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Elton John is Still Standing

On November 8, 2012 By Erin Reimer

Boy meets girl.  Boy and girl fall in love.  Boy and girl can never be together because of the Cold War.  It’s a story old as time, or at least that’s what the Northern District of Illinois has recently ruled.

While Sir Elton John may be unhappy to hear the court refer [...]

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Martha Stewart Once Again in Trouble with the Law

On September 20, 2012 By Emily Green

Less than a decade after being convicted for obstructing justice and spending five months in jail, Martha Stewart once again faces charges–this time for allegedly selling counterfeit German knives.

The lawsuit was brought in Florida Federal Court by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid, a German trade association that [...]

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Racing to Claim Jurisdiction

On September 3, 2012 By Katharine Skinner

As many people know by now, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has decided not to fight the USADA’s doping charges against him through the agency’s arbitration process, thus allowing the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to impose sanctions for the alleged violations. This will likely mean that Armstrong will [...]

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UK court is Third Billy Goat Gruff

On June 11, 2012 By Samara Pals

Internet trolls use the anonymity of the Internet to inflame emotions, tarnish reputations and possibly damage careers. In Internet slang, troll refers to someone who participates in a range of actions from attacking total strangers and celebrities to bullying.  Recently trolls received worldwide attention for their attacks on Nicola Brookes and [...]

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Jurors in the now infamous prosecution of John Edwards began deliberations on Friday.  The government alleges that Edwards used large donations to his 2008 presidential campaign from two wealthy supporters, Fred Baron and Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, to cover up his relationship with Rielle Hunter.  He is charged with conspiracy to violate the [...]

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The children of Ray Charles did not inherit the rights and interests to his musical compositions; rather, these intellectual property rights were given to The Ray Charles Foundation.  The Ray Charles Foundation, created in 1986, by the renowned singer-songwriter, is a non-profit organization that provides funding to [...]

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Many of us listen to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show for the entertainment value of his statements. Many of us were not laughing late last month, however, when Limbaugh unleashed a series of derogatory statements about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, referring to her as a “slut,” “prostitute,” and “round heeled” as she [...]

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Every attorney hopes for a sympathetic client . . . and this was one of those cases.  A man donated half a million dollars to a local hospital to name a women’s center in honor of his mother who died of cancer, but the hospital never built the women’s center.  Oh, and did I [...]

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“Brüno” Victory in Court? Bingo!

On September 20, 2011 By Carolina Blanco

English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is no stranger to lawsuits – and no stranger to winning them, either.  His “documentary-style” comedic films, Borat and Brüno, were surrounded by controversy before they were even released. The Borat lawsuits proved unsuccessful, but Baron Cohen’s legal battles were far from over. 

In 2009, Baron Cohen and NBC Universal [...]

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Although popular amongst hipsters and those looking for the latest trends in apparel, accessories, and housewares, Urban Outfitters does not typically trend on Twitter. However, last week “Urban” was the talk of cybertown after  independent designer Stevie Koerner of Chicago accused them of knocking off her jewelry line, calling it Continue Reading