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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

It’s an age old truth that all across the land, so there’s no need to argue: parents just don’t understand. Faux-conservative comedy-news-pundit Stephen Colbert recently found this out the hard way, when his station’s parent company, Viacom Inc., told him that he cannot form his Political Action Committee (PAC) because it [...]

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Chef, author, and reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, whose rise to fame on the hit Bravo series, the Real Housewives of New York City, earned Frankel her own show and a platform to promote her Skinnygirl Cocktail Brand, now faces a new role as defendant [...]

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Warlocks and The Right of Publicity

On March 29, 2011 By Anne Goodwyn

“We’re going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I’m going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it’s worth a fortune. I’ll make this a work of magic warlock art.” -Charlie Sheen

Entrepreneurs are capitalizing on Charlie Sheen’s speeches, which have fascinated the [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 21, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Axl Rose goes forward with $20 million lawsuit over use of band mate Slash in videogame Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

Charlie Sheen catchphrase, “Winning!” sparks trademark disputes.

ICANN approves .xxx for adult-entertainment sites.

Netflix faces class action lawsuit for privacy [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 14, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

The National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau has released a new list of things companies cannot do in advertisements.

Small victory for LimeWire as federal judge rules statutory damages for P2P infringement constitute one infringement, not multiple.

Federal judge rules that StubHub [...]

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One would have to be living under a rock to have missed the drama that has unfolded in recent weeks between Charlie Sheen and his former employer Warner Brothers — the studio that produces the CBS show “Two and a Half Men.” Following Sheen’s rash of media exploits — from his interviews with [...]

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Courtney Love has been in the news again recently, this time as the defendant in a defamation suit. The rocker has just settled for the impressive sum of $430,000. The forum for her defamation? Twitter.

The suit was filed by fashion designer Dawm Simorangkir, otherwise known as the “Boudior Queen,” after Ms. Love [...]

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