been placing mentally disabled youth in solitary confinement for days and months at a time. The lawsuit was filed by the Disability Rights …

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Woman Sues Equifax and Wins

Credit scores are useful personal markers in contemporary society. Purchasing houses, getting better auto rates, and even receiving interviews can all be benefits to having higher credit scores. On the flip side, lower rates lead to turmoil. Equifax was ordered on Friday to pay Julie Miller of Marion County, Oregon, $18.6 million for a case that was originally filed in …

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Fisherman Sues for $1M Contest Winnings

Every avid fisherman has a story about “the one that got away”. Usually it is a fish that was so big, fought so long, broke line, stripped reel gears, tipped a boat, etc. Fishermen have better stories about the ones that got away than they do about the he loveless they caught, weighed, photographed, stuffed, and mounted. But Rodney Ply …

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American Idol Contestants File Lawsuit

“American Idol” has more to worry about this season than who the new judge will be. The show is being sued by ten former contestants who say they were eliminated because of their race. TMZ broke the story in January, which at the time only had nine former contestants banding together to sue the show. At that time, the contestants, …

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U of Texas Coach Says Players Should Be Paid

Whether or not college players should be paid has become quite the hot button issue lately, one which gained its most substantial supporter recently as University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown came out in favor of it. Brown, the second-highest paid coach in the nation with a salary of $5.35 million, is at one of the most profitable …

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Google To Pay $8.5 Million To Settle Referrer Suit

Google is paying $8.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the company was sharing search queries with third parties without the searchers knowing about it or giving them permission to do so. The case stems from a suit filed by Paloma Gaos all the way back in 2010, who according to Search Engine Land, sued the company …

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Detroit Pension Fund Files Suit to Stop Bankruptcy

Detroit has been beaten every which way over the past few years. The economic downturn of 2008 and beyond has left huge parts of the city a shell of its former self. In an effort to get the city out of debt and try to begin recovery, the possibility of filing bankruptcy and starting aresh has been floated. The General …

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Paula Deen Comic to be Released in October

Paula Deen is soon to be the star of her own comic book. Yeah, she’s a super-hero now. Though she was dropped faster than a speeding bullet by many of her sponsors after she admitted to using the “N word” in the past, Bluewater Productions, which had been planning to release a biographical comic book based on Deen’s life, has …

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Lawsuit Against NSA Can Move Forward As Judge Smacks Down State Secret Defense

Many of the questionable actions taken by our government in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been defended on the grounds of state secrecy or executive privilege. It’s been pretty effective thus far in stopping challenges mounted against secret surveillance programs, but the state secret defense has just been dealt a substantial blow. You may recall the EFF …

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