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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

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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